Reference: RA0005518
Description: Specialist Senior Educational Psychologists
Soulbury Scale B, points 2-5 plus 3 SPAs

Warwickshire Educational Psychology Service (EPS) is a community focussed service, which strives for inclusion by removing barriers. We have continued to grow and further develop our offer and have maintained our well-founded reputation for supporting settings and other services. We have developed innovative ways of delivering support to parents/carers, children/young people, schools and other settings and continue to focus on gaining positive outcomes for Warwickshire’s children, young people and families.

We are looking for a highly skilled, enthusiastic and creative Specialist Senior EPs with a minimum of three years’ experience to work collaboratively with our leadership team and wider partners. We are seeking to fulfil specialist roles in the areas of SEMH, Early Years and Preparing for Adulthood. The post holder will also have a patch of schools.
We are a large, vibrant and strong service of over forty EPs. Each team is led by a Senior Educational Psychologist. The breadth and range of work undertaken across the service is hugely varied. We contribute and take a lead in a range of strategic initiatives within the Local Authority such as:

Senior Mental Health Lead Training
Attachment Aware and Trauma Informed Schools Projects
Emotional Based School Avoidance Pathway
Building Inclusive Schools Project
Literacy for All Project

We place a high value on work-life balance. We provide an established programme of professional supervision through line management and peer approaches. We can offer a range of generic and specialist work within the 0-25 age range in all types of educational setting. We have very successfully developed a range of flexible working practices and all EPs are issued with a Surface Pro to support this.

Would you like to join us?

If you want to be challenged to apply educational psychology to facilitate and coach improved outcomes across a variety of traded and statutory clients;
If you want to work in a supportive, flexible, responsive, and ethically driven working environment; and,
If you want to work in partnership with EP colleagues and others on a range of projects of interest, then please apply!

Key Skills and Experience: We need motivated, enthusiastic, skilled, creative and successful EPs able to improve outcomes for children, young people and families through individual, group, and system level activity, and through research and project work. You need to be a reflective practitioner, resilient, solution orientated, and an excellent communicator. You must be HCPC registered. An enhanced DBS check is required for this post.
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Working for Warwickshire – This is the difference you make

Warwickshire County Council is a place where everyone feelsvalued, included, safe, supported,andwelcome. Our people are at the heart of this vision, could you be one of them!

At Warwickshire County Council we are committed to ensuring Warwickshire’s economy is vibrant and supported by the right jobs, training, skills and infrastructure. Our people vision for Warwickshire County Council is a great place to work where diverse and talented people are enabled to be their best.

Your future matters to us, we provide a generous pension scheme which includes an employer contribution rate of typically around 19%, to help support your financial security during retirement. The scheme also offers a valuable package of benefits for members and their dependants. To find out more please visit: Warwickshire Pension Fund homepage – Warwickshire Pension Fund’

The benefits we offer include agile working, a valuable part of the pay and reward package for employees working in local government, generous annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays and an additional day at Christmas, and access to Vivup benefits and discounts platform.

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Additional Information

Warwickshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure, as appropriate for the role.

The Fluency Duty is outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers. The Fluency Duty for this role is Required. You must be able to speak and provide advice in accurate spoken English to the public

For further details of working within Warwickshire EPS please contact:
Tracey Underwood – Principal Educational Psychologist on
01926 742921 or traceyunderwood@warwickshire.gov.uk.

Closing date: midnight Monday 4th December 2023.

Should you require application forms in an alternative format / language or any adjustments to be made throughout the application process or upon appointment, please contacthrandpayroll@warwickshire.gov.uk and we will make every effort to meet your specific requirements.

Warwickshire County Council (WCC) is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce, this is because we really understand the importance of different voices, experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds within our workforce. Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. WCC has a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for employees who hold these and other identities. Seemore.
Region: Warwick
Location: Warwick
Salary: *GBP*50,584 – *GBP*55,921
per annum
Package: Permanent
Contractual hours: 37
Basis: Full time

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