• Location: Swansea,
  • Salary Type: Annual
  • Salary: GBP 35,228.00 - 37,828.00 per year
  • Language: English
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Assistant Educational Psychologist (closing date: 20/07/24)

Swansea Council

Salary: GBP 35,228.00 - 37,828.00 per year

Post title: Assistant Educational Psychologist
Post number: ED.72783
Salary: £35,228 - £37,828 per year (Soulbury Asssistant Educational Psychologist Spine. Point 2)
Job description: Assistant Educational Psychologist (ED.72783) Job description (PDF) [159KB]
Directorate/department: Education
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Closing date: 11.59pm, 20 July 2024
Further information
The post is intended for applicants who aspire to train and work as educational psychologists. Applicants must have already attained an undergraduate and/or higher degree granting Graduate Basis for Chartered membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS). It is expected that the successful candidates will, in time, apply for a place on a recognised doctorate in educational psychology, which grants eligibility to register with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a practicing psychologist and, subsequently, chartered status with the BPS.

Candidates must also have experience of working directly with children and young people, ideally, in educational settings. Qualified teacher status (QTS) is desirable, but not essential. The successful candidate will receive professional supervision from qualified educational psychologists, but will also be expected to work flexibly, manage complex work streams and meet tight deadlines. The psychology service offers lots of opportunity for colleague support, there is a very strong team ethos.

Candidates will need to show an understanding of the unique contribution psychologists can make to the learning and development of all children. The successful candidate should also have knowledge of the ALNET Act (2018) and The Additional Learning Needs Code for Wales (2021).

If appointed, you will be responsible to the Principal and Senior Educational Psychologist, working to key strategic plans. The work will be varied allowing experience of mainstream duties.

This is an exciting time to join Swansea Council, which is taking a strategic and transformative approach to delivering services to Swansea's citizens. It is recognised that "Swansea Council's education directorate has an ambitious aspiration for all its children and young people. Learner well-being and welfare is a key priority for the local authority. Senior officers and mainstream schools have a strong commitment to supporting vulnerable pupils and those at risk of disengagement" Estyn 2022.

Applicants may contact Hilary Bignell (Senior Psychologist) for an informal conversation regarding the posts.

Within Swansea Council there is a "Safeguarding is Everybody's Business" principle, and this applies to all Swansea Council employees, elected members, volunteers and contractors.
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