About the role
EPIC Services is a part of Discovery Trust and we are currently recruiting an experienced HCPC registered Educational Psychologist.
EPIC Services are a high quality, creative provision with a growing partnership of over 45 schools (cross-phase and specialisms). We are a passionate, school-led service who are committed to helping children to realise their potential through our work. We provide a Psychology and Wellbeing service and a Speech and Language Therapy service to schools within our Trust and beyond.
We have a team of Educational Psychologists, Assistant Psychologists, SALTs and SALT Assistants who work closely together. You will be part of an innovative, dynamic team, with an agile approach to working who greatly value personal professional development.
We work with our schools to offer a blend of pre-statutory psychology and wellbeing support and high-quality staff training and development to help improve the skill set and knowledge of teachers, leaders and support staff in our partner schools. We have a strong focus on therapeutic work and building capacity within schools and communities to support mental health needs.
Staff within EPIC are qualified trainers for a range of nationally-recognised programmes including ELSA, Solihull Approach and Seasons for Growth. The Psychology & Wellbeing Service works closely with Loughborough, Leicester and DMU Universities for recruitment of placement undergraduates and postgraduates.
Who we are looking for:
The ideal candidate will have the ability to:
- Provide a link EP service to a group of schools
- Provide a psychological perspective to the Trust’s operations
- Assess children’s learning and emotional needs
- Work in partnership with community paediatrics
- Support parents, teachers and others involved with the education of children through consultation and training
- Contribute to and/or lead on a project area for the service
- Design, develop and lead training for school-based colleagues
- Contribute to the formulation of effective intervention and training programmes programmes
- Support our Assistant Psychologist team as appropriate
- Be engaged in research working alongside our assistant and undergrad team
- Work with our SALT team on training, projects and casework
- Develop and apply effective interventions to promote psychological wellbeing, social, emotional and behavioural development, and to raise educational standards
What we can offer:
- Competitive Salary
- Personalised approached to professional development
- A welcoming a supportive team
- Flexible working options
- Experienced Leadership support and supervision options
- Opportunity for professional growth
- Local Government Pension Scheme
- Enthusiastic and well-motivated colleagues who care about helping children realise their potential
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