• Subject: Psychology
  • Hours: Full time
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary Type: Annual
  • Salary Range: £40,000.00 - £45,000.00
  • Language: Welsh

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Specialist Practitioner-Educational Psychologist

Rhondda Cynon Taf
Specialist Practitioner-Educational Psychologist

Edge of Care and Family Support

1 x full time permanent post

1 x full time 2 years fixed term contract to be reviewed at the end of the term

Soulbury Payscale for Educational Psychologists points 2 to 7 with up to 3 SPA points (previous SPA points will be honoured)

The posts will be based in a multi-disciplinary team within our Children's Services, Edge of Care and Family Support Service with the aim of providing advice, guidance and evidence based therapeutic interventions alongside social work colleagues and systemic family therapists.

If you are skilled and experienced in working with children and families, as well as having knowledge and experience of working with young people who have experienced trauma, we would like to hear from you.

Post holders will provide support to children and young people, and their families/carers who are experiencing complex challenges in their lives with the aim of preventing:

  • Unnecessary admission of children and young people into care and assist returning home those that might already be in care.
  • The breakdown of placements for children and young people already in care and reduce the need for movement between placements.
As a Specialist Educational Psychologist you will be required to work across Rhondda Cynon Taf and with children and young people from the area who might be living beyond its boundaries, offering an exciting opportunity for individuals who want to make a difference we can offer you:

  • Good terms and conditions of employment;
  • Support and regular supervision;
  • Further training and CPD as required to deliver specific therapeutic approaches;
  • Employment within a service that has excellent staff retention.
Although based in our Children's Services, Edge of Care and Family Support Service, support and supervision will be provided from our Rhondda Cynon Taf/Merthyr Tydfil Integrated Educational Psychology Service. You will also be able to take advantage of the excellent CPD opportunities offered by this team.

A flexible approach to working hours to meet service needs and working in a family supportive manner is essential.

If you feel you have the necessary qualifications, skills and experience we would like to hear from you.

If you require further information about this post please contact Joanne Silver (Team Practice and Performance Manager) or Matthew Free (Service Manager) on (01443) 420940.

Protecting children and vulnerable adults is a core responsibility of all staff appointed to the Council.

In addition to this safeguarding responsibility, the successful applicant for this role will also be subject to an enhanced disclosure and barring service check.

The Council values diversity in its workforce. We are committed to ensuring that no unlawful discrimination occurs in the recruitment and selection process on the grounds of age, sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, transgender, including those with non-binary identities, religion or belief or pregnancy and maternity. We offer a number of staff networks for employees including the Allies Network, a Disability and Carers Network and Perthyn our LGBTQ+ Network.

An application submitted for this post in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.

In view of the large number of Application Forms which are currently being submitted individual applications are not acknowledged. Consequently if you do not hear from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application is unsuccessful on this occasion. In which case you are thanked for the interest you have shown in applying for a position within the Council.

In support of the Council’s voluntary pledge to support the Armed Forces, the recruiter must always be prepared to ensure that applicants who have identified themselves as members of the Armed Forces including Service Leavers, Veterans or Reservists and who meet the essential criteria of the person specification, are offered an interview.