Educational Psychologist

Location:

48 STATION ROAD

Closing Date:

04 Dec 2022

Job description

Contract Terms

Soulbury Scale A 3-8 (£46,138 – £55,767 including inner London weighting), starting from point 5 plus up to an additional 3 SPA points (existing SPA points will be honoured)

Full Time, Permanent (36 Hours per week). Flexible working arrangements are considered.

2 positions required

Line Manager: Dr. Sarah Lewis

Closing Date: Sunday 4th December 2022

Interviews: Week commencing Monday 5th or 12th December 2022

About Haringey

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.

Haringey Educational Psychology Service

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

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. termly Webster-Stratton, monthly parent consultations); VIG; ELSA training and half-termly supervision; therapeutic interventions (including CBT, ACT, mindfulness); Cygnet training; and sleep consultations. The EPS has been commissioned to be part of the multi-agency Alternative Provision Specialist Taskforce project aimed at keeping children and young people in school and reducing crime. We have also recently won two NHS England project bids jointly with Haringey’s Inclusion Team to lead on the ‘Autism in Schools’ project in Haringey aimed at improving school experiences for neurodiverse students and to deliver an Autism conference for young people, their families, and professionals across London focusing on ‘creating enabling environments’.

About the Role

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.

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.

About the Team

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

Working for Haringey

  • 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

Additional Info

An enhanced DBS a check is required for these posts

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