Senior Practitioner Educational Psychologist

Brent Council
Brent, London Borough
Soulbury Salary Scale B 2-5 (£46,504 - £51,411) Plus Inner London Weighting Allowance (£3,057)
12 Jun 2018
23 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Salary range: Soulbury Salary Scale B 2-5 (£46,504 - £51,411) Plus Inner London Weighting Allowance (£3,057)
Contract: 12 Month Fixed Term
Hours of work: 37 Hours Per Week
Location: Brent Civic Centre

Committed to Providing a High Quality Service

Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent's diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.

The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.

The Post

Brent's Educational Psychology Service has an exciting new opportunity for the role Senior Practitioner EP. We are seeking a highly skilled, enthusiastic and creative EP to join a high achieving and expanding Educational Psychology Team. Brent has been awarded the London Borough of Culture for 2020 and this is an exciting time of change of service delivery.

The Senior Practitioner requires a minimum of two years' experience with Social, Emotion, mental Health (SEMH), therapeutic work and leading on projects. This post will work collaboratively with our highly regarded and skilled Senior Leadership Team to further grow and develop this component of our service and lead on borough wide initiatives.

We are seeking applicants who are committed to operating within a consultative framework, can demonstrate awareness of how to make an impact in applying psychology to affect change, and views team work and peer support as key factors in a successful service.

The Person

You will have experience in delivering consultation, assessment and interventions to meet the needs of vulnerable children and young people and in the design, delivery and evaluation of projects. You 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.

We are looking to appoint one fixed term posts and welcome applications from experienced educational psychologists registered with the HCPC. There is a possibility for this role to become permanent and we will consider part-time applications. For an informal discussion please contact Shauna Burke (Principal Educational Psychologist) on 0208 937 3037.

Closing Date: 21 June 2018
Assessment & Interview Date: 26 June 2018

Additional Information

Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.

Applications are particularly welcome from people with a disability as they are under represented across the council.

All organisations and individuals who work with children and young people, or are involved in providing services for them have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare.

We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Before you join Brent Council, you will need to provide your National Insurance (NI) number and undergo a Home Office Standard I.D. check.

Successful applicants may be required to apply for a DBS Disclosure.

Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.

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