Educational Psychologist opportunities

We have 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."

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We have the following posts available:

Role: Educational Psychologist (Senior Practitioner)
Grade: Soulbury (A) 2-7
Salary: £40,136 to £49,714 plus access to up to 3 SPA points (plus relocation package)
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.

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Contact us

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

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

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.  
 

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

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 Beauty, 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. 

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.