Grade EPMS 3-8 (£42,075 to £51,538)
2 Full time positions - Permanent
We are recruiting Educational Psychologists to join our strong, highly regarded and supportive team of Educational Psychologists (EPs) who are part of the wider Inclusion and Empowerment Service. Our team has grown significantly over recent years and includes, EPs, a counselling psychologist, trainee EPs and assistant psychologists, with dedicated admin staff. Our work is highly valued by the council, schools and other partners. We have a partly traded service and buy-in from schools is high. The growth of this has allowed us to work in very interesting and creative ways. Recently, the Council has made additional investment in the service to increase capacity in response to rising traded and statutory demand, to support pupil and school staff wellbeing during the coronavirus pandemic and also to contribute to Power 2, Wolverhampton’s innovative multi-disciplinary team to support adolescents at risk of exploitation. The team are involved with autism pathways, our virtual school and youth offending team. We are leading the development of a city-wide emotional and mental health training offer for all staff working with children and are also involved in a regional trailblazer project to establish mental health support teams for schools.
This is an excellent opportunity for a creative and enthusiastic Educational Psychologist who is committed to inclusion, working with others, and using psychology to improve experiences and outcomes for children, young people and their families.
We are looking to appoint an Educational Psychologist who:
- is creative, enthusiastic and passionate about what applied psychology can achieve;
- enjoys working with children, young people, their families and schools.
- is able to build good relationships and work well with others
- can work as part of a supportive team;
- is proactive, dynamic and flexible;
- has great communication skills, both oral and written.
- is committed to early identification, overcoming barriers, promoting inclusion and improving the lives and wellbeing of all children, young people and their families.
- A supportive induction and regular high-quality supervision
- Excellent peer support
- Regular CPD and training opportunities
- A wide range of project work coordinated through our three Operational Groups
- Many opportunities for partnership working across the council
- Excellent ICT facilities and a wonderful office space (when we can re-open it fully!)
- Dedicated administrative support to the EP service
- Opportunities to develop specialist interests
We welcome applications from Experienced EPs, Newly Qualified EPs and Trainee EPs who are in their 2nd and 3rd years of training and due to complete their doctoral course by the 1st September 2022. You must be HCPC registered, awaiting confirmation of HCPC registration, or on a recognised professional educational psychology training course.
Closing date: 17 May 2021
Interview date: 26 May 2021
For informal discussion about the role please contact: Emma Thornbery (Principal Educational Psychologist) - firstname.lastname@example.org.