Educational psychologist


    Location
    Staffordshire
    Date

    Outcomes First Group

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    Job Title: Educational Psychologist

    Location: Trent Acres

    Contract: Permanent

    Hours: Part time/Full time; Monday to Friday

    Salary:
    Up to £63,840 per annum (dependent on experience)plus £3,000 Welcome Bonus

    As part of our continued growth, we have an opportunity for an Educational Psychologist to make a difference to the lives of people with complex needs. If you are looking to join a dedicated multi-disciplinary team in a challenging and rewarding environment, we would like to hear from you.

    About the Role

    You’ll join our multi-disciplinary team of dedicated clinical staff providing psychological assessment for pupils within the schools, guidance for education and care teams and professional development training for all staff. The role involves communicating with families/ carers and specialist agencies. You’ll work alongside Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Psychotherapists, Psychologists and Assistant Psychologists.

    Location:
    Homebased/Trent Acres School – Trent Acres School provides specialist education for with complex needs including Autistic pupils, aged between 5 and 18 years old.

    There is scope for this role to cover more than one school in the area, to be discussed.

    About the Group

    Outcomes First Group is the largest independent provider of special needs education and care. We are a vital part of local communities in England, Scotland and Wales with a renowned reputation for quality and positive outcomes for the people we educate and care for.

    We are really proud to say that in 2024, Outcomes First Group were officially certified as a ‘Great Place to Work’ for the fifth year running.

    Our divisional brands include Acorn Education and Options Autism.

    For more information on the group please visit:

    Who we’re looking for?

    We are looking for an Educational Psychologist with a masters or doctoral professional qualification and HCPC registration. You’ll need to be creative and passionate about improving outcomes for pupils with complex needs.

    The ideal candidate will be resilient and have experience of working in with people with complex SEN needs. You’ll need to be a good communicator with strong skills in assessment and report writing.

    Key Accountabilities:

    • Provide psychological assessment and intervention for pupils within the schools
    • Offer guidance for education and care teams
    • To provide supervision to agreed members of the clinical team
    • Communicating with families/ carers and specialist agencies
    • Engage in professional development training for all staff

    Essential Criteria

    • A doctoral or masters professional qualification in Educational Psychology
    • Registered with the HCPC
    • Creative and passionate about improving outcomes for pupils
    • Able to work as part of a team and be self-reliant

    What’s in it for you?

    We offer a friendly and inclusive working environment where our people are heard, respected and hugely valued. We want our employees to come to work with energy, determination and most importantly we want them to be happy in their work. We are well aware that it is our highly skilled teams that make Outcomes First Group the success it is, and we want this to continue. This is why we provide a range of benefits designed to support you, not just in your work life but also on a personal level too. We want you to be the best you can be and offer genuine opportunities for career development and progression.

    • We are a values-driven organisation that puts people first
    • We provide continuous professional development to take your career further
    • You will always feel valued, important and secure
    • We believe in the abilities and potential of our team
    • We build our bonds through a great social events calendar
    • Our ‘Your Wellbeing Matters’ initiative provides total support
    • An unrivalled core induction, local induction, and a dedicated buddy, who will be there to support you from day one.
    • Generous Annual Leave Entitlement
    • An extra day’s holiday for a special day of your choice (birthday, child’s first day at school etc.)
    • Professional support network
    • Contributory Pension
    • Employee Rewards Hub – access to discounts, offers and cashback with 100s of retailers
    • Career pathways and a dedicated learning and development team
    • The Hub – employee discounts, recognition cards, well-being centre
    • Cycle to Work scheme
    • Employee Assistance Programme
    • Salary Finance
    • Work 4 days, be paid for 5 T&C’s apply – following successful completion of the probation period

    For further information on this role please refer the Job Description and Person Specification attached. To discuss this role in more detail, please contact

    At Outcomes First Group we are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully Enhanced DBS.

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