Southwark’s Educational Psychology Service is committed to improving life chances. If appointed you will deliver evidence-informed, high quality psychological services to children, young people and families. You will work closely with schools, early years and further education settings, to ensure that interventions are delivered to high standards for maximum impact. You will share our commitment to integrated working and constant innovation.
You will be joining a supportive and friendly team that provides excellent opportunities for career and professional development. The team has strong links to a number of doctoral training courses and is engaged in dynamic and innovative practice at organisational, group and individual levels, including joint working with the Virtual School, opportunities to train in VIG, SCERTS, PATHs, emotion coaching and dynamic assessment, a parent consultation service and delivery of ELSA training.
We are looking for enthusiastic and collaborative educational psychologists with a background in applying psychology to meet the needs of vulnerable children and young people. This will have equipped you with strong skills in psychological consultation, assessment, intervention, research, team working and the delivery of training.
Good communication skills, knowledge of appropriate legislation, guidance and policies and the ability to balance an unpredictable workload will be essential. Southwark is renowned for its cultural, ethnic and linguistic diversity and applicants are required to demonstrate competence in working within a diverse context.
We are the largest local authority social landlord in London, managing 55,000 homes lived in by 40% of Southwark’s residents. We are home to over 18,300 businesses including iconic London venues and social enterprises and we have a young, diverse and growing population.
At Southwark we are committed to making our borough just and fair and are taking positive action to tackle inequalities. Our residents and communities are our greatest asset and the passion we have for Southwark is shared by millions of Londoners who enjoy our outstanding cultural offer, use our hospitals and attend our universities. Our refreshed borough plan and focus on Southwark Stands Together, (which is our work with Southwark’s communities and the council’s staff to tackle racism, injustice and inequality) underpins all that we do.
Benefits and more information
In your role, we want you to feel supported, challenged and rewarded. You will benefit from our family-friendly policies including flexible working, home working, and a local government pension scheme, plus many other staff benefits. You will join a motivated, driven and supportive team that strives for excellence and values its members. You will also be part of a successful and high-achieving development team that is making a real difference to the lives of residents in the borough. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit our Staff Benefits page.
We currently have permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time opportunities available.
Soulbury Salary Scale A3-8 plus up to 3 SPA points. Basic salary range; £42,811 - £52,440 per annum, plus £3,327 per annum Inner London Area payment.
Applications are invited from fully qualified EPs and TEPS completing in 2024 or 2025.
Please note this post requires a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check at enhanced level.
For an informal discussion please contact the Principal Educational Psychologist (Hanna Hancock/Emma Pearl) on 020 7525 2650/2659 or at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Guaranteed Interview Scheme
As part of our commitment to inclusion, we offer guaranteed interviews for specific groups of people. To qualify, you'll need to meet the minimum requirements for the role, and identify with one of the below criteria:
- Members of the Armed Forces and veterans
- Are currently in care, or have previously been in care
- If you consider yourself to be disabled or if you have a long-term health condition
Interview date: Wednesday 1 November 2023.
We are an organisation who is passionate about our people and understands that richness of diversity is a requirement to provide the best possible services to our communities. This is demonstrated through our council-wide ambitious commitment to tackle racial inequality in our communities and workforce through our Southwark Stands Together programme. We particularly welcome applications from members of the Black, Asian and ethnic minority communities to increase representation at senior management level in the Council.
Southwark Council recognises that the diversity of our population and our workforce is a strength.
We value the differences between people, and the ways that those differences can contribute to a richer, creative and more productive work environment.
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