Educational Psychologist (FIF06158)

Recruiter
FIFE COUNCIL
Location
Fife
Salary
Competitive
Posted
25 Dec 2016
Closes
16 Jan 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Applications are invited for two permanent main grade Educational Psychologist posts, currently available within Fife Educational Psychology Service.

These post offers the opportunity to join a dynamic Educational Psychology Service (EPS) that offers a comprehensive induction and supervision programme. There is a strong commitment to supporting Continuing Professional Development for all staff and the EPS is currently involved in a wide range of research and development opportunities across the Education & Children's Services Directorate. Probationers will be supported by service staff on the BPS Register of Applied Psychologist Practice Supervisors.

Fife Council pays the Scottish Local Government Living Wage Rate to employees earning less than GBP8.33 per hour. If the hourly rate of pay for the post is less than the Scottish Local Government Living Wage Rate a supplement will be paid.

Requirements

Applications are welcomed from suitably qualified and experienced psychologists.

Before confirming appointment, you will be required to obtain Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme Membership through Disclosure Scotland.

Responsibilities

To contribute to the work of the Educational Psychology Service (EPS) in relation to children and young people (0-24 years) in Fife, within the aims, objectives and practice guidelines of the EPS, within the relevant statutory framework, and in accordance with Fife Council policies and procedures. To be accountable, through local line management, to the Principal Psychologist for maintaining the highest standards of practice and to Fife Council as employer.

The Individual

Candidates for this post will have:


Relevant experience of Educational Psychology practice
Single or joint honours or postgraduate degree in psychology, conferring basis for graduate membership of the British Psychological Society, and a postgraduate qualification in educational psychology
Registration with, or eligibility to register with the HCPC, subject to successful completion of appropriate BPS qualification
Practice consistent with Fife EPS aims and priorities
Highly effective interpersonal, consultation, and organisational skills
The ability to work on their own initiative with appropriate assertiveness
Demonstrable success in teamwork and collaborative working, and success in working within agreed professional guidelines
Demonstrable commitment to ongoing personal and professional development
The ability to travel independently in a time efficient manner


In Fife Council How We Work Matters and you will be responsible for being a role model by displaying and promoting behaviours that are expected of all Council employees:


Take ownership
Focus on customers
Work together
Embrace technology & information
Deliver results


For Further Information Please Contact: Adam Brown, Depute Principal Psychologist (Acting),

Closing Date: Sunday, 15th January 2017

Interview Date: Thursday 2 February 2017

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