Housing & Communities
Psychologist and Home Visiting Manager
Ref. CS50254868 Grade Soulbury 3 - 8 £40,146 - £49,175
with opportunity for up to 3 SPA points
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Cardiff Families First Parenting Team. Families First is a Welsh Government-funded programme that provides help and support for families living in Cardiff.
We are seeking to appoint a qualified and HCPC registered educational psychologist to manage and lead a home-based service for parents of children/young people aged 0-16 years across Cardiff. The successful candidate will train, manage and provide supervision for a team of parenting practitioners and will ensure high quality, psychology informed, parenting interventions. The educational psychologist will plan service delivery and collate, analyse, distribute and review performance information against the business/delivery plan to show the impact on service users.
The successful candidate will demonstrate:
• Doctorate in Educational Psychology; or MSc in Educational Psychology (prior to 2006)
• HCPC Registration.
• Experience of working with parents and children within the home.
• Ability to use observation and assessment techniques to plan interventions.
• Leadership skills for motivating and ensuring high quality service provisions.
• Ability to use supervision and consultative approaches.
• Ability to maintain good records.
• Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team.
Please see the attached job description and person specification for full details of requirements.
This post is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced checks.
Safeguarding and Child Protection are key priorities for the Council. We aim to support children and vulnerable adults to ensure they are as safe as they can possibly be. Our services and schools are committed to ensuring the safety and protection of all children and vulnerable adults, and will take action to safeguard their well-being, and acknowledge that children and vulnerable adults have a right to protection. This is supported in the general ethos of the Council and all schools.
This vacancy is suitable for post share.
We welcome applications in both English and Welsh. Applications received in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than English applications.
As a large public sector organisation, it is important to us that we support the economic wellbeing of our citizens and that our workforce better reflects the communities we serve. Therefore, although not a requirement for application, we welcome and encourage applications from under represented individuals:
aged under 25
not in employment, education or training
from our local communities including in particular those from the Cardiff BAME community and LGBT+ communities
able to communicate fluently in Welsh
Cardiff 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.