Location: New Parks House
Job type: Permanent Fixed Term
Salary: £40136 - £49714
Job reference: 2471
Hours: Full Time and Part Time
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Enabling professionals to collaborate and thrive as psychological practitioners
We are looking for a professionally qualified Educational Psychologist to join our friendly, supportive and well-regarded service.
Leicester City is a unique and vibrant multi-cultural community which is at the forefront of national developments and multi-agency initiatives in which the SEND service plays a full part.
As an Educational Psychologists working for Leicester City Psychology Service you are encouraged to further your development as an applied psychologist supporting the psychological, educational development and well-being of children and young people across the city.
There is a strong culture of collaborative working, both within the service and the local area, and we have been successful in providing additionally funded services for mental health, social care and anti-bullying work as well as a growing traded service offer. There continues to be exciting opportunities to develop the work of the service and innovation and creativity is encouraged.
You'll be provided with high quality supervision, a regular program of CPD including well established links with the EP training course at Nottingham University and other local universities. You also have opportunities for peer support and collaborative working as well as full administrative support and resources. The local authority provides a flexi work scheme and a full range of employee benefits.
As an Educational Psychologist you’ll work to support the local authority, schools, and settings in meeting the needs of children and young people aged 0-25 with complex SEND and/or mental health needs. As well as, supporting other children and young people who represent corporate priorities for the local authority.
Your work involves a full range of tasks including consultation, assessment, advice, training, research, and development as well as opportunities to work in more specialist areas such as looked after children, youth offending, community cohesion and mental health.
We are looking for an Educational Psychologist who is enthusiastic about the value of applied psychology in promoting positive outcomes for our children and young people and their families. You’ll be creative and flexible with excellent inter-personal skills; demonstrating a reflective approach to practice and a commitment to furthering your professional development.
To succeed in this role, you’ll need to be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of psychological research and practice relevant to children and young people’s development. Having experience of a wide range of psychological assessment and intervention approaches including techniques for children and young people.
As a qualified educational psychologist working with children and young people and their families as well as other professionals you’ll be required to have excellent oral and written communication skills for a wide range of needs and audiences.
You must have: Honours Degree in Psychology (or recognised equivalent) as well as recognised post-graduate training in educational psychology and HCPC registration.
We are looking to fill 3 posts, 2 full time 37 hours and one part time 30 hours. Those interested in part-time less than 30 hours will also be considered.
Trainee Educational Psychologists are also encouraged to apply.
EP salary is on Soulbury A Scale Points 2-7 - £40,136 to £49,714 + (up to) 3 additional points for SPA
You can find out more about our employee benefits here: https://jobs.leicester.gov.uk/what-we-can-offer-you
Please complete our online application form referring to the person specification for all the job requirements and ensure you tell us about your experience and knowledge, where this is being measured by application form.
For an informal discussion about this post, please contact:
Mohammed Bham, Principal Educational Psychologist or one of our Senior Educational Psychologists: Dr Paul Riddick, Anastasia Andre-Warren or Davinder Singh Desi on (0116) 454 5470.
As well as the satisfaction of helping to improve thousands of lives across Leicester, you can look forward to a work environment that encourages a healthy work/life balance. You’ll enjoy generous annual leave, membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and the option of flexible working. We’ll also give you the chance to develop your skills and expertise with a variety of training and development opportunities. In addition, you can choose from a number of flexible benefits, including childcare vouchers, discounts on city buses and trains and help with relocation to Leicester, where appropriate.
Please read any attached documents before applying for this job
As the unitary authority for the largest city in the East Midlands, at Leicester City Council we’re committed to using our creativity and drive to improve the lives of the 348,000 people who call Leicester home. We take decisions that affect people across our city every day in areas from social services and housing to roads and leisure facilities.
From transport and education to major developments and improvements. From attracting businesses to Leicester, creating jobs for our people through to encouraging investments. Join us and you’ll help to improve the lives of everyone who lives and works in Leicester.