Team: Educational Psychology
Salary: Soulbury B scale plus eligibility for SPAs £51,846 - £58,050 per annum (All other Soulbury conditions apply)
Hours: 37 per week
Closing Date: 7th December 2018
Role: Principal Educational Psychologist
Are you creative, forward thinking and determined? Can you lead a small, committed team through a period of transformation?
Then we need you!
Central Bedfordshire Council is seeking to appoint a Principal Educational Psychologist to head up our friendly, supportive and established team of Educational Psychologists. We value supervision and peer-to-peer support, as well as embrace and work constructively with challenge and change.
Based on a locality model, our EPs work collaboratively with other agencies across Children’s Services and beyond. They value close links with health and care partners and their relationships with schools. Through early intervention our EPs aim to give every child and young person excellent support and a promising future, helping to make Central Bedfordshire a great place to live and work for all.
As PEP you will:
- Be managed by the recently appointed Head of SEND Service
- Sit alongside the SEND Team and Early Years Support Team managers
- Have a doctorate or master’s qualification in Educational Psychology, and eligibility for chartered status within the British Psychological Society.
- Be HCPC registered (or be eligible to be so).
- Have a detailed understanding of relevant SEN legislation.
- Have 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.
- Be experienced in providing psychological supervision alongside carrying out your team management role
- Have the vision to lead us into the future, ensuring timely, consistent and innovative delivery of statutory and partially traded psychological services to our maintained schools, academies, colleges and early years settings.
Does this sound like you? If so, we want to hear from you.
Come and find your greatness, helping us to deliver better services and achieve the council priorities of ‘Improving Education and Skills’, ‘Protecting the Vulnerable’ and ‘Improving Wellbeing.’
At Central Bedfordshire Council, we’re passionate about having a workforce that reflects our community. It’s why we’re committed to creating equal opportunities, so that we always embrace diversity.
For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Louise Bartos Head of SEND Support Services Louise.Bartos@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk or call 0300 300 5668.
For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Central Bedfordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment. This post is subject to the disclosure of criminal records.
To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline.
If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role. http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/jobs/work-here/application.aspx