Essex Educational Psychology Service (EPS)
Improving lives: using psychology to create positive change
There are many good reasons to join the Essex Educational Psychology Service. Essex EPS is a large, vibrant and creative service with 50 FTE EP posts and 4 FTE Assistant EP posts, working across 4 geographical areas. We are a solution oriented service and free at the point of delivery. We have a Principal EP, 4 Deputy Principal EPs and senior specialists within the service.
We are seeking to recruit Educational Psychologists across Essex. We have a base in Harlow, Braintree, Colchester and Basildon.
- British Psychological Society (BPS) recognised first degree in psychology.
- A Doctorate or Master's degree in Educational Psychology, and eligibility for chartered status within the British Psychological Society.
- HCPC registration.
- Recent, relevant in-service professional development.
- Detailed understanding and awareness of relevant SEN legislation.
- Experience of working with children and young people with SEN/Disability, and detailed knowledge of research informed interventions and approaches that prevent and meet SEN.
EPs new recruits to the think that Essex EPS is...
'a big, well managed, and organised service which is held in regard with schools and other professionals. Psychology is at the heart of things - with very interesting opportunities for CPD.'
'an extremely supportive team especially when you first start. It is a thoughtful, reflective, innovative and enjoyable place to work, and it is fun! Essex is a beautiful, green, historic county and, contrary to popular belief, is not full of stilettos!'
'an extremely supportive team that has thorough induction processes that have allowed me to ease myself into the role with no difficulties. Essex's set of systems and procedures allow EPs to use their initiative and expertise in a safe and supportive service. I particularly value the Essex CPD programme with outside speakers.'
Applications are welcomed from those in year 3 of training courses.
Applicants for the all EP posts must be registered with or be eligible for registration with the HCPC.
For more information or an informal discussion contact firstname.lastname@example.org (Principal Educational Psychologist) and visit our .
As part of employment with Essex County Council (ECC) should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please visit: https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service
Please note that Essex County Council has determined that the off-payroll working rules will not apply to this assignment.
Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.
We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity is key to our success.
If you have any queries regarding this role, or require anything further, please contact the Essex Recruitment Team on 033 005 83330*
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Working for Essex welcome applications from all suitably qualified people regardless of gender, race, disability, age or sexual orientation.
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