We are recruiting two Children’s Wellbeing Practitioners or Education and Mental Health Practitioners to join our small team which is part of our Educational Psychology Service (EPS). We work with schools, young people and parent-led organisations to develop and deliver a flexible, responsive offer to meet local mental health and wellbeing needs. Our offer includes:
- Individual interventions for parents and young people.
- Group interventions for parents and young people.
- Workshops for young people, parents and school staff.
12 month fixed term contracts
£32,418 - £34,209 pa
Full Time - 36 hours per week
Our CWP team is managed by the Senior Specialist Educational Psychologist for Social, Emotional & Mental Health, and receive clinical supervision from a clinical practitioner within the Schools Emotional Wellbeing Service. Our CWPs are involved in the service’s many special interest groups, including for supervision, participation and emotionally-based school avoidance.
Enfield is a diverse London borough and we work hard to make our service accessible and inclusive. Our service has an active Black Lives Matter group which supports reflection on our own practice.
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.
- A structured induction and high-quality supervision
- Strong peer support and team working
- Excellent ICT facilities and accommodation with a central office location
- Dedicated administrative support to the EP & SEWS Team
- Opportunities to develop specialist interests
- Support for professional development including preparing for educational or clinical psychology doctorate training
- Opportunity to purchase additional annual leave
- Part time working – All full-time vacancies can be considered for part time working arrangements.
Minimum requirements: Successful completion of the Children’s Wellbeing Practitioner or Education & Mental Health Practitioner training course, including satisfactory placement work.*
* Please note that these are specific professional qualifications, and not generic job titles. We will not be able to shortlist applicants who do not hold one of these two qualifications. You can find out more about these professional qualifications here:
The successful applicants will be required to visit schools and community settings across Enfield and neighbouring boroughs.
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.
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.
Closing and Interview Dates
Closing Date - 23:59 on Monday 2nd August 2021
Provisional interview dates are 9th and 12th August 2021
For an informal discussion about the post please contact:
Dr Emma Gore Langton (Senior Specialist EP for Social, Emotional & Mental Health) firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 0208 3792000
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This role requires that you upload 2 documents.
• A supporting statement addressing how you meet the requirements of the job description and person specification.
• Your CV detailing your full work history since leaving secondary school.
Your supporting statement should be around 2 pages in A4 format.
If you have any difficulties accessing this information, please contact Claire Turner, Senior Recruitment Consultant on 0208 132 1024 or email@example.com
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