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Graduate Psychologists

Devon County Council – Educational Psychology Service

Fixed Term 18 months subject to extension to meet ongoing business need.

Full Time 37 hours per week

Location: County Hall (Exeter)

Devon educational psychology service

As a place to live and work, Devon is hard to beat with top-performing schools, universities, vibrant cities, pretty villages and some of the most scenic coast and countryside in the UK.  Living and working in Devon has never been more attractive.

Devon Educational Psychology Service (EPS) is a well-established, lively and thriving EP community, that is undergoing an exciting period of development having recently re-joined Devon County Council. The EPS contributions at a strategic and practice level are well respected.

In order to deliver on the strategic priorities for education and learning and the local SEND improvement plan, several new Graduate Psychologist posts have been created.

We welcome applications Psychology Graduates (or final year students) whose degree provides them with graduate basis for registration with the British Psychological Society. The post will provide unrivalled insight into some aspects of the work of an educational psychologist – which could provide just what is needed to make a successful application for an applied psychology post-graduate course in the future.

Our service focus is  

  • Applying psychology creatively to benefit children and young people in Devon throughout our work
  • Delivering traded services primarily using our new ‘Psychology Works’ Consultation Package
  • Specialist Senior EP led practice promoting Attendance and Belonging; Relational Approaches; Cognition and Learning and Early Years
  • Adding to well-established evidence-based projects which improve outcomes for Children with Care Experience, children at risk of exclusion and children experiencing EBSA
  • Ensuring that all EPs can be involved in specialist areas of work
  • Further opportunities for collaborative working with other colleagues across Children’s Services, Health and Social Care


This is the role - Graduate Psychologist

  • To support the work of the EPS in the delivery of statutory and traded services under the supervision of qualified EPs, with a particular focus on Education, Health and Care Needs Assessments (EHCNAs)
  • To assist EPs who are undertaking EHCNAs by pre-populating reports, gaining pupil/ parent views, conducting observations and undertaking a range of psychological assessment activities in schools and other settings
  • To support senior EPs with preparation for panels and meetings including presentation of data linked to EP service delivery
  • To support EPs with the preparation, delivery and evaluation of training
  • To assist in delivering and evaluating specific projects and intervention work
  • To contribute to EPS evaluation


These are the benefits
Aside from the sense of satisfaction and pride in a rewarding job, we offer an attractive package of benefits, including:

  • Generous paid annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Access to the attractive Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Flexible working opportunities and homeworking opportunities
  • Well-structured induction programme which is positively evaluated
  • Personal and professional development opportunities
  • High quality supervision distinct from line management
  • Excellent IT equipment and support


To find out more about the Educational Psychology Service please visit our website:
Educational psychology - Support for schools and settings (devon.gov.uk)
Come and work with us - Support for schools and settings (devon.gov.uk)

We welcome informal enquiries about how this role might fit your circumstances

If you are interested in knowing more and would like an informal conversation, please contact Dr Rachel Hearn, Deputy Principal Educational Psychologist, rachel.hearn@devon.gov.uk
 

  • We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 
  • DCC embraces the positive benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to providing an environment that is inclusive and safe. We welcome applications from people who share our commitment to stop discrimination, challenge inequality and promote diversity across Devon. More information can be found on ourEquality and Diversity webpages.  
  • The Council offers flexible working arrangements in terms of when and where people work e.g. hybrid working, part-time, condensed hours etc. 
  • This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English. 
  • Personal data we collect from you will be processed in accordance with the Applicant privacy notice
  • Happy to Talk Flexible Working
  • For more information about Working for Devon please visit our Working for Devon page.
  • An enhanced DBS with ABL and CBL check is required for this post.
  • Applicants must be professionally qualified and registered with the HCPC.
  • Applicants must hold a full current driving licence and have access to a vehicle for regular business use. 


Apply Now: Graduate Psychologists (Ref 4341) | DevonJobs | Apply Now

Closing Date: 17th February 2023.

 

Location: Exeter
Salary: £22,369 to £24,496 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 25th January 2023
Closes: 17th February 2023
Job Ref: 4341
   
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