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Head of Educational Psychology

Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough CouncilRhondda Cynon Taff

Rhondda Cynon Taf Educational Psychology Service

Soulbury Scale B 7-10 + up to 3 SPA points Maximum £62,849

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We are seeking to appoint an outstanding professional to contribute to our excellent and well-regarded Educational Psychology Service. The post will involve creative leadership and innovative strategic developments across Rhondda Cynon Taf Educational Psychology Service so that excellent psychological services can be provided for our learners, their families and external agencies.

The role combines strategic development, leadership, management and operational delivery. As a member of a multi-disciplinary team the post holder will make an important contribution to an ethos of positive collaborative working with other professionals within the Access and Inclusion Service, including the Learner Support Service, CLA team, and ALNAS Administrative Service. The successful candidate will also oversee the SLA with Merthyr Tydfil, for which there is existing enhanced management capacity.

Effective partnership working with School Improvement colleagues will also be an essential part of the post holder’s role in discharging the Local Authority’s support and challenge role in overcoming barriers to learning and achievement.

A passion for raising standards and improving outcomes for children and young people, and excellent working relationships with headteachers, parents/carers and other professionals will be essential. Experience of effective leadership and management at a senior level will be necessary and a proven track record of bringing about a positive change.

The post is predominately based in Ty Trevithick in Abercynon, which is within easy reach of Cardiff.

Should you require further information, please contact Ceri Jones Head of Inclusion Services on (01443) 744344.

Protecting children and vulnerable adults is a core responsibility of all staff appointed to the Council.

In addition to this safeguarding responsibility, the successful applicant for this role will also be subject to an enhanced disclosure and barring service check.

The Council values diversity in its workforce. We are committed to ensuring that no unlawful discrimination occurs in the recruitment and selection process on the grounds of age, sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, transgender, including those with non-binary identities, religion or belief or pregnancy and maternity. We offer a number of staff networks for employees including the Allies Network, a Disability and Carers Network and Perthyn our LGBTQ+ Network.

In view of the large number of Application Forms which are currently being submitted individual applications are not acknowledged. Consequently if you do not hear from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application is unsuccessful on this occasion. In which case you are thanked for the interest you have shown in applying for a position within the Council. Rhondda Cynon Taf welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

The deadline for receipt of applications is midday on 12 February 2021.

We encourage electronic applications, for further information please log on to: www.rhondda-cynon-taf.gov.uk/jobs.

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