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Deputy Principal Educational Psychologist

Employer
Lambeth Council
Location
Lambeth, London (Greater)
Salary
£54,959 - £58,433
Closing date
16 Jan 2022

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Sector
Health and Social Care, Health, Social Care, Education
Contract Type
Full time
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We are looking to appoint an Educational Psychologist with senior management experience to take up the  role of Deputy Lead Educational Psychologist.  The focus of this role will be to be a full and active member of the EPS Senior Leadership Team within Children's Services and  take up an operational and strategic role, supporting the Head of the Educational Psychology and Pupil Support Services to lead on specific areas of priority, including SEMH initiatives in Lambeth and within the EP team.  We want to ensure that educational psychology is central to the movement of building emotionally literate educational settings  and services who understand and support the SEMH needs of children and young people in our borough. 

Lambeth EPS is a friendly and diverse team which is highly regarded by schools and other service users in Lambeth.  The EPS makes a valuable contribution to the high quality provision for vulnerable children and young people in Lambeth through service delivery to schools and the community. We have secondments to training institutions and the SEND Service and are committed to broadening the range of work that we can offer to support good outcomes for children/young people and their families in Lambeth. 

Our service follows a consultative model promoting problem solving approaches, assessment through intervention, inclusion, equal opportunities, preventative approaches and pupil and parental/carer involvement. Lambeth EPS has operated a fully traded service to schools for many years and continues to do so successfully. 

We value CPD and offer induction and supervision, opportunities for the development of project work, whole service training on current areas of development and strong links to training institutions.

Our service has been influential in supporting families, Early Years settings, Schools and Colleges in understanding and implementing the major changes taking place in SEN and Disability nationally.  Developing our work in the 19-25 range is a current service focus as well as developing the borough’s understanding and delivery of a person centred approach to SEN and Disability.

Essential car user allowance available.

Educational Psychologists who are registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) and have a professional qualification in Educational Psychology recognised by the British Psychological Society are asked to apply.

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Dilanthi Weerasinghe, Head of Educational Psychology and Pupil Support Services on 07510 079009 or via email at  dweerasinghe@lambeth.gov.uk or Shona MacGregor, Deputy Lead Educational Psychologist at smacgregor@lambeth.gov.uk

How to Apply:  apply online, by uploading your CV and submitting an A4 sheet (double-side), clearly evidencing how you meet each criteria marked with an 'A' for shortlisting.  Evidence of other areas will be sought at Interview and/or an Assessment.   

Successful candidates will be asked to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service.  Further information about the Disclosure can be found at www.homeoffice.gov.uk/dbs.

Job Description and Specification

Closing date:  Sunday 16th  January 2022 at midnight

Interviews:  w/c  24th January 2022    

Lambeth aims for quality services and equal opportunities for all and is committed to safer recruitment.

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