Educational Psychologist
  • Employer: London Borough of Newham.
  • Reference: 444
  • Published: Wed 14/04/2021, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 25/04/2021, 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £40,000 - £74,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Greater London

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Educational Psychologist

Educational Psychologists x2
Grade Soulbury Scale A points 3 – 8 (+ existing SPA points will be honoured)
Salary £40,949.00 - £50,159.00

Newham is a vibrant, diverse borough located in the heart of east London.  Our new premises are located in Dockside with easy access to London City Airport, Olympic Park and Stratford Westfield.  Newham offers many opportunities and challenges in a rewarding environment.
We are proud of our inclusive ethos in Newham and determined to ensure that we continue to meet the needs of all children and young people with SEND. To support our work within the context of our Inclusion Strategy, we are seeking to appoint 2 main grade Educational Psychologists.   We are looking for applicants with enthusiasm, drive and commitment to promoting the wellbeing and inclusion of all children and young people. 
Newham EPS is closely involved in developing approaches to statutory, preventative and strategic improvement planning during a period of significant change. In addition, we offer a range of workstreams including traded services to pre-school settings, schools, colleges and LA services including the Child Development Service as well as statutory work. We continue to support schools with ‘Wellbeing for Education Return’ during the pandemic.
Newham EPS is committed to improving the life chances for all our children and young people. If appointed to this role you will deliver evidence-based, high quality psychological services to children, young people and families. You will share our commitment to integrated working, delivering targeted interventions and services to the highest standards.
We are looking for EPs currently in training or fully qualified and registered with the HCPC. Educational Psychologists with strong skills in consultation and assessment and with a good knowledge of legislation.  You will have excellent written and verbal skills and be able to work with a range of other professionals in schools and other council departments and with parents and carers.  Full time and part time applicants are welcomed.
A high priority is given to induction, supervision, reflective practice and continuous professional development and to maintaining a high level of professional competence.

Newham offers:
Excellent CPD
Excellent IT facilities
Flexible working
Free parking
Discounted shopping and leisure activities
Inner London Allowance
Links with universities
Relocation allowance

As part of our retention strategy, mainscale EPs will receive an annual SPA point automatically until point 8 is achieved (Soulbury A scale) in addition to the annual increment.

Please click here for the job description. 

If you would like to discuss this role further please email valerie.jackson@newham.gov.uk  or don.ford@newham.gov.uk in the first instance to arrange a discussion with a member of the team.

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 25/04/2020 at 17:00pm, however interest in this job may be high and we therefore reserve the right to close the vacancy early.
You will be notified if your application has been successful.
Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Helpdesk on 01708 432770.

Additional Information

The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.

Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.

The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

In addition, the Authority reserves the right  to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes  anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).

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