Educational Psychologist

Location
Camden, London (Greater)
Salary
£44,131 - £53,34
Posted
29 May 2020
Closes
28 Jun 2020
Ref
2000006X
Sector
Education, Schools
Contract Type
Contract

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Are you looking to work in an innovative Educational Psychology team in a Central London borough?

Camden Educational Psychology Service (EPS) is looking for 2 HCPC registered Educational Psychologists to join our innovative, vibrant and creative workforce. We are expanding following a successful bid to enhance the level of psychological support for school staff and families with children and young people up to age 25 as we transition back to ‘on-site’ education.

At Camden we are a welcoming, well respected, dedicated, and skilled group of practitioners who work collaboratively to support the progress of the most vulnerable children and young people in the borough. We offer excellent CPD opportunities and work in partnership with CAMHS, Early Help, Social Care and health teams supporting children borough-wide and beyond. You will be able to develop your skills Dynamic Assessment, VIG, VERP, and technology based assessment.

You will work at different levels, from individual children and young people to supporting strategic developments at a borough wide level.  The service supports a range of wellbeing initiatives and supports settings to enhance their Trauma Informed Practice.

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

To be considered for one of these posts 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 also welcome to apply. 

The ideal candidates will have an excellent understanding of psychological frameworks and their application in a range of contexts, across the 0 – 25 age range. They will feel confident working in a range of community settings. The successful candidates 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. They will also contribute skills in consultation, assessment and supporting settings to deliver interventions and review outcomes for 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 and staff are well equipped to work from home as required. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, once they reopen; 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

Mayor of London’s Good Work Standard

Camden are very proud to be accredited to the level of excellence for the Mayor of London’s Good Work Standard.  The Mayor’s Good Work Standard sets the benchmark for the highest employment standards and demonstrates that as an employer, Camden is contributing to a fairer and more inclusive London. These good practices are also an important step in attracting and retaining a diverse, talented and productive workforce.

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 the Job Profile. 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. We are currently interviewing remotely to ensure the safety and wellbeing of staff and interviewees.  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: Sunday 28th June 2020, 12:00 midnight.

Interviews to be held: TBC

Please quote reference: 2000006X

To view the Job Profile please click HERE 

Should you wish to have an informal discussion about the role, please contact Senior Educational Psychologists Dr Shane Gallagher (020 7974 1523) or Dr Neelam Kumar (0207 974 6863)