Educational Psychologist

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 15/09/2019 23:59
£40,949 to £50,159 with SPA’s up to £55,040 from September 2019
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Employment Location:
Sunderland and area
Closing date:
15 Sep
Further Information

Educational Psychologist
Working in partnership with Sunderland Virtual School (0.5FTE)

Full time – 37 hours Permanent post
Salary – Soulbury Scale A, Points 3 – 8
Plus, up to 3 SPA’s to reflect experience and skills

£40,949 to £50,159 with SPA’s up to £55,040 from September 2019

Location – within Sunderland City Council.

From September 2019

Together for Children, a company incorporated within Sunderland Council, values the contribution of Educational Psychologists and seeks to expand this resource.

Due to restructure, the increase in statutory and commissioned needs requests and the development of effective partnerships, the opportunity exists to offer a new and exciting position in the Service working in conjunction with the Virtual School and the Educational Psychology Service to make a difference for children and young people through the establishment of new working practices, pathways and interventions.

The Educational Psychology Service is committed to providing high quality child-centred, evidence based practice demonstrating clear psychological principles, theories and research to affect significant change and remove barriers to aspiration, educational achievement and psychological well-being.

You will be a qualified, motivated psychologist who is able to, plan, promote and implement holistic, integrated school and child-centred approaches to improve outcomes and emotional well-being for Looked After Children. You will have the skills and experience to appreciate and implement the tools, interventions, systemic methods and therapeutic practices needed to provide personalised programmes for vulnerable children and young people in the ‘Cared For’ community and those that support them.

The post lies within the Educational Psychology Service, recognising the need for ensuring full access to all professional commitments and HCPC standards. It is expected that the successful candidate will also function as a key member of the Virtual School Team, spending up to three days weekly integrated within the Virtual School environment.

In conjunction with the Service statutory and commissioned responsibilities you will be able to demonstrate your scope to offer a rich and diverse portfolio of strengths incorporating consultative approaches, psychometric investigation, therapeutic techniques and training to support children, young people and families using individual, group and systemic processes. A desire to be part of a regional network with links to specialist research and development is expected of you to maintain high levels of Service and personal growth.

We offer a robust induction package and follow proven effective methods of supervision and peer support.

Sunderland is a thriving coastal town conveniently located for road, rail and air travel.

Candidates will possess an Honours Degree in Psychology recognised by the British Psychological Society and a Post Graduate qualification in Educational Psychology. You will be required to comply with Health and Care Professions Council registration.

For further informal discussion please contact:

Miss Karen Watson, Principal Educational Psychologist: karen.watson@togetherforchildren.org.uk telephone 0191 561 2233.

Mrs L. Mason, Headteacher, Virtual School. linda.mason@togetherforchildren.org.uk

Please note
This job is closed for applications.