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Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 

Salary:Soulbury Educational Psychologist Scale A 3-8 (+ S 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:County Hall, Glenfield, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE3 8RA 

Reference:CYP1548 

Closing date:27 September 2021 at midnight 


Soulbury Salary Scale A 3-8 plus up to 3 SPAs.
It is expected that the successful candidate(s) will start on point 6.
 
Full Time or Part Time applications are welcomed.
Existing SPA points will be honoured. 
 
Applicants must be professionally qualified and registered with the HCPC, or expect to be, at the end of their training.  
  
Leicestershire EPS is a high quality and growing service. We aim to apply psychology creatively and collaboratively to empower and inspire others to promote inclusion and learning, wellbeing, and positive futures for all.
   
We are now seeking further innovative and forward-thinking EPs to join our service. We have a good balance of experience and newly qualified EPs. We would welcome applications from registered EPs or those who are in Years 3 of their doctoral training.
  
We are a friendly and skilled team of Educational Psychologists, currently organised into two virtual but co-located teams covering North and South Leicestershire. All schools in Leicestershire have a named EP to offer information and advice and to build positive working relationships. We use an allocation system for statutory work that supports EPs to manage their workload, as well as provide as much consistency for children, young people and schools as possible.
    
We are a partially traded service and are well regarded, with demand for our commissioned work growing year on year, which currently includes:
  • Service level agreements with individual schools, academies and multi-academy trusts
  • Consultation as an approach, along with locality-based multi-agency forums to build capacity in schools and early years settings.
  • Centrally delivered training and capacity-building work, including ELSA, Supporting schools with Staff Resilience and Wellbeing and other training developed by our Educational Psychologists.
       
As our service continues to grow, so do opportunities to engage in other work to support inclusion in Leicestershire. Leicestershire County Council has the vision of becoming a trauma informed and responsive organisation. Now is an exciting time to join our Service!
   
We are committed to supporting the development of the profession and enjoy strong links to the training programmes with opportunities to become Trainee EP supervisors. 
     
Leicestershire EPs have access to whole-service and individual CPD opportunities as well as individual, group and peer supervision arrangements. We are based in a well-appointed central office and have access to first class facilities within County Hall, Glenfield. Flexible working is encouraged, and EPs have access to local ‘touchdown’ bases across the county to reduce travel time and ICT equipment for mobile working.
  
Informal enquiries are welcome. Please telephone to speak with George Pasternicki, Principal Educational Psychologist 0116 305 5100 or via email on george.pasternicki@leics.gov.uk
    
If you would like an informal chat with a member of the team please contact Rebecca Kirkbride, Acting Senior Educational Psychologist 0116 305 5100 or via email on rebecca.kirkbride@leics.gov.uk 
  
We would also like to invite you to join us to find out more about the opportunities for working as part of the Leicestershire EP team. We are offering an informal, virtual ‘meet and greet’ session with George Pasternicki and EP colleagues on 15th September at 4.15 pm. If you would like to participate, please get in touch via psychology@leics.gov.uk. Please provide your email address so that we can send you an invitation via Teams for this session. We look forward to hearing from you.
 
Applications can be made via the East Midlands Shared Service Jobs website https://jobs.emss.org.uk/lcc.aspx 
 
Given the current Covid 19 restrictions, interviews will take place by video via Teams.
 
Closing date for applications: Monday 27th September 2021
Interview date: To be confirmed
 
This post is the subject of an Enhanced DBS check
       
Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page
                
We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic (BME) communities, disabled people and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities, as they are currently under represented within our workforce.
 
We are on a journey to be an inclusive department where a culture to celebrate equality, diversity and inclusion is embedded and discrimination challenged at every level together as a department.  We warmly welcome those from all cultures, ethnicities and beliefs - this diversity is vital to our journey and is fundamental to our values and enriches the services we offer our children and families.
 
For further information about working for Leicestershire County Council, please click here.
            
If you have any technical issues completing your application form please contact escservicedesk@emss.org.uk


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