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Educational Psychologist

  • Employer: London Borough of Enfield
  • Reference: PEO-001374
  • Published: Thu 20/06/2024, 12:52 PM
  • Closing on: Wed 31/07/2024, 12:52 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £50,627 - 61,848
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Greater London

Maingrade Educational Psychologists
Salary: Soulbury Scale A 3 - 8 (+ up to 3 SPAs). Starting salary is Point 5. Previously awarded SPA points will be honoured
£50,627 - £61,848 Plus Outer London Allowance (£2,372)
Contract: Permanent, 2 full time positions | 2 Part time can be negotiated at or above 0.6 FTE | Enhanced DBS check required
Location: Enfield Civic Centre with hybrid working arrangements
We welcome diversity and multi-lingual speakers who would strengthen our service offer to our local communities
Enfield is increasingly one of the most diverse parts of London, with all the benefits this brings us across our communities, culture, heritage and local economy. We also have incredibly diverse landscapes – from the urban centres of Edmonton, Southgate, Palmers Green and Enfield Town, to our rural areas and farmland in the north of the borough. Our Council Plan sets out how we are investing in Enfield to deliver positive outcomes for our communities (2023-26).  
Due to members of our current team being successful in securing senior posts in our service, alongside a thriving and developing traded service, Enfield Council is seeking to fill maingrade EP posts to join our friendly, dynamic and well-regarded Educational Psychology Service.
As a member of our team, you be joining an EPS that is dedicated to providing a high-quality service for Enfield’s children, young people and their families.
We are a service with a strong focus on emotional health and wellbeing, developing trauma informed and culturally responsive practice.  The EPS takes a lead across several areas across the partnership such as trauma informed practice, emotional based school non-attendance, autism and developing the role of senior mental health leads.   Have a look at our website for further information.
We have a history of multi-agency working, and all of our EPs have a range of opportunities to work within existing and/or new projects and develop specialist interests.  Current commissioned projects include the Virtual School for LAC, CiN/CP; Youth Justice Service; Primary Behaviour Support Service (or SWERRL), Children who are Educated Other than at School/College (EOTAS/C); Admissions (for newly arrived children with SEN), Mental Health Support Teams, Advisory Service for Autism, Communication Advisory Support Service, ELSA and MeLSA.
You will be joining a skilled and supportive team that is well-respected by schools and services across Enfield.  All EPs have a patch of schools where you can develop strong relationships and partnership working.
You will benefit from a supportive senior leadership team, committed to supporting team belonging, wellbeing and work life balance.  There is a service wide CPD programme providing ongoing training where we can learn, grow and reflect together. Peer and group supervision sessions are planned alongside regular individual supervision.
We have strong links with the Doctoral training courses and are committed to supporting our Trainee Educational Psychologists on placement.
We are supportive by a friendly, efficient dedicated business support team and are based in an attractive and well-appointed central office base in the Civic Centre in Enfield Town with free car parking to provide easy access to the team base.  The EPS is co-located with other teams in the People department, including SEN, School and Early Years Improvement and Public Health.
Minimum requirements: Psychology degree (or BPS equivalent); professional qualification in Educational Psychology (doctorate, masters or equivalent); and registration with the HCPC as a practitioner psychologist.
We warmly welcome applications from Trainee EPs who are due to qualify by September 2024 or 2025 and will have HCPC registration confirmed following the completion of a recognised training course.
The successful applicant will visit settings in Enfield and outside of the borough. 

Here are a few testimonials from newer team members to gather a sense of what it is like to work in Enfield EPS:
“I am a 3rd year Trainee Educational Psychologist and I joined Enfield last year. The team is warm and welcoming and my colleagues in the management team have listened and been accommodating when juggling my thesis and placement has been challenging. I have had the opportunity to do project-based work (with the Virtual School) and work with the primary behaviour support service (known as SWERRL) where I work alongside outreach workers, family systemic therapists, speech and language therapists and play therapists. The work has been varied and interesting, and this led me to apply and secure a job here in Enfield for when I qualify.” Molly Carl (Trainee EP)
“I am a newly qualified EP and have been with Enfield EPS since my second year of training on the EP doctorate program. Enfield EPS has a real passion for putting psychology at the heart of practice, with great investments in the service’s professional development, such as regular supervision for Dynamic Assessments, and frequent training on trauma informed practice. I am proud to be part of culture that values culturally responsive practice and adopts a reflective lens when meeting the needs of our diverse population in Enfield. The team are highly supportive and friendly, and as a service we have regular managerial and peer supervision. Enfield EPS also has many commissioned projects for EPs, working in partnership with other services. I am currently part of the Virtual School for LAC, CiN/CP and I am also co-leading the MeLSA intervention training with schools in the local area. This has
allowed me to develop my interests and professional skillset.” Dr Becky Mulhall (EP)
“Having recently relocated from South Africa for this role, it's been great to experience the support of colleagues genuinely invested in your growth and development. Coupled with regular supervision from your manager, their attentive guidance ensures your competence in your new role. The work itself is also diverse and interesting, making Enfield an ideal place for professional growth and expanding your expertise.” Arno Basson (EP)
More testimonials from the EP team can be found on the EPS Website

How to apply:
This role requires that you upload 2 documents - in the "Document upload" section of the online application form.
1. A supporting statement addressing each of the essential criteria on the job description/person specification. Your supporting statement should be around 2 pages in A4 format.
2. Full work history document completed since leaving full time education, as this is a safeguarding role and requires you to work with children and/or vulnerable adults.

If you have any difficulties accessing this information, please contact Cinzia Percival (Resourcing and Onboarding Co-ordinator) on 020 8132 0346 cinzia.percival@enfield.gov.uk
If you would like to know more about the roles, please contact Dr Trudy Kearney (Senior EP) or Suzy Francis (Principal EP) on 020 8379 2000. 

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 application/CV.
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.
- 1 month paid sabbatical for Children’s Social Workers 

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-001374
  • Published: Thu 20/06/2024, 12:52 PM
  • Closing on: Wed 31/07/2024, 12:52 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £50,627 - 61,848
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Greater London

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