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Educational & Child Psychologists
  • Employer: Brighter Futures for Children
  • Reference: BFC0463
  • Published: Mon 31/10/2022, 16:44 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 27/11/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week, Part time hours considered
  • Salary: £42,811 - £52,440
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Reading, Berkshire

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Educational & Child Psychologists

Brighter Futures for Children



Full-Time or Part-time – Permanent post

We will consider applications from 2nd & 3rd year trainee educational psychologists.


Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) is an independent, not-for-profit-company, delivering quality Children's Services, Early Help, Education and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) services on behalf of Reading Borough Council. 

What we offer

  • A highly valued service that is expanding to take up new opportunities, including working with vulnerable groups such as CP, CiN, CLA and young offenders.
  • Work in diverse range of schools and settings (eg: nurseries, resourced units, special schools, alternative provision) via our bought-back arrangements
  • A varied range of work in schools, including developing Trauma Informed Practice via initiatives such as Therapeutic Thinking Schools and Reading’s Autism Growth Project
  • A balanced workload, including managed statutory demands and time for projects
  • Work within well-established, innovative mental health projects, alongside our Primary Mental Health Service and Early Help Teams, including two MHSTs and an EBSA Team
  • Interesting CPD opportunities e.g. Therapeutic Thinking Schools; VIG; Intensive Interaction; Motivational Interviewing; Dynamic Assessment
  • A friendly and supportive team, including business support
  • A modern office space and an established agile working policy


Role Responsibilities:

  • To provide consultation, assessment, advice and intervention regarding the education, behaviour and well-being of children and young people aged 0-25, working in partnership with children, parents and teachers.
  • To assist schools in developing effective approaches to meeting special educational needs.
  • To contribute to the development and implementation of Brighter Futures for Children policy and practice in relation to children’s educational development and well-being, with particular regard to SEND.
  • To write psychological advice, within specified timescales, for statutory assessments.
  • To contribute to the development and delivery of mental health projects.

Essential Qualifications:

  • A Masters or Doctorate qualification in Educational Psychology (or in training).
  • Eligibility for Health Professionals Council (HCPC) registration.


Essential knowledge, skills and experience:

  • Experience of working as an Educational Psychologist, either as a trainee or qualified Educational Psychologist.
  • The ability to travel around Reading.


For more information or informal discussion, please contact Vikki Lawrence on

Closing date: 27th November 2022
Interview dates: To be confirmed  


An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be sought from the successful candidate.