Educational & Child Psychologist
Range: Soulbury A/B range 2-7 (plus 3 SPA points Available)
- Do you want to work for a ‘A strong and well regarded Service’ (Ofsted-HMI 2017)
- Are you a psychologist who likes a challenge?
- Do you enjoy applying psychology creatively and at multiple levels?
- Are you an innovator who can help us to further develop our unique project working with partners including Social Care and Public Health?
Sandwell Educational Psychology Service (EPS) is a strong and vibrant service, situated within the highly regarded multi-professional Inclusion Support Service. We provide a working environment that promotes good working relationships and the strength of team support. You will work a school patch system in a multi-professional team, but will also meet regularly with the ECP team which includes Senior ECPs, Senior Specialist ECPs, Trainee ECPs, Assistant ECPs and Research Psychologists.
We are fortunate to continue to operate within a centrally-funded model, but we are also developing our traded offer with schools. In addition, we are delivering high profile projects, such as the Sandwell Wellbeing Charter Mark, that has been commissioned by partners within the Local Authority including Public Health and Social Care. Our ECPs are also involved in the delivery of Video Interactive Guidance (VIG) and Multi-Systemic Therapy (MST), and have led on the development of a range of psychologically-based assessment tools and whole school approaches.
In Sandwell every day is different where the work involves a variation of activities including consultation, training, research and work with Early Years children right up to Post 16 young people. ECPs are encouraged to be innovative and creative to support service development and are autonomous in the approaches taken and the choice of tools used to work with children and young people. The ECP team have a solid team identity that is grounded in the values of Community Psychology, with a strong emphasis on person-centred approaches and anti-oppressive practice.
Sandwell is an exciting and continuously developing service where Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is highly valued. Consequently, all ECPs are encouraged to further develop their professional interests in order to enhance the progression of the service and ultimately the opportunities for the children and young people of Sandwell. In addition, planned supervision is provided for all ECPs providing a forum to reflect on and further develop practice.
Other benefits to working in Sandwell include: the ability to agile work; up to 35 days Annual Leave; flexible working hours with the opportunity to take up to 24 days flexi-leave a year; travel expenses; LA incentives such as the Car Loan and Cycle to Work Schemes.
Our Values; Trust, Unity and Progress make us unique, they define how we do things and are reflected in the way we behave. They are important to us, guiding and shaping our organisational culture. Our values are key to us achieving Sandwell’s Vision 2030 and also guide us when we recruit.
37 hours per week
This vacancy and advert will be closed as soon as sufficient applications are received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible.