Description

Educational Psychologist

Ref: 26373

Location: Harrow Council

Directorate: People Services

Contract Type: Permanent

Working Hours: 36 hours

Closing Date: 04/07/2021

Interview Date: 12/07/2021 or 14/07/2021

Salary Range: Educational Psychologists Soulbury Scale (A) 3-8 depending on E.P. experience, plus up to 3x SPA points £42,075 - £56,554 per annum plus £2,157 Outer London Allowance. Previously awarded SPAs will be honoured.

Overview

The Educational Psychology Service has a history of working very closely and collaboratively with schools and other professional partners including through co-location with: the S.E.N. Assessment and Review Service, Children and Young Adults 0-25 Disabilities Service, Community Learning Disability Team, Children’s Sensory Team, Autistic Spectrum Teachers and Portage Home Visitors.  We have outstanding IT for our business needs.

The Educational Psychology Service is very well-regarded and as a result we have a high level of commissioned work across the Borough, increasing year-on-year.  This enables – alongside statutory and other Local Authority core work – EP contribution to SEN Support level assessment and consultation, organisational support and intervention, and community-based projects.  We are always developing our practice, and are currently strengthening our work as a Service in meeting the Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs of children and young people in Harrow.

We are a very positive, supportive and reflective team, which values individual strengths and interests as well as promoting team working and peer supervision.  We offer thorough induction to all who join us as well as flexible working and continued professional development.   

About us

Harrow Council is the 12th largest London borough by and one of the most culturally diverse local authorities in the UK, making it a great place to live, work and visit with a range of cultures, religions and opinions that come together to produce high achieving schools and a close and friendly community. Located 10 miles from the city centre and just 13 minutes to Euston from Harrow & Wealdstone station there are great transport links via the Metropolitan Line, Watford DC Line and national rail service. It is easily accessible to the M1, M25 and A406.

About you

To be qualified in or registered on the below:

  • Educational Psychology MSc or Doctorate, or to be currently completing Educational Psychology Doctorate training
  • HCPC Practitioner Psychologists registered or on the training programme

Other information

Preferred start date 1st September 2021, or as soon as possible.

We also welcome applications from Trainee Educational Psychologists (including those with a view to starting in September 2022)

Informal enquiries are welcome.  Please contact: Hugh Watson (Principal Educational Psychologist; hugh.watson@harrow.gov.uk), or Daniel Ruddock (Senior Educational Psychologist; daniel.ruddock@harrow.gov.uk), or Natasha Kalogeropoulou (Senior Educational Psychologist; natasha.kalogeropoulou@harrow.gov.uk), on 020 8051 8380

Support for candidates visit: Harrow.gov.uk 

Here at Harrow Council, the vision is one of 'Working together to make a difference for Harrow'

Important Note

Our staff are our greatest asset and therefore no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied which could have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender, reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity unless a Genuine Occupational Qualification applies.

Harrow is committed to making our recruitment practises barrier-free and as accessible as possible to everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format please contact us at resourcing@harrow.gov.uk

HARROW REDEPLOYEES WILL BE GIVEN PRIORITY CONSIDERATION

We particularly welcome female applicants, individuals under 25 years of age, those from the BAME community, LGBTQ+ applicants and disabled applicants, as they are under-represented within Harrow Council at this level. Appointment will always, however be made on merit.

Role Profile/Selection Criteria

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