"A values driven team and organisation, that also supports other social enterprises and not for profit organisations"

Senior Practitioner Educational Psychologist

Full time or Part time

Salary range: £45,588 - £50,398 (FTE)

Equivalent to Soulbury B Pts 2 – 5

 Why should you apply for this role?

In addition to delivering an educational psychology service to a number of schools within Manchester you will have a unique opportunity to develop new skills and experience. You will:

  • take responsibility for team development and practice in relation to your agreed area of special interest;
  • develop resources with and for the rest of the team, including work with our assistant psychologists;
  • find opportunities to embed your energy and enthusiasm in the work of our team and the approaches offered to schools;
  • have flexibility and time to link with research, development and good practice elsewhere, for example though linking with university research groups;
  • have protected time for development, including time and encouragement to engage in action research;
  • develop business and commissioning skills, for example supported opportunities to bid for funding;
  • develop links with charities, other social enterprises, and third sector partners, contributing to our approach to community-based applied psychology

 Catalyst psychologists say:

“we are a supportive and creative team that works collaboratively and celebrates success!”

“we love working at The Old Parsonage – our office base gives us inspiration”

“we enjoy flexible working conditions, free parking and dedicated admin support”

“we prioritise building relationships with our link schools and maintain continuity wherever possible”

“we like the opportunity to work across this diverse, exciting and ever-changing city. The work can be challenging and complex but never dull”

“we welcome the commitment to organisational development and we are enjoying working towards Investors in People”

“we are a not-for-profit organisation that is driven by the values of social enterprise”

We are looking for

  • a Senior Practitioner Educational Psychologist who is passionate about delivering psychology in school and community contexts,
  • who wants an opportunity to develop their practice in innovative and creative ways,
  • with interests or developed specialisms in any area of applied psychology, including but not limited to:
    • Social, emotional and mental health/emotional well-being in schools
    • Children in Care and Post-Adoption
    • Neuro-developmental conditions including Autistic Spectrum Conditions
    • Children under 5 (Early Years)
    • Growth Mindset and related aspects of support for Quality First Teaching in schools

If you would like to talk to a member of our team about this vacancy please contact Teresa Regan, Principal Educational Psychologist. Email [email protected] or phone 07597990484

Closing date: Thursday 29th September 12 noon

Shortlisting: Thursday 29th/Friday 30th September

Interviews will be held on: Thursday 6th October

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