Senior Educational Psychologist
Senior Educational Psychologist
Soulbury Salary B3-7 (£49,175 - £54,586)
Plus up to 3 SPAs
The Solihull Community EP team is continuing to grow and we are looking to appoint a further Senior Educational Psychologist to join the newly formed EP team. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a team of psychologists that 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.
We are looking for reflective psychologists who are commitment to working systemically with children, young people, schools and their families. You will also need experience of leading strategic activities or task and finish groups, experience of supervising psychologists and/or other professionals, in addition to experience of trading psychology across a range of concepts.
As a Senior EP, you will also take up a strategic specialist lead across the borough; a range of which are available and will be considered at interview.
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. You will also need current registration as Practitioner Psychologist with the Health & Care Professions Council.
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, protected personal CPD time and access to 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 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.
Interviews to be held on Monday 25th February 2019.
Informal enquiries to: Dr Halit Hulusi, Principal Educational Psychologist (07747 768342) or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note we do not accept CVs.
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.
This post requires the following Disclosure and Barring check: DBS Enhanced Adults & Childrens.
Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and a commitment 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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