Educational Psychologist

Job Title:        Educational Psychologist

Location:       The Greater Horseshoe School

Contract:        Permanent

Hours:            1 day per week

Salary:            £38,000 - £46,000(pro rata)

As part of our continued growth, we have an opportunity for a Educational Psychologist to make a difference to the lives of young 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. You’ll provide 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.

This is a challenging role and you must be able to cope with stressful interpersonal situations whilst maintaining a high degree of professionalism. This may involve highly emotive and distressing problems and the threat of verbal and physical abuse.

Location: Based at the Greater Horseshoe School in Heathfield.

The Greater Horseshoe School is an independent special school catering for young people aged 8-18 with a range of complex needs, including those who experience difficulties in accessing a conventional curriculum.

For more information about the Schools, please visit:


About the Group

Outcomes First Group is the largest independent provider of high quality foster care and special needs education and care. We are a vital part of local communities in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland 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 October 2021, Outcomes First Group were officially certified as a ‘Great Place to Work’ for the third year running.

Our divisional brands include Acorn Education and Care, National Fostering Group and Options Autism.

For more information on the group please visit:

Who we are looking for?

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

The ideal candidate will be resilient and have experience of working in with children and young 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 children and young people 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

  • Post graduate qualification in Educational Psychologist
  • Registered with the HCPC
  • Creative and passionate about improving outcomes for children and young people
  • 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.

  • An unrivalled core induction and local induction
  • 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

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

Acorn Education and Care is part of Outcomes First Group. We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully Enhanced DBS.


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