Educational Psychologist

Elmwood Place, Smiths Wood, Solihull, B36 0UG
£39,359 - £48,211 (plus 3 SPA)
11 May 2018
12 Jun 2018
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Solihull Community Educational Psychology Service (CEPS)

Educational Psychologist
Soulbury Salary Scale A 3-8 (plus up to 3 SPA) £39,359 - £48,211

Solihull CEPS is looking to appoint an Educational Psychologist to work with the newly appointed Principal EP to design, develop and implement a new model of Community Educational Psychology. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a Local Authority that values the transformative power of psychology, applied research and practice that promotes social inclusion.

Initially, we are looking to appoint an EP to work as part of the CEP team. The EP will work closely with the PEP and Senior EPs to establish the new model of service delivery. Further EP appointments will be made once the team has established its traded function.

You will need an Honours degree in Psychology (or equivalent) recognised by the British Psychological Society as well as recognised postgraduate training and a qualification in Educational Psychology. Demonstrable experience of working effectively with children and young people who have additional or very complex needs is also essential.

You will also have great communication skills, developed interpersonal skills and awareness in working with clients, other professionals and colleagues as well as excellent analytical skills, including psychological formulation skills.

Solihull CEPS is part of the integrated SEND 0–25 Service, a friendly and highly supportive service where collaboration and peer supervision are actively encouraged. In addition to being part of this exciting new venture, you will also benefit from the following:

• Generous annual leave allocation (up to 34 days and 8 Bank Holidays)
• 6 sessions of whole service CPD a year and protected personal CPD time and access to a CPD budget
• Flexible working, including flexi leave up to 13 days per year, agile and home working arrangements
• The opportunity to buy up to 10 days additional leave per year
• Access to our Employee Assistance Programme – a 24 hour independent, free and confidential advice and support service
• Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
• Employee benefits including Childcare Vouchers and a staff discount card
Solihull CEPS has strong links with both local and national educational psychology training courses and is committed to purposeful CPD and promoting research in practice. The new team will be supported to work towards publication and dissemination of their professional practice and research.

For an informal discussion please contact Dr Halit Hulusi, Principal Educational Psychologist (07747 768342) or

Closing Date: 10th June 2018
Interviews Date: 25th June 2018

An enhanced DBS check for regulated activity with children and adults will be required.

This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.

Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk, and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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