Educational Psychologist

Location
Wolverhampton
Salary
£40,949 - £50,159
Posted
08 Aug 2019
Closes
01 Oct 2019
Job Ref
WLV000002664
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
See advert details
Hours
Full-Time

Salary: Soulbury A Scale: pts 3-8 (plus up to 3 SPA points).  £40,949 - £55,040    

Our mission is to work together to improve the lives of children, young people and families in Wolverhampton by promoting inclusion, helping to overcome barriers, and enabling positive participation for all.

We want a new Educational Psychologist to join us and to help achieve this. We welcome applications from those currently in their final year of training to become an Educational Psychologist.

EPs are part of an Inclusion Support Service which has grown significantly over recent years, and includes EPs, trainee EPs, assistant psychologists, a counselling psychologist, therapeutic support staff, SEN support specialist teachers, and dedicated admin staff.

We have a strong commitment to training and CPD. EPs access regular whole service CPD days, twilight sessions, and are able to go on courses and conferences that are linked to their own personal development targets. All EPs receive regular, high quality supervision, and we use coaching approaches within a peer supervision framework.         

We have a strong tradition of working closely with colleagues in health and social care services. We are part of a Children’s Services directorate that was graded “good” by OFSTED. Across Children’s Services we are embedding Restorative Practice as a way of working with children, young people, families, and with each other. All staff receive Restorative Justice Council certified training as restorative practitioners.      

 Our services are highly valued by schools. We have a partly traded service and buy-in from schools is high. The growth of this has allowed EPs to work in more interesting and creative ways.

We value research, development and innovation. All EPs contribute to service development through focused project work. We have good links with universities in Birmingham and Wolverhampton.

 City of Wolverhampton was named Local Authority of the Year in the 2017 MJ Awards, and won another three awards. We were highly commended for our Children’s Services.

We are looking to appoint creative and innovative practitioners who are professionally qualified or are working towards completion of professional training in educational psychology, who can inspire and motivate others about benefits of applied psychology and who are able to work with autonomy within a multi-agency context.

For further information / informal discussion about these roles please contact Rob Hart (Principal Educational Psychologist), Elaine Perry (Senior Educational Psychologist), Michael Lane (Senior Educational Psychologist) or Huw Williams (Senior Educational Psychologist) on 01902 555934, or email: robert.hart@wolverhampton.gov.uk

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