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Educational Psychologist

Employer
Brent Council
Location
Brent, London (Greater)
Salary
£42,075 - £51,538 p.a.
Closing date
23 Jan 2022

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Sector
Health and Social Care, Health, Social Care, Education
Contract Type
Full time
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Job Details

Take the next step in your career development as an EP  

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 EPS sits within The Inclusion Service and enjoys an excellent reputation amongst our LA colleagues and within our schools and settings.  This year the service has lead on the delivery of the DFE’s Well-being Return to School Program and systemic support for the development of whole school approaches to well-being will be an ongoing feature of the Educational Psychologist Service’s offer to schools.

Brent’s new flexible working policy allows up to 4 days a week remote working and this is supported within the Educational Psychology Service.

The Post

The post will comprise the normal range of EP duties to include providing a service as a link EP to a group of schools and providing psychological advice and support to our SEN department.

There will be an opportunity to be involved in project work contributing to strategic priorities within the Children and Young People’s Department in Brent.  The EPS has oversight over the work of the Wellbeing and Emotional Support Team (WEST), which is a service commissioned from The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families by Brent Council.  We are now able to offer our EPs the opportunity to contribute to the work this service (e.g. for one day a week).  Training and supervision from the Anna Freud Centre will be offered to EPs interested in availing of this opportunity.

Those who are interested in working part-time will be welcome to apply.

The Person

We are keen to hear from qualified EPs or third year TEPs who would like to work in our friendly and experienced team.  We are looking for EPs who want to support schools through consultation and a range of ideas and approaches in respect of assessment and intervention in our schools and settings. 

For an informal discussion about the post call the PEP on 02089372489 or email frank.glennon@brent.gov.uk

Closing Date: 23 January 2022 (23:00)

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. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.

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. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.

Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.

As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including hidden disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on recruitment@brent.gov.uk

Job Description

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

Company

What make us different?

Brent has a diverse artistic community, a wide range of cultural activities and award-winning parks. Each community in Brent has its own cultural celebrations including one of Europe's biggest Irish festivals and the Hindu Diwali festival, which attracts around 40,000 people each year. The borough is home to 'Mahogany', the innovative designer for carnival and theatrical costumes and the Tricycle Theatre in Kilburn. Brent, located in the northwest of Greater London, is one of London's most diverse boroughs.

Great values!

Brent It is one of the most culturally and racially diverse of all local authorities in England and Wales. Brent is working to be a safer, more attractive and more environmentally-friendly borough, with great opportunities for people to work and thrive.
 
Why work for Brent?

  •  Good road and rail links into central London.  Competent and skilled work teams.  A trusting working environment.  Very attractive pension arrangements. Salary progression. Free season ticket loan scheme. 


Would you like to work in a diverse and cultural environment?

Brent may offer the opportunity you are looking for.

Find Us
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Telephone
020 8937 1234
Location
Brent Civic Centre
Engineers Way
Wembley
HA9 0FJ
GB
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