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Educational Psychologist - 18.5 hours per week

Vacancy Summary
West Berkshire Council
From £42834 to £48383 per annum pro rata plus 3 SPA Points (Educational Psychologists Soulbury Scale A)
West Street House
Working Pattern:
Part Time
18.5 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
01/01/2020 at 23:59 PM
Vacancy Description

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 Therapeutic Thinking Support 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.

We are ideally looking to offer the successful candidate the full number of hours advertised above. We may however consider offering less hours than advertised providing they meet the requirements of the role and service which will be determined by the recruiting manager.

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 29 days per annum rising to a maximum of 34 days.

For an informal chat about the role, please contact Cate Wilkes (Senior Educational Psychologist)  Cate.Wilkes@westberks.gov.uk or Dr Michelle Sancho (Principal Educational Psychologist) Michelle.Sancho@westberks.gov.uk

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 21st January 2019. 

Equal Opportunities
The Council supports Equal Opportunity of employment, and positively encourages applications from people who fall within any of the nine protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.
How to apply

Please complete an online application form.

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.

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