Educational Psychologist

Location Blackpool
Job type Permanent
Salary £48,383 - 51,822 per year
Contact Jenifer Watts
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Reference 162002

Sanctuary Personnel, a leading recruitment company within the private and public sector has a permanent role for an Educational Psychologist to work full-time based in Blackpool.

The salary for this permanent Educational Psychologist job is £48,383 to £51,822 per annum.


  • Support a new provision that works with a small group of children in care, to provide assessments, interventions and deliver outreach support
  • Work in a multidisciplinary and collaborative way with key professionals and agencies to provide a high-quality service for looked after children, care leavers and previously looked after children who have accessed Innovate Therapeutic Care
  • Support the up to 4 children and young people (C/YP) accessing Innovate Therapeutic Care provision and also provide outreach support for up to 4 C/YP who have transitioned out of the provision
  • Support transitions into new educational and home placements, providing training to key adults (e.g. teachers, designated safeguarding leads, parents / carers)
  • Promote educational, developmental, social and emotional outcomes for children and young people by applying knowledge of psychology to the experiences of looked after children, care leavers and previously looked after children
  • Apply psychology to support key people in the lives of children in care (e.g. parents/carers, teachers, learning support assistants, other professionals and partner agencies)
  • Contribute psychological understanding to the identification of the needs of the C/YP accessing the provision through tailored assessments
  • Contribute to multi-disciplinary meetings and reviews regarding the C/YP accessing the provision
  • Develop, aid implementation and supervise/implement and evaluate a range of targeted interventions for the children and young people accessing Innovate Therapeutic Care provision
  • Work in consultation with educational staff to develop individualised curricula for the benefit of children in care
  • Provide timely agreed written feedback documenting actions taken by the Educational Psychologist and actions agreed by others
  • Devise and implement arrangements to effectively monitor the progress of individuals based on educational psychology involvement
  • Provide advice to support educational and residential transitions for children and young people
  • Deliver psychological supervision to supporting professionals of children in care
  • Contribute to the evaluation of the Innovate Therapeutic Care Provision impact on outcomes for children and young people
  • Further plan, co-ordinate and implement relevant training to the wider community related to children in care (e.g. Virtual School workforce, Designated Teachers for children in care, social workers and foster carers)
  • Meet standards set out by Health and Care Professionals Council via the development of professional skills, CPD and supervision requirements (The Virtual School will fund supervision requirements)
  • Team working
  • Acts as a role model to others in the team, sharing knowledge and experience when necessary, whilst respecting and valuing the contribution other team members’ experiences can bring
  • Develops contacts and relationships with customer/ client groups, regularly reviewing service delivery and taking responsibility to ensure quality service provision

Requirements of the Educational Psychologist:

  • HCPC registered psychologist
  • Psychology degree (or BPS equivalent)
  • Recent psychology experience
  • Professional qualification in Educational Psychology (doctorate, masters or equivalent)
  • Willing to undertake a DBS check
  • Evidence of CPD
  • Ability to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service which may include some work outside of usual hours
  • Experience working as an EP for a minimum of two years in a Local Authority EPS
  • Experience working with Looked After Children, Children in Care, C/YP who have left care
  • Experience working in a multi-disciplinary approach
  • Experience of delivering interventions to C/YP and evaluating the impact of the support provided
  • Substantial experience of working with children and young people with SEN and additional learning needs
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the relevant SEND/Education legislation and the ability to apply it effectively to practice
  • Sound knowledge of safeguarding procedures relevant to vulnerable adults and children
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary setting to deliver services
  • Ability to represent the Local Authority at Tribunal and present evidence as required
  • Ability to demonstrate an innovative and creative approach to develop services and improve outcomes
  • Ability to use ICT effectively, including service specific software
  • Ability to analyse information and present to a variety of audiences as required
  • “Can do” positive attitude
  • Demonstrates a commitment to changing work practices and processes, and a willingness to try new ways of working or thinking
  • Takes responsibility and delivers results
  • Adapts to changing demands to ensure that objectives are met, overcoming problems and making well considered decisions
  • Demonstrates well developed written and verbal communication skills; and the confidence to present reports and verbal accounts credibly to a variety of different audiences
  • Takes action to develop own and others' capability and knowledge by promoting and supporting developmental opportunities to improve performance


This Educational Psychologist job is advertised by Jenifer Watts; if you are interested in this position please click above to apply now.

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