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Senior Educational Psychologist

Employer
London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth
Location
London (Greater)
Salary
£48,819 to £62,247 per annum
Closing date
30 Aug 2021

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Sector
Health and Social Care, Health, Children's Services, Social Care, Education, Schools
Contract Type
Full time
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Job Details

The Role

Are you looking to join a creative, friendly and supportive multi-disciplinary team?

Do you want to deliver a high-quality service to children and young people in Wandsworth? 

If yes, then we would encourage you to apply to our Senior Educational Psychologist role!

We are looking to recruit a permanent full-time Senior Educational Psychologist to join our amazing team in Wandsworth and help play a central role in achieving positive outcomes for young people!

About the service

As a member of our service, you will have a varied professional workload, including opportunities for collaborative working, training and project work.  We offer good induction, regular supervision in multiple forms (individual, peer and reflecting team) and ongoing professional development. We have close relationships with EP training institutions through our tutor links and value the contribution of trainees to our service.

The senior management team you will be joining has a strong bond with complementary strengths and an emphasis on collaboration.

About the role

We are seeking applicants who value a team approach, are committed to consultation as a model of service delivery and who can work sensitively and pro-actively with schools, families and young people, applying psychology at all levels to promote social and educational inclusion for children as well as promote anti-racism and anti-discriminatory practice across all aspects of the role.

We are interested in hearing from qualified Educational Psychologists with:

  • Creative thinking and ideas for further developing and supporting a dynamic and multi-talented team.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills  
  • Experience in leadership, management and supervision

More detailed information about the posts and its requirements are contained in the Job Description and Person Specification accompanying this advertisement.

Contact details

If you are interested in the role, please contact Theodora Theodoratou (Interim Principal Educational Psychologist) on theodora.theodoratou@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk or either Henrietta Ogbonna, Helen Upton, Aysun La Fontaine, Sarah Taylor-Whiteway (Senior Educational Psychologists) by emailing edpsychs@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk

Benefits

We do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including, working from home, job shares and other arrangements. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore.

We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities. In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

  • Closing DateMonday 30th of August 2021
  • Shortlisting Date: Monday 6th September 2021
  • Interview date: Friday 10th September 2021

Useful Information: The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible. Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.

Equality Statement

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).

How to apply?

To be considered for interview your supporting statement (no more than 2 sides of a4) alongside a CV must highlight your knowledge, skills and experience listed in attached Job Profile located at the bottom of the advert.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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