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Assistant Educational Psychologists

Employer: Wokingham Borough Council
Salary: Soulbury Scale point 1: £30,166 per annum
Location: Bulmershe Leisure Centre, Shute End/Home Working
Contract: Contract
Working Pattern: Job-Share
Hours: 35 hours per week.
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 17/06/2021 at 23:00
Reference: 712047

Assistant Educational Psychologists: Mental Health Support Team

Location: Wokingham

Salary: Soulbury Scale 1: Assistant EP £30,166

Full Time Post

2 x 15 month fixed term contract.

Wokingham Borough Council, in partnership with Berkshire Healthcare NHS has recently launched the Mental Health Support Team (MHST). This new model of support aims to help local children and young people, with mild to moderate mental health difficulties, get the help they need at the earliest opportunity. The MHST sits within Wokingham's Educational Psychology Service (EPS).

We are looking for two Assistant Educational Psychologists to work within the team. Other team members include: Senior Educational Psychologist; Clinical Psychologist; Education Mental Health Practitioners; Wellbeing Outreach Worker and administrator.

Key responsibilities of the post will include working closely with the Mental Health Support Team in order to:

  • Support the development, implementation and evaluation of a consistent approach to Emotional Based School Avoidance across mainstream and secondary schools.
  • Support staff and pupil audits of well-being and contribute to actions to provide targeted support.
  • Co-facilitate training and workshops to school staff and parents/carers aimed at developing confidence and competence in meeting emotional needs of CYP.
  • Co-facilitate group interventions aimed at supporting pupils' emotional well-being.
  • Support the development of communication materials informing school communities and other professionals about MHST services.
  • Contribute at solution-focused meetings to support CYP and their families.
  • Attend appropriate training as organised by the EPS and MHST.
  • Contribute to effective safeguarding of CYP.

The success applicants will have a degree in Psychology at a 2.1 level or above and experience of working with children and young people.

Closing date 17th June 2021.

Interviews: Week commencing 21st June 2021.

Please contact Jackie Wood 07801664377 for an informal discussion about this role.

Wokingham Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, other workers and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates for this role will be subject to Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks along with other relevant employment checks.

Wokingham is an equal opportunities employer.


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