Educational Psychologist

Location
London (Greater)
Salary
£42,416 - £51,268
Posted
18 Feb 2019
Closes
20 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full time

Location: 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG

Salary: £42,416 - £51,268

Existing SPA points 1 & 2 will be honoured

Contract Type: 12 months (Fixed Term) from 1st September 2019; full time 35 hours a week OR part time equivalent job-share.

Alternative flexible working options available/open to discussion 

Click HERE for information on Camden’s flexible working options

 

The Role

Do you want to work in an innovative Educational Psychology team in a Central London borough?

Camden Educational Psychology Service (EPS) are looking for HCPC registered Educational Psychologists to join our innovative, vibrant and creative workforce. The ideal candidate will have an excellent understanding of psychological frameworks and their application in a range of contexts, across the 0 – 25 age range.

At Camden we are a warm, dedicated, skilled group of practitioners who work collaboratively to support the progress of the most vulnerable children and young people in the borough. We have a range of interesting secondment opportunities within the team, excellent CPD opportunities and ongoing partnerships with CAMHS, Social Care and health teams supporting children borough-wide and beyond. You will be able to develop your skills in CBT, Dynamic Assessment, VIG, VERP, and technology based assessment.

The successful candidate will have an excellent understanding of SEND and Equalities legislation and a sound knowledge of children's psychological development, together with skills and experience in delivery of psychological interventions. You will also contribute your skills in consultation, assessment and will have opportunities to deliver interventions to meet the needs of vulnerable children, including those with SEN and Disabilities and children who are Looked After. You will work at different levels, from individual children and young people to supporting strategic developments at a borough wide level.

Please note this post is to cover a career break.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.

To be considered for this post it is essential that you hold a qualification in Educational Psychology (e.g. Doctorate or Masters), which permits Graduate Registration with the British Psychological Society, alongside a current HCPC Registration.  Year 3 trainees who are completing their doctorate are welcome to apply.  The successful candidate will have an excellent understanding of SEND and Equalities legislation and a sound knowledge of children's psychological development, together with skills and experience in delivery of psychological interventions. You will also contribute your skills in consultation, assessment and delivering interventions to meet the needs of vulnerable children, including those with SEN and Disabilities and children who are Looked After.

About Camden 

Camden’s main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.

Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative, flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.

Click HERE to see the full details of our excellent benefits

Make it work for you. Make it your Camden. 

Discover and Diversity

To “discover” more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website

If you want to find out more about what it’s like to work at Camden to help you decide whether we’re a good fit for you, please click HERE to complete our online scenario based questionnaire. Please note, this does not form part of the application and will not be used as part of the selection process.

How to apply

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in this Job Profile attached at the bottom of this Advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions. 

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at resourcing@camden.gov.uk, or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG.

Closing dates for applications: Wednesday 20th February 2019, 11.59pm

Interviews to be held: Friday 22nd February 2019

Please quote reference: 1900005O

To view the Job Profile please click HERE