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Educational Psychologist

Education - Non School

Educational Psychology

Salford City Council

Salford City Council
Chorley Road
Swinton
Salford
M27 5AW

Educational Psychologist


Working Hours: Full Time/ part-time considered
Grade: Soulbury A Scale Points 2–7  - £40,136 - £49,714 (+SPA) + Casual Car User
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Burrows/ Unity House


About us
As a people centred and values-based organisation Salford really is a great place to work. With a positive permission culture and can do approach, we embrace innovation and encourage performance. This is an exciting opportunity to work with n established team of Educational Psychologists. Salford Educational Psychology Service (EPS) is looking for a number of talented practitioners to enhance our innovative and supportive team.

Salford EPS has an influential role in the development and implementation of council policy and strategy and is highly valued. The service is a successful partially traded service that has a range of contracts and commissioners. Salford has a partnership arrangement with Tameside and Bury; there are opportunities to work across areas.
Salford Educational Psychology Service has good relationships with children and young people, families, schools and services that we support. Educational Psychologists are encouraged to apply psychology creatively in order to contribute to Salford City Council priority areas.

About you
Your style and approach will reflect our values: you will be passionate about what you do always striving to improve things; valuing and respecting others’ contribution, you will work together to deliver a better service; you will take pride in your work and learn from when things do go wrong; you will enjoy taking personal responsibility to resolve issues and change what you do and how you do it to make a difference.
(Educational Psychologist) You will be a qualified Educational Psychologist that is committed to offer the highest of quality service to Salford children and young people, families, schools, services and the local authority. You will have an ability to apply psychology creatively in order to maximise impact and contribute to Salford City Council priority areas. You will be dynamic and hardworking with the ability to work both independently and part of a team. You will be a good generalists in the first instance with interests and experiences from a range of areas. You will be a fully qualified and HCPC registered Educational Psychologists (we welcome applicants in training due to qualify in September 2021). You will need to possess a Driving Licence and your own transport 
 
About the role
The role of the Educational Psychologist is to manage the Psychological needs of a network of schools, contribute to statutory processes and manage their contribution to a number of other projects and commissions allocated. All Psychologists are expected to contribute to CDP and service development as well as support the strategic direction of the council.

About the benefits
You will be welcomed into a friendly environment where your personal and professional development will be encouraged. You will have the opportunity to work and grow in a people-centred and values-based organisation that promotes a positive permission culture. Your opinions matter so you will have the opportunity to shape how we do things through our Salford 100 employee group and our employee led redesign approach. Your work-life balance and wellbeing are important to us so you will have access to a range of benefits including flexible working, green travel scheme, pension scheme, salary sacrifice schemes, a range of health and wellbeing options to suit your needs.
The Psychology Service have a robust supervision policy, CPD offer and support systems to enable you to succeed.

You can expect
· induction package for new starters
· professional Supervision
· access to service resources
· a professional and supportive group of colleagues from within the service and the authority as a whole
· Continuous Professional Development opportunities
· Opportunities to be involved in research and projects.
· IT support with email and internet access
· administrative support

Please be aware that this post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and that you will be required to meet the cost of the DBS check – currently £44.00. The payment for this will be deducted from your first four months’ salary payments at a rate of £11.00 per month. If you do not commence employment for any reason but the DBS has been processed, you will be sent an invoice for the payment of £44.00.

Where you have lived or worked abroad for 12 months or more, continuously or in total over the last 10 years whilst aged 18 or over, please refer to the link below for details for how to obtain your Certificates of Good Character https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/criminal-records-checks-for-overseas-applicants

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Why work for Team Salford.pdf 

Safe working
We are a Covid-safe organisation and you will have an individual risk assessment when you join the organisation to ensure we effectively support your health and wellbeing throughout your employment.

About the benefits
You will be welcomed into a friendly environment where your personal and professional development will be encouraged. You will have the opportunity to work and grow in a people-centred and values-based organisation that promotes a positive permission culture. Your opinions matter so you will have the opportunity to shape how we do things through our Salford 100 employee group and our employee led redesign approach. Your work-life balance and wellbeing are important to us so you will have access to a range of benefits including flexible working, green travel scheme, pension scheme, salary sacrifice schemes, a range of health and wellbeing options to suit your needs.
The Psychology Service have a robust supervision policy, CPD offer and support systems to enable you to succeed.

Continuous service commitment
New employees can now keep their service related benefits when moving between a whole host of public sector organisations within Greater Manchester, which include: Councils, NHS, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue, Transport for Greater Manchester, as well as many others.

Diversity and Inclusion
We are committed to developing a culture which respects individuals, appreciates difference and allows everyone regardless of background to reach their full potential. We are proud to be an accredited disability confident employer and a Stonewall Diversity Champion. We understand how hard it can be to combine caring for a loved one with work so we aim to provide support and flexibility to balance family and caring responsibilities with work https://greater.jobs/content/9189/diversity-and-inclusion 

Our core data protection obligations and commitments are set out in the council’s primary Recruitment and Employment Privacy Notice which can be found at https://www.salford.gov.uk/gdpr

For further details, or an informal chat, please contact Claire Jackson, Principal Educational Psychologist (0161 7780476/ 07738754898) 


salary from

£40,136.00

contract

permanent

working hours

flexible