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Education - Non School Educational Psychologist

Contract Type:
Permanent | Part Time
Contract Hours:
£ 40,838 - 55,921
Closing Date:
12th August 2024
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Contract Type: Permanent

Contract Hours: 1 x 22.2 per week

Salary: SEPA POINTS 2-7 OR 8 OR 9 OR 10 £40,838.00 - £55,921.00 per annum/pro rata for part time roles

Closing Date: 12th August 2024 at 23:59pm

It is an exciting time for Blackpool; a sea side location which is currently undergoing a high degree of regeneration and investment in both the infrastructure and the services provided by the Local Authority.  Blackpool is a small unitary authority of 3 x 7 square miles with a diverse population of needs.

Blackpool EPS is proud to say that it is a warm and supportive service that is highly valued across the wider SEND team and Children services.  The EPS is involved in all major decisions arising from government policies and there is a direct line of communication between the EPS and the higher levels of management up to the head of Children Services.

Our philosophy is in line with Blackpool Families Rock.  This encourages the forming of relationships and using our skills to achieve the best outcomes for our children. Due to our innovative systems we complete more than 95% of reports within the statutory timeline.  Most of our work is completed pre-statutory meaning that a thorough and extensive investigation into the young person’s needs can be undertaken by the EP, school and family, resulting in the young person receiving a robust EHC plan.

The service is a mixed model of both core (based on pupil premium and free school meals) and traded time. Core time allows Link EPs to form close working relationships with SENCOs and our wider school communities.  Our EPs are a valued part of the whole educational system within Blackpool. 

Blackpool EPS can offer successful candidates career progression opportunities including potential management responsibilities as well as work in areas such as Early Years, Post 16 Pathway to adulthood and Our Children in social care. 

Blackpool EPS also offers the following:

  • Hybrid working between office and home with flexibility of daily working hours to suit childcare or other personal responsibilities and compressed working hours.
  • Work mobile phone and computer with full IT support.
  • Protected non direct time in line with AEP guidelines.
  • A designated patch of schools.
  • A full range of psychological assessments including Q interactive.
  • Allocated CPD and supervision time in line with the AEP guidelines.
  • Positive working relationships with other members of the wider SEND team and Children Services.
  • Inexpensive daily parking near to the office.
  • Continuous service, salary and SPA points will be honored by the Local Authority with appropriate paperwork.

For an informal discussion please contact Maria Stewart, Principal Educational Psychologist on 07712111554

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