Work in a vibrant, diverse and resilient city where young people, schools, families and the Local Authority value the contribution that EPs make. We have been successfully trading with schools since 2011 and are the primary provider of high-quality applied psychology in the city through four service areas teams and whole service initiatives. We have increasing demand for local authority and traded commissioned work.
As part of the service, you will have opportunities to develop your areas of interest in line with a socially inclusive agenda. The EPS is engaged is many projects promoting positive outcomes for children and young people and for the adults and systems supporting them. These include Video Enhance Practice (VIG and VERP), Trauma Informed /Attachment Aware Training, SCERTS and ELSA. More recent activities include work with the West Midlands Violence Reduction Unit and developing pilots for graduated approaches for anxious and phobic non-attending pupils.
In addition to the opportunity to work in a supporting team that values professional autonomy and cutting-edge practice, you will benefit from terms and conditions that include:
- Generous annual leave allocation (up to 34 days plus up to 15 days flexi-leave and 8 bank Holidays)
- Payment in full of HCPC registration costs
- 6 sessions of whole service CPD a year and protected personal CPD time and access to a CPD budget
- Agile working and opportunities to work flexibly/from home
The EPS has very strong links with Educational Psychology training courses and are committed to promoting professional development at all levels. We value research and support colleagues to work towards publication of their research and professional practice.
Birmingham EPS is a friendly and highly supportive service where collaboration and peer supervision are actively encouraged.
Applicants for the educational psychology posts must have appropriate qualifications to work as an educational psychologist. We are also welcoming applications from trainees due to qualify this year 2021 or in 2022.
All qualified applicants must be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.
Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification for more information about the role.
Closing Date: Friday, 18th June 2021
Provisional Interview Date: Monday, 28th June 2021
Interviews for this post will take place virtually via video conferencing. Shortlisted candidates will be provided with further information
We also hope to hold an Open Virtual Event for interested applicants during the week beginning 7th June 2021. Please contact Dr Pauline Bromfield at Pauline.Bromfield@birmingham.gov.uk for more information on this or for any informal enquires.
We welcome applications from people with caring responsibilities and flexible working options will be considered.
A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be undertaken
Right to work in the UK documentation will be fully checked for all applicants. All non-UK applicants (excluding Ireland) may require a Certificate of Sponsorship from Birmingham City Council and must have an approved visa from the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) before any employment offer can be confirmed. Unless they are an EEA or Swiss citizen or their family members, already living in the UK by 31 December 2020, then they will need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) instead.
An ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence using the English Language as required by Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016