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Senior Educational Psychologist

Employer
Warwickshire County Council
Location
Warwickshire
Salary
£60,160 - £67,706 per annum
Closing date
24 Jun 2024
Reference
RA0006080

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

Job Details

 

About the Team 

 

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. 

 

About the Role 

 

Senior Educational Psychologists East and North Area:

 

You will support the EPS leadership with specific strategic and management assignments to extend the leadership of the Educational Psychology Service, working proactively to ensure value added outcomes for children and young people (CYP) as part of the wider Education Strategy. We welcome applicants with a minimum of five years, experience working full time (although 0.8FTE would be considered).

 

You will take the lead within a geographical area for service delivery, supervision and line management of the area team.

 

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 Requirements

 

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. 

 

For further information please see the Job Description and Person Specification.

 

Working for Warwickshire – This is the difference you make 

 

Warwickshire County Council is a place where everyone feels?valued, included, safe, supported,?and?welcome. Our people are at the heart of this vision, could you be one of them!? 

 

At Warwickshire County Council we are committed to ensuring Warwickshire’s economy is vibrant and supported by the right jobs, training, skills and infrastructure.  Our people vision for Warwickshire County Council is a great place to work where diverse and talented people are enabled to be their best.  

 

Your future matters to us, we provide a generous pension scheme which includes an employer contribution rate of typically around 19 percent per month, to help support your financial security during retirement. The scheme also offers a valuable package of benefits for members and their dependants. To find out more please visit: Warwickshire Pension Fund homepage – Warwickshire Pension Fund'   

 

The benefits we offer include agile working, a valuable part of the pay and reward package for employees working in local government, generous annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays and an additional day at Christmas, and access to Vivup benefits and discounts platform.  

Click here to view the benefits at Warwickshire County Council. 

 

Additional Information 

 

Warwickshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Please be advised successful applicants will be subject to a range of pre-engagement checks, including a relevant Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS). In accordance with the DBS code of practice and our own policy, should an individual have a declared criminal offence an individual assessment will be completed. Warwickshire County Council adheres to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. 

 

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 24th of June 2024.

Interview date: W/C Monday 1st of July 2024.

 

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 is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce. 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

Accreditations

Company info
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Telephone
01926 41 8125
Location
HR Service Centre
Shire Hall
Warwick
Warwickshire
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