Band: Soulbury 2-7 (plus access to 3 SPA Points for this post and previously awarded SPA points will be honoured)
Salary: £40,136 to £49,714 p.a
(Soulbury A 2 – 7)
2 x posts available:
1 x 37 hours per week temporary/secondment opportunity for up to one year to cover maternity
1 x 37 hours per week - permanent
Please indicate on your applications which post and hours you are applying for.
Portsmouth City Council
At Portsmouth City Council we're all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.
With a little over 207,000 residents and 7,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority's main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to Multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.
Portsmouth Educational Psychology team
Portsmouth Educational Psychology Team is a friendly and happy team. The current pandemic may have led to times of uncertainty and different ways of working, but you will still be certain of a warm welcome, a thorough induction and a varied and interesting role in our team.
Our team tell us that we are:
'A good place to work and a good team to work with. Amazing opportunities as a newly qualified EP. Professional views are valued from day 1'.
We are a partially traded team. We are recruiting so that we can continue to provide high quality statutory advice and also to meet the increasing demand for our services from schools and other commissioners.
We are team of 12 EPs, each with a number of schools to work with, a responsibility for statutory assessments and some pre-school work, as well as "project work". Current projects include Attachment Aware schools, Adoption support, ELSA, Nurture Groups, and the Staying Close project with young people in Care. We contribute to strategic developments in the city such as promoting inclusion through relationship-based and restorative approaches, SEMH Partnership working and the Autism strategy. Links with Southampton EP training course are strong; each year we have at least one trainee EP on placement, recognising the importance of bringing new research and ideas in to the team and our responsibility to support the future of our profession. We are a forward-looking team, always striving to grow and develop. See our twitter page @PortsmouthEPs for a flavour of what we're doing.
The EP team is part of the Inclusion Service and we have excellent relationships with other teams. We work with parents, children and young people and we are moving from consultation to co-production. The leadership and governance in Portsmouth Children and Families Service is strong; our management structure understands and support the value of the EP contribution to improving outcomes for children and young people.
As well as the above we offer:
- 6 sessions of whole service CPD a year, protected personal CPD time and access to CPD budget
- Home working arrangements
- Access to our Employee Assistance Programme – a 24 hour independent, free and confidential advice and support service
- Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
- Employee benefits including staff discounts
Applicants must be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), or, in the case of trainee EP’s, expecting to have their registration confirmed following the completion of their recognised training course.
Interview process will take place on the 10 March 2021
Portsmouth City Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. It is also committed to promoting quality childcare across the City that works to improve outcomes for children.
DBS Disclosure at Enhanced level will be required prior to any offer of employment and this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
Every post is subject to PCC and Portsmouth Safeguarding Children’s Board safer recruitment procedures.