Permanent Educational Psychologist
Discovery School Trust EPIC Services
Grade 14 Pay Point 39-42
Full-Time 37 hours per week and 52 weeks per year ( Five days per week Monday - Friday)
Associate position will also be considered
newly qualified EP applications – we can provide the full breadth of the EP
role and also offer an extensive mentoring programme
EPIC Psychology & Wellbeing Service is a school led partnership established to meet the needs of local children, families and schools. Our partnership of 25 primary schools and 4 secondary schools work closely together to develop a high-quality service that best supports the need of our schools. We also work with the South Leicestershire Inclusion Partnership which provides support to secondary aged children and young people, Community Paediatrics and Leicestershire LA. Discovery Trust consists of 13 primary schools, 2 SEMH special school and a SEMH Hub based at one of our primary schools.
Our service provides high need support for children and families and also aims to develop an effective wellbeing provision to support families, safeguard children’s mental health and offer training for all people working with our children. We are a team of educational psychologists, assistant psychologists, undergraduate assistants and a full-time administrator. We also work closely with our sister service, Speech and Language Therapy, within EPIC having shared policies and professional meetings. We are also implement joint projects dependent of
local and regional needs. Our Service is
constantly changing to meet local and national need and we continue securing a
diverse range of partners (service users) as we grow Discovery Trust.
We are currently seeking to
appoint a qualified Educational Psychologist to join our energetic and vibrant
team. Where you will be responsible for delivering a psychological service to
schools across the Discovery Trust, and their communities, wider county
schools, and to undertake duties across the Educational Psychology Team in
support of the Senior EP. Year on year
we introduce new training packages and research areas and look to increase our
scope as a service, working as creatively as possible. We have a focus on therapeutic work. EPIC is considering becoming an approved
placement provider to be able to offer TEP placements. This has led to LA commissioned work, and we
are exploring expanding this part of our service.
Our service covers pre-school –
Y13 both mainstream, community and specialist provision.
We would welcome applications
from Educational Psychologists who are registered with the Health and Care
Professionals Council (HCPC) and have a professional qualification in
Educational Psychology recognised by the British Psychological Society.
Please refer to the document attached for a full Job Description and Person Specification, and to support with your application.
We can offer:
- A workplace where everyone feels represented, included and valued
- An opportunity to be part of and contribute to the ongoing improvement of central services within a growing multi–Academy Trust
- Dedicated and talented staff
- Effective support and a detailed CPD support programme
- Enthusiastic and well-motivated colleagues
- Flexible working in line with the needs of the role
Why choose us:
Discovery Schools Academy Trust is dedicated to improving learning and teaching by creating a culture that promotes excellence. The needs of all children are placed at the heart of all decision making regardless of the school they attend. Teaching and learning excellence is shared through learning networks, sharing of ideas and materials as well as leading practitioners between schools. Discovery has developed a school improvement system which focuses on improving outcomes for all children. It also places staff development, talent management and succession planning at the heart of achieving outstanding organisations.
If you are interested in becoming part of our team and would like to
discuss the role further, please contact Mel Shirley on 0116 3184066 or visit
our website: http://www.epicleics.com/
Safeguarding Statement: We are committed to safeguarding our pupils; therefore, the successful applicant will require an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and references.
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