Maingrade Educational Psychologists

Educational Services
London Borough of Lewisham

Job Ref: CYP-19-037

Job type: full-time 35 hours

Closing date: Sunday 6 October 2019

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary: Soulbury EP Scale A 3 – 8 (plus up to 3 SPA points)

Together with families, we will improve the lives and life chances of the children and young people in Lewisham

The role

We are an especially friendly, collaborative and enthusiastic team of Educational Psychologists. New colleagues feel very welcomed and you will have the opportunity to be the kind of EP you want to be.

We are based in Kaleidoscope, an award winning children’s centre, working alongside 23 different teams, which provides opportunities for exciting multi-disciplinary working.

Lewisham is a great place to live, work and visit, located in south east London, with a diverse community which is passionate about retaining local services.  Lewisham has great transport links, being only a 20 minute commute from Central London. 5 minutes away from Kaleidoscope is the wonderful Ladywell Fields and within the local area there is a growing hub of activity with independent bars and quirky cafes.

The Lewisham Educational Psychology Team has an excellent reputation which is reflected by high levels of buy back from schools, social care and health. We are a dynamic and creative service with a wide range of innovative practice, including joint working with the Virtual School and the Communications Clinic, developing Mindfulness practice in schools, playing a key role in the Roots of Empathy programme. Exciting CPD opportunities are frequently available and currently colleagues are training in VIG. We have close links with the Doctoral training course at University East London and each year support trainee placements within the team. As a Trailblazer area Lewisham’s EPT will play a crucial role in establishing Mental Health Support Teams.

The newly appointed main grade EPs will provide targeted early intervention services working closely with schools as a Link EP as well as working with early years settings, using a consultative style of delivery and providing statutory assessments. Currently the majority of the work for permanent colleagues is focussed on early intervention work.


4th floor, Kaleidoscope, Lewisham, SE6 4JF.

What we’re looking for

The successful candidates will be HCPC registered Educational Psychologists with a clear commitment to applying psychology to improve life chances for all children and young people.  We are seeking EPs who are enthusiastic, creative and flexible, with excellent interpersonal skills, who can demonstrate a reflective approach to practice and are highly professional.

We would be happy to consider applications from 3rd year Trainee Educational Psychologists.

In return, we’ll offer excellent development opportunities, plus a range of benefits that includes a career average pension scheme, flexible working and the opportunity to make a real difference to our local community.

Salary details

Soulbury EP Scale A 3 – 8 (plus up to 3 SPA points)

We pay enhanced London allowance

Further information

Lewisham Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

We value diversity and welcome applications from all backgrounds.

The post is subject to a DBS.

For a full job description and person specification, and for further information about the recruitment process, please click on the links below.

To apply please click on 'apply for job' at the top of the page.

Closing date

Sunday 6 October 2019 at 11:59pm.

Interview Date: Thursday 17 October 2019

The Council reserves the right to close adverts early if there is a large response.


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