Educational Psychologists

Location
Elmwood Place, Smiths Wood, Solihull, B36 0UG
Salary
£42,075 - £51,538 (plus 3 SPA) pro rata
Posted
04 Feb 2021
Closes
03 Mar 2021
Job Ref
SOL000003731
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

Educational Psychologists (3 posts)

Soulbury Salary A3-8

Plus up to 3 SPAs

The Solihull Community EP team was launched in September 2019 and now comprises of 11 EPs, two Assistant EPs and 2 trainee EPs. Solihull MBC values the work of psychologists and we are being encouraged to grow our team.   We are now looking to appoint 3 further Educational Psychologists.

Our role as Community EPs in Solihull takes us beyond a traditional SEND remit and into creative applied psychology territory.  Our EPs have a designated time allocation to take a lead and develop a specialist area of psychological practice.  This year, key areas of activity include leading on the delivery of a highly successful Youth Endowment Fund grant with colleagues from Youth Offending.  We have also developed and been commissioned to deliver a borough wide evidence based intervention to meet the needs of children, young people and families who experience emotionally based school non-attendance.  

We are looking for reflective psychologists who are committed to applying community psychology practices by working eco-systemically with children, young people, schools and their families. We value diversity in practice and are looking for colleagues who will add to an already vibrant and creative team.

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.  We are also interested in receiving applications from colleagues who are due to be qualified this year.

Applicants must be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), or, in the case of trainee EP’s, expecting to have their registration confirmed following the completion of their recognised training course.

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 15 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 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.

Informal enquiries to: Dr Halit Hulusi, Principal Educational Psychologist (07747 768342) or halit.hulusi@solihull.gov.uk

Interviews will be held on Friday 12th March 2021 and will take place using a secure video conferencing platform.  

An enhanced DBS barred list check for working 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 (SOL3731).docx

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