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Assistant Educational Psychologist
  • Employer: London Borough of Havering
  • Reference: 1401
  • Published: Wed 30/11/2022, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 11/12/2022, 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: 32571
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Havering

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Assistant Educational Psychologist

Soulbury AEP- £30694-£34448pro rata (plus outer London Allowance £2195pa) 3 days per week- term time- 1 Year Fixed Term Contract/Secondment Opportunity  (with plans to extend).

The Children and Adults with Disabilities Service (CAD) was established in 2015 to ensure the best outcomes for our children and young people. Within the CAD service are a range of professionals including Educational Psychologists, Specialist Teachers, Social Workers, Family Support Workers, Case Officers, Specialist Assistants and Area SENCos, working collaboratively to meet needs and seek solution focused outcomes for settings, families and young people.

We are seeking applications from individuals interested in the role of Assistant Educational Psychologist looking for a new challenge in a dynamic, inter-disciplinary and child-centred service. If you wish to join a friendly team who are enthusiastic about applying psychology to make a real difference for young children, then we would love to hear from you. 

The successful applicants would be required to be in post by January 2023 (subject to  satisfactory pre hire clearances)

Working under the guidance of a qualified Educational Psychologist the Assistant Educational Psychologist will support the Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) of young children within Early Years Settings. 

The role would also incorporate carrying out visits to individual settings to discuss concerns of individual and groups of children, offer training to settings and parents and disseminate effective approaches. Other work would include supporting;

  • Development of Emotional Wellbeing Leads in each setting
  • Provide access to advice and support on supporting SEMH
  • Support Early Years trained Emotion Literacy Support Assistants (ELSAs) to put interventions into place.

We offer:

  • An excellent induction package
  • Regular supervision (individual and group)
  • Opportunities for CPD
  • An excellent record of collaboration between EPs, Early Years Settings, Schools and other agencies
  • A friendly, supportive environment
  • Subsidised car parking
  • Flexible/Agile working

We would like to invite applicants who:

  • A degree in psychology and are interested in a career in educational psychology.
  • Have knowledge and experience of working with children, in schools and educational contexts.
  • Are able to creatively apply psychology in a range of settings. 
  • Value working relationships with colleagues within the team, across Children’s Services and within the settings that they work. 
  • Are committed to child and family-centred approaches. 
  • Want to develop and grow as a practitioner in a dynamic and expanding team.
  • Share our service commitment to anti-racist practice. 

Please View Job Profile here

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Jaswinder Rakhra or Marcus Bennett on 01708 433465 or email

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 11th December 2022 Interview date to be scheduled  Friday 16th December

Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Helpdesk on 01708 432770.

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