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Educational Psychologist

  • Employer: Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Salary: £40,136 to £49,714
  • Location: Agile
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.00 hours per week.
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Closing Date: 09/07/2021 at 23:55
  • Reference: CF&E/21/154450

2 x Permanent Full-Time Educational Psychologists-

Soulbury Scale 2 ' 7 plus up to 3 SPAs

Wirral is home to vibrant, energetic and engaged communities, people who take real ownership of their local area and are passionate about making Wirral a better place. The council and its partners have pledged to #BeTheDifference.

We’ve got ambitious targets to meet by 2025. To achieve everything we have promised to our residents, we need people who are driven and ready to deliver the very best for our communities - #BeTheDifference.

Applications are welcome from suitably qualified educational psychologists or psychologists in their final year of training on an accredited course to join our diverse, creative and innovative team.  Candidates should be effective communicators, have good interpersonal skills and have sound knowledge about current practice in Educational Psychology and legislation concerning special educational needs.

The Psychology Team on Wirral is an expanding, friendly service that is well regarded with stakeholders. We have a well-established consultative model of service delivery that values the application of psychology, innovative practice and professional integrity.  We place emphasis on the importance of professional judgement and team work and are using a wide range of tools and approaches for different levels of work.  The service is well placed within Children's Services and has played a key role in the implementation of the DfE Wellbeing and Return to School programme, the development of person-centered approaches and provision of the ELSA training model across Wirral. We have also recently acuired the license to role out the Autism Education Trust training across the borough to promote the inclusion of children with social and communication difficulties in their school communities.

We provide regular opportunities for continuous professional development to promote up-to-date professional practice of a high standard across a wide range of interests. We hold regular team meetings and offer excellent supervision.

We have agile/flexible working practices with excellent IT support and kit to enable mobile working.

This is an opportunity for you to bring your experiences, enthusiasm and initiative to apply psychology on Wirral in a dynamic and solution focussed way within a supportive and nurturing team!

For an informal discussion please contact Cathy O'Connor PEP 0151 666 4377.

This position will initially, in line with current government guidance be based from home. In future, the Council will be moving to a hybrid of working arrangements for many of our roles with a combination of homeworking, office and site working as required.

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The successful applicant must have the ability to converse with members of the public and provide advice in accurate, spoken English

This post is subject to Enhanced Level DBS check.

Please note that in accordance with the Council’s policy, employees who are in a formal redeployment situation will be considered in the first instance for all vacancies.

It is Council policy not to re-appoint any employee who has left under the terms of the Council’s Early Voluntary Retirement (EVR) scheme or who have left with a voluntary severance (VS) package, unless in exceptional circumstances

Applications will be accepted until midnight on the closing date.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the specified date should we receive sufficient applications.

Applications can only be accepted through the Jobs page following registration.  Forms received via the post will not be processed.

All applicants invited to interview must evidence their right to work in the UK.  Details of required documents can be found by clicking the link at the bottom of the Jobs page.

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