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Educational Psychologist

Job Reference randw/TP/621/4324

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Number of Positions:
1
Contract Type:
Permanent – Full Time (36 hours)
Salary:
£44,601- £54,045 per annum (subject to experience)
Working Hours:
36
Location (Please use London or Greater London):
The Town Hall, Wandsworth High Street, London
Closing Date:
04/09/2022
Job Category:
Education - non-schools based
Directorate:
Children's Services
Business Area:
CSD - Education Performance and Planning

The role

Are you looking to join a creative, friendly and supportive multi-disciplinary team?

Do you want to deliver a high-quality family consultation service to children and young people in Wandsworth? 

Are you passionate about children’s emotional wellbeing and mental health?

If yes, then we would encourage you to apply for our SEMH specialist Educational Psychologist role!

We are looking to recruit a full-time permanent Educational Psychologist with an interest and experience in emotional wellbeing and mental health.

About the Schools and Community Psychology service

As a member of our service, you will have a varied professional workload, including opportunities for collaborative working, training and project work.  We offer good induction, regular supervision in multiple forms (individual, peer and reflecting team) and ongoing professional development. We have close relationships with EP training institutions through our tutor links and value the contribution of trainees to our service.

About the role

This post will be split between working as a main grade EP with traded and statutory responsibilities (suggested time 0.4 FTE) and as a clinician with the Family Consultancy service at Wandsworth Access (suggested time 0.6 FTE).

The Family Consultancy team is a multi-disciplinary team consisted of family therapists, clinical practitioners and EPs in Access. It provides Tier 2 brief family interventions based on consultation and systemic family therapy, CBT, or other evidence based therapies, as required, as well as triage and assessment with a range of emotional, behavioural, mental health and neuro developmental presentations in 5-18 year olds. The Family Consultancy model was created by Educational Psychologists and places a strengths based multi-disciplinary approach at its core.

We are interested in hearing from qualified Educational Psychologists and Year 3 Trainee Educational Psychologists with:

  • Commitment to anti-racist and anti-discriminatory practice
  • Passion for applying psychology at all levels to promote social and educational inclusion for children and their families
  • Creative thinking and ideas for offering an EP service as part of a dynamic and multi-talented team.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to consultation as a model of service delivery
  • Knowledge of and experience of working with parents and cyp that present with emotional and mental health needs.
  • Experience in delivering a range of relevant psychological interventions (eg, CBT, systemic work, groupwork and other interventions) with children, young people and families.

Contact details

If you are interested in this role please contact Theodora Theodoratou (Principal Educational Psychologist) on  theodora.theodoratou@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk or Juliette Wait (Clinical Psychologist) on juliette.wait@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk

Benefits

We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including working from home and other arrangements. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore.

We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities. In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

  • Close date: 11:59pm on Sunday 4th September 2022
  • Shortlisting date: Week commencing 5th September 2022
  • Interview date: Week commencing 12th September 2022

Useful Information: The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible. Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.

At Wandsworth, we particularly welcome applications from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our teams. We understand the value of what a diverse workforce brings to our local authority and therefore, strongly encouraging candidates from these backgrounds to apply to this position.

Equality statement

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).

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