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Senior Educational Psychologist Ref: DON/18/0576

Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council, LEARNING & OPPORTUNITIES: CYP
Based at: Civic Offices
Salary details: Soulbury £45,341 - £53,295 
Job details: 37 Hours, Full Time, Permanent
Closing date: 01 October 2018
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Salary details: Soulbury local Educational Psychologists – Scale B – SCP 2 – 5 + 3 SPAs (potential for the award of a market supplement)

We are passionate about our Place and we firmly believe we have one of the strongest propositions in the country. Building on the strengths of being the UK’s best connected location, Doncaster is transforming the way it looks and feels. Anyone joining our council can look forward to working for a confident, ambitious organisation with big plans to develop further and deliver for our residents, workforce and visitors. 

Our Senior Educational Psychologist – ASD will take a leading role in growing and embedding our support for partners and providers in their work to promote the achievement, progress and well-being of all children and young people in the Borough, particularly those with social communication needs . You will be part of a directorate and service management team who are outcome focused and making a positive difference to the lives of children and young people.  This is an influential role, embedded within the school improvement and inclusion strategies, and focused on growing the service offer to schools and provider settings, responding to a growing demand for our high quality psychological advice and support.  You will engage with schools, settings, health partners and the Children’s Services Trust and lead on strategic promotion of partnership support for all children, young people and adults with social communication needs that prepares for a life that is fulfilling. This role will play a critical and proactive role in the development of key agendas including the Doncaster Growing Together and the Social Mobility Opportunity Area programmes.  So, if you want a role that is challenging and where you are empowered to drive forward change and opportunities for young people, and if you have the determination and expertise to make a real difference to the lives of children and young people in Doncaster, we want to hear from you.  

Further details about the responsibilities and requirements of the role are contained in the job profile and role summary. 

In return for your hard work and dedication, we can offer you the chance to be part of a great team dedicated to ensuring that all people in Doncaster thrive. You will also have access to a variety of attractive employee benefits including competitive leave entitlement, local government pension scheme and access to a range of staff discount and flexible benefits schemes. Visit our Working in Doncaster page to find out more. 

Shortlisting will take place week commencing 1st October and it is anticipated that interviews will be held on Wednesday 10th October.

For further details or an informal chat please contact: David Dickinson Head of Service – Education Psychology, Tel: 01302 737291 email:david.dickinson@doncaster.gov.uk  

This post involves working with children and therefore if successful you will be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service records check at an enhanced level. Further information about the Disclosure Scheme can be found at www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check

Doncaster Council is committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community where we strive to improve the quality of life for all. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expect all staff to share these commitments.

English Fluency Duty Under The Immigration Act 2016: As you are applying for a customer facing role, you must have the ability to converse easily with customers being able to provide advice and guidance in accurate spoken English.

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