Contract type: Fixed Term (31st August 2020)/ Part Time (18 hours)
Enfield’s Educational Psychology & Schools Emotional Well Being Service (EPS & SEWS) is looking to recruit an experienced dynamic and effective emotional well-being therapist/ psychologist. This would be inclusive of: Systemic Psychotherapists, Educational Psychologists, Clinical Psychologists, Creative Therapists including Art therapists, Play Therapists, Drama therapists
We are looking for a highly motivated individual who is interested in working with children/young people, their families and school staff. You will have a comprehensive knowledge and skill-base to manage a caseload to deliver high quality assessment and therapeutic intervention. You will bring experience of working in educational settings as part of a voluntary sector organisation or child and adolescent mental health service.
The successful applicant will be flexible and responsive to the organisational needs of the school system. This may include:
- providing individual and group staff consultation which may involve using reflective frameworks (e.g. reflecting team, solution circles, work discussion groups);
- therapeutic groups for parents and/or children/young people;
- bespoke training on topics related to children/young people’s emotional well-being and mental health.
The post-holder will be supervised and line managed by the Clinical Lead of the Schools Emotional Well-Being Service, to whom they will be accountable to for their clinical work and performance. Clinical supervision will be provided by a supervisor of a matched therapeutic approach, where practical.
Enfield EPS & SEWS is part of the CYPIAPT Learning Collaborative which seeks to improve the quality of children and young peoples’ mental health services and is aligned with the following principles:
- Value and facilitate authentic participation of children, young people and their families.
- Provide evidence-based practice and are flexible and adaptive to changes in evidence
- Are committed to raising awareness of mental health issues in children and young people, and are active in decreasing stigma around mental ill-health
- Demonstrate that they are accountable by adopting the rigorous monitoring of the clinical outcomes of the service, and
- Actively work to improve access and engagement with services
SEWS is now in its 5th year and is a developing service with some exciting prospects with school partnerships. It is a small dedicated team of educational psychologists, clinical psychologist and CBT therapist. Currently we trade with 12 schools (primary, secondary, special and academies).
Closing and Interview Dates
Closing date: Midnight 31st October 2019
Interview Date: TBC
If you have any difficulties accessing this information, please contact Ecaterina Covalenco on 0208 132 2026 or firstname.lastname@example.org. A textphone (minicom) is provided for those with a hearing or speech impairment on 020 8379 4419.
If you would like to know more and have an informal discussion, please contact Jose Negrin (Clinical Lead for SEWS) on email@example.com on 0208 379 3411.
“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”.