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Assistant Educational Psychologist

  • Employer: London Borough of Enfield
  • Reference: PEO-001373
  • Published: Tue 11/06/2024, 18:16 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 23/06/2024, 18:16 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £37,600 - £41,713 incl LW
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Greater London

EPPNCPL £37,600 - 41,713 (incl.  of LW £2,372) - Fixed term contract to 31.8.2025

We are looking to recruit three fulltime assistant psychologists who wish to develop their understanding of applied psychology in a range of educational contexts. Under the direct supervision of HCPC registered Educational Psychologists, and in close collaboration with other professionals, the post holders will:

- Support school staff and families to meet the needs of children with a range of special educational needs and disabilities, through observation, intervention and training.  
- Support with the development, delivery and evaluation of programmes for schools, parents and children and young people, including frequent contact with schools, professionals and families.
- Support with quality assurance and service development of the Educational Psychology Service, including design, collection and analysis of outcome measures.
- Research and review the evidence-base relating to practice for supporting children and young people with SEND.

This post will be particularly relevant to those seeking to gain knowledge, skills and experience in preparation for submitting an application for doctoral training courses in Educational Psychology.
We are keen to consider applications from enthusiastic and resourceful candidates. You should demonstrate a reflective and innovative approach alongside excellent communication and interpersonal skills. We welcome diversity and multi-lingual speakers who would strengthen our service offer to our local communities.
Minimum requirements: Degree in Psychology or conversion course which provides a graduate basis for chartered membership of the British Psychological Society, and experience of working with children and young people. Enhanced DBS check required. 
When writing your personal statement please use the following headings and ensure you address the personal specification of the job which lists the Essential (E) and Desirable (D) criteria . Please write no more than 2 A4 pages
a) Motivation for applying, skills and qualifications (400 words) (E2, E7, E10 and D14 D15)
b) My use of child development knowledge and psychological theory to meet the needs of children and young people with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities in my work to date (400 words) (E4, 5, 6)
c) Interpersonal skills and communication skills (verbally and in written work) (200 words) (E1, 8, 14) 
d) Work I have completed to meet specific requirements when holding a position of responsibility (200 words) (E 9, 11, 12)
e) How my understanding of equality, diversity, inclusion, and culturally responsive practice has informed my work (200 words) (E13)
f) My knowledge of how to safeguard children (100 words) (E3)
Contact Details
For an informal discussion about the post please contact Dr Emma Gore Langton (Deputy Principal Educational Psychologist) or Dr Rebekah Boyd (Senior Educational Psychologist) on 020 83792000. Please contact Amber Tiplady if you would like to talk to an Assistant Educational already working as part of Enfield EPS on 020 83792000.
Assistant EP posts are in high demand and application numbers are capped. Please be aware that we may close the post before the advertised closing date if we receive sufficient applicants. We encourage you to apply as soon as you can. 

Enfield’s Social Care Centre of Excellence confirms our commitment to creating and maintaining an environment for new and existing staff to be the best and deliver high quality social work to our most vulnerable children and young people. It brings our recruitment, professional development and support into the one portal for social care staff to see what we have to offer and how we are supporting them to continue to learn and develop on a professional basis. For more information please visit https://new.enfield.gov.uk/centreofexcellence/about-us/
“This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment”.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications have been received. Therefore, we advise that you complete fully and submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
We do not see your name or title when shortlisting your application. This is one of many initiatives to build a more talented and diverse workforce. However, if you put your name on your CV or Statement it will be visible to us. For this reason, we ask that you do not include your name on these documents. Please note it is your responses to the Essential/Desirable criteria, as detailed in the Job Description and Person Specification which is available on the job advert, that will determine if you are shortlisted for an interview, therefore we encourage you to always address the essential and desirable criteria in your Supporting Statement.
Why it's great to work for Enfield Council:

- An excellent pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
- Up to 31 days annual leave depending on grade and length of service. You will also get eight public holidays per year and an extra day off at Christmas.
- A blend of remote and office based working for most roles. 
- Interest free season ticket loan repayable over three or ten months.
- Career development and learning experiences from a range of training courses and learning methods. 
- Employee Assistance Programme to provide advice and counselling services. This is a free and confidential service available to staff and members of their family.
- Health and leisure discounts and tax-free bikes for work.

We are passionate about our people and how we deliver services to our community in Enfield. That’s why we encourage a culture that puts our customers at the heart of everything we do - by empowering our people to work together to find solutions, be open, honest and respectful, take responsibility and listen and learn. If you value these behaviours too, we’d love to hear from you - and of course we are always happy to talk flexible working, click here to find out more.
If you have previously applied for this role within the past 6 months, unfortunately, a second application will not be considered.

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  • Employer: London Borough of Enfield
  • Reference: PEO-001373
  • Published: Tue 11/06/2024, 18:16 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 23/06/2024, 18:16 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £37,600 - £41,713 incl LW
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Greater London

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