DBS4149 Educational Psychologist
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£38,197 - £49,714 pa
Any location within North Tyneside
Permanent: Full time
Salary: Soulbury Scale A, Points 1 to 7 (£38,197 - £49,714 pa)
With scope to achieve up to 3 SPAs, (to maximum Scale A Point 10).
In certain circumstances previously awarded SPA points may be honoured.
An opportunity has arisen in North Tyneside to appoint an enthusiastic and resourceful permanent full time qualified Educational Psychologist.
In North Tyneside EPS we believe people are our greatest asset. For this reason we offer flexible working arrangements; support employees to maintain a positive work-life balance; take time to understand individual strengths; and create opportunities to utilise strengths, turning people’s interests and motivations into innovative practice.
We are committed to the application of psychological principles, theories and skills, and the dissemination of research findings to improve outcomes for children and young people, across the ability range, 0 to 25 years.
We believe families and children are experts on their own experiences; we seek to understand their perspectives and place them at the heart of our work.
We have successfully operated under a traded service arrangement with schools and other agencies since 2012 and have seen demand for the service grow year on year. Our Service Level Agreement distinguishes between a core offer of non-chargeable services for fulfilling statutory duties and commissioned activity including:
•consultative support to school staff, parents / carers
•participatory action research and evaluative research
•therapeutic support to children and young people 0 to 25 years
•assessments of special educational needs and disabilities
•assessment for special examination arrangements
•design and implementation of personalised programmes of interventions
•design and delivery group level interventions for with children, young people and school staff
•design and delivery of workshops for parents / carers
•delivery of staff training and professional development activities
•bereavement and critical incident support to schools.
In summary we are a friendly, stimulating team that offers:
•well structured programme of individual supervision and peer support
•comprehensive programme of CPD activities and training
•quality clerical support
•dedicated ICT facilities
•flexible working arrangements
Requirements of the post:
• enhanced Disclosure and Barring (DBS) clearance.
• honours degree in psychology recognised by the British Psychological Society and a postgraduate qualification in Educational Psychology.
• Health and Care Professionals Council or eligible for HCPC registration at the end of your training.
For further information, please contact:
Mrs Rachel Hughes, Educational Psychology Manager: 0191 643 8739/40
Closing date for applicants: 23rd March 2021
North Tyneside Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
In addition, staff and volunteers are expected to familiarise themselves with all relevant policies, procedures and guidance in relation to safeguarding children and safe practice with vulnerable adults. Within North Tyneside, safeguarding is everybody’s business.