Job Title: Educational Psychologists
Location: Hertfordshire - Hybrid working
Starting Salary: £42,811 to £52,440 per annum pro rata - PLUS SPA points and £3k market enhancement pay. Relocation package available - T&C apply
Hours: 37 per week (part time considered)
Diversity: We are an inclusive employer and value a diverse workforce
Working for a better future
At Hertfordshire County Council, we are focused on delivering positive and successful life outcomes for local children. We know a great education is vital to putting children and young people on the right path, and as such, we’re investing in extending our Integrated Services for Learning. With a focus on utilising an integrated practices framework, our Educational Psychology Service delivers innovative solutions to some of Hertfordshire’s most vulnerable young residents, and it is within this team that you could discover exceptional opportunities.
As an Educational Psychologist who has experience of supporting children and young people aged 0 to 25 (with a particular emphasis on SEND) we will expect you to deliver high quality preventative and statutory advice that will enable service users to get the most out of their educational experiences. This will put you at the cutting-edge of educational psychology, as you will devise creative strategies and interventions that will help children and young people get the most out of life. Working collaboratively with teachers and those involved in the care of young people, you will work in a range of settings including young people’s homes, academy and free schools, children’s centres and colleges. Providing an overarching viewpoint on every young person’s social and emotional wellbeing, and how they could overcome hurdles to inclusion and academic success, you will provide training to carers and educational staff, so the scope to make a difference is immense.
To make the most of this incredible opportunity, we will expect you to be a research or evidence-based practitioner with an exceptional ability to connect with children and young people. With confident skills in formulating hypotheses based on the evidence that you are provided with, you will have the flexibility to provide last-minute crisis and critical incidence support, so that we can fully embrace the importance of early intervention. HCPC registered with qualifications that are recognised by the British Psychological Society, you will have a good knowledge of legislation relating to young people under the age of 25. You will also be a highly organised individual with good communication and engagement capabilities, and you will be calm and resilient under pressure.
What we can offer
In turn, we can offer you a fascinating career path with a local authority that always strives for excellence – both for our local residents and for our staff. As such, we can offer you plenty of professional support and development opportunities, underpinned by a great work-life balance, a competitive benefits package and the opportunity to embrace flexible and hybrid working opportunities.
If you’re ready to take your career to the next level, then we’d welcome the chance to discuss our ambitious plans for Hertfordshire’s most vulnerable children.
For an informal discussion and more information please contact: Naina Cowell, Principal EP (east) firstname.lastname@example.org or Melanie Flay, Principal EP (west) email@example.com
Interviews will be arranged on an ad hoc basis - please check your email for updates.
Benefits of Working for HCC:
- Additional 5 days leave (children's services)
- Flexible Working Arrangements (depending on the role)
- Excellent Career Development
- Salary Exchange for Additional Benefits
- Excellent Pension Scheme with Employer Contributions
- Shopping Discounts
- Support Groups & Wellbeing Schemes
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided.