Educational Psychologist
  • Employer: Knowsley Council
  • Reference: CVP 0446c
  • Published: Thu 22/09/2022, 8:07 AM
  • Closing on: Tue 03/01/2023, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Part Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week, 2 x 36 / 1 x 14.40 hours per week
  • Salary: £40,838 - £57,544 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Huyton Municipal, Municipal Buildings, Archway Road, Huyton, Knowsley, L36 9UX, Merseyside

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Educational Psychologist

Looking for a fresh start and the next step in your career? Then join us now! We have a fantastic opportunity to recruit 1.4 FTE permanent EPs and 1.0 FTE EP on a 12-month contract, as we move forward in expanding the EPS.

Knowsley Council has an ambitious and visionary strategy for the improvement of SEND services across the Borough. As part of significant transformation, we are seeking to recruit skilled Educational Psychologists who have a desire to contribute to the wider SEND agenda and development of our evolving Psychology Service. 

We are in a position to offer varied and rewarding strategic work in addition to a range of traded projects and preventative work in schools. 

This is an exciting time to join the Council and the EPS in particular!  The available posts offer the opportunity to bring about positive change to the lives of our children, young people, and families, working as part of a committed, passionate team in a supportive and ambitious environment.  The potential of the Service has been recognised by the Executive Leadership Team who wholeheartedly support and value our role in early intervention and prevention.

In addition to the relevant qualifications & career experience the successful application will:

Have a passion for applying psychology in order to improve outcomes for Children and Young people

Have an excellent understanding of the SEND Code of Practice

Be an excellent communicator

Be emotionally intelligent

Be highly motivated and resilient

Be well organised & self-disciplined

Adopt Person Centred approaches

Successful applicants will enjoy the following benefits:

The opportunity to apply psychology in a proactive and positive way to make a real difference to the children, young people, and families of Knowsley.

Be a part of a supportive, dynamic, and committed team with professional business support.

An opportunity to contribute to shaping service development and enhancing our role through multi-agency working with a variety of partners.

Access to clinical and peer group supervision.

Access to internal CPD through Enquiry Based Learning and Interest groups.

Use of Q interactive along with a wide range of other assessment tools and materials.

Flexible home working arrangements and flexitime working agreements.

An appropriate induction period.

Easily accessible location (15 mins to Liverpool, 30 mins to Manchester by rail), with ample free parking available.

Working as part of a supportive and team orientated environment, based in the Municipal Buildings in Huyton.

Generous Local Government pension scheme.

Access to working rewards including cycle scheme, staff technology purchase scheme, discounted gym membership (with Volair), and a host of other local discounts.

Car user allowance and increased mileage rates (conditions apply).

As stated above, we have a fantastic opportunity to recruit 1.4 FTE permanent EPs and 1.0 FTE EP on a 12-month contract, and welcome applicants wishing to work on either a full or part-time basis. With the substantial backing of the executive leadership team, the service is well placed to bring about positive change on a strategic level across the Borough- do not miss the chance to be a part of this exciting opportunity!

Working for our Permanent PEP and two Senior EPs, these main grade posts will allow successful candidates to complete a blend of statutory assessments, service level agreement work, strategic work, training, workforce development and bespoke projects to get you flexing your EP skills! 

Please contact Dr Hannah Barton, Principal Educational Psychologist more information on (0151) 443 2057/3561 or 07773203466 or via email on eps@knowsley.gov.uk.

Please note: In response to increasingly busy EP schedules, we will now be requesting CV’s including references and inviting prospective candidates for an informal discussion.

We are also always looking to enhance our bank of Associates Educational Psychologists to work flexibly with the service for ad hoc statutory and short-term project work.  Please call the number(s) above if you are interested in joining our extended team!

How to Apply

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You will be required to input your name and email address and will be invited to complete an equal opportunities questionnaire although this is not mandatory.

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