Educational Psychologist

Location
Camden, London (Greater)
Salary
£45,345 - £54,808
Posted
25 May 2021
Closes
14 Jun 2021
Ref
2100007A
Contract Type
Contract

About us

Camden is listening to everyone, including you.

We’re giving a platform to people inside and outside our community. Because, we’re not just home to the UK’s fast-growing economy. We’re home to the most important conversations happening today. And we’re making radical social change a reality, so that nobody gets left behind. Here’s where you can help decide a better future for us all

The role

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

Camden Educational Psychology Service (EPS) is looking for a HCPC registered Educational Psychologist (or Year 3 trainee anticipating registration) to join our innovative, vibrant and creative workforce.  We have expanded to deliver capacity building work in relation to Trauma Informed Practice and enhancing inclusive practice in mainstream schools though working with the Autism Education Trust. We are seeking to ensure we can continue to deliver a service through the broad range of secondments and our well received wellbeing offer in a variety of settings, including schools.

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, specialist teachers 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 using Q-interactive.

Camden has a dynamic and collaborative education community with good and outstanding schools.  You will work at different levels, from individual children and young people to supporting strategic developments at a borough wide level.   Camden values early intervention and the contribution that educational psychologists make in a wide range of contexts. 

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 or a Year 3 trainee anticipating HCPC registration in the autumn term.  The post will start from 1st September 2021 or as soon as is possible after that date.

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. They will feel confident working in a range of community settings. 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. 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. 

Working for Camden

We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine how we’re supporting people, and we’ll redefine what a career can be.

At Camden, you’ll receive a host of benefits as well as joining a flexible working employer. Click HERE to see full details of our benefits.

Additional information

To view the Job Profile, please click HERE

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application you will be required to demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria listed in the Job Profile.

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

Asking for Adjustments

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people, neurodiverse people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application, interview or assessment process, including providing 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