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Assistant Educational Psychologist

Employer
Telford & Wrekin Council
Location
Telford
Salary
£35228 - £39341 per annum
Closing date
18 Jun 2024
Reference
TW/TP/180/645

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

Job Details

37 hours per week.

Soulbury terms

Fixed Term Contract until August 2025.

Two vacancies.

Exciting opportunities have arisen for two Assistant Educational Psychologists to join our dynamic, friendly and supportive Educational Psychology team, dedicated to providing a high-quality EP service to our children, young people, families and schools. 

Successful candidates will be joining a creative and highly skilled team that is well-regarded and valued by schools and other strategic partners and services across Telford & Wrekin. You will benefit from a supportive senior leadership team committed to promoting the wellbeing of staff and work-life balance, ongoing training and development and practising in ways that are equitable, anti-racist and culturally responsive.   We have strong links with the Doctoral training courses and are committed to supporting Trainee Educational Psychologists on placement. 

Our team operates within the framework of a consultation model with an emphasis on solution-focused, person-centred and strengths-based practice. Our traded work with schools is varied and we have extended the EPS into the community through exciting working partnerships with Health and Social Care, allowing us to work directly with families through our award-winning collaboration with our Parent Carer Forum ‘PODs’ and alongside Strengthening Families colleagues supporting children and families to overcome barriers to attendance. As a team, we actively seek new and innovative ways of working to support young people and their families.  

You will be supporting our team of Educational Psychologists in delivering traded work to schools though a range of activities such as observation, consultation and implementation of intervention strategies. You will also support the Educational Psychology Service with delivery on a range of Local Authority project work our psychologists are involved in, including Early Years work, whole school emotional health and wellbeing work, ELSA training and support, SCERTS-informed observation, Emotion Coaching, community based parent support groups and supporting delivery of our Autism Strategy.

You will be required to have a degree in psychology recognised by the British Psychological Society. You will also need to demonstrate relevant experience working with children and young people to promote wellbeing and progress, and be able to demonstrate an understanding of linking psychological theory and approaches to working with children and their families, with a particular focus on early childhood development and parent support. In addition, you will need to have highly developed communication and interpersonal skills along with knowledge of the context in which psychological services, schools and settings work. We encourage candidates to bring and share their understanding of anti-oppressive EP practices.

This post will provide an excellent opportunity, and highly relevant experience, for any candidates considering a career in Educational Psychology and an application for the professional doctorate courses.

We offer:

  • A strong and highly regarded EPS which provides opportunities for varied types of work. See http://www.telfordeducationservices.co.uk/educationalpsychologyservice for more information.
  • Outstanding team support.
  • A well balanced approach to office and home working, enabling flexibility alongside extensive opportunity for relationship building and incidental peer supervision.
  • A Council whose Children’s Services were graded Outstanding in the most recent Ofsted Inspection 2020, and who were named Council of The Year at the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) Annual Service Awards 2021.

For any further information, please contact Co-Principal EPs Dr Meryl Newton meryl.newton@telford.gov.uk and Dr Jane Park jane.park@telford.gov.uk

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Closing date: tbc

Interview date: 25.06.2024.

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 At Telford & Wrekin Council, we know that having a diverse workforce is key to providing the best possible services to our community. We celebrate having a diverse and inclusive culture where people are able to be themselves at work, and everyone has a voice.

Posts working with children or vulnerable groups will be subject to an appropriate criminal records check. It is an offence to apply for a role that involves engaging in regulated activity with children and adults in vulnerable circumstances if you are barred from working with one or both of these groups.

We value our employees and offer staff rewards and plenty of opportunities for personal development and career progression including:

  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Automatic access to a secure, flexible and tax efficient Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Staff benefits and discounts including salary sacrifice schemes
  • Free on-site parking
  • Generous leave entitlement (24 days rising to 32 days) plus 8 bank holidays and an additional concessionary day
  • Free access to our employee assistance programme and confidential counselling
  • Flexible and mobile working policy - we are well adapted to a hybrid model of working which includes a combination of time spent in the office and at home – our approach is to promote greater level of flexible working around personal and family commitments

Find out further information about working at Telford & Wrekin Council including our full list of benefits.

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Telford & Wrekin Council is an award winning council, and we were recognised as Local Authority of the Year 2022 at the Municipal Journal Awards, and the Association for Public Service Excellence Council of the Year in 2021.

At Team Telford we work hard to protect, care and invest to create a better borough and our employees are at the heart of everything we do. Having the right people, with the right skills, in the right roles allows us to deliver the excellent services that residents and businesses on the borough expect from us. 

Our friendly and passionate teams are trusted by leaders and managers to deliver this ambition. We invest and nurture our workforce and support our employees to develop and thrive. The better we are the bigger difference we make to the people we serve. 

In return we also offer a great range of benefits including competitive salaries, flexible working hours and work arrangements, employee discounts, salary sacrifice schemes, a local government pension scheme and generous annual leave entitlement.

At Telford & Wrekin Council, we know that having a diverse workforce is key to providing the best possible services to our community. We celebrate having a diverse and inclusive culture where people are able to be themselves at work, and everyone has a voice and we know we are stronger and better connected as a result. 

We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and where our data shows that specific groups are under-represented within our workforce, our adverts will actively encourage applications from these groups.

We are also proud to be a Disability Confident Employer, committed to recruiting and retaining people with disabilities or other health conditions. You can find out more about this and our ‘guaranteed interview scheme’ here

You can also read more about our Recruitment and Selection Policy commitments and Recruitment of Ex-Offenders here

If you are unable to complete an online application form please contact the HR helpdesk on 01952 383601 or email hrhelpdesk@telford.gov.uk

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Telephone
01952 380000
Location
Telford & Wrekin Council
Darby House
Lawn Central
Telford
Shropshire
TF3 4JA
GB

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