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Educational Psychologist x 1.5 posts - Build My Future Team

Salary: Soulbury A Scale 3-6, plus up to 3 SPA points
Job reference: EJR008361
Application closing date: 26/02/2018

Fixed term contract for 20 months

Part time and job share applications welcome

Do you feel passionate about working with children, young people and families?  Would you like to be part of an innovative team that spans across different disciplines and agencies?  If so, we could be just the team for you!

We are looking for educational psychologies who want to be part of a new and dynamic newly formed non statutory team. You would hold a small case load working intensively with children, young people and their family and their professional networks.

We are very excited that an opportunity has risen for an enthusiastic and highly committed individual to work within a new multi-agency Building My Future (BMF) team that is currently being formed.  BMF is a programme funded for two years which aims to build on the concept of targeted support set out in Putting Children First (2016).  The project aims to build evidence and identify what works with vulnerable Children and Young People (CYP) aged 11 to 25 years.  Working as an autonomous practitioner but part of a multi-agency team, the post will involve providing assessment and intervention packages for young people at risk of exclusion in mainstream schools.  The aim is to improve their health and mental health outcomes as well as enable successful transitions to adulthood.  The specific cohort is children and young people with autism, Asperger's, specific or general learning difficulties and who have behaviour and/or mental health issues.

The Educational Psychologist role consists of:

  • using psychological models and interventions to help meet the needs of children, young people and their families who are referred to the BMF team, with a particular focus on their developmental needs in educational contexts and wider family and community systems
  • supporting the multidisciplinary work of the Children and Families division in order to promote the social, emotional and educational development of 0 - 25 year olds
  • being part of a multidisciplinary team that creates a sustainable and responsive model of early identification, intervention and support, centred on the needs of the most vulnerable, that keeps children safe, prevents family and school breakdown, promotes empowerment through co-production and leads to transition to independent living.

Our service is highly valued by our local health and non-health partners.  We enjoy a good national reputation for innovative practices / services.

The post holder will be based at Carmelita House, 21-22 The Mall, W5 2PJ (the service reserves the right to require the post holder to work and be based at any other settings with mutual agreement).

This is a fixed term contract for 20 months and we are looking for a team player with a good range of experience working with vulnerable children and young people.  You will need to have excellent communication skills and any experience in working within a multidisciplinary team and multi-agency collaboration will be an advantage.  Are you the one we are looking for?

For further information about this position please telephone or visit us informally by contacting Oliver Francis, Building My Future team manager, on 020 8825 7028 or via email FrancisO@ealing.gov.uk or John Miller, Head of SEND and Educational Psychology on 020 8825 9091 or via email jmiller@ealing.gov.uk

Ealing council is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Ealing follows safer recruitment practices to protect children and vulnerable adults.  The post holder will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

This post is subject to Ealing's enhanced vetting process.

This role is deemed customer facing and as such you must have a command of spoken English which is sufficient to enable you to effectively perform the role.  This requirement relates to Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016.

When applying, please tick 'yes' when asked if you have an HCPC registration.  This is an error on our system.

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