We have a great opportunity to join our team of Educational Psychologists in the beautiful county of Wiltshire.
Wiltshire Educational Psychology Service (EPS) has a strong identity built on shared values of kindness, respect, and integrity. Collaboration is important to us, and we enjoy opportunities to work with other Educational Psychologists, Trainees’ and Assistant Psychologists.
Our service is part of Wiltshires Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) service, and Educational Psychologists (EPs) are highly valued within the authority. We provide a range of services to support the local authority, including being involved in decision making processes, and supporting the development of new county-wide processes and initiatives.
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Main duties of the job
You will work as the link EP for a group of educational settings including preschools, mainstream schools, and specialist provision. Like many areas of the country, providing statutory advice is a core part of the EP role.
We also offer support to schools via our innovative subscription model and you will have opportunities to contribute to a wide range of work, including ELSA supervision and service development projects.
You will be an active participant in our regular CPD and supervision, and will be encouraged to develop areas of interest.
- Excellent pension provision via the local government pension scheme (LGPS). We contribute around 20% of your salary towards your pension.
- Truly flexible working, roles are hybrid between home and the workplace.
- 26 days leave, rising to 31 days after 5 years plus public and bank holidays. You can also purchase an additional 20 days leave per year (pro rata for temporary contract and part time)
- Occupational health offers a variety of employee wellbeing services to support a healthy work/life balance and lifestyle, including health screening, smoking cessation sessions, menopause support and free flu jabs
- Seminars on managing your finances, planning for retirement, pre-payday loans, ability to make additional voluntary contributions to your pension, learning loans and paid time off to train.
- Family friendly policies – we support staff to achieve a healthy work/life balance with supportive policies including maternity and paternity leave, shared parental leave, adoption leave, ordinary parental leave and carers leave.
- Development – we have an impressive suite of learning and training activities that provide a learner-centred experience. This includes a learning management website that enables you to manage your learning and track your CPD
- Excellent career progression opportunities including secondments to encourage development and expanding your knowledge and experience.
- Pool cars if you need a car for visits, you can pick up a car at a variety of locations across the county.
19 April 2023
£42,811 to £52,440 a year
To support schools, early years settings, families and children and young people through assessment and consultation to facilitate positive outcomes for vulnerable children and young people and those with special educational needs.
To work collaboratively alongside other support services to deliver integrated and co-ordinated support which is built around the needs of children and young people.
To attend and participate in whole service, team meetings, peer supervision sessions and professional training events as required by the line manager.
To contribute to the delivery of effective training and interventions for professionals and others across a range of settings.
To provide Psychological Advice under the 1996 Education Act and to contribute wherenecessary to Annual Reviews of Education, Health, and Care Plans (EHCPs).
To carry out other duties as may be allocated commensurate with the grade of the post.
To work within the codes of conduct and ethics of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the Division of Educational and Child Psychology of the British Psychological Society (BPS).
- A doctoral or masters level professional qualification in Educational Psychology, or is expected by the accrediting university to complete this professional qualification by the end of the year.
- Will be registered with the HCPC, or will be eligible for registration on completion of the professional qualification
- Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, for a range of purposes and audiences.
- Ability to work independently and to organise time/workload efficiently, meeting deadlines where required.
- Basic IT competence, in Microsoft Office suite, word processing, entering spreadsheet data, and a willingness to learn other IT skills as required by developments in IT communications.
- Demonstrate ability to engage with school staff and parents and to engender their confidence in the professional skills brought to the role.
- A commitment to promoting equal opportunities and to ensuring that the voice of the child and parents are clearly heard.
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).