Assistant Educational Psychologist

Kirklees, West Yorkshire
£29,359 - £32,950 (pro rata)
25 Jun 2019
07 Jul 2019
LS 1699
Contract Type

This job is temporary starting in September 2019 until 30 August 2020 to work on a specific project.

Kirklees council has a strong commitment to continuing to provide excellent services to support its very diverse community and places high value on the educational psychology team’s involvement in this. Kirklees embraces workforce development and new entrants into the profession and as a consequence, is keen to recruit an Assistant Educational Psychologist to join and enhance our large friendly and enthusiastic team.  This is an ideal opportunity for those wishing to pursue a career in Educational Psychology and who are intending to apply for a place on an EP training course for next year.

Our service has a broad and continually expanding remit within the local authority with a strong drive to promote inclusive practice and enhance the learning of all children and young people.  We have a central role in the local authority in relation to social emotional and mental health and are a lead partner in the newly piloted Mental Health Support Teams in schools funded via NHS England as well as leading on the children in care school/setting training and development agenda which includes delivering and implementing the Alex Timpson Programme on attachment and trauma aware schools in Kirklees.  This role is designed to directly impact upon ensuring positive outcomes for vulnerable children and young people and in particular, those with social, emotional and mental health needs in relation to building resilience.

Throughout your time with us we can guarantee excellent supervision, exciting and varied opportunities to develop your skills in applying psychology with colleagues who are both supportive and highly effective practitioners. If you are interested in this opportunity and can demonstrate professionalism, flexibility, enthusiasm and willingness to learn from the opportunities available to you from the outset we would love to hear from you.

For any informal enquiries please email or telephone 01924 483744 and a member of the senior leadership team will get back to you.

Travel is an essential part of this job and therefore it would be extremely difficult for you to do your job effectively if you did not use a car for all or most of the time.  It is essential that you hold a full and valid driving licence and have a car available for work.

An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required for this job.  A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process. 

To apply for this job as a secondment you must be a substantive employee of the Council with over 6 months continuous service and have successfully completed your probation period.  Applications for secondments will only be accepted if accompanied by a completed Secondment Permission Form, signed by your manager.  If you are refused permission to apply for a secondment please contact HR Recruitment to register the refusal.

In order to be shortlisted for this job please demonstrate how you meet the Person Checklist as detailed on the attached Job Profile.  CV's will not be accepted.