Educational Psychologist

Job Title: Educational Psychologist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Exeter
Salary: Soulbury Scale A £38,197 - £53,247* (* to accommodate SPA points)
Reference: EOC/20/09527
Job Published: October 16, 2020 12:11

Job Description

Educational Psychologist


Salary: Soulbury Scale A £38,197 - £53,247* (* to accommodate SPA points)

Permanent, full time

37 hrs per week 

Passionate about improving children's life chances? Join us and make sure that every Devon child, no matter where they live, receives the same high-quality service.

At Devon County Council, we are committed to supporting and helping local families in need.

Devon’s new Edge of Care Service aims to brings together a range of disciplines to work intensively and flexibly to provide timely and creative support to meet the complex needs of young people and their families and to prevent care being needed.

Educational Psychologist - Edge of Care & Families

We are recruiting an Educational Psychologist for an exciting new initiative! The post will be based in a multi-disciplinary team within our Children's Services, Education & Learning with the aim of providing advice, guidance and evidence based therapeutic interventions alongside social work colleagues, family therapists, inclusion officers and speech and language therapists.

The applicant will have the ability to listen and offer practical solutions, an honest approach, and to support and challenge as needed to enable people to make positive changes in their lives.

If you are skilled and experienced in working with children and families, as well as having knowledge and experience of working with young people who have experienced trauma, we would like to hear from you.

You will provide support to children and young people, and their families/carers that are experiencing complex challenges in their lives with the aim of preventing:

  • Unnecessary admission of children and young people into care
  • Advise and support with psychological advice and interventions for schools to ensure that children are effectively engaged in school and do not add to the social and emotional complexities that they are facing

As an Educational Psychologist you will be required to work across Devon with children and young people from the area who might be living beyond its boundaries, offering an exciting opportunity for an individual who wants to make a difference for Devon children. We can offer you:

  • Good terms and conditions of employment;
  • Support and regular supervision;
  • Further training and CPD as required to deliver specific therapeutic approaches;
  • Employment within a service that has excellent staff retention.

Although based in our Children's Services, Education & learning, support and supervision will be provided and you will also be able to take advantage of the excellent CPD opportunities.

Please note that this appointment is being made on Soulbury Terms and Conditions.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This role requires a DBS disclosure.

This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.

Personal data we collect from you will be processed in accordance with the Applicant privacy notice.

For more information about Working for Devon please visit our Working for Devon page.

To apply, please visit and search EOC/20/09527

Closing date: 1st November

Interview date: 16th November