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Main Grade Educational Psychologist

Posted 4 days ago by Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
Location Job Type Permanent
Salary £37,545 - £46,504 - Soulbury A Educational Psychologists Scale points 2-7 (including up to 3 SPA) Sector Educational

Hours of Work: 37 
Permanent 
Job Share: This post IS open to Job Share 
Not suitable for Secondment 
Flexible Working in Operation: Yes

This post requires an Enhanced DBS Check 

If you are currently living overseas or have lived overseas in the last five years please be aware, if you are the preferred candidate for the post, you will be required to apply for an overseas criminal records check from the country/countries you have resided in. If you experience difficulty in obtaining an overseas criminal record check please email dbs@barnsley.gov.uk 

Barnsley Educational Child and Community Psychology Service welcome applications from experienced, newly qualified and Y3 trainee educational psychologists to join our dynamic, highly motivated and supportive team. This will be a full time contract. The post will provide you with an opportunity to deliver a wide range of generic and specialist services within Barnsley, with Children and Young People 0 – 25 years of age. 

The team has developed and transitioned to a successful traded service and is currently practicing within a range of settings and services. The successful candidate will have a role in further expanding and diversifying the application of psychology within a traded service model, be involved in a range of new developments including key children’s services initiatives and deliver our statutory obligations. 

We aim to provide a range of opportunities for practice in a way that maximises individual strengths and interests. As a team we are committed to working with children, young people, parents/carers and other professionals through applying a range of psychological theories, approaches and methods to inform outcome focused practice. 

The psychology team is located in a new office build, which provides excellent working spaces alongside all other SEN teams. Excellent IT equipment and clerical support is also offered. There will be a full induction with a warm and friendly welcome as a member of the team. We wish to appoint someone who is enthusiastic, committed and self-motivated, willing to work flexibly and rise to new challenges, and: 
• Applies their knowledge of psychology to promote positive change and wellbeing for children, schools and families 
• Is a dynamic and reflective practitioner 
• Is able to critically evaluate the need for, and be competent in, a range of methods that contribute to psychological assessments and inform interventions 

If you would like to know more about the post or would be interested in visiting us and meeting colleagues in the service or would like an informal discussion, please contact Ben Powell, Principal Educational Psychologist, 01226773571