Soulbury Salary Scale A 2-7- £40,136 – £49,714 per annum for working 36 hours per week.
If you feel ready for a new challenge and would like to be part of a developing service that is dynamic and different then this may be the new opportunity you have been looking for to join our multidisciplinary L- SPA team.
The L-SPA was developed in July 2020 as part of Surrey County Council’s ongoing commitment to transformation and in response to the identified priorities in the Surrey SEND Partnership strategy Surrey Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Partnership Strategy 2019-2022
The L-SPA work is primarily led by two elements operational and developmental. From 1st January 2021 the L-SPA took on the Week 1-6 process of the statutory assessment process from receipt of request to final decision making. Request for Assessment is the operational strand of the L-SPA’s remit however moving forward we will be focussing on developing our Request for Support Pathways which will be an exciting area of development requiring innovative approaches embedded in evidence-based practice. We are also beginning the work of merging with our Early Help Hub (C-SPA) which will mean we can work more closely with Social Care colleagues to improve the advice and services we provide.
The L-SPA team are problem solvers, innovators and above all passionate about delivering the best possible for outcomes for children in a timely and supportive way. We work closely with our colleagues to help children, young people and families, to be solutions focussed and take a strengths-based approach to identifying and meeting needs without the need for statutory plans wherever possible. We pride ourselves on being child and young person centred and place great emphasis on our communication standards and the value we can add to the work undertaken by our colleagues and partners.
We are seeking an Educational Psychologist to be part of our multi-disciplinary team (MDT) which is the heart of the L-SPA work. The L-SPAS EP will not ordinarily be expected to undertake statutory assessments, but they may at times have to undertake direct work with children and young people.
To be successfully shortlisted for this role you will:
- Be a qualified EP and HCPC registered
- Be confident working as part of a multi-disciplinary service
- Have excellent communication skills
- Ideally have a professional interest in strengths-based approaches, promoting child and family resilience and restorative practice or be willing to learn
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The job advert closes at 23:59 on 6th August 2021.
A date for interviews is to be confirmed.
An enhanced DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children's Barred List checks will be required for this role.
For an informal discussion please contact Jackie Pomeroy by e-mail at Jacqueline.email@example.com
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.