Principal Educational Psychologist

Elmwood Place, Solihull
Soulbury B Salary Scale B10-13 £60,880 - £64,577 plus up to B16 £68,318 with 3 SPAs
14 Jan 2022
06 Feb 2022
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Are you a highly experienced and successful Senior Educational Psychologist or a Principal Educational Psychologist who is looking to lead services through an exciting and ambitious change programme which will significantly improve outcomes for vulnerable children and young people?

Do you have the innovation and enthusiasm to build upon the strength of our Community Educational Psychology Service (CEPS) and continue to take educational psychology beyond the traditional SEND remit to achieve better holistic outcomes for any child or young person with an additional need of help and support?

Following the reshape of our education services to hold children and young people at the heart of our work and the publication of our Additional Needs Strategy written by, and for, children and young people, this is an exciting time to join Solihull.

You will have many opportunities to develop strategic and operational practice 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 benefits package including:

  • 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.

Interviews will be held on Monday 14 February 2022.

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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