Educational Psychologist

Job Summary
Contract Type:
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Full time
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Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 26/02/2019 12:00
£40,146 to £49,175 pa Soulbury Scale A, 3-8 plus up to 3 SPA points
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Educational Psychology Service, South Tyneside
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Closing date:
26 Feb
Further Information

£40,146 to £49,175 pa Soulbury Scale A, 3-8 plus up to 3 SPA points

Permanent post

South Tyneside Educational Psychology Service is a friendly, highly supportive and nurturing team of educational psychologists, specialist teachers and emotional resilience officers. The Service is very well regarded by its users, as is evident from the consistently excellent feedback it receives. It maintains highly positive working relationships with schools, other professionals and the Local Authority. There are opportunities to engage in a wide variety of work, including training, therapeutic work, systemic work and research, using a range of different psychological tools and methods.

We are an expanding team and we are seeking educational psychologists who are energetic and enthusiastic. We are currently working closely with our specialist teachers and emotional resilience officers to develop new and innovative ways of working with our schools. You will have a patch of schools and the opportunity for protected time (half day per week) to work within a specialist area, with the potential to progress to work as a Senior Practitioner Educational Psychologist. We are supportive of the development of a range of different specialisms.

The post is open to applicants interested in job-share. We welcome applications from qualified Educational Psychologists and from those who are in their final year of professional training or who are completing their training in 2019. The post is subject to registration as a qualified Educational Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council.

We offer:
• Flexible working arrangements and therefore have a strong commitment to work-life balance. (We are part of South Tyneside Council flexible working system).
• We are located centrally in a modern, environmentally friendly building with free car parking. Staff have their own individual workstations and ICT facilities.
• A team that is very highly rated by schools and that has a very successful traded offer.
• A wide variety of work and opportunities to develop areas of specialism.
• A detailed and comprehensive induction programme.
• We offer opportunities for you to provide supervision, regular individual supervision and peer support, tailored to the needs of the individual.
• Effective and well-established multi-agency working.
• Strong links with the professional training programme at Newcastle University.
• Excellent administrative support.

For an informal discussion please contact Peter Tidd, Senior Lead Educational Psychologist, or Sukhvinder Kaur, Senior Lead Educational Psychologist, on (0191) 424 6030.

South Tyneside Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure will be sought along with other relevant pre-employment checks.

To find out more about this role and to apply please visit www.southtyneside.gov.uk alternatively you can email jobs@southtyneside.gov.uk or call (0191) 455 4968. BT Typetalkers welcome.

Closing date: Noon, 26 February 2019

Interview date to be confirmed

Please note
This job is closed for applications.