Are you looking to join a creative, friendly and supportive multi-disciplinary team? Do you want to deliver a high quality service to children and young people in Wandsworth? Are you interested in supporting children’s mental health and wellbeing?
We are seeking to expand the Schools and Community Psychology Service given opportunities that have arisen with Wandsworth’s new ASD Service and Mental Health Trailblazer Teams. We are looking to recruit 4 Educational Psychologists, 3 on 2 year fixed term contracts and one on a permanent basis.
As a member of the service you will have a varied professional workload, including opportunities for collaborative working, training and project work. We offer good induction, regular supervision in multiple forms (individual, peer and Reflecting Team) and ongoing professional development. We have close relationships with EP training institutions through our tutor links and value the contribution of trainees to our service.
We are seeking applicants who value a team approach, are committed to consultation as a model of service delivery and who can work sensitively and pro-actively with clients, applying psychology at all levels to promote social and educational inclusion. Creative thinking, excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential.
We are interested in hearing from qualified educational psychologists and educational psychologists in their final year of training who may be interested in taking up post in September 2020.
In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance. These include home working (dependent on service need) and a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays.
In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops, and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities are also offered.
Richmond and Wandsworth are currently reviewing our pay, reward and benefits framework, in partnership with Trade Union colleagues. We are developing different options that make sure we have a fair and transparent system in place.
Indicative Recruitment Timeline
Closing Date: Sunday 22nd September 2019
Shortlisting Date: Friday 27th September 2019
Interview Date: Friday 4th October 2019
Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change.
More detailed information about the posts and its requirements are contained in the Job Description and Person Specification accompanying this advertisement.
For further information or to discuss any aspect of these posts please contact Tara Midgen (Principal Educational Psychologist), Helen Upton, Henrietta Ogbonna, Theodora Theodoratou or Colin King (Senior Educational Psychologists) on 020 8871 8744.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).