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Hamilton Psychological Services, 23 Beckford Street, Hamilton, ML3 0BT
£62,787.00 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

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Job Description

Based within South Lanarkshire Psychological Service, in our Hamilton Centre Beckford Street, ML3 OBT

South Lanarkshire Psychological Service is a forward looking and creative service, well placed within Education Resources and with a key role in the Children Services Partnership.

In addition to the key tasks outlined in the behavioural profile, this Senior Educational Psychologist Post will have additional responsibilities for:

Supporting the implementation of community mental health and wellbeing supports as part of our aim that every child and young person in South Lanarkshire will be able to access local community services which support and improve their mental health and emotional wellbeing.

The successful applicant will have a significant role in collaborating with partners, including the sector and engaging with children and young people, designing, implementing and evidencing the impact of a service that will initially focus on the 5-24 (26 for care experienced young people) age range. This new service will focus on early-intervention and be a key part of a whole system approach and will have close links with the Corporate parenting Strategy, the Throughcare Continuing Care agenda as well as with the Community Justice Partnership and forums that link in with care experienced young people. The post will support referral pathways and gaps in provision that impact on young people’s mental health.

This post will be full time and permanent. The applicant will be based in Psychological Services, Beckford Street, Hamilton, and will be line managed by the Principal Educational Psychologist. They will report on progress through the Children’s Service’s Strategy Group. For a conversation about this post, please contact Sam March, Principal Educational Psychologist on 01698 455 800 or via

Candidates must have an honours degree in psychology and MSc in educational psychology. They will be required to register as an educational psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

The successful candidate will contribute to the provision of an educational psychology service for South Lanarkshire Council, in accordance with statutory duties, relevant legislation and local authority policy and objectives and the standards of conduct, performance and ethics of the HCPC. Exact role and tasks will relate to the service demands on an ongoing basis.


This post is excepted in terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 2003.

Regulated Work with Children

This post is considered Regulated Work with Children, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007.  Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with children. 

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 South Lanarkshire Council. 

Applications online

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South Lanarkshire Council is an Equal Opportunities employer and encourages applications from all members of the community.   As a user of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum competency/behaviour requirements for the position. 

South Lanarkshire Council is committed to providing support to members of the armed forces, veterans and their families which is set out in the Armed Forces Community Covenant.  Veterans are guaranteed an interview who meet the minimum requirements for the position.


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