Educational Psychologist

Posted on 27 November 2023
  • Directorate BHCC: Families Children & Learning
  • Salary £40,838 - £50,584 Soulbury Scale A 2-7 (plus up to 3 SPA points)
  • Contract Permanent
  • Closing Date This vacancy has closed

Location

BHISS Office, Mile Oak Road, Brighton

Job Summary

  • Job reference
    orbis/TP/9789/37675
  • Positions available
    1
  • Working hours
    37 hours
  • Closing date

    This vacancy has closed

  • Job category
    Education & Learning
  • Organisation
    Brighton & Hove City Council

Job introduction

Are you looking for an Educational Psychology Service that delivers more than statutory work? Would you like a role where innovation is valued, and you can feed into service improvements? Do you like to work creatively in a range of applied educational psychology work?

We are looking for an Educational Psychologist who is passionate about preventative local authority work to join our creative and experienced team. With a focus on early identification and intervention work, innovative service delivery in the face of rising need, and many opportunities to work with our own multi-disciplinary outreach teams, and those from social care and health, we think that Brighton and Hove EPS is a service that can satisfy your professional needs.

Year 3 trainee EPs are very welcome to apply.

Interview date: 18th January 2024

For an informal discussion, please contact:

Tracey Williams (PEP): 07795335832 tracey.williams@brighton-hove.gov.uk

Clare Bradley (APEP): 07825113899 clare.f.bradley@brighton-hove.gov.uk

About the role

Our Educational Psychology Service has strong leadership and is well respected in Brighton and Hove.  Our service is involved in many local strategies including Anti-Racist Strategy and SEND Strategy.  We like to innovate and have developed supportive tools for our practitioners and settings, such as our Attachment Aware Behaviour Regulation Policy Guidance, SEND Guides and ATTEND guidance, a robust process for understanding EBSA. We deliver SENCO support through forums, induction, training, reflective practice and supervision.

Opportunities to develop your own interests in psychology is a key part of our service development. We have expanded our team as a direct response to our strategic leaders understanding the need for psychology to support all areas of SEND and Inclusion. We have whole team CPD days across the year which are a collaboration between all of our EPs and feature items delivered by the PEP, Assistant Principal EPs, main grade EPs and trainee EPs. Everyone’s view is valued. Past years have focused on measuring the impact of our prevention work, becoming anti-racist practitioners, developing robust assessment and intervention practice such as ELSA training, Emotion Coaching, VIG and dynamic assessment. 

Benefits include:

  • Well established peer supervision model and chances to work together on service development
  • Opportunities to develop leadership roles and areas of interest
  • Flexible working arrangements and trust in professional autonomy
  • Comprehensive induction and CPD programme

Please read our Apply for a job at the council (brighton-hove.gov.uk) pages carefully. They give you all the guidance you need to complete your application as well as information on what will happen after you’ve submitted your application and at interview.

As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and upload a supporting statement. Your supporting statement is the most important part of your application as it will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Supporting statement guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.

Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.

For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (brighton-hove.gov.uk)

Company information

Encouraging a diverse workforce

Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.

Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (brighton-hove.gov.uk).

Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.

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