Job details

  • Salary: Solubury 01 - 04
  • Location: Sheffield
  • Contract Type: Temporay to 31 July 2021
  • Hours Per Week: 37
  • Service: People
  • Closing Date: 9 August 2020
  • Date Posted: 27 July 2020
  • Reference: 900627

Are you looking for valuable experience in an EPS with a view to eventually training as an EP? You will be able to:

  • Assist the Educational Psychology Service in the delivery of core services
  • Undertake a range of assessment and intervention services related to special educational needs
  • Develop a range of experience and skills in preparation for training as an Educational Psychologist

Sheffield City is committed to promoting strong inclusive practice where all schools work together to ensure all children and young people get the opportunity to attend a local school that best meets their needs. 

Sheffield city is not only a vibrant re-modelled city centre with great access to fantastic countryside, it is also an exciting place to work. The Educational Psychology Service is highly valued by the Local Authority, schools and families within the city. Located in Inclusion and Learning Services, we are keen to further develop and ‘grow’ the service. 

We wish to further develop opportunities for Educational Psychologist assistants to work collaboratively with schools in projects designed to support good practice, engage in therapeutic approaches, provide training and work generally to support our most vulnerable young people.

We have regular team meetings, administrative support, internet access at work and for home working use. All of our EPs have regular individual and group supervision. We enjoy good links with the University of Sheffield where we regularly support students on placement and deliver sessions for the training course. 

This might be the right job for you if you: 

  • are committed to developing strong mainstream inclusive practice and local solutions to meeting diverse needs
  • are committed to promoting positive practice and challenging existing ways of working 
  • want to make a real difference in the lives of children and young people and are keen to develop innovative practice
  • can demonstrate  enthusiasm and good humour 

Applications are invited from people with a degree in Psychology. The posts are available as soon as possible.

Full-time employees work 37 hours for 52 weeks of the year and we offer a generous holiday entitlement. We are open to discussions about a wide range of flexible working opportunities, which benefit you and the Council.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment.  All successful candidates will be required to complete an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.

We are committed to fairness and social justice and welcome applications from everyone. We value our diverse workforce and aim to work together to make the most of our differences. Under the Disability Confident Scheme, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.



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Martin Hughes or Stuart Williams

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