Educational psychologist opportunities

We have several opportunities for educational psychologists to help children and young people with SEND in North Yorkshire.

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  • Join us to help shape and transform SEND through innovation and leadership.

Welcome and thank you for your interest.

Our vision for the future is to make North Yorkshire a place of opportunity, where all children and young people are happy, healthy and achieving.

We want all children and young people with SEND in North Yorkshire:

  • To have the best educational opportunities so that they achieve the best outcomes;
  • To be able to attend a school or provision locally, as close to their home as possible, where they can make friends and be part of their local community; and
  • To make progress with learning, have good social and emotional health, and to prepare them for a fulfilling adult life.

Our vision for education provision for children and young people with SEND builds on both the  SEND Strategic Plan for Educational Provision (pdf / 3 MB) and the Young and Yorkshire 2 plan. The SEND Strategic Plan for Educational Provision is an ambitious five year plan which describes how we intend to transform services and educational provision for children and young people with SEND in North Yorkshire.

"Our teams are highly dedicated and actively engaged in shaping and leading transformation and innovation, whilst ensuring families remain at the centre of our decisions."

"Adopting a key working model within the hubs, we will ensure professionals are working collaboratively with schools, health and social care and families to ensure needs are met - the right support, at the right time, in the right place."

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.

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We have the following posts available:

Area Senior Educational Psychologist
Grade: Soulbury (B) 3-6 
Salary: £50,159 to £55,040 plus access to up to 3 SPA points (plus relocation package)
Location: Flexible - Northallerton or Selby hub
Permanent Part time – 18.5 hours per week. 

We are looking for an Area Senior Educational Psychologist to join our team, working within either the Northallerton or Selby SEND hub. 

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.

Working with the Principal EP, you will ensure the ongoing development of the Service and contribute to the further development of the Hubs in meeting the needs of children with SEND and building capacity across professional and education settings. You will be responsible for the line management and professional supervision of Educational Psychologists and Assistant EPs in the hub and for undertaking and monitoring casework ensuring it is of high quality and appropriate to need. 

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; have experience of supervising and/or line managing staff. 

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.
 

Key documents

Key dates

Closing date: Sunday 5 July 2020
Shortlisting date: Monday 6 July 2020
Interview date: Tuesday 14 July 2020

Contact us

For further information about the post please contact Dr Andi Henderson, Principal Educational Psychologist by email andi.henderson@northyorks.gov.uk.

Apply for this role

Apply - Northallerton

Apply - Selby

 

Grade: Soulbury (A) 2-7
Salary: £39,062 to £48,383plus access to up to 3 SPA points - (plus relocation package)
Location: Selby, Harrogate, Scarborough, Northallerton

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 be responsible for providing a strategic direction and support to SENCOs within schools, including analysis of professional development needs locally. You will also support the delivery of all phase SENCo networks, contribute to the development of a county wide workforce development framework for SEND and Inclusion, and work directly with schools and settings to embed consistent inclusive practices and the early identification and intervention of children and young people with additional needs.

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.

Opportunities will exist for early intervention as well as statutory work together with opportunities for working with other establishments and local authorities as part of a traded arm to the service. 

Our EP’s have the opportunity to lead on specific development areas of SEND which will further inform practice and strategy across SEND.

These posts are suitable for EPs at any stage in their career, including those due to qualify in September 2020.  

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.
 

Location
We are advertising the same role by location as we are extremely flexible on location and happy for you to operate out of any of our four hobs. 

 

Key documents

Key dates

Closing date: Sunday 5 July 2020
Shortlisting date: Monday 6 July 2020
Interview date: Tuesday 14 July 2020
 

Contact us

For further information about the post please contact Dr Andi Henderson, Principal Educational Psychologist by email andi.henderson@northyorks.gov.uk.

Apply for this role

Apply - Selby

Apply - Harrogate

Apply - Scarborough

Apply - Northallerton

 

What can we offer you?

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 designated local authorities.

We can offer you a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • 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.

We can offer you multiple opportunities for career progression working across diverse services and with access to a range of technologies to support modern and agile ways of working.

As a council we are very much committed to encouraging flexible working for our employees, which will include using modern technologies to connect with clients, working from other bases across the county as well as working from home.

You can find out more about working for the council and the benefits we offer here.