EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGISTS – CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE’S SERVICES
UP TO £56,554pa + Soulbury inner London weighting
Remote, flexible working – Newham Dockside
Applicants need to be HCPC registered
Closing date: 12/12/2021 at 23:59
There has never been a more exciting time to practice, develop, and grow as an Educational Psychologist at Newham.
Children and young people are at the heart of the council’s corporate priorities. Newham is the only borough in the country with its own Children’s Commissioner, while our new independently-chaired SEND Commission will help inform our aspirations by exploring in depth what inclusion means for our schools and our children and young people. Next year will also see the opening of a new specialist school in Newham. We are investing in our people, and are currently reviewing our career pathway and development offer for our EPs.
Our vision is for Newham to be a place where every child and young person enjoys the best possible opportunities in life – through outstanding education; first-rate youth services; exceptional family support, and social care services that ensure no child is left behind.
If you share our commitment to supporting children and young people’s aspirations, celebrating their achievements and guaranteeing children with SEND get the education, encouragement and support they deserve, we’d love to hear from you.
Apply now, and be part of our success.
ABOUT THE JOB
Educational Psychologists at Newham 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 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 child and young person focused services and constant improvement.
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.
Opportunities exist to work with the child Development Service, the local and other universities, our specialist settings and our mental health and wellbeing partners.
For more information and a full list of duties please download the job description.
‘People at the heart of everything we do’
We're looking for resilient, experienced Educational Psychologists who are passionate about improving children and young people’s lives. You are full of energy and enthusiasm, taking a creative but pragmatic approach to your work, setting SMART goals to help create change where it’s needed to achieve positive outcomes for our children. You already embrace our people-focused values and want to be an active part of our ‘Newham Together’ journey.
You have previous experience and an understanding of working within schools in a diverse, urban community; and share our ambition and energy in embracing new ways of working. You will have excellent consultation and assessment skills with a strong knowledge of relevant legislation. You have high working standards and are conscious of your own professional development; you want to join an improving local authority with a view to building a career and growing alongside us.
We’re looking for people who have a genuine interest in a restorative, relationship based practice, drawing on psychological models to inform your approach to building effective relationships with children, families and communities.
For an informal chart about being an Educational Psychologist at Newham please get in touch with one of our Principal EPs:
Don Ford, firstname.lastname@example.org
Valerie Jackson, email@example.com
We've been working hard to make Newham a great place to work.
We will offer you:
- A competitive package of up to £54,808pa (includes Soulbury inner London weighting)
- Flexible working arrangements and the opportunity to work from home using Smarter Newham technology.
- The opportunity to work with the MDT as part of the Child Development Service.
- A clear career development pathway.
- ‘Newham Together' - a positive, nurturing and collaborative work environment built on trust.
- Permanent and stable senior leadership with a consistent vision.
- Wellbeing service, leisure and discount benefits (Council scheme).
- Travel season ticket loan, cycle scheme, Local Authority pension.
- We will be a ‘centre of excellence’ for Children and Young People’s Services by 2023.
To apply please submit your CV and a supporting statement through our recruitment portal. The supporting statement should demonstrate how you meet the relevant requirements listed in the person specification in the job description.. It should not exceed 2 sides of A4.
Shortlisting decisions will be based on candidates' relevant experience and on candidates' suitability for the role in line with the person specification, as described in their supporting statement and CV.
Closing date: 12/12/2021 at 23:59
Interviews: Interviews will be completed before the Christmas break.
Whilst affected by COVID-19, interviews will be facilitated by video, using Skype or Zoom.
If you have any questions about the recruitment process or want to discuss being a Senior Social Worker at Newham with one of our managers, please contact: Liam Barrell; Recruitment and Onboarding Lead, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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