Educational Psychologist (Senior Practitioner)

North Yorkshire
£40,136 to £49,714 & access to up to 3 SPA points (plus relocation package)
16 Jun 2021
07 Jul 2021
Contract Type
Full time

Grade: Soulbury (A) 2-7
Contract: Full-time and Part-time / permanent 
Location: Within North Yorkshire. The service very much promotes flexible working with the ability to work remotely from other bases, as well as working from home. We provide exceptional technology, providing all the equipment to support home based working, whatever makes sense and is suitable to provide the best service.

We are looking for an Educational Psychologist (Senior Practitioner) to join our multi-agency team. 

This is a great time to be joining our service; in April 2020 we created locality based hubs of SEND professionals, including SEN caseworkers, educational psychologists, specialist teachers and practitioners, together with speech and language therapists and occupational therapists. Based within four localities across North Yorkshire, the hubs are responsible for working closely with schools and settings to identify children early and to ensure they receive appropriate support and interventions to meet their special educational needs.

As an Educational Psychologist (Senior Practitioner) you will work directly with schools and settings as part of our traded offer to embed consistent inclusive practices and support the early identification of children and young people with additional needs, as well as provide training to schools and settings. You will also engage in statutory work. There are opportunities to work therapeutically within our targeted provisions and PRS, with the whole service being trained in CBT approaches. Educational psychologists will also have the opportunity to be involved in projects in each of the hub areas, which will further inform practice and strategy across SEND.

To be successful you must have a masters or doctorate level qualification in Educational Psychology and be registered with the HCPC; have experience of varied and relevant work with children, young people and their families in a number of education and other settings; be creative and forward thinking with the knowledge, skills, enthusiasm and willingness to use psychological frameworks to facilitate positive change.

These posts are suitable for Educational Psychologists at any stage in their career, including those due to qualify in September 2021.
In return, we can offer you a range of employee benefits, including a competitive salary, generous leave entitlement, a government pension scheme and access to our ‘Everybody Benefits’ package, which includes a variety of retail discounts.
You will be fully enabled through mobile kit to work in a highly agile way at locations across the local authority.

We can offer you a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • A generous relocation scheme (up to £8,000)
  • Modern flexible working practices;
  • A local government pension scheme;
  • Family friendly leave;
  • Salary sacrifice, employee cash backs and discounts schemes; and
  • Learning, development and career advancement opportunities.

Further Information

Visit our dedicated campaign site to learn more about the service and apply.

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Contact us

For further information about the post please contact Carol-Ann Howe (Head of Inclusion) via email or by calling 07971 285 951 for an informal conversation.

We look forward to exploring your interest and receiving your application. Upon receipt, your application will be considered and progressed.

Closing date: Wednesday 7th July 2021

Enhanced Level DBS Disclosure is required for appointment to this post.

NYCC are committed to directly recruiting staff and will not accept applications nor services from agency suppliers in respect of our vacancies.

We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.