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Salary: £60,160 - £63,836 per annum (Soulbury Scale B 5 - 8 | Plus up-to 3 SPA points (previously awarded SPA points will be honoured)

Full-time or Part-time/Job share

East and/or South Kent

Are you passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of children and young people? Kent Educational Psychology Service is committed to working in partnership with schools, parents and other practitioners to ensure Kent’s journey of improvement for young people with Special Educational Needs is successful. Our team is dedicated to fostering an inclusive and supportive environment for learners of all abilities.

As a Senior Educational Psychologist in Kent, you'll play a key leadership and strategic role as part of the service management team. This is an exciting time to join the Service as we develop the Locality Model for Special Educational Needs Inclusion, a focus of which will be working in collaboration with schools, along with liaising with parents and multidisciplinary teams to... promote positive outcomes and championing inclusive practices.

We offer a generous financial package which includes a £2000 “golden hello” and a £3000 a year market retention payment, subject to conditions. There are also relocation expenses of up to £8000 payable for those moving to Kent. We offer flexible working arrangements, structured induction, highly regarded CPD opportunities, individual and peer group supervision and the support of an excellent dedicated administrative team.

As well as being part of the county wide leadership team, you will be taking the lead within a geographic area for service delivery and providing supervision and line management to the wider team. Kent EP Service works closely with other services within an Education and SEND Directorate, there is a strong sense of strategic direction and a shared commitment to improving outcomes for young people.

As a senior EP your responsibilities will include a range of work, provision of EP advice for statutory assessment and other related EP expert practitioner input; delivery of Local Authority key strategic priorities, including support for improved provision for young people who are neurodiverse and/or have a diagnosis of autism. Kent EP Service has a strong reputation and well-established approach to supporting schools that have experienced a critical incident, as a Senior EP you will be expected to contribute to Kent EP Service critical incident support and will be provided with relevant training and supported.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service. Applicants must be professionally qualified and registered with the Health Care Professionals Council.

This advert will run until midnight on Sunday 7 th April. We will arrange interviews at a mutually convenient time, as and when applications are received.

For more information regarding the Service, please click here. Alternatively for an informal chat please contact Alison Farmer, Principal Educational Psychologist, by emailing or Dan Jones, Deputy Principal Educational Psychologist by emailing – or alternatively call us on: .
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KCC is committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the county’s working residents, encouraging applications from people of all ages, abilities, genders, sexual orientations, ethnic backgrounds, faiths and those with caring responsibilities, and aspires to create an inclusive workplace where everyone can be themselves at work.

Please note – if you are interested, please apply as soon as possible as the closing date for this advert may be earlier than stated should a number of suitably qualified candidates apply.

Salary £60,160 - £63,836 per annum (Soulbury Scale B 5 - 8 | Plus up-to 3 SPA points

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