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Specialist Senior Educational Psychologist (International New Arrivals)

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Closed for applications on 17/10/2019 22:59
Soulbury Educational Psychologist B Scale, Points 2–5 (£48,383 - £53,488 pa), with up to an additional 3 SPA points for those eligible to apply.
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full time or part time hours available
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Newcastle upon Tyne
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Closing date:
17 Oct

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This job is closed for applications.

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Educational Psychology Service

Applications are welcome from colleagues wishing to work either full time or part time

Two of our most recently appointed Educational Psychologists have said that they enjoy working in Newcastle because…
• “I have the flexibility and freedom to use a variety of psychological approaches across my work and opportunities to develop specific interests and skills”.
• “It’s a really friendly and eclectic team who have a broad range of experience and skills and who are always approachable and supportive”.
• “There is a diversity of work across different settings and lots of opportunities for traded and systemic work”
• “There is support and encouragement from management and peers to develop my practice, ethically, psychologically and meaningfully”.

If this sounds like a service you would like to join, then we invite you to apply for the post below…

Through the work of the Kaleidrascope project, Newcastle EPS has a long history of undertaking specialist work with international new arrivals (INA) to the City, both asylum seekers and refugee children and children from families who are economic migrants. The successful candidate will coordinate this work within the EPS and take a lead role across the People Directorate and at a cross Council level; working at a strategic level to promote the successful inclusion of all INA children.

Please note that in the future, the role of the Specialist Senior may change according to funding arrangements and the needs of the Education and Skills Division.

Applications are welcome from EPs with at least five years maingrade experience.

The successful candidate will join a highly regarded team, currently consisting of 12.4 FTE EPs. The Service is currently developing an action plan based on a PATH analysis of our strengths and aims for the future. The plan is focused on widening the potential impact of educational psychology within the People Directorate and has given greater scope for all EPs to focus on an area of personal interest. The Service has good links with Newcastle University and currently hosts two doctoral trainees.

Applicants must be professionally qualified and registered with the HCPC

If you are interested in this post, please feel free to contact Lara Lillico, Educational Psychology Service Manager or Sarah Woodburn, Deputy Educational Psychology Service Manager or Dennis Wilson, Specialist Senior EP, on 0191 277 4577 or email: lara.lillico@newcastle.gov.uk / dennis.wilson@newcastle.gov.uk / sarah.woodburn@newcastle.gov.uk.

Apply online at www.northeastjobs.org.uk.

We are committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is working in regulated activity. If you are successful we will undertake additional recruitment checks which will include a check to see if you have had any criminal convictions, a check of police information and we will check the barred list(s). It is a criminal offence for a barred individual to apply for a job in regulated activity.

As this post involves working with children, vulnerable adults or dealing with sensitive information, written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise.

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