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Educational Psychologist

RBWM

£40,859 - £49,870 (+up to 2 SPA points)

Windsor & Maidenhead

Permanent

Full Time

Enhanced

30/06/2019 at 23:59 PM

AFC000141-1906

RBWM

Vacancy Description

Covering the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead.

We are looking to appoint a skilful and creative educational psychologist to our highly valued service of psychologists (including trainees and assistant psychologists), working within the Inclusion Services which include therapists and behaviour support.

The successful applicant will provide the link for a small patch of schools across the borough, enabling a broad variety of work, using psychology creatively and ensuring children’s outcomes are always the central focus. There will also be opportunities for co-working with the Wellbeing team and other Early Help teams, to develop approaches that build resilience and improve the emotional wellbeing of our children/young people and their families.

The Educational Psychology Service has a highly successful track record of year on year demand for a range of services, from both schools and other agencies. By joining us you have the opportunity to be a part of developing creative solutions, training and interventions. We have strong links with a number of universities and are keen to promote innovative projects, including research developments to follow up specialist interests.

We welcome all applicants, including those in their final year of training. You will need a recognised post graduate qualification in Educational Psychology or will have this qualification in September 2019 and be able to meet the requirements for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council.

If you have a passion for making a positive difference, a keenness to improve the learning opportunities and emotional wellbeing for our children, this could be the perfect match for you.

Achieving for Children is an award-winning social enterprise created by Kingston and Richmond Councils in 2014, expanding into the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead in 2017. We are responsible for delivering the entirety of children’s services in all three local authorities.

Achieving for Children has been up and running for nearly five years, and in that time we have established a reputation as one of the leading children’s services providers in the country. We are one of the Department for Education’s eight ‘Partners in Practice’, tasked with leading improvement across the sector.

For an informal discussion please contact Alison Crossick, Service Principal Educational Psychologist, Rebecca Askew or Jane McFadyen Senior Educational Psychologists on 01628 796688 or email: edpsych@achievingforchildren.org.uk.

Benefits of working for Achieving for Children

As a social enterprise owned by three local authorities, we offer the freedoms of a social enterprise with the employment benefits of local government. We offer a range of excellent staff benefits, including generous annual leave entitlements, cycle to work scheme, annual season ticket loan, childcare vouchers, and discounts on a range of local shops, restaurants, gyms and leisure centres and much more.

 The successful candidate will have access to:

  • A friendly, supportive open-plan working environment.
  • An excellent record of collaboration between EPS, schools and other services.
  • Excellent induction package
  • Excellent learning and development opportunities, with a commitment to CPD, professional and personal development.
  • Regular group and reflective individual supervision
  • Good transport links to London and free parking facilities
  • A competitive and desirable retention package (to include a generous local government pension scheme)
  • Retention of continuous service benefits, for those moving from a local government post
  • A clear progression path when key qualification milestones are reached.

You will find out more about our organisation at https://www.achievingforchildren.org.uk/

Before applying please refer to the role profile and ensure you meet the essential criteria. You will then need to complete the online application, adding a supporting statement addressing how you meet the criteria outlined on the role profile.

Closing date: 30 June 2019

Interviews: 1 July 2019

Achieving for Children is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be required to undertake a Criminal Record Check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. However, should you not declare an offence that is subsequently revealed, e.g. through the DBS check, then this may place your appointment in jeopardy.

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