Educational Psychologist

1
17 January 2021
Permanent
Full Time
Meadow House, Littleworth, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18 2TA
Children, Families & Cultural Services
26.01.21
Soulbury A mainscale for Educational Psychologists A2-7 (£40,136 - £49,714 p.a. pro rata) Plus up to 3 SPAs

Nottinghamshire Educational Psychology Service (EPS) is excited to announce 2 Educational Psychology posts within our growing and dynamic team. To find out more about our EPS, you can read our service guide and view our training and resources online (https://em-edsupport.org.uk/eps) or find us on Twitter @NottsEPS

We are keen to encourage people from a range of backgrounds to apply, especially people currently underrepresented in the EP profession e.g. black and minority ethnic groups, LGTBQ+, male, consider yourself to have a disability and from a low socioeconomic background.

Our team:

Nottinghamshire EPS uses a strength-based, collaborative and consultative service delivery model. Our work is guided by a desire to promote social inclusion and social justice for all Nottinghamshire children and young people, but especially for those who find themselves in the most vulnerable situations. Since 2016, our traded work has enabled us to expand our service delivery to additional creative project work including training, research and organisational change work.

We offer you the chance to:

  • Work within a supportive team where peer support and collaborative working are highly valued.  Ours is a highly committed team of EPs who work together to deliver a service which prides itself on its professionalism.
  • Be part of a service which operates within a clear set of professional frameworks which have been developed by the service, for the service. These frameworks emphasise the use of positive, collaborative psychology to make a difference. As our service has a well-established strengths-based, collaborative assessment and intervention model, our EP practice does not include the use of psychometric cognitive assessments.
  • Be part of a service which has a long history of supporting inclusion for children who find themselves in the most vulnerable situations, where the ultimate aim is to enhance their life chances. 
  • Join our active commitment to learning, engaging with and promoting issues of equity, inclusion and social justice in all aspects of our service.
  • Benefit from a planned programme of whole service continuing professional development, organised by EPs from within the service. 
  • Benefit from supportive supervision processes and structures which complement the peer support available from within the team. The EPS senior leadership team works closely together to ensure that EPs are supported well in the work they do. 
  • Work with schools where staff have developed a strong tradition of 'Family of Schools' ways of working, including the prioritisation of EP work, training, and in the allocation of SEN funding, all with the aim of improving educational standards. 
  • Join a service which is highly regarded and valued within our County Council. Again, it is a strong tradition within Nottinghamshire that the work of the EPS is integrated closely with Local Authority initiatives and developments.  An aspect of this relationship with the Local Authority is that most of the work of the EPS is centrally funded.

All applicants must be professionally qualified and HCPC registered.

Nottinghamshire is a large county stretching from south of Nottingham City to north of Retford. The whole service currently work from a single base in Mansfield. Applications are welcomed from fully qualified HCPC registered EPs as well as from EPs in the third year of their Doctorate training.

For informal discussion, please contact Charles Savage, PEP on 0775 362 5277, or by e-mail: charles.savage@nottscc.gov.uk

Appointment to this post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check.

Disabled applicants who meet the essential shortlisting requirements will be guaranteed an interview. A job share scheme is available for all full time posts: both permanent and temporary, unless otherwise stated. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks.

The County Council welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation.

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