An opportunity has arisen for an educational psychologist to join the expanding West Berkshire Educational Psychology Service. The post holder will work in a patch of schools as well as have the opportunity to develop a specialism. There are exciting developments within the service including the roll out of Video Interaction Guidance (VIG) training to children’s services colleagues, whole school screening and intervention in mental health and public health funded mental health training and support in schools. The service has a well-established and successful ELSA programme and works in collaboration with the behaviour intervention team which one of the senior educational psychologist manages.
We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic outcome focused EP to join our small but well regarded service.
Applicants will need to be a HCPC registered practitioner psychologist. Applications are welcome from trainee educational psychologists in their final year.
The applicant must have a first degree in psychology and a postgraduate qualification in educational psychology.
This role has been identified as public facing in accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2017; the requirement to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in English applies.
West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as flexible working, access to a wide range of relevant training, local government pension scheme, family friendly policies, a range of local discounts and much more. You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement of 26 days per annum rising to a maximum of 34 days, depending on how long you’ve worked for us and the grade of your job.
Interviews wil take place on 10th October 2018.
Please contact Michelle Sancho on 01635 519026 ext. 1217 for an informal chat about this role.
How to Apply
Please complete an online application form.
This role requires the incumbent to have a car available at work to undertake his/her duties as they will be expected to undertake at least 1500 business miles per year. Essential Car User status attracts a lump sum allowance paid on a monthly basis as well as a free car parking space if he/she works at one of the Council’s corporate buildings.
Specific to working with children & young people:
West Berkshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff and volunteers to share these values. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. Successful candidates will be offered employment subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.