The London Borough of Islington is seeking to employ an enthusiastic and creative Maingrade Educational Psychologist to join our friendly, supportive and highly regarded Educational Psychology Team.
The successful candidate will be committed to working within a consultation framework to improve outcomes for children and young people (0-25) and their families in Islington. You will contribute to the core and traded service delivery to schools and settings, and work jointly with other professionals committed to bringing about positive change at a strategic and individual child level. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and have a sound knowledge of psychological and emotional development, of evidence informed interventions, and be able to demonstrate key skills in the analysis of pupil progress.
We welcome applicants from experienced EPs as well as from year 3 trainees who will be completing their training in August 2021.
This is an exciting opportunity to join a Service which works in innovative and creative ways with colleagues and professionals from other teams to raise the achievements and promote resilience of vulnerable groups. This includes working with the Youth Offending Service, the Virtual School and as part of the ITIPS (Islington Trauma Informed Project in Schools). The EPS offers high quality individual and peer supervision for all team members. We are committed to the development of our practice as psychologists and offer a wide range of varied work and CPD opportunities. We have strong links with a number of the London Universities and so benefit from having a number of TEPs on placement who play an integral part in our service delivery. Islington is a wonderfully vibrant borough with a diverse community.
- Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration (or eligibility for registration within 3 months of commencing employment).
- A recognised post-graduate qualification in Educational Psychology and experience as required for the role.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, demonstrating capacity to build strong and effective working relationships.
- An awareness, understanding and commitment to the protection and safeguarding of children and young people
- A commitment to promoting equal opportunities
- Competence in the common core of skills and knowledge in working with children, young people and their families.
This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS clearance.
We welcome calls from candidates wanting to find out more about this post. Please contact Gill Sassienie (Principal Educational Psychologist) or Amanda Holgate or Chris Shaldon (Senior Educational Psychologists) on 0207 527 3747 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date for applications: Sunday 14th February 2021 at 23:59
Provisional Remote Interview Date: 24th/25th February or 3rd March 2021.