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Educational Psychologist

Employer
Haringey London Borough Council
Location
Haringey, London (Greater)
Salary
£45,345 – £54,808
Closing date
31 Jan 2022

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Sector
Health and Social Care, Health, Children's Services, Social Care, Education
Contract Type
Full time
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About the Role

Our Vision – Children and young people at the centre of everything we do
Our Mission – Using psychology to enable positive changes for children and young people
Our Core Values – Child-centred; Collaborative; Strengths-based; Inclusive; Empowering

We are expanding our progressive Educational Psychology Service following a successful Council growth bid to support settings and children, young people and their families in Haringey.

Haringey Educational Psychology Service is a highly qualified dynamic team who offer effective applied psychology to children, young people and those who support them. Our service is part-traded, with commissions from schools and a number of partner agencies, including Public Health and the Virtual School Team. We are part of the Trailblazer Mental Health Support Team partnership alongside mental health professionals from CAMHS, the voluntary sector, Deep Black, and Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, to support the emotional wellbeing of children, young people and their parents across a range of schools in Haringey. Our EP practice incorporates consultation, assessment, intervention, research and evaluation, training and systemic work with settings. There are many opportunities to innovate and deliver psychological input into project work including: parenting and family work (e.g.Webster-Stratton), ELSA training and supervision, therapeutic interventions (including CBT, ACT, mindfulness), Cygnet training, sleep consultations, Supporting Autism in schools project.

About You

We are looking to appoint suitably qualified, motivated and innovative practitioners who are passionate about improving the social, emotional and educational lives of children and young people through working collaboratively as part of our team. We are a friendly and supportive team whose primary aim is to use high quality, evidence-based, applied psychology to enable all children and young people to achieve their maximum potential and become confident and emotionally healthy individuals. Haringey is a diverse and exciting borough with a vibrant community across areas of significant social deprivation alongside areas of relative wealth within a small geographical area.

As a member of the team, you will be encouraged to develop and build on your skills, knowledge and interests in order to contribute to the service offer and strategic development. The service has a strong commitment to professional development and supports team members with ongoing training. The EPS has close links with university courses and excellent relationships with educational settings and partner services across Children’s Services and with CAMHS and other well-being and mental health services.

We are seeking an educational psychologist:

• who can deliver a psychological service (including statutory and non-statutory work) across a range of settings to support children, young people, schools and families.
• with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to develop effective relationships with children, parents, schools and other professionals
• with a professional, well organised and reflective approach
• who will make a positive contribution to the service and Local Authority

Benefits

• Strong commitment to CPD
• Opportunities to develop specialist areas of interests and engage in project work
• Excellent peer support including regular peer group supervision
• Induction and high-quality management supervision
• Good IT support, including laptop and mobile phone
• Dedicated administrative support to the EPS
• A blend of remote and office-based working
• Excellent relationships with educational settings, partner services, Haringey’s SEN Service and parents/carers representative organisations
• Close relationship with NHS CAMHS and other wellbeing and mental health services
• Strong links with university courses
• Cycle to work/bicycle hire scheme
• Essential Car User Status
• Employee Assistance Programme to provide advice and counselling services. This is a free and confidential service available to staff and members of their family.
• Health and leisure discounts

Further Information

An enhanced DBS check is required for these posts

Applicants must be professionally qualified and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

We would welcome applications from qualified EPs and third year Trainee EPs if you are completing your doctorate by September 2022.

If you would like to find out more about the role or our service, please contact Senior Educational Psychologists Carolyn Graham (carolyn.graham@haringey.gov.uk) or Sanchita Chowdhury (sanchita.chowdhury@haringey.gov.uk) or by telephone on 0208 489 3004

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