Soulbury Salary A3-8
Plus up to 3 SPAs
Full time - 37 hours per week.
The Solihull Community Educational Psychology Service (CEPS) was launched in September 2019. We now comprise 12 EPs, two Assistant Psychologists and 2 trainee EPs. Solihull MBC values the work of psychologists and we have strong strategic support to grow and develop our team.
Our role as Community EPs in Solihull takes us beyond a traditional SEND remit. In line with our vision, the whole team are developing their systemic family therapy practice by engaging in an ambitious course of CPD with Park View Clinic. We aspire to use this opportunity to develop our application of psychology with families, schools and the wider community. This year, our team continue to lead on the delivery of a borough wide evidence based interventions to meet the needs of children, young people and families who experience emotionally based school non-attendance, social and/or school exclusion. We are continuing to explore and co-construct what community psychology means to us and how we shape of model of service delivery.
We are looking for reflective psychologists who are committed to working eco-systemically with children, young people, schools and their families. We value diversity in practice and are looking for colleagues who will add to an already vibrant and creative team. As a new member of the team, you will be supported to develop and lead on a specialist area of psychological practice.
You will need an Honours degree in Psychology (or equivalent) recognised by the British Psychological Society, as well as recognised postgraduate training and a qualification in Educational Psychology. We are also interested in receiving applications from colleagues who are due to qualify in September 2022.
You must be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), or, in the case of trainee EP’s, expecting to have your registration confirmed following the completion of your recognised qualification in September 2022.
Solihull CEPS is part of the integrated SEND 0–25 Service, a friendly and highly professional service where collaboration and peer supervision are actively encouraged. All our EP’s are provided with 4G enabled Ipads to allow you to connect with colleagues wherever you are, and to strengthen our culture of accessibility and support.
We are currently implementing our Smarter Ways of Working. Our aim is to balance the needs of our employees with service delivery and, for the majority of our roles, to enable our people to be able to work remotely wherever possible, which may include working from the comfort of their own home. However, we also recognise the need to develop strong and supportive peer relationships in an increasingly agile working environment, and therefore, we also maintain a great social calendar, with regular activities and event for those who wish to get involved.
In addition, you will also benefit from the following:
- Generous annual leave allocation (up to 34 days and 8 Bank Holidays)
- Flexible working, including flexi leave up to 15 days per year, agile and home working arrangements
- Payment of HCPC registration fees
- The opportunity to buy up to 10 days additional leave per year
- 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
Informal enquiries to: Melissa Jones, Acting Principal Educational Psychologist firstname.lastname@example.org or to apply, please click on the link.
Interviews will take place during week commencing 7 February 2022.
Whilst this is a full time vacancy, requests for part time working would also be considered.
Please note we do not accept CVs.
An enhanced DBS Barred List check for working with children and adults will be required.
This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.
Solihull Council is proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit.
Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and is committed 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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