Educational Psychologist

Location
Elmwood Place, Smiths Wood, Solihull, B36 0UG
Salary
£39,359 - £48,211 (plus 3 SPA)
Posted
03 Sep 2018
Closes
30 Sep 2018
Job Ref
SOL000002346
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time
Soulbury Salary A3-8 (£39,359 - £48,211) plus up to 3 SPAs

After a successful first round of recruitment, Solihull CEPS is looking to appoint further Educational Psychologists to join the newly formed EP team. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an EP team values the transformative power of community psychology, applied research and professional practice that promotes social inclusion. In addition to building capacity in schools and families, you will be contributing to the leadership and development of a range of strategic initiatives across the borough, including the social inclusion strategy for Solihull. Opportunities to develop a specialist area of psychological practice will be supported through CPD and supervision.

We are looking for reflective psychologists who are commitment to working systemically with children, young people, schools and their families. 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. Applications are welcomed from qualified EPs as well as trainee EPs who are due to qualify in September 2019.

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, 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 halit.hulusi@solihull.gov.uk

Interviews Date: Friday 12 October 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.

Supporting documents
JDPS Educational Psychologist (July 18).docx

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