Flintshire County Council
Principal Education Psychologist (Education & Youth Portfolio)
Location: Tŷ Dewi Sant, Ewloe
Soulbury - SCP 6 to 9 (+ 3 SPA)
Salary Range from £56,554 to £59,646
Required from November 2020
We are seeking to appoint an energetic, innovative and suitably qualified and experienced person to become the Principal Educational Psychologist within our Education & Youth Portfolio. This is an exciting and varied remit with the post holder having a lead role in interpreting and delivering against the Council’s strategic vision for the key priority areas of additional learning needs and emotional health and wellbeing. The work will involve close partnership working with children, families and a range of services and educational settings.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate significant leadership capability particularly in relation to change management. Experience of people management is desirable for this post as the successful candidate will have day to day responsibility for line management of the Educational Psychology Service, Young Person’s Counselling Service and Social Communication Outreach Team. The post holder will also have a lead role in developing and shaping the Portfolio’s strategy for emotional health and wellbeing working in collaboration with a range of internal and external partners.
Wales is preparing for the implementation of the national reforms brought about by the Additional Learning Needs & Education Tribunal Act 2018. The successful candidate will be an integral member of the management team determining how the Council and its schools will respond to the new statutory duties.
As this post will result in you having substantial contact with children and/or vulnerable adults the successful applicant will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Services check.
Closing date for application forms: 11th October 2020
Interview date: 19th October 2020
The Council recognises that the ability to communicate in Welsh is an important and valuable skill in the workplace and is committed to increasing the numbers of bilingual employees. We welcome applications for any post from candidates who are able to work in both Welsh and English. We will also support new and existing employees who wish to learn Welsh or improve /develop their Welsh language skills.
Part time, job share and flexible working arrangements will be considered.
Flintshire LA 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 particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.