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Job Title:
Educational Psychologist

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Role: Educational Psychologist

Salary: £62,495 pro rata (actual salary £53,600)

Location: Hybrid/Midlands

Hours: Full time or part time hours considered, term time only.

Driving licence and access to a car required

Bright Futures, Inspired By You.

Horizon Care and Education provides a high-quality residential care and educational experiences for young people across the UK. The homes and schools meet the needs of young people with a range of needs including attachment and trauma histories, social, emotional, and mental health (SEMH) needs, speech, language and communication difficulties, and neurodiversity.

Working alongside other Therapists and Psychologists, the post-holder will ensure that the therapeutic needs of children and young people who attend a Horizon school are understood and interventions are planned and delivered to support these identified needs. They will provide therapeutic understanding of the young people to the wider team around the child including Teachers and TAs through consultation and training opportunities.

What you'll get to do

  • Engage with children/young people and colleague to promote constructive working relationships.
  • Provide consultation, support and guidance to colleague to develop therapeutically informed relationships with young people and to develop appropriate behaviour support and care planning strategies.
  • Delivery of a psychological service to a number of schools, settings, and psychological advice to the Education team and local authority
  • Develop and contribute to the development, delivery and evaluation of therapeutic and psychological training.
  • Deliver evidence based therapeutic and psychologically led care which conforms to their own ethical standards and is in line with Horizon's Values and SHINE Therapeutic Model of Care.
  • Undertake appropriate CPD activities in order to maintain HCPC standards of proficiency.

What we're looking for from you

  • Full UK driving licence and use of your own vehicle.
  • Doctorate in Educational Psychology.
  • Post qualification training in dyslexia/dyscalculia assessment.
  • Horizon's Values: Compassionate, Inspiring, Dependable and Collaborative.
  • Clear and concise communication skills.
  • Experience of working with Children and Young People or relevant transferrable skills.
  • Knowledge and skills of psychotherapeutic approaches, relevant to Looked after Children.
  • Knowledge of legislation in relations to trauma, young people, mental health, or Looked after Children.
  • Understanding of Ofsted regulations for Independent Schools.
  • Professional registration as an Educational Psychologist with the BPS/HCPC.

Here are just some of the benefits of working for us:

  • Real Living Wage employer
  • Competitive pay rates
  • Christmas bonus
  • Blue Light Card
  • Colleague referral scheme with cash rewards - earn up to £2500 per referral!*
  • Financial wellbeing service
  • Life Assurance
  • Option to buy and sell up to 5 days annual leave
  • Tastecard - spectacular savings on dining, pizza, cinema tickets, supermarkets, and UK attractions!
  • Opportunity to progress in your career through our Education Academy, and ongoing training and professional development.
  • Comprehensive and tailored induction programme including face-to-face training, online modules, shadowing, and local induction period.
  • Face-to-face therapeutic training and support for all colleagues via our SHINE programme.
  • Access to a wide range of free online courses for all colleagues on a variety of topics
  • Employee assistance programme - free, confidential support via Bupa.
  • Community and wellbeing - Your wellbeing matters to us, and we are committed to ensuring you get all the support you need to feel good about what you do. We're in this together.
  • Supportive management and senior leaders.
  • High quality CPD opportunities.
  • Free eye checks.

​If you would like to come and join us on our journey, changing the lives of the children and young people that we care for, then we would like you to get in touch with our recruitment team for an informal conversation! Email us in the first instance

Horizon Care and Education is committed to quality, equality, and valuing diversity.

This post is subject to satisfactory criminal records check and satisfactory references.


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