Therapeutic Parenting Practitioner (Educational Psychologist)
  • Employer: St Helens Metropolitan Council
  • Reference: ES/C/13
  • Published: Thu 16/06/2022, 10:33 AM
  • Closing on: Tue 28/06/2022, 10:33 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £40,838 To: £55,921 Per Annum (Banding)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: St Helens Metropolitan Council, Merseyside

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Therapeutic Parenting Practitioner (Educational Psychologist)

Therapeutic Parenting Practitioner (Educational Psychologist)


We are St Helens Council

Located in the heart of the Northwest close to Liverpool, Manchester and Lancashire, St Helens is a modernising council which is passionate and ambitious for the children and families we support, our communities and our workforce. As part of our transformation journey, we continue to build on our progress and put children firmly at the centre of our care. We can only do this because of our highly valued, skilled, and supported workforce. St Helens council is on a mission to be a leading council for best practice and an employer of choice for individuals seeking a rewarding role and career.

Working at St Helen Council means you will enjoy a wide range of competitive salary and benefits, flexible working, and continuous development at all career stages. We are a strong, resilient Council, that respects and values the individuality and diversity that every employee brings We encourage applications from all sections of the community to enable us to represent the neighbourhoods in which we serve.

Making a difference at St Helens as a Therapeutic Parenting Practitioner (Educational Psychologist)

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, as required for the children, young people, and their family.

We are seeking a team member with excellent knowledge and an understanding of current issues with families, ACE’s and specific assessments and therapeutic interventions, which can lead to positive change. So, if you like to make a difference, and are keen to take on the challenge then, you can read our full job description and person specification criteria documents for full information along with application submission information.

St Helens is a great place to work so why not see what our colleagues have to say and to discover our full range of in work benefits. We understand that you may have some questions so if you would like to explore any aspect of this role before applying your welcome to discuss this with us. For an informal discussion, please contact Service Lead, Sue Walker on 07857601692 or

In line with our new ways of working 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

Thank you for your interest in working for us at Children’s Services St Helens Council and we look forward to receiving your application.


This post is subject to Enhanced DBS Disclosure and Social Work England Registration.

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its clients and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 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.

The Council welcomes applications from members of the BAME community.

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