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Educational Psychologist

Location: New Parks House

Job type: Permanent Fixed Term

Salary: £40136 - £49714

Job reference: 2471

Hours: Full Time and Part Time

Closing date: 14th March 2021

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About the job

Enabling professionals to collaborate and thrive as psychological practitioners

We are looking for a professionally qualified Educational Psychologist to join our friendly, supportive and well-regarded service.

Leicester City is a unique and vibrant multi-cultural community which is at the forefront of national developments and multi-agency initiatives in which the SEND service plays a full part.

As an Educational Psychologists working for Leicester City Psychology Service you are encouraged to further your development as an applied psychologist supporting the psychological, educational development and well-being of children and young people across the city.

There is a strong culture of collaborative working, both within the service and the local area, and we have been successful in providing additionally funded services for mental health, social care and anti-bullying work as well as a growing traded service offer. There continues to be exciting opportunities to develop the work of the service and innovation and creativity is encouraged.

You'll be provided with high quality supervision, a regular program of CPD including well established links with the EP training course at Nottingham University and other local universities. You also have opportunities for peer support and collaborative working as well as full administrative support and resources. The local authority provides a flexi work scheme and a full range of employee benefits.


Your role

As an Educational Psychologist you’ll work to support the local authority, schools, and settings in meeting the needs of children and young people aged 0-25 with complex SEND and/or mental health needs. As well as, supporting other children and young people who represent corporate priorities for the local authority.

Your work involves a full range of tasks including consultation, assessment, advice, training, research, and development as well as opportunities to work in more specialist areas such as looked after children, youth offending, community cohesion and mental health.

What you'll need

We are looking for an Educational Psychologist who is enthusiastic about the value of applied psychology in promoting positive outcomes for our children and young people and their families. You’ll be creative and flexible with excellent inter-personal skills; demonstrating a reflective approach to practice and a commitment to furthering your professional development.

To succeed in this role, you’ll need to be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of psychological research and practice relevant to children and young people’s development. Having experience of a wide range of psychological assessment and intervention approaches including techniques for children and young people.           

As a qualified educational psychologist working with children and young people and their families as well as other professionals you’ll be required to have excellent oral and written communication skills for a wide range of needs and audiences.

You must have: Honours Degree in Psychology (or recognised equivalent) as well as recognised post-graduate training in educational psychology and HCPC registration.

To apply

We are looking to fill 3 posts, 2 full time 37 hours and one part time 30 hours.  Those interested in part-time less than 30 hours will also be considered.

Trainee Educational Psychologists are also encouraged to apply.

EP salary is on Soulbury A Scale Points 2-7 - £40,136 to £49,714  + (up to) 3 additional points for SPA

You can find out more about our employee benefits here:

Please complete our online application form referring to the person specification for all the job requirements and ensure you tell us about your experience and knowledge, where this is being measured by application form.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact:

Mohammed Bham, Principal Educational Psychologist or one of our Senior Educational Psychologists: Dr Paul Riddick, Anastasia Andre-Warren or Davinder Singh Desi on (0116) 454 5470.

What we can offer you

As well as the satisfaction of helping to improve thousands of lives across Leicester, you can look forward to a work environment that encourages a healthy work/life balance. You’ll enjoy generous annual leave, membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and the option of flexible working. We’ll also give you the chance to develop your skills and expertise with a variety of training and development opportunities. In addition, you can choose from a number of flexible benefits, including childcare vouchers, discounts on city buses and trains and help with relocation to Leicester, where appropriate.

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