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Educational Psychologist

Suffolk County Council
Place of work:
Bury St Edmunds
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Job term:
Full Time
Closing date:
25 June 2021 11:30 PM
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  • Soulbury Scale A: Point 1 to 6 - £38,197 to £47,889 pro rata for part time (plus 3 SPA points)
  • 37 hours per week (part time hours can be considered)
  • Permanent

Job Details

We are seeking enthusiastic, inclusive and person-centred colleagues who are looking to work in an exciting and developing service delivering traded and statutory work. The Psychology and Therapeutic Services Team are placed within the Children and Young People's Directorate (CYP) of Suffolk County Council (SCC).

Psychologists in our service offer a wide range of core statutory, internally commissioned and traded innovative Educational Psychologist work.

You will be a highly skilled professional who:

  • has an outcome and solution-oriented approach to their work
  • is pro-active in developing inclusive, person-centred / strengths-based approaches that enhance confidence, emotional wellbeing and supports children and young people to flourish.
  • has enthusiasm for developing and delivering therapeutic approaches
  • has a strong commitment to delivering consultation in order to reach collaborative solutions and bring new perspectives
  • is confident in using online tools and aware of digital technologies.
  • You will work from a value base that demonstrates Suffolk's We ASPIRE values (wellbeing, equality, achieve, support, pride, inspire, respect and empowerment).

You will need

Applicants must be professionally qualified and registered with the HCPC.

We will offer you:

  • a warm welcome
  • high quality supervision, working within a supportive environment in which to develop your professional skills
  • a commitment to consultation based and person-centred approaches, the development of interventions and approaches based on evidence-based practice and therapeutic practice.
  • an innovative work environment with colleagues who are committed to working together to develop a range of whole school approaches, collaborative group work and individual work with staff and young people in order to promote positive outcomes for children, young people and their families
  • flexible working

Click this link to find out more about our Emotional Wellbeing/Mental Health offer.

Travelling requirements for your role

This organisation positively encourages the use of technology to communicate and engage, but in this role, you will need to operate across a wide and rural area, so you must either hold a full and current driving licence and have access to personal transport or meet the mobility requirements of the role through other reasonable and suitable means.

You will be based in one of the area teams whilst working collaboratively with other colleagues as part of the county service.

To apply and for more information, please follow this link and take note of the application instructions.

For an informal discussion, please contact Elaine Price, Deputy Principal Educational Psychologist on 01502 674729.

Due to the current situation with Covid-19, we have strict limitations on staff working in our offices and most of us are being asked to work from home. If you wish to discuss how that might impact your working arrangements, please contact the recruiting manager listed at the bottom of this advert.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts.

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