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Educational Psychologist

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Cambridgeshire County Council
£42,075 - £56,554
To be decided
Closing date:
04 October 2021 at midnight
Cambridgeshire SEND Service (0-25)

Permanent Educational Psychologist Soulbury Scale A3 – A7 (Previously awarded SPA points will be honoured) Full-time and part-time applicants invited.

Are you looking to work in a well-regarded, high performing and supportive team of Educational Psychologists?

We are looking for enthusiastic, knowledgeable and dynamic Educational Psychologists (EPs) to join our SEND Service in Cambridgeshire. You will be part of one of our teams based across the county (currently in Wisbech, Huntingdon, Ely and Cambridge) and will work alongside Specialist Teachers and Specialist SEND Practitioners in a multi-disciplinary team.

As a qualified Educational Psychologist you will be applying a range of psychological theories and tools to your work with schools and other settings, adopting a Think Family approach and working closely with colleagues from other teams and disciplines to provide a holistic and co-ordinated response to need.

Our work reflects our strong beliefs and commitment to evidence based practice, social justice, inclusion, the active involvement of children and their families and working closely with schools and other partners. You will be working with schools and settings in one area of the County and contributing to key Service developments, strategy and project work. You will be working for a service with a proven track record for developing innovative practice.

Why work for Cambridgeshire?
• We have maintained a time allocation model of service delivery which is free to our schools and enables us to work creatively, build up strong relationships with our schools and offer early intervention.
• We are at the forefront of work with schools and multi-academy trusts to improve whole-school mental health provision; our implementation partners in this work include The University of Cambridge as well as organisations from the health and third sector.
• We have dedicated time for therapeutic support including Video Interaction Guidance (VIG), CBT training, Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) training.
• We are the Eastern Region Autism Education Trust (AET) Hub for schools and post 16 settings.
• We are committed to providing excellent evidence based resources to schools, settings and the wider community. We are seen as a centre of excellence in our field, for example the , ‘British Dyslexia Association’ recently commended our work in our Dyslexia/Literacy difficulties Guidance Dyslexia/Literacy Difficulties

Cambridgeshire County Council is committed to providing excellent opportunities for continuous professional development. EPs receive regular individual and peer supervision comprised of 10 days (pro-ratad for part-time workers) of individual, face to face and virtual learning .

Successful candidates will need to have a first degree in Psychology, recognised by the BPS, a post-graduate qualification in Educational Psychology and be registered with the HCPC.

Please note that this role is employed on Cambridgeshire County Council Local Authority Terms and Conditions which includes performance related pay however SPA points can still be awarded. If successful then previously awarded SPA points will be honoured.

For an informal discussion please contact Kirsten Branigan Tel: 01223 728159,

Please upload a supporting statement and your CV for this role. Applications without a supporting statement will not be considered.

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to reflect this diversity, which we believe is beneficial for our employees, the organisation and the communities we serve.

Appointment to this post will be subject to the outcome of an Enhanced Disclosure obtained through the Disclosure and Barring Service. The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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