Educational Psychologist (Senior Practitioner)

  • Job Reference: 00044455-1
  • Date Posted: 16 September 2020
  • Employer: North Yorkshire County Council
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  • Location: Selby, Yorkshire
  • Salary: £40,136 to £49,714
  • Bonus/Benefits: Flexible working/ work from home
  • Sector: Government & Defence
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Duration: Permanent

Job Description

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 (37 hours) / permanent 
Location: Selby, Harrogate, Scarborough, Northallerton

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. EPs 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 EPs 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 are advertising the same role by location as we are extremely flexible on location and happy for you to operate out of any of our four hubs. 

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.

Key documents

Key dates

  • Closing date: Sunday 11 October 2020
  • Shortlisting date: Tuesday 13 October 2020
  • Interview date: Tuesday 20 October 2020

Contact us

For further information about the post please contact Dr Andi Henderson, Principal Educational Psychologist by email

To apply: