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Educational Psychologist

Vacancy Details

Salary: £40,136 to £49,714
Location: Hamilton Education Building
Job Type: Permanent
Vacancy Group: Professional/Technical
Category: Authority
Closing Date: 01/22/2021
Date Posted: 11/26/2020
Reference: 0000032851


36 hours per week

Soulbury Maingrade Educational Psychologist Scale 2 ' 7 plus up to 3 SPAs

Wirral is home to vibrant, energetic and engaged communities, people who take real ownership of their local area and are passionate about making Wirral a better place. The council and its partners have pledged to #BeTheDifference.

We’ve got ambitious targets to meet by 2025. To achieve everything we have promised to our residents, we need people who are driven and ready to deliver the very best for our communities - #BeTheDifference.

Applications are welcome from suitably qualified educational psychologists or psychologists in their final year of training on an accredited course to join our diverse, creative and innovative team.  Candidates should be effective communicators, have good interpersonal skills and have sound knowledge about current practice in Educational Psychology and legislation concerning special educational needs.

Wirral has recently received national commendation for 'most improved council' and has a reputation for excellence and high achievement in schools. The Psychology Team is an expanding, friendly service that is well regarded with all stakeholders. We have a well-established consultative model of service delivery that values the application of psychology, innovative practice and professional integrity.  We place emphasis on the importance of professional judgement and are using a wide range of tools and approaches for different levels of work.  The service is well placed within the Children and Young Peoples Department to play a key role in the implementation of the SEND Reform programme and the development of person-centered approaches.

Wirral EP Team provides regular opportunities for continuous professional development to promote up-to-date professional practice of a high standard. We have a dedicated Admin Team, access to a range of ICT supports, including laptops, mobile phones and voice recognition software such as the Dragon programme.

This is an opportunity for you to bring your experiences, enthusiasm and initiative to apply psychology on Wirral in a dynamic and solution focussed way

We can offer you:

A supportive EP Team housed in excellent accommodation

Relative security and stability from a centrally funded LA

Structured induction and a high level of supervision

Full access to CPD opportunities and contribution to wider strategic agendas

Opportunities to develop specialisms and knowledge and working within wider arenas

Excellent dedicated administrative support

Intranet and e-mail facilities with IT support where necessary

The Education Psychology Team forms part of Wirral's Specialist Support Teams and we work alongside colleagues from School Improvement, Learning and Behaviour Support, Early Years Intervention Team and Sensory, ASC Team and Medical/Physical Support and the SEN Team.

For an informal discussion please contact Cathy O'Connor, Principal EP

This post is subject to an Enhanced Level CRB check.

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The successful applicant must have the ability to converse with members of the public and provide advice in accurate, spoken English

This post is subject to Enhanced Level DBS check.

Please note that in accordance with the Council’s policy, employees who are in a formal redeployment situation will be considered in the first instance for all vacancies.

Applications will be accepted until midnight on the closing date.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the specified date should we receive sufficient applications.

Applications can only be accepted through the Jobs page following registration.  Forms received via the post will not be processed.


All applicants invited to interview must evidence their right to work in the UK.  Details of required documents can be found by clicking the link at the bottom of the Jobs page.

The job description and other supporting documents will not be accessible once the vacancy closing date has passed so if a copy is required you should download it now.


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Contact Name: Catherine O'Connor
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