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Area Educational Psychologist
  • Employer: London Borough of Havering
  • Reference: 115
  • Published: Fri 08/01/2021, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 02/02/2021, 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: 46806.5
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Havering

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Area Educational Psychologist

Area Educational Psychologist -Soulbury Salary Scale: A3-A8 £42,075-£51,538 (Plus £2157 Outer Allowance)

The role of Educational Psychologist will be working within the CAD 5-19 Support Team .This is part of the wider Children and Adults with Diabilites Service(CAD) working collaboratively to seek positive outcomes for children and young people with additional needs, their families and settings in Havering.

 CAD 5-19 Support Team includes Educational Psychologists, Advisory Teachers, Occupational Therapists, Specialist Assistants and Habilitation Officer .

We are seeking applications from a qualified Educational Psychologist looking to join a dynamic, inter-disciplinary and child-centred service. We are committed to applying psychology to make a difference for children and young people in Havering. The role will be based within CAD 5-19 Support Team and will include opportunites to work within the 5-19 years age range with some involvement with 0-5 years, Post 16 and Further Education.

Statutory work will continue to be a key component of the role as well as making an active contribution to the expanding EP offer to schools and settings. Currently this includes consultations, training and an enhanced SEMH offer following successful application of grants from the Mental Health Transformation Fund and Wellbeing for Education Return Fund.  These have enabled extended training, supervision (ELSA, Emotion Coaching, Thrive), access to new range of SEMH assessments and resources, parent drop-ins and exciting opportunities working alongside Public Health and CAMHS. 

We continue to respond proactively to COVID 19 with the associated changing circumstances and support employees to deliver a quality assured process, practise and service with remote-working assessment policies,  protocols and support in place. 

Working within the CAD 5-19 Support Team will offer:

·       Excellent induction package

·       Regular supervision (individual and group)

·       Opportunities for CPD including SCERTS, 5P Approach, PECS, ELSA,THRIVE, Emotion Coaching

 ·       Opportunities to work in Mainstream, Special Schools, Additionally Resourced (ARPs), Alternative Provisions and Residential Schools

·       Successful collaboration with EPs, agencies, schools and settings 

·       Friendly, supportive working environment

·       Home/flexible working arrangements

·       IT support including the provision of a laptop and smart phone

·       Subsidised car parking

We welcome applications from qualified Educational Psychologists with HCPC registration, as well as those completing their training this academic year. Full and part time applicants are welcome.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Elizabeth Dunnett on Elizabeth.Dunnett@havering.gov.uk 

 The closing date for the receipt of applications is 1st February 2021, 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.  Interview date to be confirmed,

 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 Havering 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 Havering Redeployees.

The London Borough of Havering 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).

Please attach your supporting statement, explaining in no more than x2 A4 sides why and how you meet the criteria for this role.

Please view Area Educational Psychologist Job profile here