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  • £56,540 - £65,120 Soulbury B (3-6) plus 3 SPAs (permanent contract)
  • Posted:  Closing date: 22 July 2024
  • Full Time

About the role

We are looking to recruit to a brand new Specialist Senior EP role in Telford & Wrekin’s expanding EP team. Alongside a clearly-boundaried approach to supporting the delivery of consultation-based traded and statutory commitments (0.6 FTE), you will be enabled to take a lead strategic role in the delivery of Educational Psychology Services relating to a designated specialism. The role would be ideally placed for an experienced maingrade or senior/specialist practitioner EP wishing to evolve their career.

Joining the Telford EP team, you will be supported to represent the service and promote applied educational psychology in your specialist area. Potential areas for development and exploration include (but are not limited to):

  • Neurodiversity
  • Youth Justice
  • Work with our Virtual School
  • Preparation for Adulthood and Early Years

We will ask you to engage with strategic and operational meetings relevant to your area of specialism, and to work closely with, and advise, other individual professionals, key services or groups of practitioners associated with your area of specialism, in order to coordinate multidisciplinary responses to local and national developments. We will support you to promote the development of good practice in our schools and communities in relation to your area of specialism.

At Telford & Wrekin EPS, we prioritise creative and collaborative approaches informed by contemporary psychology to support children in a variety of contexts, within schools and throughout the community. We are committed to anti-oppressive, anti-racist practices. As a team, we are always surveying the horizons and actively seeking new and innovative ways of working to support families and young people. Through this, we are developing holistic and preventative approaches to promote the wellbeing of children and families across Telford & Wrekin.

We offer:

A close-knit, supportive and highly regarded EPS which provides opportunities for varied types of work.

Outstanding team support including protected regular time for supervision from an HCPC registered Educational Psychologist and peer (group) supervision.

A well balanced approach to office and home working, allowing flexibility alongside extensive opportunity for relationship building and incidental peer supervision.

A Council whose Children’s Services were graded Outstanding in the most recent Ofsted/CQC Inspection 2023, and who were named Council of The Year at the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) Annual Service Awards 2021.

For any further information, please contact Co-Principal Educational Psychologists:

At Telford & Wrekin Council, we know that having a diverse workforce is key to providing the best possible services to our community. We celebrate having a diverse and inclusive culture where people are able to be themselves at work, and everyone has a voice.

Posts working with children or vulnerable groups will be subject to an appropriate criminal records check. It is an offence to apply for a role that involves engaging in regulated activity with children and adults in vulnerable circumstances if you are barred from working with one or both of these groups.

We value our employees and offer staff rewards and plenty of opportunities for personal development and career progression including:

  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Automatic access to a secure, flexible and tax efficient Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Staff benefits and discounts including salary sacrifice schemes
  • Free on-site parking
  • Generous leave entitlement (24 days rising to 32 days) plus 8 bank holidays and an additional concessionary day
  • Free access to our employee assistance programme and confidential counselling
  • Flexible and mobile working policy – we are well adapted to a hybrid model of working which includes a combination of time spent in the office and at home – our approach is to promote greater level of flexible working around personal and family commitments

Please note that Telford & Wrekin Council do not hold a sponsorship licence for visas.

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