We are recruiting for an educational psychologist to join our exciting, innovative and developing team of educational psychologists (EPs). Our team is highly valued by the council, schools and other strategic partners. We are a partly traded service and buy-in from schools is high, and increasing, and we are extending our trading offer with other partners to ensure we can support children and their families across the community. Our work with schools is extremely varied and our EPs are strong in their applications of psychology. We are extending our EPS into the community and have recently achieved working partnerships with colleagues in Health and Social Care, as well as Mental Health and parents. We are also leading on the delivery of support around Autism.
We work closely with our strategic partners and are involved with the reduction of exclusions, co-production, and promotion of child voice to inform policy development. The EPS also leads on ELSA as well as co-working on the Emotional Health and Wellbeing panel. As a team, we are always surveying the horizons and actively seeking new and innovative ways of working. We are a great team and enjoy the differences that each team member has to offer.
We are looking to appoint an Educational Psychologist who is creative and enthusiastic about what applied psychology can achieve to promote inclusion, overcome barriers, and improve the lives and and wellbeing of children, young people and their families.
Who thinks critically and reflectively about their own work, the role of the EP and the systems we work within.
Who views the role of the EP as a holistic child psychologist working to promote well being for all children across their communites in our LA.
Who is able to build positive working relationships with families, teachers, and professionals from other agencies and work as part of a supportive team.
Who has excellent communication skills which are adaptable and flexible for the varied contexts we work within.
Who has clear principles which underpin their practice and who wants to work within a team constantly and critically engaged in developing our policy and practice to reflect our principles.
- A supportive induction programme.
- Regular high-quality supervision.
- Excellent peer support and peer supervision.
- Regular CPD and training opportunities Excellent ICT facilities.
- A friendly open-plan office shared with other teams within the Directorate.
- On-site catering facilities.
- Dedicated administrative support to the EP service Opportunities to develop specialist interests.
- The beautiful Telford and Wrekin countryside.We welcome applications from experienced EPs, newly qualified EPs and trainee EPs who are in their 2nd and 3rd years of training. You must be HCPC registered, awaiting confirmation of HCPC registration, or on a recognised professional educational psychology training course.
For further information please contact Claire McGuiggan on 01952 385216