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Senior Educational Psychologist and Educational Psychologist

  • Location: Countywide
  • Ref: FS10588
  • Closing date: 2nd September 2019
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Working hours: Full time/Part time
  • Salary: See advert for detail
Corporate Office Based


Buckinghamshire County Council serves a vibrant and diverse community where children and young people are at the heart of its vision for the future. Following a major reorganisation, the newly created Integrated SEN Service comprising Educational Psychologists, Specialist Teachers and the SEND Team is intended to support joint working, to develop co-production and to support all children and young people to achieve success.

Bucks have just reorganised to form integrated teams based in three areas of the county. The teams are made up of EPs, Specialist Teachers and SEN Officers, all under the leadership of an Area Manager.

Our Educational Psychology Service operates from offices based in Aylesbury, Amersham and High Wycombe.

This is an opportunity to help the re-imagination of the service to provide an integrated and responsive offer to schools, families and children.

About Us

We work with an Associate EP Model which allows for a focus on Statutory work allowing our permanent EPs, Senior EPs to support our aim to offer a wider range of Statutory and non-statutory services including consultation, assessment, interventions, training and the time to work more closely with schools, settings and the community.

In return we offer a great range of professional practice, a significant opportunity to impact positively on the lives of children and their families and excellent remuneration. Buckinghamshire has a high percentage of good and outstanding schools and excellent relationships with Head Teachers.

About the role

Senior Educational Psychologist- £57,723- £64,071

The SEP posts are newly configured management positions with responsibility for an area team of EP's.

You will:

  • Be responsible for a full range of management tasks and leading small teams of EP's
  • Have experienced knowledge of legislation relating to children and education
  • Be fully aware of demands of the profession at present with a proven ability to think strategically and problem solve effectively as SEP

Educational Psychologist- £40,291- £57,476

You will:

  • Be a qualified and experienced EP
  • Regular CPD is provided to ensure that our EPs continue to meet high standards of practice and can demonstrate that they meet criteria for continued HCPC registration.
  • Be HCPC registered, or in the process of obtaining it
  • Be able to work full time or part time

About you

We are seeking qualified and experienced Educational Psychologists, as well as those newly qualified with experience of working with children in a range of contexts, including but not limited to teaching, youth work, and counselling, to help us fill a range of roles.

We are looking for reflective practitioners who can bring a broad range of psychological skills and thinking to bear on the problems we face professionally. You will be a good team player and make regular contributions to service development.

Naturally you will be a highly competent communicator able to demonstrate good interpersonal skills and be self-directed with excellent time-management skills.

You will be HCPC registered or be in the process of obtaining your registration.

If this sounds like something you would like to be part of we’d love to hear from you to explore opportunities

Other Information

Please see the JD for both roles attached.

If you’d like to arrange an informal conversation with our Head of Integrated SEND, please email Lauren Ruta, Executive Assistant to the Head of Service, at: lruta@buckscc.gov.uk

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You’ll also be entitled to a wide range of bcc benefits, including a generous pension scheme with an employer contribution of 26%, discount in shops / restaurants and 1/3 off local trains and buses.

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