Due to relocation of a member of the team we are recruiting a Specialist Educational Psychologist to focus on the area of social emotional and mental health.

Warrington EPS is a very friendly, energetic, and forward thinking team where diverse psychological approaches and interests are valued. Our team consists of experienced psychologists and newer entrants to the profession. The EPS makes a valuable contribution to the high quality provision for vulnerable children and young people in Warrington through service delivery to schools and the community, with good links to Speech and Language, the Child Development Centre, the Virtual School for Children in Care, Early Years providers, and other services. We are developing our involvement with young people in post-16 provision. We also lead the Critical Incident Response team.

Our service delivery is carried out via a range of assessment tools, consultations, and creative techniques to gain the voice of the child, which is at the heart of all we do. Core LA work is mixed with a traded model enabling us to carry out interventions, systemic work, and work therapeutically.

What we can offer

We value CPD and are committed to using the latest research and techniques. You will be encouraged to follow your interests and your area of specialism to add to the experience and knowledge within the team. We are a highly supportive service where collaboration and peer supervision are actively encouraged. Members of the team are ADOS trained and work alongside health colleagues as part of the local neurodevelopmental pathway.  Video Enhanced Practice is also an area of interest with several team members trained in delivering VIG.

What we are looking for 

We are looking for an experienced psychologist to lead in the area of SEMH to support local and national agendas and to shape service delivery plans within your area of specialism. We would like the successful applicant to contribute to the professional development of the EPS and other services and settings.  As SEMH lead, the successful applicant would develop, monitor, and evaluate strategies and interventions supporting positive outcomes for children and young people within Warrington.

Applicants must be professionally qualified, with significant experience working as an educational psychologist, and registered with the HCPC.

For a discussion

Please contact Dr Patrick Mc Ardle 01925 442917 if you would like to discuss the post.

Key Information


37 Hours per week

Salary: Soulbury A, spinal point 3-8, £42,075 - £51,538(SPA points previously awarded will transfer) - Payable with Soulbury Terms and Conditions. 

(Permanent contract 1.0 FTE, we are willing to consider part time hours/ Job Share)

DBS clearance is required.

The ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

Warrington Borough Council is a Disability Confident employer