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Educational Psychologist - Ref: CH01524

Walsall Council
Soulbury Scale A 5-8 + 3 SPAs £46,755 - £57,544
Closing date
30 Jun 2024

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Educational Psychologists - Ref: CH01524
Contract: full time, permanent, (TEPs in Y2 or Y3 and part time applicants will be considered)
Salary: £50,627 – £61,848 (Scale A 3-11, including up to 3 SPA points; min. point 5 or above based on experience)

Walsall EPS is situated within the SEND and Inclusion Service with strong links within the wider Access and Inclusion Service, including Early Years, and Virtual School, as well as health and social care colleagues. Agile working allows for flexibility, but our office base is accessed frequently by the team providing opportunities for peer supervision and support.

Walsall Educational Psychology Service is a creative and extremely supportive service looking to recruit qualified Educational Psychologists or trainees in Y2 or Y3, to expand our existing team and contribute to the exciting development of the service. A number of positions are available.

We are continuing to develop our traded service and are delivering a balance of different areas of work. Walsall EPS is commissioned to deliver statutory work, where we are introducing a model of ‘advice through co-production’ to reduce the need for extended written reports. We also provide core work (including Early Years, critical incident support and support for vulnerable children and young people with EHCPs) and a range of traded psychological services to schools and settings where demand for the service remains high. We deliver the Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) programme to schools across the borough and are involved in the delivery of Mental Health Support Teams (MHSTs). We would welcome applicants who would like to support in these areas as well as with new initiatives (such as MELSA and SCERTS, for example). Walsall Council recognises the value of Educational Psychology at an operational and strategic level, and we are seeking to increase our capacity to meet the growing demand.

Walsall EPS is a dynamic service with lots of exciting opportunities and advantages, including:

  • protected time to develop areas of specialism
  • the opportunity for all Educational Psychologists to contribute to service development initiatives and central training
  • access to a range of professional development activities, including a programme of team CPD/development days
  • working in a centrally based service with a strong team identity and regular opportunities for peer support
  • regular professional and peer supervision
  • free parking and a central office base
  • access to excellent admin support
  • laptop and smartphone with excellent ICT support
  • a flexi-time system and agile working
  • generous annual leave
  • a commitment to supporting work-life balance via transparent allocation systems

All applicants must hold the relevant professional qualification and be registered with the HCPC (or be eligible on completion of qualification).

For an informal discussion or to find out more please contact:

Sam Samra, Principal Educational Psychologist:

Cherelle McDonald, Senior Educational Psychologist:

View Job Description and Employee Specification

Important note: When completing your online application form, you will be asked to enter supporting information. You must enter a detailed supporting information statement describing how your skills, abilities and experience meet the specific criteria included in the employee specification. If you do not include a supporting information statement, you will not be shortlisted. Please also ensure that you complete the work history and qualifications sections of your application form. Please do not add a CV as we do not accept them. Please see our Information for Applicants leaflet for further information.

Closing date: 30th June 2024

This is a rolling advert and interviews may take place before the closing date for applicants who meet the specified criteria.

This post is covered by the Government’s Code of Practice on the English Language Fluency Duty for public sector workers. The post holder will be required to communicate verbally with customers and provide advice and/or information in accurate spoken English.

Walsall Council takes seriously the responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all the children, young people and adults entrusted to our care and it is our expectation that all staff will share this commitment. Completion of an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check is a requirement for this role.

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