Bristol (County), Bristol (County)
South Gloucestershire Council
How you'll make a difference
The South Gloucestershire Educational Psychology Service is well regarded within the Local Authority and you will be key in achieving better outcomes for children and young people.
You will make a real difference to the children and young people of South Gloucestershire by promoting inclusion through applying psychology to create change.
What does an average day look like?
You will be supporting schools to deliver the graduated approach for children, young people and young adults aged 0-25, who may have Special Educational Needs and others about whom there may be a concern as outlined in the Code of Practice 2015. This will be through systemic work, casework, through delivering training and having a good knowledge of evidence informed interventions.
You will carry out psychological assessments as part of the EHC needs assessment and Annual Review process.
You will also lead on an area of interest within the service and contribute to the development of joined up working with other relevant professionals and agencies and have particular expertise in areas that schools would wish to purchase.
What we need from you:
- You will have a Registration with the Health and Care Professions Council,
- A fully qualified Educational Psychologist has either: An Honours Degree in Psychology - or equivalent acceptable for graduate membership of the British Psychological Society
- A recognised teaching qualification, at least two years qualified classroom teaching experience, a Masters qualification in Educational Psychology and current registration with the Health and Care Professions Council Or:
- An Honours Degree in Psychology - or equivalent acceptable for graduate membership of the British Psychological Society, considerable experience working with children and/or young people and their families, Doctorate in Educational Psychology and current registration with the Health and Care Professions Council
- You'll have experience of working as a main scale Educational Psychologist including,
delivery of high quality casework, think strategically, innovative practice and expertise in leadership and management of project and teams.
- You will have knowledge of relevant legislation as it affects schools and early years settings in general and EP work in particular
How a career at South Gloucestershire Council is different:
- We know our team work best when they have balance in their lives and we offer genuine flexibility to help them achieve that work/life balance - whatever that means for them.
- We value our staff as individuals, investing in their careers and we are recognised for the quality, breadth and depth of our training and development offer, which helps make the greatest long-term difference in work.
- We trust our team to work in the way which allows them to make the biggest difference and we continue to invest in technology to help staff do their jobs to the best of their ability and celebrate innovation.
Our teams at South Gloucestershire Council are making a real difference to the lives of people who live, work and learn here.
- We're investing in our schools to ensure every child and young person in South Gloucestershire achieves their full potential
- We're providing essential services across our internal network to ensure we can fully support our community.
We've achieved a great deal, but we need talented and dedicated people to ensure we continue to make a difference.
We're making a difference be part of it!
Location: Patchway and Kingswood Hubs, Bristol
Hours: Full Time, Permanent, 37 hours per week, Part Time positions available
Salary: £39,062 to £48,383 plus 3 SPA points
Soulbury Scale A Scale point 2-7 plus SPA points (pro rata to hours worked if part time)
You may have experience of the following: Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Psychology, Psychologist, Third Sector, NFP, Charity, Educational Psychologist, etc.