Educational Psychologist, West Lothian Civic Centre, 448.24

West Lothian Council


£46,467 to £59,106 per annum Full Time Contact: Human Resources Reference: WEL05350


35 hours per week, 52 weeks per year  - Fixed Term for 1 year - Commencing Feb 2022

The closing date for this post is provisionally set at 28 November 2021.  West Lothian Council reserve the right to close this post early depending on applicant response levels

We are keen to employ a diverse workforce that reflects the people of Scotland. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and particularly from groups currently under-represented, including people with disabilities, those from minority ethnic communities or from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds

An opportunity has arisen for an innovative and creative Educational Psychologist to join our team based in Livingston, West Lothian. You will be part of a highly regarded and enthusiastic service, committed to ensuring continuous improvement in all aspects of our service delivery to children and young people.

Research is central to our work and evidence based practice is encouraged and fostered within the service.

You will deliver a service of the 5 core functions to a geographical cluster of schools working with partner agencies and will be involved in shaping service delivery through contribution to the improvement planning process for the service. You will be well supported in terms of support and supervision, peer support within the team, IT access, and opportunities for professional development.

Regulation with the Health and Care Professions Council as an Educational Psychologist is required. The service is accredited to provide Probationer support through the British Psychological Society “Qualification in Educational Psychology” process.

This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check prior to a formal offer of employment being made by the West Lothian Council

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