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Senior Educational Psychologist

The Role

Are you looking to join a creative, friendly and supportive multi-disciplinary team?

Do you want to deliver a high-quality service to children and young people in Wandsworth? 

Are you interested in supporting autistic children and their families?

If yes, then we would encourage you to apply to our Senior Educational Psychologist role!

We are looking to recruit a permanent Senior Educational Psychologist to join our amazing team in Wandsworth and help play a central role in achieving positive outcomes for young people!

About the service

We are seeking to expand our service given an opportunity that has arisen with Wandsworth’s new Autism Advisory Service (WAAS) and the Schools and Community Psychology Service.

As a member of our services you will have a varied professional workload, including opportunities for collaborative working, training and project work.  We offer good induction, regular supervision in multiple forms (individual, peer and reflecting team) and ongoing professional development. We have close relationships with EP training institutions through our tutor links and value the contribution of trainees to our service.

About the role

We are seeking applicants who value a team approach, are committed to consultation as a model of service delivery and who can work sensitively and pro-actively with schools, families and young people, applying psychology at all levels to promote social and educational inclusion for children. Creative thinking, excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential.

We are interested in hearing from qualified educational psychologists with experience in leadership, management and supervision and ideas for developing a robust psychology offer to children with Autism and their families. Having the experience and ability to supervise trainee and/or assistant psychologists and offer clinical supervision will be a crucial part of this role. The role will involve a shared working arrangement with WAAS and the Schools and Community Psychology Service.

If you are interested in this role please contact Peter Dolor (Service Manager for WAAS) on 07899686312 or peter.dolor@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk

Benefits

In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance. These include home working (dependent on service need) and a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays. 

In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops, and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities are also offered.

Richmond and Wandsworth are currently reviewing our pay, reward and benefits framework, in partnership with Trade Union colleagues. We are developing different options that make sure we have a fair and transparent system in place.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Closing Date: 11:59pm on Sunday 16th August 2020

Shortlisting Date: Week beginning 24th August 2020

Interview date/s post: Week beginning 7th September 2020

Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change.

More detailed information about the posts and its requirements are contained in the Job Description and Person Specification accompanying this advertisement.

For further information or to discuss any aspect of these posts please contact Tara Midgen (Principal Educational Psychologist, Henrietta Ogbonna, Theodora Theodoratou, Helen Upton or Colin King (Senior Educational Psychologists) on 020 8871 8744 or Peter Dolor (Service Manager for the Wandsworth Autism Advisory Service) on 020 8871 7958.

Equality Statement

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information:

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).

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