Educational Psychologist

Location
Warwickshire County Wide
Salary
£42,075 - £56,554 per annum
Posted
11 Jan 2022
Closes
07 Feb 2022
Job Ref
RA0003119
Contract Type
Permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

Educational Psychologists

Soulbury Scale A  3-8 plus up to 3 SPAs

 

Warwickshire Educational Psychology Service (EPS) is a community focussed service, which strives for inclusion by removing barriers.  We have continued to grow and further develop our offer, despite the COVID-19 context, and have maintained our well-founded reputation for supporting settings and other services.  We have developed innovative ways of delivering support to parents/carers, children/young people, schools and other settings and continue to focus on gaining positive outcomes for Warwickshire’s children, young people and families. 

We are a large, vibrant and strong service of over forty EPs working across five teams in three geographical areas, and accessible to over 250 education providers. Each team is led by a Senior Educational Psychologist.  All schools have a named link EP and the range of work undertaken across teams is hugely varied. We have increasing strategic engagement, with commissions from within the local authority, with Warwickshire’s range of ‘education providers’ and with other settings.

Across Warwickshire we have a number of full time or part time posts available. We would also welcome applications from Trainee Educational Psychologists.

We place a high value on work-life balance.  We provide an established programme of professional supervision through line management and peer approaches. We can offer a range of generic and specialist work within the 0-25 age range in all types of educational setting. We have very successfully developed a range of flexible and virtual working practices and all EPs are issued with a Surface Pro to support this.

EPs in Warwickshire say:  ‘I have always felt welcomed, actively included and supported….’, ‘my professional skills go from strength to strength’, ‘I love the range of opportunities open to all: virtual school, trauma informed and attachment aware training, neurodevelopment team in CAMHs, In Year Fair Access’,  ‘this EPS stands out to me because of the cohesive nature of the teams’, ‘I like the flexibility of work, and of working’, ‘the consultative emphasis of the service,  using tools such as Circle of Adults’.

Would you like to join us?

  • If you want to be challenged to apply educational psychology to facilitate and coach improved outcomes across a variety of traded and statutory clients;
  • If you want to work in a supportive, flexible, responsive, and ethically driven working environment; and,
  • If you want to work in partnership with EP colleagues and others on a range of projects of interest, then please apply!

Key Skills and Experience: We need motivated, enthusiastic, skilled, creative and successful EPs able to improve outcomes for children, young people and families through individual, group, and system level activity, and through research and project work. You need to be a reflective practitioner, resilient, solution orientated, and an excellent communicator.  You must be HCPC registered, awaiting confirmation of HCPC registration, or on a recognised professional educational psychology training course. 

Please see the Job Description & Person Specification.

Additional Information

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

For further details of working within Warwickshire EPS please contact:

Tracey Underwood – Interim Principal Educational Psychologist on

01926 742921 or traceyunderwood@warwickshire.gov.uk.

 

The deadline for applications is midnight Monday 7th February 2022.  Interviews will commence the week of Monday 14th of February 2022.

 

 

To apply for this vacancy please click on the 'Apply' button.

Our method of application is online, please note, CV’s should not be submitted unless asked to do so.

If you are unable to apply using the 'Apply' button please contact the Recruitment Centre on hrandpayroll@warwickshire.gov.uk  including your contact details and any relevant screenshots.

You will be notified of our shortlisting decision via email, so please check your email on a regular basis after submitting your application.

As part of being a Disability Confident employer we guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post. By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean that you must provide us with evidence in your application form which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required for each competence, as well as meeting any of the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential in the person specification.

Should you require application forms in an alternative format / language or any adjustments to be made throughout the application process or upon appointment, please contact hrandpayroll@warwickshire.gov.uk  and we will make every effort to meet your specific requirements.

Warwickshire County Council (WCC) is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce, this is because we really understand the importance of different voices, experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds within our workforce. Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. WCC has a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for employees who hold these and other identities. See more.