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Job Title Therapeutic Parenting Practitioner (Educational Psychologist)
Job reference S83A
Department Children & Young People Services Department
Grade Soulbury 2 - 10 inclusive of 3 SPA's
Pay From: £40,838 To: £55,921 Per Annum
Hours 37 Hours Per Week
Closing date 05 July 2022
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Job Description
At St Helens Borough Council we are committed to working as an integrated team to deliver the best outcomes for our children.

As part of the Councils continued focus on improving the services we provide to the children, young people and families of St Helens, we have introduced a dedicated service to meet the needs of our most vulnerable children and young people, who are on the edge of care, in care, or where there is a risk of placement instability and where there is possible reunification of children and young people with their families.
This dedicated service provides intensive support to children and families, as well as both residential and outreach support and we are looking for committed individuals who really want to make a difference.

As an experienced Educational Psychologist, you will be part of an integrated team, providing consultation and direct therapeutic interventions for children, young people and their families, to stabilise the children within the family environment. You will work alongside the allocated social worker and integrated team to provide consultation and interventions, which are identified as required for the children, young people and their family.

Providing services for and with children and families across the Borough, you will be part of an integrated team at a time of real opportunity for new developments, which will benefit from your ideas and initiative.

You will report to and be supported by the Service Lead, with regular supervision and opportunities for training and development.

You will have an excellent knowledge and an understanding of current issues with families, ACE’s and specific assessments and therapeutic interventions, which can lead to positive change. This is a great opportunity for you to benefit from working with the St Helens team and being part of growing the vision for improving services to our most vulnerable children.

In return the service will provide:-
· Regular supervision including induction and appraisal
· Access to management training and development
· Up to 30 days annual leave
· Car user allowance is applicable subject to criteria being met
· Excellent pension scheme

Council employees are required to abide by the ethical standards embodied by the 7 NOLAN principles of conduct in public life. These include selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.

We welcome applications from the BAME community.

In line with our new ways of working if this role is hybrid and will involve working from home with occasionally working in our agile hub at Fourways Children’s Centre and Atlas House in the St Helens Town Centre

This post is subject to enhanced DBS disclosure.

For an informal discussion, please contact Service Lead, Sue Walker on 07857601692 or
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Job Application Packs
Therapeutic Parenting Practitioner Disclosure Application Form.pdf
Therapeutic Parenting Practitioner Person Specification.pdf
Therapeutic Parenting practitioner Job Description.pdf
Therapeutic Parenting Practitioner Applicant Letter.pdf
Note: CVs should not be submitted as a replacement for the online job application form.