Senior Specialist EP (Mental Health)

Department of Children’s Services – Educational Psychology

Specialist Senior EP (Mental Health) Salary £46,044 – 49,317

Soulbury EP B Scale 2-4 (including additional market forces supplement) plus up to 3  SPAs

Plus generous Relocation Package (terms and conditions apply)

Hours: 37 hours per week, based at Margaret McMillan Tower, Bradford

As Specialist Senior EP you will take a lead in shaping our work within the field of Mental Health.  We welcome applications from psychologists who have a strong track record of developing and delivering project work at a local and strategic level. The post combines dedicated time to do this, with generic EP duties.

There’s a lot going on in Bradford and we want great psychologists to be involved.  To learn more about the roles, department and what a great place Bradford is to live and work please spend some time on this website.

Bradford Local Authority has a strong tradition of supporting and valuing its educational psychologists. The EP team is leading on the development of ‘My Support Plan’ and the development of a SEND review process to embed the use of the graduated approach to meeting SEN.

As with most LAs, Bradford has seen an increase in requests for EHC Assessment. We have worked with our SEN team to manage this and now have a system whereby EP advice is presented at ‘Joint Assessment Meetings’, reducing the burden of producing multiple statutory reports.

In addition to this, the EP team is driving a district wide strategy to improve outcomes for all children in Bradford.  The ‘All Bradford’s Children’ project is based on using psychology and evidence based interventions to improve teaching and learning across the city. This development allows EPs to break out of the narrow SEN focus and use their skills to their upmost.

Our EPs are supported to extend and develop their skills. We are currently training a cohort of EPs to use Video Interactive Guidance (VIG) and we have provided opportunities to attend local and national conferences including ‘Visible Learning’ and the DECP conference.

The team is based in the very heart of Bradford, in newly refurbished accommodation with dedicated desk space and meeting rooms. It has good ICT facilities with office based and remote access to electronic files, e-mail and internet. We have flexible, family friendly working arrangements and there are opportunities to progress your career through a structured SPA system.

Bradford itself is an amazing and beautiful city. It is easily accessible from neighbouring local authorities and offers great outdoor opportunities in the nearby Dales and surrounding areas. A generous relocation package is available

All applicants must be professionally qualified and HCPC registered

For further information or a confidential discussion about any of the roles please contact Ruth Dennis  on 01274 439444 or email [email protected]

IF DBS POST

An enhanced disclosure check with the Disclosure and Barring Service will be undertaken for this post

Closing Date: 27th March 2017

Interview date 3rd and 4th April 2017

To apply for this post please follow this link to the Bradford MDC recruitment website.