Children and Education - Inclusion and Empowerment/Educational Psychology
Full time, permanent
Salary, £42,811 - £52,440 (plus up to 3 SPA points)
Following an increasing demand from schools and strategic project work in Wolverhampton, we are pleased to be recruiting an Educational Psychologist (EP) to join our strong, highly regarded and supportive team of EPs who are part of the wider Inclusion and Empowerment Service. Our team has grown significantly over recent years and includes, EPs, trainee EPs and assistant psychologists, with dedicated admin staff.
Our work is highly valued by the council, schools and other partners. We have a partly traded service and buy-in from schools is high. The growth of this has allowed us to work in very interesting and creative ways. Recently, the Council has made additional investment in the service to increase capacity in response to rising traded and statutory demand, to support pupil and school staff wellbeing during the coronavirus pandemic and also to contribute to Power 2, Wolverhampton’s innovative multi-disciplinary team to support adolescents at risk of exploitation.
The team are involved with strategic SEND and Inclusion development work, autism pathways, our virtual school and youth offending team. We are leading the development of a city-wide emotional and mental health network and training offer and are also involved in a regional trailblazer project to establish mental health support teams for schools.
This is an excellent opportunity for a creative and enthusiastic Educational Psychologist who is committed to inclusion, working with others, and using psychology to improve experiences and outcomes for children, young people and their families.
We are looking to appoint an Educational Psychologist who:
- is creative, enthusiastic and passionate about what applied psychology can achieve
- enjoys working with children, young people, their families and schools
- is able to build good relationships and work well with others
- can work as part of a supportive team
- is proactive, dynamic and flexible
- has great communication skills, both oral and written
- is committed to early identification, overcoming barriers, promoting inclusion and improving the lives and wellbeing of all children, young people and their families
- a supportive induction, regular high-quality supervision
- excellent peer support
- regular CPD and training opportunities
- a wide range of project work co-ordinated at a service level
- many opportunities for partnership working across the council
- a personal dynamic assessment toolkit
- excellent ICT facilities and a wonderful office space
- dedicated administrative support to the EP service
- opportunities to develop specialist interests
CLOSING DATE 18th September 20222
INTERVIEWS w/c 26th September
We welcome applications from Experienced Educational Psychologists, Newly Qualified Educational Psychologists and Trainee Educational Psychologists who are in their 3rd year of training on the doctoral course. You must be HCPC registered, awaiting confirmation of HCPC registration, or on a recognised professional educational psychology training course. An enhanced DBS check is required for this post.
For further information or an informal discussion about the role, please contact Emma Thornbery, Principal Educational Psychologist on 07971 837198 or
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