Educational Psychology Opportunities at Surrey County Council!
Are you looking to work as an Educational Psychologist within a Local Authority that sees the work of an Educational Psychologist as central to early intervention and improving outcomes for children?
If so, Surrey has an opportunity for you to join its growing service!
The salary for these positions is Soulbury Salary Scale A 2-7 (£40,838 - £50,584 per annum based on a 36 hour working week) plus up to 3 SPA points, an area fringe allowance of £848 per annum and essential car user allowance. We also welcome applications from current year two Trainee Educational Psychologists. Please note that Newly Qualified Educational Psychologists will start on scale point 4.
We have opportunities available across the county of Surrey, work base locations can be discussed at interview!
Associate Educational Psychologists
We are also recruiting to a number of positions in addition to permanent staff. If you might be interested in joining us as an Associate Educational Psychologist please contact our Principal Educational Psychologist (details below).
Surrey Children’s Services is a thriving department where the work of the Educational Psychology Service is seen as key to improving the lives of children and young people. You will be joining a positive and welcoming culture where there is a focus on early intervention and the graduated response to supporting our vulnerable learners. We have positive partnership working with our health colleagues and other partners, plus a commitment to coproduction with children, young people and parents.
Our service has a strong focus on emotional health and wellbeing.
We are keen that our Education Psychology service is sustainable and forward thinking and are therefore recruiting to a range of posts to support our vision.
Our mission is to promote positive futures for all children and young people through the application of psychology, to understand what is happening, develop empathy and agree effective support to enable children to live, learn and thrive locally.
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 a comprehensive CPD offer, together with strong supervision and support. 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:
- Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing
- Early Years
- Children looked after and post-adoption
The EPS is regarded as key within our Inclusion and Additional Needs Service. We are very proud of feedback we receive 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.
How To Apply
If you would be interested in joining us, please submit your CV and personal statement clearly evidencing how you met the minimum requirements:
- Psychology degree (or BPS equivalent) and a professional qualification in Educational Psychology (doctorate, masters or equivalent)
- Registration with the Health and Care Professions Council
- Your ability to travel around the country to meet the requirements of the role
- A commitment to personal development, co-production and child focused outcomes
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 about what remote working may look like for you.
This is a rolling advert and applications will be reviewed regularly. If your application is successfully shortlisted, we will be in touch to arrange an interview.
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 on mobile 07971 673871.
From flexible working to job sharing we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. 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.