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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/04/2020.

Educational Psychologist

Job Reference: L52-21040

Cambridgeshire County Council
Cambridge, Ely or Huntingdon
£40,949 - £55,040

Cambridgesire SEND Service (0-25)

Educational Psychologists Soulbury Scale A3 – A8 (Previously awarded SPA points will be honoured). Full-time, part-time and fixed term applicants invited.

Are you looking to work in a well-regarded, high performing and supportive team of Educational Psychologists?

We are looking for enthusiastic, knowledgeable and dynamic Educational Psychologists (EPs) to continue our innovative work in Cambridgeshire. You will be part of one of our teams based across the county (currently in Wisbech, Huntingdon, Ely and Cambridge) and will work alongside Specialist Teachers and Specialist SEND Practitioners in a multi-disciplinary team.

As a qualified Educational Psychologist you will be applying a range of psychological theories and tools to your work with schools and other settings, adopting a Think Family approach and regularly working closely with colleagues from other disciplines to consider how we can work most effectively together to provide a holistic and co-ordinated response to need.

Our work reflects our strong beliefs and commitment to evidence based practice, social justice, inclusion and the active involvement of children and their families.
You will be working with schools and settings and contributing to county wide Service developments, strategy and project work for a service where evidence informed challenge and change is part of our ethos.

Why work for Cambridgeshire?

We have maintained a time allocation model of service delivery which is free to our schools and enables us to work creatively, build up strong relationships and offer early intervention.

We are at the forefront of work to improve the whole-school mental health provision; our implementation partners in this work include The University of Cambridge and Cambridge United football club as well as organisations from the health and third sector.

We have dedicated time for therapeutic support including Video Interaction Guidance (VIG), CBT training, Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) training.

We are the Eastern Region Autism Education Trust (AET) training Hub for the eastern region for schools and post 16 settings.

We are committed to providing excellent evidence based resources to schools settings and the wider community. We are seen as a centre of excellence in our field, and our approach is being shared in the UK and beyond and has been commended by professor Joe Elliot and the ‘British Dyslexia Association’. For example our work in our Dyslexia/Literacy difficulties Guidance.

Cambridgeshire County Council is committed to providing excellent opportunities for continuous professional development. EPs receive regular individual and peer supervision comprised of 10 days (pro-rata for part-time workers) of individual, face to face and virtual learning .

Successful candidates will need to have a first degree in Psychology, recognised by the BPS, a post-graduate qualification in Educational Psychology and be registered with the HCPC.

Please note that this role is employed on Cambridgeshire County Council Local Authority Terms and Conditions which includes performance related pay however SPA points can still be awarded. If successful then previously awarded SPA points will be honoured.

For an informal discussion please contact

Kirsten Branigan Tel: 01223 728159,

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