Educational Psychologist
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/774/16594
  • Published: Thu 19/08/2021, 14:51 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 30/09/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £40,136 - £49,714 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Surreywide

Vacancy Location

More Information

More about this employer

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.

Successful candidates will start at a minimum of point 4.

Surrey-wide permanent, full time, part time roles, associate and locums roles available due to service expansion.

Are you an experienced Educational Psychologist (EP), recently qualified or in your final year of Doctorate training?

If you are thinking about working for an innovative and dynamic Educational Psychology Service (EPS) which staff describe as flexible, friendly and supportive and dynamic, then Surrey could be the place for you.

We offer full time and part time working as a permanent team member, supported by agile working arrangements, with your own laptop and phone. There is a generous annual leave package, local government salary-related pension, childcare vouchers, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme or our pay-as-you-go car club. Due to service expansion and the development of some specialist roles Surrey are looking for dynamic permanent, associate and locum EPs to join our teams.

We have offices in Woking, Esher and Redhill and provide a service to all areas of the county.

At Surrey, we are always keen to hear from EPs who are looking for an opportunity that will allow them to make a real difference to children and young people whilst being committed to developing their own professional skills and abilities. Our teams are well established using developed consultation approaches and psychological 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:

  • Emotional Literacy Support Assistant training and supervision
  • Cygnet and ASD parenting programmes
  • Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing
  • Emotionally Based School Avoidance
  • 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

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.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 30/09/2021. Interview dates to be confirmed.

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.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion contact:

  • Nicola Mollet and Laura Wilby - North West: 01483 518 130
  • Alix Diemont and Chloe Gibson - South West: 01483 517 179
  • Nadia Wilkinson and Kirsty Quinn - North East: 01372 833 588
  • Sue Peters and Louise Lombardi - South East: 01737 737 777

You can also contact our Principle Educational Psychologist, Susan Harris, on 01483 518 152. 

We look forward to receiving your application.

Benefits

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.

Our Commitment

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.

Apply Now