Educational Psychologist

Aberdeen City Council

Posted

£46,467 to £59,106 per annum Full Time Contact: Human Resources Reference: ABC07453

Job Description

Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on this link  and the Job Profile attached. These explain the job role and the type of person we're looking for.

Location: Marischal College
Duration: Permanent x 3, Full Time.

Job Purpose:

Educational Psychologists work collaboratively within and beyond the psychological service to provide stakeholders with support through a consultation model of service
delivery.

Educational Psychologists are required to carry out duties of the post as directed by the principal educational psychologist or nominated officer of the council and should work within the aims and guidelines from the Scottish Government, HCPC and the British Psychological Society.

Requirements

Role Requirements:

Honours degree in psychology or equivalent, recognised by the British Psychological Society.

Post-graduate professional training in educational psychology (or undergoing
such training), recognised by the British Psychological Society.

Currently a Health and Care Professions Council Registered Practitioner Psychologist or eligible for Registered status after a satisfactory probationary period.

PVG Membership for Regulated work with Children and/or Protected Adults or
willingness to obtain prior to a formal offer of employment being made.

Travelling is an essential part of this post and therefore you may have to
demonstrate that you have suitable transport arrangements.

Responsibilities

The post holder is expected to demonstrate:

The area of Educational Psychology and knowledge of relevant legislation, council education policy and best practice.

The core functions of consultation, assessment, intervention, training, and
research.

Delivering required results within a collaborative, customer focused organisation.

Building relationships and working in partnership with internal and external
partners.

Effective communication and organisational skills, meeting deadlines and
working towards achievement of local and national priorities.

The Individual

See Job Profile for further details.

Aberdeen City Council is an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.

Flexible Working

We are happy to talk flexible working and offer flexible working for most roles in the organisation meaning that many of our employees enjoy the freedom of choosing a working pattern that suits them as much as it suits the organisation.

Disability Confident

We are a Disability Confident Employer.  If you consider yourself to have a disability and think you may require a reasonable adjustment to be made for this part of the selection process, or would like further information in relation to reasonable adjustments, please contact AskHR@aberdeencity.gov.uk.

Armed Forces

We are a forces-friendly employer, have signed the Armed Forces Covenant and are a silver award recipient in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.  We have a specific email address for those in the forces, those who have left the forces, as well as their partners / spouses / families: armedforces@aberdeencity.gov.uk.  We are able to answer questions about jobs and our application / selection process, as well as about our employee support provisions.

Guaranteed Interview Scheme

We have a number of guaranteed interview schemes available to applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our roles and who:

  • have a disability
  • are care-experienced and aged 16-29
  • are aged 16-24 and live in Aberdeen City or have been to an Aberdeen City Council school and are applying for a Modern Apprenticeship (except Trades apprenticeships)
  • have done a Foundation Apprenticeship with Aberdeen City Council and are applying for any apprenticeships relevant to the area in which they did their Foundation Apprenticeship
  • are New Scots aged 16-24 and are applying for any apprenticeships

Further information can be found at https://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/services/jobs

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