Located in the heart of the Northwest close to Liverpool, Manchester and Lancashire, St Helens is a transformational Council which is passionate and ambitious for the communities we support. We provide a wide range of local authority services to the residents, businesses, schools, and visitors to the borough. We can only do this because of our highly valued, highly skilled workforce.
Working together, our workplace vision and values guide our organisation, and the contribution of our workforce is key to our culture journey. Employees with us receive a wide range of benefits including well-being in work, financial benefits, ways of working and learning and development support.
The Educational Psychology Service is looking for three creative, dynamic and enthusiastic individuals to join us. In addition to undertaking statutory work, the service aims to expand in order to respond to ever increasing demands for our service. Our ambition is to develop a core offer to schools and broaden the range of work undertaken by our Educational Psychologists, with an emphasis on early intervention and prevention. You will have the opportunity to work within the service across all settings and age groups from 0-25 years.
If you are motivated and want to help shape and develop yourself and our service, this could be a fantastic opportunity. We hope you would like to be part of establishing and evolving the service to move forward, whilst maintaining excellent standards of delivery on our statutory requirements. We would also welcome applications from those currently in Year 3 of the professional training course.
Successful applicants will be highly skilled professionals who:
· Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills including an ability to write meaningful and user-friendly feedback following EP involvement.
· Have excellent time management and personal organisational skills.
· Have a strong commitment to delivering consultation in order to reach collaborative solutions and bring new perspectives.
· Use psychology creatively and ensure children’s outcomes are always the central focus.
· Are committed to supporting the inclusion of vulnerable children and young people and pro-active in developing inclusive, person-centred / strengths-based approaches that enhance confidence, emotional wellbeing and support children and young people to flourish.
· Are able to self-reflect and evaluate performance.
· Are able to work successfully within a multi-disciplinary team.
· Are confident in using online tools and aware of digital technologies.
We will offer you:
· A warm welcome.
· A commitment to supporting staff wellbeing and personal development.
· High-quality peer supervision, working within a supportive environment in which to develop your professional skills
· Dedicated CPD time.
· A dedicated business administration team.
· There is access to office space with free car parking.
We have always had the opportunity to work from home (pre-Covid), to access non-designated office bases and to work flexible hours. Agile working arrangements are supported, with your own Microsoft Surface Pro and phone.
We offer a range of benefits. These vary according to the area and role but may include:
Staff employee discounts https://thecog.sthelens.gov.uk/article/2358/Employee-Discounts-Offers and opportunity to join The Company Shop.
Interested to Find Out More?
You can review our full job description details, and person specification information here.
This post is subject to Enhanced DBS Disclosure
Applicants must be professionally qualified and registered with the HCPC
Equality & Diversity
St Helens Council respects and values the individuality that every employee brings. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, who share our values, our commitment to inclusion, and who will help us on our journey to transform our organisation. Further information about Equality & Diversity at St Helens Council can be found here https://www.sthelens.gov.uk/equality
St Helens Council is a Disability Confident Employer. Disability Confident Employers lead the way in helping to take action that changes attitudes, behaviours, and cultures for the better.
NOLAN Principles of Conduct in Public Life.
All Council employees are required to abide by the ethical standards embodied by the 7 Nolan Principles: Selflessness, Integrity, Objectivity, Accountability, Openness, Honesty, and Leadership.
Thank you for your interest in working for us.
If you are experiencing issues with applying online, you can contact a member of the team at Recruitment@sthelens.gov.uk and a form will be sent to you to complete.