Job Title: Senior Educational Psychologist
Location: Hertfordshire - Covering East Herts and North Herts & Stevenage. The base is negotiable (Hertford or Stevenage)
Salary Range: Soulbury Scale B 2-5, plus up to 3 SPA points and Market Forces payment
Hours: 37 per week
Diversity: We are an inclusive employer and value a diverse workforce
If you are a confident, forward-thinking Educational Psychologist with the ability to add to our innovative service, please contact us!
Senior Educational Psychologists play an active role in further developing our evolving work practices and promoting positive outcomes for children, young people and families.
In addition to providing high quality Educational Psychology services, successful candidates will be responsible for:
• supervising Trainee Educational Psychologists and EPS colleagues
• undertaking county-wide strategic service development initiatives
• providing management support across a local area EP team
Come and join our dynamic and reflective service and support our work on behalf of Hertfordshire’s children and young people (0-25 years).
In return we offer:
• Up to 36 days (which includes an additional 5 days, in recognition of the demands of the role)
• Additional annual Market Forces payment of £3000 (pro rata)- paid in two instalments over a year. Non contractual, reviewed annually
• HCPC registration fees reimbursement
• Smart Working to create a positive, productive and trusting working environment
• Dedicated EP team administrative support
• Free Parking
• Relocation Package - eligibility terms apply
• Strong links with university courses
• A varied workforce, including a Senior Management Team, Senior EPs, Main grade EPs, Trainee EPs, Psychology Assistants and access to a Shared Services Team comprised of a Finance and Budget Team, Data performance and Quality Management and Business Support services.
• Being part of a broad multi-disciplinary integrated local team, working closely with SEND Officers, Early Years Practitioners, Specialist Teachers, and Attendance Officers
• Regular CPD opportunities: Learning Sets, professional networking & development, EP Service CPD days, as well as the opportunity to attend external CPD courses, conferences and events
• Reflective supervision and peer support
• Opportunities to participate in countywide initiatives
Our Service delivery model includes:
• ‘SEND Support’ intervention through a consultation model
• Systemic work and training to schools in close collaboration with the Delivering Specialist Provision Locally management groups (DSPLs)
• A ‘Contact Line’ for parents
• Crises support for schools
• Statutory duties
- Work/life balance and staff wellbeing
- Autonomous and flexible psychological working practice
- Professional and peer supervision, in addition to line management
- Keeping up to date with, and contributing to, research and evidence based practice
- Staff views and collaboration to best develop our Service to promote the impact made on children and young people’s life outcomes
- Robust quality assurance mechanisms
For an informal discussion, please contact Naina Cowell 07812 324211 or Melanie Flay 07536079300.
Closing date: Midnight 23rd January 2022
Interview date: 2nd February 2022