Educational Psychologist, Open to flexible working

Location
Camden, London (Greater)
Salary
£44,131 - £53,341 per annum
Posted
02 Jun 2019
Closes
26 Jun 2019
Ref
190000CM

Location: 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG

Salary: £44,131 - £53,341 (Soulbury EP Scale A points 3 – 8) inclusive of Inner London Weighting. Scale can be extended with spa points - existing spa 1 & 2 will be honoured.

Contract Type: x 2 Fixed Term/Secondment posts, 12 months from post commencement; Full time 35 hours a week OR part time equivalent job-share.

Alternative flexible working options available/open to discussion 

 

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 Psychologists to join our innovative, vibrant and creative workforce. One of our EPs has recently left London and although wants to stay in Camden can no longer manage the commute; we are also seeking maternity cover from January 2020.

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 have a range of interesting secondment opportunities within the team, excellent CPD opportunities and ongoing partnerships with CAMHS, Social Care and health teams supporting children borough-wide and beyond. You will be able to develop your skills in CBT, Dynamic Assessment, VIG, VERP, and technology based assessment.

You will contribute your skills in consultation, assessment and will have opportunities to deliver interventions to meet the needs of vulnerable children, including those with SEN and Disabilities and children who are Looked After. You will work at different levels, from individual children and young people to supporting strategic developments at a borough wide level.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.

About You

To be considered for one of these posts 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.  Year 3 trainees who are completing their doctorate are also welcome to apply. 

The ideal candidates 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 candidates 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 delivering interventions to meet the needs of vulnerable children, including those with SEN and Disabilities and children who are Looked After.

About Camden 

Camden’s main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.  

Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative, flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.

Make it work for you. Make it your Camden. 

Discover and Diversity

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

If you want to find out more about what it’s like to work at Camden to help you decide whether we’re a good fit for you, please click HERE to complete our online scenario based questionnaire. Please note, this does not form part of the application and will not be used as part of the selection process.

How to apply

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in this Job Profile attached at the bottom of this Advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions. 

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any 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.

Closing dates for applications: Wednesday 26th June 2019, 23.59

Interviews to be held: Week Commencing 8th July 2019

Please quote reference: 190000CM

To view the Job Profile please click HERE