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.

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."

By April 2020 we will be creating 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 will be 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.

"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."

Posts in our locality based hubs

The four hubs across the county are in Selby; Harrogate, Knaresborough, Ripon and Craven; Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale; and Hambleton and Richmondshire.

We are now seeking to expand our numbers of Educational Psychologists working within the hubs and are recruiting to a number of posts:

Salary: Soulbury A (2 to 7), £39,062 to £48,383, plus access to up to three SPA points
Location: Posts are available in the four hubs across the county in Selby; Harrogate, Knaresborough, Ripon and Craven; Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale; and Hambleton and Richmondshire.
Hours: Full time
Contract: Established

We have exciting opportunities for Educational Psychologists across the county and we are looking for individuals who would enjoy working within hubs with a focus on multi-disciplinary approaches.

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. 

You will need to have:

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

Educational Psychologists in North Yorkshire will 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 Educational Psychologists at any stage in their career, including those qualifying in September 2020. 

Key documents

Key dates

Closing date: Sunday 22 March 2020
Interview date: Monday 30 March 2020

Contact us

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

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Salary: Soulbury (B) 3-6 (£50,159 to £55,040) plus access to up to 3 SPA points
Location: Hambleton and Richmond Locality or Selby Locality
Hours: Full time
Contract: Established

You will be based within a locality based SEND Hub and will be responsible for the line management and professional supervision of Educational Psychologists and Assistant Educational Psychologists in the hub. You will be responsible for undertaking and monitoring casework ensuring it is of high quality and appropriate to need.

You will work with the Principal Educational Psychologist to ensure that there is ongoing development of the Service and will 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 need to 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. 

Key documents

Key dates

Closing date: Sunday 22 March 2020
Interview date: Monday 30 March 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

This vacancy has now closed.

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.