Principal Educational Psychologist

Location
Worcestershire
Salary
Soulbury B points 6 to 9 (with an opportunity to apply for 3 additional SPA points) £56,554 to £63,3
Posted
26 Feb 2021
Closes
21 Mar 2021
Job Ref
#23839
Contact
Worcestershire Children First Social Work Recruitment Team
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Flexible hours
Hours
Full-Time

Principal Educational Psychologist for Worcestershire Children First: Soulbury B points 6 to 9 (with an opportunity to apply for 3 additional SPA points) £56,554 to £63,323* indicative

37 hours

Permanent

Worcestershire Children First is an independent, wholly owned council company created by Worcestershire County Council to deliver children’s services to our communities. The company was launched in October 2019 and has a single focus on children and young people. The Educational Psychology Service is part of the Education and Early Help Directorate and is looking to expand to meet the growing demand in schools, early years settings and further education settings.

The values of the company which are clearly evident in our day to day work are:

Children at our heart:     We will keep children at the heart of everything we do

Value family life: We will support and empower parents to care for their own children well

Quality education for all: We will value education as the best start in life for all children

Protection from harm: We will act in a professional and timely way to protect children from harm

The Educational Psychology Service is a supportive and collaborative team with a strong solution focused approach and an emphasis on professional growth and development. The team make a significant and effective contribution to the Education Health and Care Needs Assessment process and enjoy a positive working relationship with the SEND casework team. Additional work from the team which contributes to Worcestershire Children First’s strategic aims includes support to the Virtual School, strategic developments with Alternative Provision and Exclusions and a focus on building the capacity of schools supporting children who are anxious. Our traded offer from the Educational Psychology team is well received and continues to grow as settings experience the positive difference psychologists make to child and setting level outcomes.

 

Our educational psychologists work closely with specialist teaching colleagues in the Sensory Impairment Team, Complex Communication Needs Team, Learning Support Team and the Early Years Inclusion Team under a Group Manager for SEND support services.

We are looking for a creative, energetic and solution focused Principal Educational Psychologist to join the team

Candidates will:

1.            Be a qualified Educational Psychologist with experience of team development

2.            Be child-centred, creative and reflective with a committed to improving outcomes for SEND and vulnerable learners in Worcestershire

3.            Be a team player for whom collaboration and multi-agency working are central to their day to day approach to delivering an effective educational psychology service

A full, clean driving licence and transport will be required as postholders will be expected to travel across the County and further afield on occasions.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  An enhanced DBS with barred list check is therefore required for these posts.  

For more information about the Principal Educational Psychologist position please contact Tina Partridge Group Manager for SEND Support Services or Gabrielle Stacey, Assistant Director for SEND and Vulnerable Learners: 01905 846446.

For more information about Worcestershire Children First Education and Early Help Directorate follow this link: http://www.worcschildrenfirst.org.uk/EEHjobs

To apply please send a copy of your current CV and a covering letter evidencing your strengths for this role and send these to socialworkopps@worcestershire.gov.uk

Closing date for applications: 21st March 2021

Interviews will be held the week beginning: 29th March 2021

*top of salary includes 3 SPA points

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