The Wokingham Educational Psychology Service (EPS) is a small friendly team that provides evidence based psychological services to children, young people (0-25 years) who live in the borough, many of whom have special educational needs and/or disabilities. We work in partnership with our stakeholders and contribute to the education health and care needs assessment process. The EPS is taking the lead in providing a wide range of training to education colleagues and other stakeholders. The EPS is committed to local developments in supporting children’s mental health. Our Mental Health Support Team is led by a Senior EP. We are keen to work in partnership with colleagues from health, social care and the third sector. We encourage all our EPs to develop specialist areas of interest.
Wokingham Educational Psychology Service (EPS) is recruiting two full-time Educational Psychologists from September 2020 (or sooner).
Wokingham has a reputation for excellence and high achievement in schools. The EPS is a small friendly team that is always seeking to improve our service. We have a well-established consultative model of service delivery that values the application of psychology, innovative practice and professional integrity. Working in partnership with families and colleagues is important to us. As well as supporting the LA in fulfilling its statutory duties in relation to SEND legislation the EPS has a key role in developing and delivering training to education colleagues and other stakeholders. We are excited about our developing role in supporting the LA to meet the needs of children and young people who present with mental health needs in schools. We lead our Mental Health Support Team. We strive to give our colleagues a range of work and welcome applications from colleagues who have or wish to develop specialist interests.
Applications are invited from qualified Educational Psychologists or those who will complete their professional training by September 2020 – Who are registered with the Health and Care Professional’s Council and whose qualifications as an Educational Psychologist are recognised by the British Psychological Society.
Closing date: 17th April 2020
Interview date: 24th April 2020
For an informal discussion, please contact Elaine Munro or Sally Gilbert on 0118 908 8028
Wokingham Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, other workers and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates for this role will be subject to Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks along with other relevant employment checks.
To apply, please follow the link to the online application form. CVs are not accepted.
Alternatively, please call 0118 974 6116 (answerphone outside office hours) quoting ref: 704075
Wokingham is an equal opportunities employer.