Specialist Senior Educational Psychologist (Ref 4797)
- Multiple Locations
- Full Time
- £54,179 - £58,210 per annum (Soulbury Scale B Scale points: 4 - 7 plus up to 3 additional SPA points £8,000 relocation package)
Devon educational psychology service
As a place to live and work, Devon is hard to beat with top-performing schools, universities, vibrant cities, pretty villages and some of the most scenic coast and countryside in the UK. With 43 days annual leave a year (plus bank holidays) living and working in Devon has never been more attractive.
Devon Educational Psychology Service (EPS) is a well-established, lively and thriving EP community, that is undergoing an exciting period of development having recently re-joined Devon County Council. The EPS contributions at a strategic and practice level are well respected.
In order to deliver on the strategic priorities for education and learning and the local SEND improvement plan, 4 new Specialist Senior Educational Psychologist (EP) posts have been created, alongside main grade EP posts and new Graduate Psychologist posts.
Our service focus is
- Applying psychology creatively to benefit children and young people in Devon throughout our work
- Delivering traded services primarily using our new ‘Psychology Works’ Consultation Package
- Specialist Senior EP led practice promoting Attendance and Belonging; Relational Approaches; Cognition and Learning and Early Years
- Adding to well-established evidence-based projects which improve outcomes for Children with Care Experience, children at risk of exclusion and children experiencing EBSA
- Ensuring that all EPs can be involved in specialist areas of work
- Further opportunities for collaborative working with other colleagues across Children’s Services, Health and Social Care
This is the role - Specialist senior educational psychologist - Cognition and Learning
- To take a lead role in EP service delivery within the key priority area of Cognition and Learning.
- This will involve developing, overseeing and delivering projects aimed at improving outcomes for children and young people
- To lead, evaluate and report on strategic and operational developments in the area of specialism in line with EPS and LA priorities
- To coordinate / support the work of other EPs who have designated time to work within the specialist area
- To inform managers within the EPS and the Education and Learning Directorate of national and local trends, related to the specialist area
- To provide supervision to colleagues in their own work, including that with children and young people, related to the area of specialism
- To take the lead in maintaining EPS resources relevant to the area of specialism
- To provide training / CPD activities relating to the area of specialism
- To engage in research and development work within the area of specialism
- To undertake casework, both generic and that related to the area of specialism, as determined by EPS managers. Casework will include both statutory and non-statutory work.
- To contribute to the training of Trainee EPs on placement with the EPS, including as a supervisor
These are the benefits
Aside from the sense of satisfaction and pride in a rewarding job, we offer an attractive package of benefits, including:
- 43 days annual leave per year (plus bank holidays)
- Attractive Local Government Pension Scheme – 23.9% employers contribution
- Paid HCPC registration
- Flexible working opportunities and homeworking opportunities
- Well-structured induction which is positively evaluated
- Personal and professional development opportunities
- High quality supervision distinct from line management
- Excellent IT equipment and support
To find out more about the EPS please visit our website
Educational psychology - Support for schools and settings (devon.gov.uk)
Come and work with us - Support for schools and settings (devon.gov.uk)
An enhanced DBS with ABL and CBL check is required for this post.
Applicants must be professionally qualified and registered with the HCPC.
Applicants must hold a full current driving licence and have access to a vehicle for regular business use.
We welcome informal enquiries about how this role might fit your circumstances
Interview Dates: 3rd, 4th, 6th July
If you are interested in knowing more and would like an informal conversation, please contact Dr Jane Williams, Principal Educational Psychologist, email@example.com
- DCC embraces the positive benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to providing an environment that is inclusive and safe. We welcome applications from people who share our commitment to stop discrimination, challenge inequality and promote diversity across Devon. More information can be found on our Equality and Diversity webpages.
- Happy to Talk Flexible Working -The Council offers flexible working arrangements in terms of when and where people work e.g. hybrid working, part-time, condensed hours etc.
- We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
- This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.
- Personal data we collect from you will be processed in accordance with the Applicant privacy notice.
- For more information about Working for Devon please visit our Working for Devon page.
- OrganisationDevon County Council
- Work LocationExeterDevon
- Work Postcode
- Occupational GroupEducation Support
- Salary Details
£54,179 - £58,210 per annum (Soulbury Scale B Scale points: 4 - 7 plus up to 3 additional SPA points £8,000 relocation package)
- Job TermPermanent
- Appointment TypeFull Time
37 hours per week
- Closing Date
- DBS Check Required