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Closed for applications on 28/02/2020 12:00
£40,949 to £50,159 pa Soulbury Scale A 3-8 plus up to 3 SPA points
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Educational Psychology Service, South Tyneside
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Closing date:
28 Feb

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This job is closed for applications.

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Educational Psychologist – 37 hpw
(Education Psychology Service, South Tyneside)
£40,949 to £50,159 pa Soulbury Scale A 3-8 plus up to 3 SPA points

Temporary post for 12 months required to cover Maternity leave

South Tyneside Educational Psychology Service is a friendly, highly supportive and nurturing team of educational psychologists, assistant educational psychologists specialist teachers and emotional resilience officers. The Service is very well regarded by its users, as is evident from the consistently excellent feedback it receives. It maintains highly positive working relationships with schools, other professionals and the Local Authority. There are opportunities to engage in a wide variety of work, including training, therapeutic work, systemic work and research, using a range of different psychological tools and methods.

We are seeking an educational psychologist to cover a maternity leave. You will have a patch of schools and the opportunity to get involved in a range of different work including critical incident support, research, supervision and working with the Project for Looked after Children’s Education. We are seeking an educational psychologist who is willing to be part of a multidisciplinary team. We would also welcome any particular areas of interest a candidate may bring to the role as we are always seeking to develop innovative ways of working with schools. We are committed to offering opportunities for continuing professional development.

We offer:
• Flexible working arrangements and therefore have a strong commitment to work-life balance. (We are part of South Tyneside Council flexible working system).
• We are located centrally in a modern, environmentally friendly building with free car parking. EP’s have their own individual workstations and ICT facilities.
• A team that is very highly rated by schools and that has a very successful traded offer.
• A detailed and comprehensive induction programme.
• We offer opportunities for you to provide supervision, regular individual supervision and peer support, tailored to the needs of the individual.
• Effective and well-established multi-agency working.
• Strong links with the professional training programme at Newcastle University.
• Excellent administrative support.

The post is subject to registration as a qualified Educational Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council.

For an informal discussion please contact Peter Tidd, Senior Lead Educational Psychologist, or Sukhvinder Kaur, Senior Lead Educational Psychologist, on (0191) 424 6030.

South Tyneside Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure will be sought along with other relevant pre-employment checks.

To find out more about this role and to apply please visit www.southtyneside.gov.uk alternatively you can email jobs@southtyneside.gov.uk or call (0191) 455 4968. BT Typetalkers welcome.

Closing date: Noon, 28 February 2020.

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 10 March 2020.

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