• Location: Within Ceredigion,
  • Subject: Psychology
  • Hours: Part time
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary Type: Annual
  • Salary Range: £40,000.00 - £45,000.00
  • Language: Welsh
  • Closing Date: 08 June, 2023 12:00 AM

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Educational Psychologist

Educational Psychologist

Ceredigion County Council
About the role
The successful candidate will start at Grade A 4 (£44,782)

This is a post for which the ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable (the authority will support any candidate to develop their Welsh language whilst in post).

Ceredigion is a beautiful rural area with a dramatic coastline and lively communities. It is a county rich with history, culture and community. Ceredigion schools aim to provide the highest standards in education an excellent relationship exists between our schools and central services.

We are looking for an educational psychologist to join our happy and enthusiastic team which sits as part of the wider ALN, Inclusion and Wellbeing Service. The Educational Psychology Service is well respected within Schools Services.

The successful candidate will be responsible for undertaking the full range of psychological services within the county to facilitate change, raise standards and ensure educational inclusion. We work closely with our schools and adopt a solution-focused approach in our consultations. We work in a preventative manner, with the freedom to use a range of psychological techniques to make a difference to the pupils.

We welcome applicants who are able to begin immediately and also from students who are currently in Year 2 of their doctoral studies.

To maintain ethical standards it is essential for the candidate to be registered, and to maintain continued registration, with the HCPC.

An Enhanced DBS check will be required for the above post.

For an informal chat, contact Angharad Behnan, Principal Educational Psychologist by email to arrange a phone call.

Job Description and Person Specification

Note: We reserve the right to extend the closing date.

Safeguarding children, young people and adults at risk is a key priority for us. We aim to support children, young people and adults at risk to ensure they are as safe as they can possibly be and acknowledge they have a right to protection and will take action to safeguard their welfare. Each member of staff and volunteer is expected to share this commitment, and we will require an Enhanced Check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

What we offer

Work-life balance

Lifestyle savings scheme

Generous employer pension scheme

Cycle to work scheme

Learning and development

Where you'll work

Schools and Culture
We offer appropriate challenge and support to our schools, to help them deliver first class education to all pupils, across the age and ability range. Our primary functions are as follows:
  • School Improvement: Leadership; Support and Challenge, Teaching and Learning; Digital Literacy; Literacy and Numeracy; Welsh in Education
  • Additional Learning Needs: Provision for pupils with Additional Learning Needs, Inclusion; Attendance; Educational Psychology
  • Pupil Wellbeing:Counselling; Welfare; Anti-Bullying, Pupil Voice
  • Education Governance: Data ; Governor Support, Policy support
  • School Admissions
  • Culture: Music Service; Cered; Felinfach Theatre; Museum
  • Infrastructure and Resources: Planning School Places; Modernisation and Twenty First Century Schools Programme; Buildings; Grants
  • Catering: Day Centres; Primary Schools; Residential homes.
  • Childcare Unit: Childcare Sufficiency Assessment; Childcare & Play Grant; Childcare Offer; Out of School (After School Clubs and Holiday Playschemes); Day Nursery, Cylch/Playgroup & Childminder business support and staff training