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  • Location: Cardiff,
  • Subject:
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary Type: Annual
  • Salary Range: £45,000.00 - £50,000.00
  • Language: English
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EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST

EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST

Cardiff Council
About The Service
Actual Salary: £42,422 - £58,348 (SCP 1 - 6 + 3 SPA)

Cardiff Educational Psychology Service is made up of friendly, highly motivated, educational psychologists, with a range of experience and diverse professional interests.

This is a time of change for the Service and the role offers opportunities to be involved both in strategic developments within the Local Authority as well as supporting the Inclusion Service and schools in taking forward ALN reform.

We provide access to a laptop, smartphone and flexible working arrangements.

The Service is keen to invest in its workforce and participates in a range of CPD activities, including joint training with neighbouring EP Services and provides staff with the opportunity to develop an area of special interest.

We have strong links with Cardiff University, having Educational Psychologists in Training placed with us and facilitating collaborative research projects.

Working within the Service gives you an excellent opportunity to work in the vibrant and diverse Capital City of Wales.

About the job
We are keen to appoint a fully qualified educational psychologist, from September 2024, possibly sooner.

We would consider applications from Year 3 Trainee Educational Psychologists due to finish training in 2024.

The role will involve a range of duties, both school focused and strategic.

There will be opportunity to work closely with colleagues within the EPS and wider education service to ensure that the EPS makes a contribution to the realisation of the Education Service vision and delivery plan.

There will also be opportunity to make a contribution to the future direction of the Educational Psychology Service.

In addition, the post holder will have responsibility for a patch of schools and settings and may be required to undertake supervision of Educational Psychologists in Training and contribute to task and finish groups.

We work within a consultation model of service delivery.

Access to peer and line management supervision will be provided along with a programme of induction

What We Are Looking For From You
We are looking for an Educational Psychologist with the knowledge, skills, experience, to help the further development of the EPS.

You will:
  • hold a Degree in Psychology (or equivalent) as recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a professional post-graduate qualification in Educational Psychology, accredited by the BPS.
  • be fully registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.

You will have a good understanding of the potential for Educational Psychology to make a difference for children and young people.

You will have good communication skills and the capacity to develop strong working relationships with a variety of partners.

Additional information
For an informal discussion about the role please contact Chris Alders, Principal Educational Psychologist, on 07891125350.

This post is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced checks.

Safeguarding and Child Protection are key priorities for the Council. We aim to support children and vulnerable adults to ensure they are as safe as they can possibly be. Our services and schools are committed to ensuring the safety and protection of all children and vulnerable adults, and will take action to safeguard their well-being, and acknowledge that children and vulnerable adults have a right to protection. This is supported in the general ethos of the Council and all schools.

We welcome applications in both English and Welsh. Applications received in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than English applications.

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