Assistant Educational Psychologist
Contract Type: Fixed Term (up to 12 months)/ Part Time (18 hours/week)
Soulbury Pay Scale Point 1-4
Enfield Educational Psychology Service (EPS) and the School Well-Being Service (SEWS) are highly valued services with established links to schools/settings and other teams.
We are looking to recruit one part-time assistant psychologist on a fixed term basis (initially 6 months but this may be extended), to cover a maternity leave, who wishes to develop his/her understanding of applied psychology in a range of educational contexts. Under the direct supervision of HCPC registered Educational Psychologists, the post holder will assist the Educational Psychology Service in:
- the delivery of core services and early intervention work in schools, early years, colleges and other settings;
- The organisation and successful delivery of action research projects in schools, including data collection, analysis and report writing;
- supporting SEND developments at a local area level, alongside partners;
- the design, collection and analysis of performance data /outcome measures and follow up reporting (relating to interventions or training).
This post will be particularly relevant to those seeking to gain knowledge, skills and experience in preparation for submitting an application for doctoral training courses in educational psychology.
We are keen to consider applications from enthusiastic and resourceful candidates who can demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills when working with children and young people, parents/carers, school staff and partner services, e.g. Public Health, Schools Standards and Support, Behaviour Support Service, CAMHS.
The successful post holder will need to be confident in using a range of action research methodologies. Knowledge of using thematic analysis to analyse qualitative data is essential.
Minimum requirements: Honors Degree in Psychology (2:1 and above) which provides a graduate basis for registration of the British Psychological Society and experience of working with children and young people.
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.
- 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, click here to find out more.
Closing and Interview Dates
Closing Date: Midnight 15th December
Interview Date: 19th December 2019
We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications have been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
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