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Specialist Senior Educational Psychologist

Employer
Warwickshire County Council
Location
Warwick, Warwickshire
Salary
£50,584 - £55,921per annum
Closing date
4 Dec 2023
Reference
RA0005518

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Sector
Local Councils
Job Type
Education - non-schools based
Contract Type
Permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

Job Details

Specialist Senior Educational Psychologists

Soulbury Scale B, points 1-4 plus up to 3 SPA

 

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 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 looking for a highly skilled, enthusiastic and creative Specialist Senior EPs with a minimum of three years’ experience to work collaboratively with our leadership team and wider partners. We are seeking to fulfil specialist roles in the areas of SEMH, Early Years and Preparing for Adulthood. The post holder will also have a patch of schools.

We are a large, vibrant and strong service of over forty EPs. Each team is led by a Senior Educational Psychologist.  The breadth and range of work undertaken across the service is hugely varied. We contribute and take a lead in a range of strategic initiatives within the Local Authority such as:

 

  • Senior Mental Health Lead Training
  • Attachment Aware and Trauma Informed Schools Projects
  • Emotional Based School Avoidance Pathway
  • Building Inclusive Schools Project
  • Literacy for All Project

 

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 working practices and all EPs are issued with a Surface Pro to support this.

 

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.  An enhanced DBS check is required for this post.


For further information 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. 

 

The Fluency Duty is outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers. The Fluency Duty for this role is Required. You must be able to speak and provide advice in accurate spoken English to the public 

 

For further details of working within Warwickshire EPS please contact:

Tracey Underwood – Principal Educational Psychologist on

01926 742921 or traceyunderwood@warwickshire.gov.uk.

  

Closing date: midnight Monday 4th December 2023.

  

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. 

Company

As a local authority we take on a wide range of roles, whether we are providing specialist care and support to the most vulnerable in our communities, or championing Warwickshire as a choice for business through our work to promote economic growth and innovation.

Warwickshire is famous the world over as Shakespeare’s county— but that’s only half the story.  We’re also vibrant and modern. One of the fastest growing commercial regions in the UK, we’re home to many leading companies and developing exciting opportunities for everyone who lives and works here. 

WCC

We pride ourselves on being an innovative employer that like to encourage new ways of working. Likewise, our ability to make decisions quickly is as important to us as it is to our customers.

We work actively with partner organisations to deliver our core services:

  • Schools and Learning
  • Social Care and Health
  • Community Safety
  • Environment and Planning
  • Leisure and Tourism
  • Roads and Travel

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Telephone
01926 41 8125
Location
HR Service Centre
Shire Hall
Warwick
Warwickshire
CV34 4RL
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