Educational Psychologist

Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Salary: Soulbury Scale A £42,075 - £51,538
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 36 hours per week.
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 05/05/2021 at 23:55 PM
Reference: Fam/21/145649

2x Maingrade Educational Psychologists

Working Hours: Full Time, Permanent, Hours per week (36)

Full time and Part-time applications are equally welcomed

Soulbury Scale A SCP 3 – 8 plus up to 3 SPA points

Previous SPA points will be honoured

Closing date:  Wednesday 5th May 2021

We are looking for a creative and enthusiastic educational psychologist to become a member of our friendly and supportive team.  Our service encourages collaborative and flexible working, whilst being committed to developing EP’s professional skills.  As a team Waltham Forest EPS encourages the use of positive and evidence-based psychology to support the children and families in a diverse borough while prioritising professional wellbeing.

The educational psychology team continue to be highly valued by the council, children, young people, families and the education settings that we support.  As a new member of the service you will be encouraged and supported to apply psychology creatively in order to contribute as part of a team who:

  • Values ongoing team and peer supervision;
  • Seeks out varied opportunities including project work, ELSA, Cygnet, Alternative Provisions, 16+ settings, LAC, Early Years, borough wide training, school commissioned work and statutory work;
  • Values individual EP interests and professional autonomy;
  • Provides high quality Continuing Professional Development (CPD);
  • Has strong reciprocal links with professional training courses;
  • Is committed to the supervision of trainee EPs;
  • Has strong links with other services and opportunities for joint working;
  • Is part of a successfully traded business unit within a local authority;
  • Is supported by dedicated administrative support.

In addition, the London Borough of Waltham Forest offers a recruitment and retention bonus of £2000 which is paid annually in June and December.  New recruits joining us will receive £1000 on commencement and £1000 on successful completion of the first 6 months of employment.(pro rata)

The offices are co-located within spacious and bright accommodation in a primary school.

Waltham Forest enjoys very good transport links by Underground, Overground, bus, bike and car (with free parking and access to E-car schemes).

We are looking for an Educational Psychologist to join our team who

  • Is an excellent practitioner with good communication, interpersonal, organisation and time management skills;
  • Is reliable, flexible, able to show initiative and take responsibility;
  • Is committed to consultative problem solving as a model of service delivery and understands the issues of working within a traded environment;
  • Has a sound knowledge of evidenced based interventions;
  • Has professional Educational Psychology qualifications (usually a Doctorate) recognised by the BPS, has HCPC registration.  This post is subject to a DBS check.

For an informal discussion about this post please contact:

Fiona Davey (Principal Educational Psychologist)  

Email:  Tel: 07961 323850

To apply:

Interviews are provisionally arranged for Wednesday  12th May 2021

Equal Opportunities

Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.

We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.

The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives:

- Promoting equality of opportunity

- Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage

- Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels.

- Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all.

Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.

To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting.

The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy

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