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Educational Psychologist x4

  • Employer: London Borough of Lewisham
  • Reference: CYP-18-068
  • Published: Fri 02/11/2018, 16:51 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 02/12/2018, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Part Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week.
  • Salary: Soulbury EP Scale A 3 – 8 (+3 SPA)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Kaleidoscope Centre

Together with families, we will improve the lives and life chances of the children and young people in Lewisham

The role

The Lewisham Educational Psychology Team has an excellent reputation across the local area which is reflected by high levels of buy back from schools, social care and health. We are an especially friendly, collaborative and enthusiastic team. We make new colleagues feel very welcome. 

We are a dynamic and creative service with a reputation for a wide range of innovative practice which provides excellent development and learning opportunities. Current examples include joint working with the Virtual School and the Communications Clinic, developing Mindfulness in schools and playing a key role in the Roots of Empathy programme.  We also have been involved in carrying out research commissioned by the local authority.

Exciting CPD opportunities are frequently available and currently colleagues are training in VIG. We have close links with the Doctoral training course at University East London and each year support trainee placements within the team.

The newly appointed EPs will provide targeted early intervention services working closely with schools as a Link EP as well as working with early years settings, using a consultative style of delivery. Currently the majority of the work for permanent colleagues is focussed on early intervention work with Locums providing statutory assessments.

Location

4th floor, Kaleidoscope, Lewisham, SE6 4JF.

What we’re looking for

The successful candidates will be HCPC registered Educational Psychologists with a clear commitment to applying psychology to improve life chances for all children and young people.  We are looking for EPs who are creative and flexible, with excellent interpersonal skills, who can demonstrate a reflective approach to practice and are highly professional.

We would be happy to consider applications from 3rd year Trainee Educational Psychologists.

In return, we’ll offer excellent development opportunities, plus a range of benefits that includes a career average pension scheme, flexible working and the opportunity to make a real difference to our local community.

Salary details

Soulbury EP Scale A 3 – 8 (+3 SPA)

Further information

For an informal discussion, please contact Louise Comely, Principal Educational Psychologist, on 0207 138 1432 or via email to Louise.comely@lewisham.gov.uk

Lewisham Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

The post is subject to a DBS.

To find out more, including a full job description and person specification, and to apply, please follow this link http://w.rfer.us/LEWISHAMgd72X

Closing date

Sunday 2nd December at 11:59pm

Interview Date: Friday 7th December 2018

The Council reserves the right to close adverts early if there is a large response

  • Employer: London Borough of Lewisham
  • Reference: CYP-18-068
  • Published: Fri 02/11/2018, 16:51 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 02/12/2018, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Part Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week.
  • Salary: Soulbury EP Scale A 3 – 8 (+3 SPA)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Kaleidoscope Centre

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