LONDON BOROUGH OF ENFIELD
Educational Psychology Service
Maingrade Educational Psychologists x4
Soulbury Scale A 3 to 8, starting from point 5 (plus up to 3 SPAs): £45,006 - £59,739 (pro-rata)
Full-time (36 hours) however also considering part time (minimum 21.6 hours) applicants | Permanent position
Enhanced DBS check required
We welcome diversity and multi-lingual speakers
who would strengthen our service offer to our local communities.
The advertised salary is for full time work, the salary for part time will be calculated on a pro-rata basis - the part time salary, for 21.6 hours, is £27,003 to £35,843.
Enfield EPS is keen to hear from skilled, enthusiastic and innovative Educational Psychologists to join our well-regarded, dedicated, supportive and friendly team.
Every EP in the service has a balanced workload of project, preventative (traded) and statutory work. Enfield EPS’ allocation model is transparent and proportionate to individual working patterns. This includes protected time for areas important for individual and whole team development, supervision, service development and liaison time. This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of an established team and make a difference to the lives of children and young people and their families.
Enfield EPS values the importance of leadership skills at all career stages and is proactively working to support the development of leadership throughout the service.
The EPS is well positioned strategically and is an integral service in the local area working at various levels to promote inclusion through education settings and the wider community. There are EPs working in a variety of projects or multi-disciplinary teams, e.g. Mental Health Support Team, Autism Advisory Team, Youth Justice Service, Virtual School for Looked After Children, Behaviour Support Services, ELSA, EBSA etc.
Team development is aligned with borough priorities and our commitment to inclusion. The EPS meets in smaller teams and as a whole service and there is a structured programme of training and reflective spaces to support local area and organisational change, develop our service model and assessment/intervention practice. There is a current focus on:
- EP assessment and practice, including dynamic assessment.
- Trauma Informed Practice
- Culturally Responsive Practice
Minimum requirements: Psychology degree (or BPS equivalent); professional qualification in Educational Psychology (doctorate, masters or equivalent); and registration with the HCPC as a practitioner psychologist.
We welcome applications from Year 2 and Year 3 trainee EPs who are due to qualify by September 2022 or 2023 and will have registration confirmed following the completion of a recognised training course.
The successful applicant will visit settings in Enfield and outside of the borough.
Why it's great to work for Enfield Council
An excellent pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
Up to 31 days annual leave depending on grade and length of service. You will also get eight public holidays per year and an extra day off at Christmas.
A blend of remote and office based working for most roles.
Interest free season ticket loan repayable over three or ten months.
Career development and learning experiences from a range of training courses and learning methods.
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 and tax-free bikes for work.
We are passionate about our people and how we deliver services to our community in Enfield. That’s why we encourage a culture that puts our customers at the heart of everything we do - by empowering our people to work together to find solutions, be open, honest and respectful, take responsibility and listen and learn. If you value these behaviours too, we’d love to hear from you - and of course we are always happy to talk flexible working, click here to find out more.
How to apply:
This role requires that you upload 2 documents - in the "Document upload" section of the online application form.
1. A supporting statement addressing how you meet the requirements of the job description and person specification. Your supporting statement should be around 2 pages in A4 format.
2. Full work history document completed since leaving full time education, as this is a safeguarding role and requires you to work with Children and/or vulnerable adults.
Please note, if your supporting statement is longer than 2 A4 pages, your application may not be considered or reviewed.
This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.
Closing and Interview Dates
This post will remain open until it is filled or no longer available. Applications will be reviewed on a first come first served basis. If you are interested, we would encourage you to apply as soon as possible as once a suitable candidate is sourced, the vacancy will be withdrawn.
Interview date: TBC
To apply, please click on the link below.
If you have any difficulties accessing this information, please contact Deniz Akin on 0208 148 4898 or Deniz.Akin@enfield.gov.uk
If you would like to know more about the role, please contact Emma Gore-Langton on 020 8132 1470 or Suzy Francis on 020 8132 0441 for an informal discussion or to arrange a visit to the team.