Hillingdon Council: Putting our Residents first.
Hillingdon is a unique context. It is part of central London, but also has some very individual aspects, such as its location in relation to Heathrow, which affect our service delivery.
Our team is motivated and innovative and we wish to expand to welcome more EPs that fit this profile.
About the role
Our Educational Psychologist positions offer a competitive salary from Soulbury Scale A, point 5-8, plus the opportunity to progress through three SPA (Structured Professional Assessment) points.
We have a vibrant and developing traded service in Hillingdon and this has led to team expansion. We have ongoing and emerging commissioned work in ELSA, developing the SEMH pathway, working with early years, youth justice, and the virtual school. We would like new team members to contribute to the ongoing progression of our service.
You will work collaboratively with schools, early years' providers, colleges and other educational settings, as well as a range of professionals and agencies, to help every child and young person to succeed as an effective learner. You will have the opportunity to work within the service across all settings and age groups from 0-25 years.
The role of Contact EPs afford the EPs in our service the opportunity to develop collaborative and longer-term relationships with service-users.
We are looking for a creative and flexible Educational Psychologists or Trainee Educational Psychologists in their third year of training. Most importantly, we seek EPs who are committed to supporting the inclusion of vulnerable children and young people.
Alongside your degree in Psychology, you will have knowledge of relevant and current legislation, including the SEND Code of Practice and the Children and Families Act. You will also have an ability to assess and develop interventions for individual children and young people and experience of working at various levels with both individuals and groups, and at a school system level.
Effective communications skills are also vital, including an ability to write meaningful and user-friendly feedback following EP involvement.
We value the importance of our team, as well as being part of the wider SEND Service.
Please see the attached Job Profile for more information about the role and the requirements
What we offer
We offer a range of Company benefits. These vary according to the business area and role but may include:
- local government average salary pension scheme
- free parking (4 days a week) if based at the Civic Centre
- a 36-hour week for all full-time staff
- generous holiday entitlement: a minimum 25 days a year (plus bank holidays), rising to 28 days after five years' service. For more senior positions holiday entitlements can rise to a maximum of 36 days
- career breaks
- flexible working hours
- season ticket loan
- access to a Credit Union
- access to a wide range of training and courses
- discount on a variety of Adult Education courses run by the Council
- payment of professional fees where these are required
- discounts at council-owned leisure centres and swimming pools at Hillingdon (Uxbridge), Queensmead (South Ruislip), Highgrove (Ruislip) and Botwell Green (Hayes)
- cycle purchase scheme
- car sharing scheme
- 30% discount on green fees at council-owned golf courses
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Applicants should be aware that the post will only be offered to successful candidates subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.