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Maingrade Education Psychologist

  • Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
  • Reference: 1230
  • Published: Fri 14/06/2024, 4:30 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 14/07/2024, 4:30 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £46,525 - £61,848
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: To be confirmed

Organisation: London Borough of Waltham Forest

Salary: £46,525 - £61,848

Retention Bonus/ Market Supplement: Recruitment and Retention bonus of £2000 paid annually in June and December.

Contract Type: Full Time / Permanent

Working hours per week: 36

Weeks per year: 52

Application Deadline: 24th June 2024

Proposed Interview Date(s): Friday 5th July 2024


About Us:

Bursting with culture, energy, and opportunity, the London Borough of Waltham Forest is a fantastic and exciting place to work.

We are a highly ambitious borough. Driven by culture and the innate creativity of our residents, we have developed new and innovative ways to build our communities. Our Council is relentlessly resident-focused, insight-led, digitally driven and commercially minded; a Council focused on meeting the needs of our existing and future residents.

London Borough of Waltham Forest is one of the Mayor of London's Good Work Standard employers. This accreditation is a proof of our commitment to creating a healthy, fair and inclusive workplace. This includes fair pay and conditions, workplace well-being, skills and progression and diversity and recruitment.

About the role:

2 Maingrade Educational Psychologists - Permanent, Full-time (36hrs) and Part time applications are equally welcomed.

1 Maingrade Educational Psychologist - (Maternity cover) Full-time (36hrs) Fixed Term contract, Part time applications are equally welcomed.

We are looking for creative and enthusiastic Educational Psychologists to become members of our friendly and supportive team. Our service encourages collaborative and flexible working, whilst being committed to developing EPs professional skills. Waltham Forest EPS encourages the use of positive and evidence-based psychology to support children and families in a diverse borough while prioritising professional wellbeing.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a team who:
  • Value ongoing team and peer supervision.
  • Have varied opportunities (project work, ELSA, Cygnet, Alternative Provisions, 16+ settings, YOT, LAC, Early Years, training, school commissioned work and statutory work).
  • Value EP interests and professional autonomy.
  • Provide quality Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
  • Is part of a successful traded business unit within the Local Authority.
The London Borough of Waltham Forest offers permanent staff a recruitment and retention bonus of £2000 paid annually in June and December. New recruits (permanent posts) joining us will receive £1000 on commencement and £1000 on successful completion of the first 12 months (pro rata).

Waltham Forest is in the top 20 most diverse areas in the country. Waltham Forest is an ambitious and supportive borough where educational standards across the majority of indicators are above national average and most schools are judged good or better by Ofsted.

Waltham Forest enjoys very good transport links by Underground, Overground, bus, bike and car (with free parking and access to E-car schemes).

The Educational Psychology Service offices are co-located within spacious and bright accommodation in a primary school.

We are looking for Educational Psychologists to join our team who:
  • Are excellent practitioners with good communication, interpersonal, organisation and time management skills.
  • Are reliable, flexible and able to show initiative.
  • Are committed to a consultation model of service delivery and understand the issues of working within a traded environment.
  • Have a sound knowledge of evidenced based interventions.

>> Click here to download the Role Profile <<

Qualifications and Requirements:

To be considered for this position, you should meet the following requirements:

  • Have professional Educational Psychology qualifications recognised by the BPS
  • have HCPC registration.
  • This post is subject to a DBS check.

Terms and conditions:

The below terms and conditions apply to this role:

  • This role is subject to safer recruitment practices as it involves work with children and/ or vulnerable adults;
  • Satisfactory DBS check;
  • Continued professional body registration;

How to Apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications online by pressing the 'Apply' button below. This includes a supporting statement that outlines to us how your skills and experience make you a good candidate for this vacancy.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives: - Promoting equality of opportunity - Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage - Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels. - Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all. Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.

To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy.

We are keen to support employees to balance their working life with other commitments. Therefore, wherever possible, we will consider working arrangements that suit an individual's personal circumstances whilst still meeting the needs of the Council. If you would like to discuss the possible flexible working options that might be applicable to this role, please contact the person named below or feel free to discuss this during your interview.

For more information on the benefits of working for the Council, please visit https://www.walthamforest.gov.uk/jobs-and-training/find-jobs-and-other-opportunities/working-us.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Leonie Thomas, Principal Educational Psychologist] at Leonie.Thomas@walthamforest.gov.uk or 07870 220206.

If you have any technical issues when trying to apply for this post, please contact our Recruitment Team via email at recruitment@walthamforest.gov.uk.

The Council's preference is for online application. However, if you have a disability and are unable to complete an online application, please email recruitment@walthamforest.gov.uk so we can arrange an alternative application method.

Click here for further information on the Human Resources recruitment privacy notice.

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  • Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
  • Reference: 1230
  • Published: Fri 14/06/2024, 4:30 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 14/07/2024, 4:30 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £46,525 - £61,848
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: To be confirmed