Educational Psychologist
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/55643/13524
  • Published: Tue 27/04/2021, 20:29 PM
  • Closing on: Wed 12/05/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £40,136 - £49,714
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Woking

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Educational Psychologist

Soulbury Salary Scale A 2-7 (£40,136 – £49,714) plus up to 3 SPA points, area fringe allowance of £833 per annum and essential car user allowance.

The L-SPA was developed in July 2020 as part of Surrey County Council’s ongoing commitment to transformation and in response to the identified priorities in the Surrey SEND Partnership strategy Surrey Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Partnership Strategy 2019-2022

The L-SPA work is primarily led by two elements; operational and developmental. From 1st January 2021 the L-SPA took on the Week 1-6 process of the statutory assessment process from receipt of request to final decision making. Request for Assessment is the operational strand of the L-SPA’s remit however moving forward we will be focussing developing our Request for Support pathways which will be an exciting area of development requiring innovative approaches embedded in evidence-based practice.

We are seeking an Educational Psychologist/ Speech and Language Therapist to join our Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) which is the heart of the L-SPA work. Being part of the MDT means much more than just statutory SEND practice, we are problem solvers, innovators and above all passionate about delivering the best possible for outcomes for children in a timely and supportive way. We work closely with our colleagues in Health and Social Care to help children, young people and families, to be solutions focussed and take a strengths-based approach to identifying and meeting needs without having to depend on statutory plans. We pride ourselves on being child and young person centred and place great emphasis on our communication standards and the value we can add to the work undertaken by our colleagues and partners. 

If you feel ready for a new challenge and would like to be part of a new and developing service that is dynamic and different then please get in touch to find out more.

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:

  • Emotional Literacy Support Assistant training and supervision
  • Cygnet and ASD parenting programmes
  • Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing
  • Multi-family groups
  • Trauma Informed practices and our Compassionate schools programme
  • Specialist Early Education Services
  • Supervision of Trainee EPs 

The EPS is regarded as key within our Service for Children, Schools and Families. 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.

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); professional qualification in Educational Psychologist (doctorate, masters or equivalent); and 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 and child focused outcomes
  • If you have a preferred location

Interested in finding out more or joining us?

Please find attached to this advert a full job description for more information.

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For an informal conversation about the positions please contact Jackie Pomeroy - Jacqueline.pomeroy@surreycc.gov.uk

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The job advert closes at 23:59 on 12th May 2021 with interviews expected to be in the week commencing 24th May.

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.

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.

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