Educational Psychologist opportunities

We are recruiting for a Principal Educational Psychologist and Educational Psychologists to transform our Educational Psychology Service.

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Welcome and thank you for your interest.

We are looking for strong, transformative leadership, and innovative Educational Psychologists to develop our service and support the development of our SEND hubs and targeted provisions.

This is an exciting opportunity for individuals who are ambitious to drive the transformation and expansion of the service, contribute to the strategic direction of the inclusion service and ensure best outcomes for the children and young people of North Yorkshire.

We embrace individual specialist interests and value the additional skills and knowledge these areas of interest bring to the team. You will have diverse and varied work, professional development and the opportunity to shape innovative practice. We will invest in your training from day one, which will include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, to enable you to work in an innovative and inclusive way. You will have clear line management and professional supervision throughout your journey. 

You will have the opportunity to have a very visible career; building your professional network, with work that is recognised both regionally and nationally. North Yorkshire is renowned for being a forward-thinking, dynamic and creative authority, that listens to stakeholders including schools, families and young people to continually improve our offer.

Here's what some of our colleagues said about the service: 

"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."

“I would have to say that the North Yorkshire County Council Educational Psychology team is a very supportive and encouraging team who have helped me to develop professionally.” 

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.

We make a real difference to the lives of children and young people in North Yorkshire. If you share our passion to deliver improved outcomes for children, we would really like to hear from you.

We are looking for Educational Psychologist professionals at every stage of career; from those newly qualified to those who can use their well-developed skills to lead and nurture others in the profession. 

We have the following vacancies available:

Job title: Principal Educational Psychologist
Salary: Up to £68,954 + Relocation Support up to £8,000.
Location: Within North Yorkshire. The service very much promotes flexible working with the ability to work remotely from a range of bases across North Yorkshire, 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.
Hours: Full-time 
Contract: Established

We are looking for an inspirational Principal Educational Psychologists  to join our multi-agency team. Apply now and help make North Yorkshire a place of opportunity, where all children and young people are happy, healthy and achieving.
We are looking for strong, transformative leadership to expand our service and support the development of our SEND hubs and targeted provisions.

Our service includes:
•    A strong traded arm with contracts including the Virtual School, Ministry of Defence and out of county schools with potential for increased growth and development.
•    Embedded support to our new Targeted Mainstream provisions, including delivering a therapeutic offer to children and young people when needed (all our Educational Psychologists are Cognitive Behavioural trained);
•    Integral part of the SEND multi-disciplinary hubs  working alongside our hub managers and specialist teams to provide holistic support for children and young people with SEND
•    Project work within the SEND hubs - ensuring our services become truly cutting edge and evidence-based.
•    Allocation of time to support research and recommendations for the children's workforce development in supporting children with SEND
•    Oversight and quality assurance of contracted statutory assessments from locums and agency Educational Psychologists.
•    Management of our critical incident processes

About us

This really is an exciting time to join us and help fulfil our ambitions to develop innovative multidisciplinary working.  We have established 4 locality hubs offering holistic support for children and young people with SEND, and we are developing a network of Targeted Mainstream Provisions in schools.

About you

As a strong and inspirational leader, you will support our ambition to develop a strong Educational Psychology service with an outstanding reputation for its statutory and traded work, and which is an embedded and integral part of our SEND hubs. Supporting development of new provisions and services through the implementation of psychology, you will be a team player keen to influence and participate in wider service developments alongside other service leads and the Heads of Inclusion and SEND.  Your creativity, ambition and understanding of the SEND landscape will support us to further expand our traded services offer, alongside our colleagues in North Yorkshire Education Services (NYES).

How to apply
For further information about the post please contact Cerys Townend (Head of Inclusion) via email cerys.townend@northyorks.gov.uk or by calling 07971 285 951 for an informal conversation.

Key dates:
Closing date: Sunday 15th May 2022
Interview date: TBC

Key documents:
Job Description
Total Rewards

Apply Here!

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. 

 

Role: Educational Psychologist (Senior Practitioner)
Grade: Soulbury (A/B)
Salary: up to £68,954 dependent on experience
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; and contribute to positive outcomes for children and young people with SEND in North Yorkshire.  Our SEND services are based within four localities across North Yorkshire and include SEN caseworkers, Educational Psychologists, Specialist teachers and practitioners together with speech and language therapists and occupational therapists, 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 2022.
 
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.

Key dates:

Closing date: Sunday 15th May 2022
Interview date: TBC

Key documents

 Job Description / Person Specification (pdf / 992 KB)

 Total Rewards Brochure (pdf / 380 KB)

Contact us

For further information about the post please contact Cerys Townend (Head of Inclusion) via email cerys.townend@northyorks.gov.uk

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

Apply Here

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.

Working for the council and the benefits we offer

If you are considering relocating to North Yorkshire we provide a  comprehensive relocation benefits package (pdf / 180 KB) (pdf / 180 KB).

This features up to £8,000 to cover reasonable costs such as:

  • removal expenses
  • storage costs
  • legal and estate agent fees
  • travelling experiences

You will receive the very best support, working alongside talented and inspirational people.

We will provide you with training and learning in areas such as CBT and other therapeutic approaches and the opportunity to be involved in projects in each of the hub areas which will further inform practice and strategy across SEND. Investment in your continuous professional development continues throughout your career. A number of heads of service across North Yorkshire have used their experience to transition into senior regional and national roles. 

The role has a flexible base; as a council, we are very much committed to encouraging flexible working for our employees, arranged around the demands of the role. You can work from bases across the county as well as working from home. Our head office is in Northallerton, therefore visibility here and throughout the county is required.

You will have the opportunity to join a learning organisation developing your skills and career alongside having North Yorkshire County Council on your CV, which has one of the best reputations... a career enhancing opportunity!

North Yorkshire County Council prides itself on being the biggest employer in North Yorkshire leading from the front and constantly seeking to innovate and finely tune the system with an unwavering desire to continually improve.

We welcome and celebrate diversity and inclusion and the strengths this brings to our communities and work force, we aim to provide excellent and efficient local services enabling everyone to fulfil their potential, to do this we give everyone equal access to services and job opportunities. 

We can offer you a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • A local government pension scheme;
  • Family friendly leave;
  • Salary sacrifice schemes;
  • Modern flexible working practices;
  • Learning and development packages;
  • Career advancement opportunities; and
  • Employee discount benefits.

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

Work with children and young people with SEND in North Yorkshire.

Work in a stunning family-friendly location, with safe communities and great education... 

North Yorkshire is a thriving county which adapts to a changing world and remains a special place to live and work. 

North Yorkshire natural beauty is captured in its three areas of Outstanding Natural Parks, National Nature Reserves, stunning coastlines, scenic rural villages, vibrant cities and market towns. North Yorkshire really is a beautiful, thriving and special place to live and work, rich in heritage and culture.

North Yorkshire features significantly in the ten best places to live in the UK in Halifax Quality of Life Survey 2019. The Quality of Life index aims to quantify where living standards are highest in the UK by ranking local performance across a range of indicators; 

Richmondshire was placed second in the list, a position boosted by excellent personal wellbeing factors (life satisfaction, happiness).

Hambleton was placed fourth and Ryedale was placed eighth, a truly commendable achievement and another incredible accolade for North Yorkshire. 

Figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) March 2019 bulletin positions North Yorkshire as the safest place in England with extremely low crime rates.  

In addition the county benefits from excellent road and rail links, with easy access via the east coast mainline, the A1(M) and A19. Leeds, York, Newcastle, Durham and Teesside are all easily commutable, and London/ Edinburgh just two hours away by train. 

From its lively cities to pretty villages, rolling countryside and grand coastline, Yorkshire has so much to offer.

As a whole North Yorkshire offers a high standard of living working in a stunning location.

Great employment opportunities for your family members along with a higher proportion of schools, which are good or outstanding compared to national figures. 

We look forward to receiving your application, thank you for your interest.