Permanent, full time (36 hours)
Flexible working arrangements are considered, e.g. compressed hours, term time only contracts.
Salary: £44,232 to £53,695 (inclusive of outer London weighting)
Soulbury Scale A 3-8 Plus up to an additional 3 SPA points (existing SPA points will be honoured)
Our Educational Psychology Service is proud to deliver high quality services to our children, families and settings. We regularly receive positive feedback from our schools and parents/carers and have strong partnerships across the local area.
Our Educational Psychology Service has led on the delivery of the Wellbeing for Education Return Programme and provided a wide-reaching community wellbeing offer for all school staff, parents/carers and children/young people (and Council employees). Throughout the pandemic the EPS has worked closely with colleagues across the Council, NHS, Voluntary Sector and our educational settings. The work of the EPS in leading and contributing to the community wellbeing support has been recognised and is now informing future wellbeing and mental health initiatives. We are leading the Education for Education Recovery work in addition to other key developments such as Trauma Informed Practice in Schools.
We are looking for motivated and creative Educational Psychologists to join our team. We have several posts that have become available, due to an increase in Local Authority commissioning and our trade with schools.
We welcome applications from Experienced EPs, Newly Qualified EPs and Trainee EPs who are due to complete their doctoral course by the 1st September 2021. We are happy for Trainee EPs to get in touch if you are completing your doctorate by September 2022.
Enfield EPS values:
- Work- life balance, staff wellbeing and nurturing talent
- A consultation-based service delivery model
- Excellent relationships with educational settings, partner services, Enfield’s SEN Service and Parents/Carers representative organisations.
- Close relationship with NHS Specialist CAMHS and other wellbeing and mental health services.
- Strong links with university courses.
Opportunities to participate, innovate and deliver psychological input through:
- Autism Advisory Service
- Schools Emotional Wellbeing Service (SEWS) - providing therapeutic interventions
- Early Years EP Team
- Virtual school for Looked After Children
- Youth Offending Unit
- Mental Health Support Teams
- Whole School Well-Being Audit and Intervention Programme
- Primary and Secondary Behaviour Support Services and Pupil Referral Unit
- Neurodevelopmental assessment in CAMHS
- A structured induction and high-quality supervision
- Excellent peer support, including a structured consultant led peer group supervision
- CPD and training opportunities
- Excellent ICT facilities and accommodation with a central office location
- Dedicated administrative support to the EP & SEWS Team
- Opportunities to develop specialist interests
- Opportunities to develop leadership and management skills through various Council led initiatives, e.g. Women into Leadership
- Newly qualified EPs the opportunity to apply for their first SPA after one year.
- Opportunity to purchase additional annual leave
- Flexible working arrangements – this includes working remotely, compressed hours, term time only contracts, flexi-time etc
- Part time working – All full-time vacancies can be considered for part time working arrangements.
- Cycle to work / bicycle hire scheme
- Foster Carer Policy – to attend essential meetings and training to support their role as a foster carer
- Premature Babies Policy – Recognises the additional challenges parents face following the birth of a premature baby
Minimum requirements: Psychology degree (or BPS equivalent); professional qualification in Educational Psychology (doctorate, masters or equivalent); and registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (as qualified EPs).
The successful applicants will be required to visit settings in Enfield and outside of the borough.
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.
- 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.
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 how you meet the requirements of the job description and 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.
Closing and Interview Dates
Closing date: 23:59 15th July 2021
Interview Date: TBC
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.
For an informal discussion about the post please contact Neerose Ubha (Senior Educational Psychologist) at email@example.com or Sara Bierer (Senior Educational Psychologist) at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any difficulties accessing this information, please contact Elizabeth Anastasi on 020 8132 1615 or email@example.com
“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”.
If you have previously applied for this role within the past 12 months, unfortunately, a second application will not be considered.