London Borough Newham
Main Grade Educational Psychologist
In the range of £40,764 to £48,211 (EP’s Soulbury scale 4 - 8)
(Depending on experience and subject to negotiation)
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 main grade Educational Psychologists. We are looking for applicants with enthusiasm and 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 the 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-informed, 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.
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.
If you would like to discuss this role further please email email@example.com in the first instance to arrange a discussion with a member of the team.
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).
Newham is implementing new terms and conditions of employment for all staff with effect from 1st June 2017. New starters in the period leading up to the 1st of June will be required to sign and accept the current and the new terms and conditions of employment . For further information on the changes please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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