Medway EPS provides support to all schools and academies and the community in and around Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Strood. We offer a consultation service with a named EP for every school and academy. We are increasingly a traded service with schools and academies valuing our service and purchasing EP time for assessments, interventions, therapeutic work, training and systemic work. We are part of the 0-25 Social Care Disability Service and work closely with SEN, Sensory Support Service, Early Years and the 0-25 Social Care teams. We have good partnership working with colleagues in Social Care and Health.
We are a supportive and collaborative team of educational psychologists and work centrally from the Medway Council Offices at Gun Wharf in Chatham. We are enthusiastic about applying psychology, valuing new applications, research and evidence-based approaches. Several members of the team are accredited VIG practitioners. We are passionate about inclusion and value working directly with children, young people and their families within the context of early year’s settings, schools, our local FE College and the community. We always offer placements to Trainee Educational Psychologists and value the contribution they make to our service.
We offer induction, regular supervision and access to CPD.
Consideration will be given to requests to work part-time. Applications from third year trainees ready to start in September 2021 will also be welcomed.
Offers of appointment will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and registration with the Health and Care Professionals Council.
In return we offer you:
- Generous annual leave entitlement
- Generous local government pension scheme package
- Access to wider training and development qualifications
- Flexible working scheme
- Travel plan discounts
- Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
- Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers
- The Government has introduced new ways of supporting parents with childcare costs. Further details are available here: - https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/
Medway is a unitary authority in the South East of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.
Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London.
We provide all local Government services for a quarter of a million people, looking after education, environment, social care, housing, planning, business and much more - everything from frontline services such as rubbish collection and events like the Dickens Festival to work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure services in Medway run smoothly and cost effectively.
Working at Medway Council means that you get to be part of this journey working alongside talented, professional colleagues to drive forward change to transform the lives of our residents and the communities they live in.
If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager please call Sophie Curra on 01634 335647.
Interviews will be held w/c 26th October 2020.
Please note that in accordance with current COVID-19 Government guidelines, in regards to social distancing, all interviews are likely to be held virtually via Microsoft Teams. Full details on how this will work will be sent to you, if your application is successfully shortlisted.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile
Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement
Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age
For further information please refer to the Medway information pack available as a download or to view online
Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted. All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email.
Please visit http://www.mindfulemployer.net/ for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.