Maingrade Educational Psychologists
Contract Type: Permanent x3
Salary : £44,232, £53,695 (depending on experience).
We are looking for EPs who have a particular interest in emotional wellbeing and mental health to meet growing demand in the EPS to deliver on the following projects:
Enfield Trauma Informed Practice: The EPS is leading a partnership of service who are developing, delivering and supporting the implementation of trauma informed practice in Enfield’s schools and settings, together with our external consultant Kati Taunt (Trauma Informed Practice)
Emotionally Based School Avoidance: As part of our Local Authority-wide strategy group for emotionally-based school avoidance, the EPS and the Education Welfare Service are working together to support parents, young people and school staff. There are opportunities to develop and deliver training, intervention and support for settings and families.
Mental Health Support Team: This is creative opportunity to join a multi-disciplinary team which works to: deliver wellbeing and mental health interventions; develop whole-school wellbeing; develop schools’ understanding of local provision so that children and young people can access the right help in the right place at the right time.
Every EP in the service has a balanced workload of project, traded and statutory work. Enfield’s clear allocation model is transparent and proportionate to individual working patterns. This includes protected time for areas important for a developing EP and EP service such as individual and team CPD, supervision, service development and liaison time.
Flexible working arrangements are considered, e.g. compressed hours, term time only contracts.
Salary: Soulbury Scale A 3-8
£44,232 to £53,695 (inclusive of outer London weighting)
Plus up to an additional 3 SPA points (existing SPA points will be honoured)
What you need to know about Enfield EPS:
- A consultation-based service delivery model.
- Excellent relationships with educational settings, partner services, Enfield’s SEN Service and parents/carers representative organisations.
- Strong links with university training providers.
- Educational psychologists working within other teams in the local area including:
- Enfield Advisory Service for Autism
- Early Years EP Team
- Virtual school for Looked After Children
- Youth Offending Unit
- Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) training and supervision
- Whole school well-being audit and intervention programme
- Primary and Secondary Behaviour Support Services and Pupil Referral Unit
- Neurodevelopmental assessment in CAMHS
- Parenting and family work
- A structured induction and high-quality supervision.
- Excellent ICT facilities and accommodation with a central office location.
- Dedicated administrative support to the EPS Team.
- Opportunities to develop specialist interests.
- Senior Practitioner appointments for experienced EPs who support the development of the wider team and contribute to maintaining a high quality service.
- Opportunities to develop leadership and management skills through various Council led initiatives, e.g. Women into Leadership.
Minimum requirements: Psychology degree (or BPS equivalent); professional qualification in Educational Psychology (doctorate, masters or equivalent); and registration with the Health and Care Professions Council as practitioner psychologists.
We are also recruiting up to three current Year 2 and Year 3 trainee educational psychologists who are due to qualify by September 2022 or 2023.
The successful applicants will be required to visit settings in Enfield and outside the borough.
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.
- A blend of remote and office based working for most roles.
- 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.
How to apply:
This role requires that you upload 2 documents - in the "Document upload" section of the online application form.
1. A supporting statement addressing how you meet the requirements of the job description and person specification. Your supporting statement should be around 2 pages in A4 format.
2. Full work history document completed since leaving full time education, as this is a safeguarding role and requires you to work with Children and/or vulnerable adults.
Please note if your supporting statement is longer than 2 A4 pages, your application may not be considered or reviewed
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Closing and Interview Dates
Closing at 23:59 on 21st January 2022
Interview date: tbc
To apply, please click on the link below.
If you have any difficulties accessing this information, please contact Farida Uddin on 0208 132 1027 or Farida.Uddin@enfield.gov.uk
“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”.