Job details

Job details
Employer Hertfordshire County Council
Location Hertfordshire
Salary Soulbury Scale B Point 2-4 (plus up to 3 SPAs)
Contract type Full Time / Part Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Posted Ad expiring soon
Closing date

Are you confident in your educational psychology and its application? Do you want to work in Hertfordshire? You would be very welcome to come along to meet us at our Open Morning in Stevenage on Saturday 20 May 2017, 10:00-12:00 to explore these opportunities. Please call Chris Plastow on 01992 588585 to book your place.

Following a service review, Senior Educational Psychologist (SEP) capacity is extending across Hertfordshire. The successful candidates will be responsible for supervising Trainee Educational Psychologists, providing management support for the EP Team, and undertaking strategic service development initiates.

Hertfordshire is the ‘County of Opportunity’ where SEND Services are delivered innovatively through community-led ‘Delivering Special Provision Locally’ groups. Come and join our innovative, dynamic and reflective Service, working on behalf of Hertfordshire’s children and young people (0-25 years).

We offer:

  • Up to 36 days annual leave (pro rata).
  • Additional Market Forces payment of £1,000 pro rata.
  • Regular CPD opportunities including Learning Sets, Service, County and external events.
  • Opportunities to participate in countywide initiatives e.g. Autism Education Trust Training, VIG, Task and finish groups.
  • Team desks and storage, with dedicated EP team based administrative support.
  • Large service enabling extensive professional networking and ongoing development.
  • Being part of a broad multi-disciplinary integrated local team, working closely with SEN Officers, Early Years Practitioners, Communication and Autism Team, Specialist teachers .
  • Free parking.
  • Service Delivery for SEN Support is currently via Contactline (our EP telephone advice line) and EP Consultations.
  • Strong links with university courses.
  • A varied workforce, including Team Managers, Senior EPs, Trainee EPs.
  • Psychology Assistants, Support Officers, and a Performance, Monitoring and Project Officer.
  • Relocation package if eligible (quick access from Hertfordshire to London by train from all team areas).

We value:

  • Work/life balance and staff wellbeing.
  • Flexibility of working practices, including the ability to work from home or touch-down bases across the county.
  • Prioritisation of professional and peer supervision, separate from line management.
  • Keeping up to date with, and contributing to, research and practice.
  • Staff views and collaboration to develop our Service and promote the impact made on children and young people’s life outcomes.

For an informal discussion please call the EPS Central Office on 01992 588585.

Closing date: Tuesday 30 May 2017 at midday
Interview date: week commencing 12th June 2017

Locations and contacts

Children's Services
County Hall
Pegs Lane
Hertford
Hertfordshire
SG13 8DQ
United Kingdom