Educational Psychologist

Location
Warwick, Rugby or Bedworth
Salary
Soulbury EP Scale 3 - 8 (£39,359 to £48,211) plus up to 3 SPA points
Posted
25 Jul 2018
Closes
12 Sep 2018
Job Ref
WARW000004355
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Standard

About Us

Warwickshire EPS is a large and vibrant service with a strong local and national reputation in a county full of culture and activity. The service is divided into five area teams located in three bases. Each team is led and managed by a Senior EP and has excellent admin support. 


As a secure and growing service we are able to invest in high quality CPD for our staff, offering numerous opportunities to develop both their skills and their careers. We have strong links with a number of universities which helps us to keep a skilled and well-informed workforce of Senior EPs, Specialist Senior EPs, experienced EPs, Trainee EPs, Assistant EPs and psychology undergraduates on placement. The EPS is part of Warwickshire’s Vulnerable Learners team of specialist teachers and other professionals and works particularly closely with the SENDAR Service under joint leadership arrangements. 


Being a member of Warwickshire EPS offers: 
• The opportunity to work in a strongly inclusive county alongside a range of specialist professions dedicated to raising inclusion 
• Membership of a friendly, lively and proactive EP service with a positive outlook and strong local and national reputation. 
• High quality supervision and opportunities to develop specialist expertise 
• Excellent individual and whole service CPD including the opportunity to gain additional qualifications 
• A dedicated business support team 
• Flexible and family friendly working arrangements including a working at home policy 
• Modern offices and good technological support including smart phone / iPhone, iPad / laptop

The Role

Warwickshire EPs have a very varied and interesting range of work. In addition to their allocated geographic patch where they work in support of all children, young people, families and their educational settings all of our EPs undertake an interesting range of activities and are encouraged to develop specialisms. Current specialisms include Youth Justice, SEMH, Autism, Critical Incidents, Fostering & Adoption, Post 16, ISPs, Cognition & Learning, Early Years and many more. Individual and small teams of EPs undertake a wide range of training and action research projects and we constantly review and refresh our practice. There is a high demand for educational psychology services from the Local Authority looking for strategic support as it implements a strongly inclusive agenda. In addition almost all Warwickshire schools and colleges subscribe to our services as do a number of educational establishments in neighbouring LAs and quite a few independent providers.

We are primarily looking for staff to join either our North or East based teams although we would be happy to consider the successful applicant joining any one of our three area bases; North Warwickshire (just outside Coventry), East (Rugby) or Centre South (Warwick). 

Key Requirements

We are looking for enthusiastic, skilled and creative EPs committed to improving outcomes for children, young people and families across Warwickshire to join our dynamic team. We would be delighted to hear from both experienced EPs and colleagues in the second or third year of doctoral training.

To discuss this post please contact: 


Dr Helen Kendall, PEP & SEND Manager, helenkendall@warwickshire.gov.uk 01926 742921 
Tracey Underwood, SEP, traceyunderwood@warwickshie.go.uk, 02476 368885 
Sarah Bowe, SEP, sarahbowe@warwickshire.gov.uk, 02476 368885

Closing Date: 12 Sept 2018

Interview Date: 18 Sept 2018

To apply for this vacancy please click on the ‘Apply’ button.

Our method of application is online, you will also be required to upload a supporting statement of how you meet the essential criteria.

Please note, CV’s should not been submitted unless asked to do so.

If you are unable to apply using the 'Apply' button please contact the Recruitment Centre on recruitment@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 and WMJobs account on a regular basis after submitting your application.

Rewards & Benefits of working for Warwickshire

It really is true that every single job role here at Warwickshire County Council contributes to bettering the lives of the people in our County; we want to do this for our employees, too. We are proud of our strong flexible working culture, including the opportunity for flexibility on working hours, technology to support remote working (such as light laptops and phones where the role allows).

Time to recharge is so important; we provide a generous holiday allowance which rises as you remain in employment with us. You get all Bank and public holidays off, plus all staff are given an extra day of holiday over Christmas.

As if that wasn’t enough, you’ll also have access to membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, a host of enhanced family friendly policies and some of the very best Learning and Development training courses to support your ongoing development.

We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.

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