Area Principal Educational Psychologist
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Soulbury Scale B Points 8 -11 £59,456 to £63,177 (Plus SPA points)
Your normal place of work will be Spennymoor Education Development Centre, but you may be required to work at any Council workplace within County Durham. Hybrid working options available.
We are growing our Educational Psychology Service in Durham!
We are looking for an experienced Educational Psychologist with good interpersonal and communication skills to join us as an Area Principal.
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a strong leadership team for Specialist Inclusion Support and play a key role in the strategic development of identified areas of practice.
Hugely rewarding and full of variety and challenge – this is a fantastic opportunity to progress your career!
WHAT IS INVOLVED?
Our Educational Psychology team provides a wide range of interventions and projects within schools and Early Years Settings. It sits within the broader context of a vibrant Specialist SEND and Inclusion Service with a range of psychology led multidisciplinary teams offering excellent professional development and career opportunities. In this role you would be expected to provide a good balance statutory work and early intervention and preventative services.
As an Area Principal Educational Psychologist, you will work closely with the Principal Educational Psychologist on strategic developments, plan service delivery, and provide professional leadership support to a defined group of Educational Psychologists.
We encourage you to contact Peter Mulholland, Principal Educational Psychologist for an informal discussion about the role before you apply. You can contact Peter by e-mail at email@example.com or by telephone on 03000 263324.
You can also find out more about us here: Working as an Educational Psychologist in County Durham - Durham County Council https://www.durham.gov.uk/educationalpsychologist
HOW WILL I BE SUPPORTED?
We are passionate about our people and offer a great working environment. When you join our service, you can expect:
- An excellent induction package.
- High quality supervision as well as peer support.
- Our commitment to supporting your wellbeing and personal development.
- Our support to have a great work/life balance, with flexible working options including an attractive time off in lieu policy, part time working and compressed hours.
- Our support to follow your own professional interests through a strong programme of continuing professional development, dedicated project time and opportunities to undertake research.
- A central office base with free car parking, with hot desks available across the County.
- A hybrid model of work which combines office-based working and working from home.
- A co located dedicated business administration team to support your work
BENEFITS AND REWARDS
We can offer you a range of employee benefits including competitive salaries, a generous leave entitlement of up to 32 days (from 1 April) and a local government pension scheme. To find out more follow this link: https://www.durham.gov.uk/article/26895/Rewards-and-benefits
If you are looking to relocate from within the UK or from overseas to join us, relocation expenses of up to £8,000 may be available to you (plus sponsorship costs for overseas applicants).
WHAT WILL I NEED?
To apply you will need a first degree in Psychology, an approved qualification in applied Educational Psychology and eligibility for Chartered Status (HCPC Registration). An enhanced DBS check is also required for this post.
Please refer to the Person Specification for the full criteria.
Interviews are scheduled to be held during December, however we can be flexible around dates.
We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for applicants that can show they meet all the essential criteria and have indicated they have a disability, are a looked after young person, care leaver or a veteran.
If you have any support needs or require assistance when applying for this role, please contact the Payroll and Employee Services Team via email PESCYPS@durham.gov.uk
EQUALITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION
We are a proud equal opportunities employer and recognise the value of difference, having a diverse talented workforce brings new ideas and new perspectives, which will facilitate growth and improvements to services.
As a Disability Confident Leader, we encourage applications from disabled people and can provide support throughout the recruitment process, for more information please refer to the Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion page on our website.
HOW TO APPLY
In line with the County Council's Recruitment and Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CVs. Applications must be submitted on-line via the Northeast Jobs portal.
Please use the Person Specification section of your application form to demonstrate that you have the essential and where possible, desirable experience, skills, and knowledge. Candidates who do not evidence that they meet the essential qualifications and experience listed on the Person Specification will not be short-listed.