The starting salary for this role is £34,325.40 per annum for a 21.6 hours per week.
This is what our senior EPs have to say! …
‘Working in a large service like Surrey has provided me with many opportunities to pursue my passions and interests over the years. It is great to work to one’s strengths with the support of a passionate and creative leadership team who have an incredible set of skills and experience.’
If you are thinking about working for an innovative and dynamic Educational Psychology Service which staff describe as flexible, friendly and supportive, then Surrey could be the place for you!
This role is open to remote working and you will be provided with a laptop and iphone to support agile working. We care about how you work rather than where you work; the children and young people rather than the postcode. In support of our children and young people and our greener futures strategies, we’d welcome a conversation with the successful candidate on what agile working may look like for you.
About the Service
Our intention is to make a real difference to children and young people whilst being committed to developing our own professional skills and abilities. Our teams are well established using developed consultation approaches and psychological interventions founded on evidence based practice in education and community settings. We utilise research and service evaluations for developing innovative practice and quality assurance.
We value and invest in our staff through comprehensive training and regular supervision. To us it's simple, the more trained and developed our staff the better the outcomes for the children we support. As such, we are also committed to the development of expertise in the following areas:
- Whole school and targeted approaches to emotional wellbeing and mental health
- Parent support programmes for autistic children
- Looked After Children and post adoption support
- Specialist Early Education Service
- Supervision of Trainee EPs
The EPS is regarded as key within our Inclusion and Additional Needs Service. We are very proud of feedback from our stakeholders, namely children, young people, parents and schools, which has indicated high levels of impact and satisfaction with regards to children's inclusion, academic attainment, person centred assessments and social emotional and mental well-being.
Surrey is a large and diverse county and we have a strong commitment to inclusive practice.
As a Senior Educational Psychologist with Surrey you will:
- Work with the educational psychology leadership to team to further develop our forward thinking, highly regarded Educational Psychology Service
- Provide professional leadership, support and supervision to an area team using a strengths based approach which values individual and collective contributions to improving inclusive outcomes for children
- Provide effective management to an area based team including the recruitment, deployment, and performance management of educational psychologists
- To take the county wide lead for an area of work e.g. consultation and coaching, continuous professional development
- Work collaboratively with other Inclusion and Additional Needs Service Managers to improve the lives of all children and young people
If you would be interested in joining us, please submit your CV and personal statement clearly evidencing the following:
- Psychology degree (or BPS equivalent), professional qualification in Educational Psychology (doctorate, masters or equivalent) and registration with the Health and Care Professions Council
- Minimum of 3 years experience as a qualified EP
- Evidence of providing high quality supervision
- Your ability to travel around the county to meet the requirements of the role
- A commitment to personal development and child focused out comes
There is the option to take on additional main grade Educational Psychologist work to make it up to a full time post of this is desired.
At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.
For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.
This job advert closes at 23:59 on 12th December 2021 with interviews 16th December 2021.
An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.
Interested in finding out more or joining us?
For an informal chat please contact Susan Harris, Principal Educational Psychologist by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or mobile: 07971 673871
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.