Principal Educational Psychologist
We are looking for an innovative and enthusiastic Principal Educational Psychologist to lead our Community Educational Psychology Service (CEPS). The service was launched in September 2019 and takes educational psychology beyond the traditional SEND remit.
Following a reshape of education services to hold children and young people at the heart of our work, this is an exciting time to join Solihull and you will have many opportunities to develop strategic and operational practice aimed at improving the lives of those living in the borough.
You will be working in a vibrant, positive local authority where young people, schools and families value the contribution that Educational Psychologists make to outcomes for children and young people and where professional autonomy and cutting edge practice is celebrated.
The service comprises of two Senior EPs, 10 EPs, two Assistant Psychologists and two trainee EPs. We are also thrilled to be working with SOLAR, our CAMHS service, to provide placements for two Systemic Family Therapists and two CBT therapists this year to complement our highly skilled and creative team and support our development of systemic family therapy practice, for which we are engaging in an ambitious course of CPD with Park View Clinic.
We are committed to promoting professional development at all levels. We value research and we will support colleagues to work towards publication of their research and professional practice.
Solihull CEPS is part of the SEND 0-25 Service, a friendly and highly supportive service where collaboration and peer supervision are actively encouraged. We are currently implementing our Smarter Ways of Working and our aim is to balance the needs of our employees with service delivery and, for the majority of our roles, to enable people to be able to work remotely wherever possible.
You will also benefit from our generous terms and conditions:
- Generous annual leave allocation plus 8 bank holidays and the opportunity to buy up to 10-days additional leave per year
- Flexible working, including flexi leave up to 15 days per year, agile and home working arrangements
- Payment of HCPC registration fees
- Access to our Employee Assistance Programme – a 24 hour independent, free and confidential advice and support service
- Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
- Employee benefits including a staff discount card
You will have a post graduate qualification in Educational Psychology (or equivalent) and be HCPC registered with significant experience, including management experience, of working at a senior level in an Educational Psychology service.
For an informal discussion please contact Charlotte Jones, Head of SEND on 0121 704 6690.
Closing date: 19th December 2021
Interviews will be held w/c 3rd January 2021
This post will require a Disclosure and Barring check. Please note we do not accept CVs. Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and a commitment to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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