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Educational Psychologist

  • Employer: Brent Council
  • Reference: BC/24/282615
  • Published: Fri 31/05/2024, 9:31 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 23/06/2024, 23:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Part Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £46,525 - £56,540
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley, Middlesex HA9 0FJ, Brent
Take the next step in your career 
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
 
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.

The Post
Brent EPs work to a flexible model of service delivery that is rooted in consultation and the use of a wide range of tools and techniques to support our children, young people, schools, and parent/carers.  We are passionate about providing every EP with a varied and stimulating range of work, making best use of the unique skills and insights that our profession has to offer.  
 
Our aim is to serve the needs of the most vulnerable children in our borough, as well as using our skills to address issues that concern larger numbers of CYP.  We do this by targeting key issues through project work and the delivery of high-quality training to our colleagues in Brent schools and settings.  Working with senior EPs, our dynamic team of Assistant EPs have devised and delivered a highly regarded programme of in-service training, making full use of technology, to reach as wide an audience as possible.  We are proud of the fact that over 100 ELSAs have now been trained and are present in 60% of Brent schools; our annual ELSA conference has become the most attended education conference in the LA.  
 
Our EBSA project created a Practice Framework for schools.  Last year, the EPS set up and now leads on a multi-agency panel that makes decisions about support for children who are unable to attend school on mental health grounds.  There is an ongoing programme of training for EBSA and other key topics, including Precision Teaching, ADHD in the Classroom and Literacy Support.  There is dedicated EP support to our colleagues in the Brent Virtual School.
 
We work in collaboration with colleagues in the wider Inclusion Service, where the EPS sits and has a leadership role.   Across the service, there is a renewed commitment to develop our anti-racist and culturally sensitive practice.  Serving a truly diverse population is one of the most rewarding elements of being an EP in Brent; we are committed to ensuring that our team reflects this diversity
 
The Person
Brent is a service that is growing fast and there will be numerous opportunities for colleagues who wish to develop their skills and progress their career through our current and future service initiatives.  The post will appeal to those who want the freedom to develop their individual style of practice and pursue areas of interest.  You should also be keen for this development to be anchored within a strong team, where the actions of one colleague are of interest to all.  We welcome applicants from current Year 3 TEPs.
 
For further information call the PEP on 07436704330 frank.glennon@brent.gov.uk
 
Closing date: Sunday 23 June 2024 (23:00)

Additional Information 
If you are interested in applying for this job, please start by clicking the "Apply Now" button below. You must provide a supporting statement as part of your application that clearly shows how you meet the criteria on the Person Specification. We will accept a CV in support of your application, however, you should still provide a supporting statement.

Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.

We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.
 
The information we collect from you will be shared with Cifas who will use it to prevent fraud, other unlawful or dishonest conduct, malpractice, and other seriously improper conduct. Further details of how your information will be used by us and Cifas and your data protection rights, can be found here.
 
Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.
 
As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including “non-visible” disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on  recruitment@brent.gov.uk 

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  • Employer: Brent Council
  • Reference: BC/24/282615
  • Published: Fri 31/05/2024, 9:31 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 23/06/2024, 23:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Part Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £46,525 - £56,540
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley, Middlesex HA9 0FJ, Brent

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