We are proud of our inclusive ethos and determined to ensure that we continue to meet the needs of all children and young people with SEND. To support our work within the context of our Inclusion Strategy, we are seeking to appoint a main grade Educational Psychologist. We are looking for applicants with enthusiasm, drive and commitment to promoting the wellbeing and inclusion of all children and young people with targeted intervention and services delivered to the highest standards.
Newham is a diverse community and as such offers many opportunities and challenges in a rewarding environment. The Educational Psychology Service provides the statutory work in support of EHC plans and also offers a traded service to pre-school settings, schools and colleges. There are opportunities within this role to further develop the contribution that EPs makes to our children and young people, schools and settings.
A high priority is given to induction, supervision, reflective practice and continuous professional development and to maintaining a high level of professional skill.
Newham’s Educational Psychology Service is committed to improving life chances. If appointed to this role you will deliver evidence-based, high quality psychological services to children, young people and families. You will provide targeted early intervention services and ensure they are delivered to the highest standards. You will also work closely with schools and early years settings to ensure that programmes for children and families have the maximum impact. You will share our commitment to integrated working, delivering family focused services and constant improvement.
Educational Psychologists are based at Newham Dockside, the Council's modern office complex with views of City Airport and ideally located next to Royal Albert DLR station (23 minutes from Bank and Tower Gateway, 10 minutes from Canning Town, and 15 minutes from Stratford). We want to make sure our Educational Psychologists have the tools and peace of mind to succeed in their roles, and the Council is committed to rolling out smarter working throughout the next calendar year. This will fully enable and encourage mobile working and provide Educational Psychologists with the technology necessary to make a difference to the lives of the Borough's young people.
£46,607 - £50,159 per annum
Grade: Soulbury A scale 6-8
x 3 Permanent post - Full time
You will be working with children and young people in a collaborative environment and join a committed team delivering services to schools on many levels. As a service we are passionate about improving outcomes for the most vulnerable children and young people and you will be using your psychological knowledge and skills to contribute to assessments and develop the local community.
You would have access to
• Regular peer and individual supervision
• CPD opportunities
• Flexible working arrangements
• Supportive colleagues
• Working systemically
We are looking for fully qualified and registered Educational Psychologists with strong skills in consultation and assessment and have a good knowledge of legislation. You will have excellent written and verbal skills and be able to work with a range of other professionals in schools and other council departments and with parents and carers.
The London Borough of Newham 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 Newham Redeployees.
The London Borough of Newham 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).
Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Help Desk on: 0203 373 0909.
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