Educational Psychologist

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Full time
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30/11/2020 23:59
Soulbury Scale A Points 1 – 6 (Plus up to 3 SPA Points)
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30 Nov
Further Information

So many reasons to work in Hartlepool!

Promoting Positive Relationships: Both within the team and in working with our schools and partner services, we look to promote positive relationships and support wellbeing for all.

Early Intervention: The Hartlepool Psychology Team has well established SLAs with their schools, who recognise and value EP input in developing early intervention work. Typically, a maingrade EP has a patch of 6 schools, enabling effective relationship building, as well as opportunities for creative and varied work at the individual, group and whole school level. This helps to keep statutory assessments relatively low.

Person Centred Approaches: As well as being wholly committed to person centred approaches for children and young people, the Hartlepool Psychology Team excels in person centred approaches for each of its professionals. Individual strengths, interests and expertise are acknowledged, valued and utilised to their best effect. Professionals are truly challenged to apply psychology with creativity and innovation.

Continuing Professional Development: Links with Newcastle University are strong. Trainees form a consistent and significant part of the team and their value and contribution is recognised. Opportunities to supervise and to take part in joint and project work are frequent. EPs are encouraged to develop areas of interest to support the needs of the Authority as well their own CPD.

Collaborative and Multi-Agency Work: The small size of the Authority provides a particular context which serves to maximise collaborative processes. Partnership working is enhanced by close working relationships that The Hartlepool Psychology Team works hard to nurture.

Aspiration: the Hartlepool Psychology Team is determined to continue striving to find new and ever better ways to achieve. The challenge to think and plan together to find new and exciting possibilities, within a professionally robust framework, is constant. Our time is not constrained by statutory processes, rather it is informed by intelligent and considered reflections about ways forward to improve outcomes for children and young people. Be Inspired!

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. As such these posts are subject to safer recruitment measures and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks are therefore required.

For further information please contact Kathryn Crowder, Deputy Principal Educational Psychologist on 01429 523306 or via e-mail – kathryn.crowder@hartlepool.gov.uk

Closing date: Monday 30th November 2020

Interviews: Week commencing Monday 7th December, 2020