Permanent | Surrey

Educational Psychologist

Job details

Location

Meath School

Salary

£47,930 to £50,360 FTE (actual £28,758 to £30,216) with opportunity to progress further within role

Hours of work

Part time, 3 days per week, with a possibility of more days

Contract

Permanent

Closing date

July 22, 2024

Assessment Centre Educational Psychologist

3 days per week, with a possibility of more days

Part-time and permanent contract (working term time plus three weeks to be used flexibly throughout the year) with 10 weeks paid holiday.

Annual Salary: £47,930 to £50,360 FTE (actual £28,758 to £30,216) with opportunity to progress further within role.

Meath School, Brox Road, Ottershaw, near Woking, Surrey, KT16 0LF

Speech and Language UK’s Bill Harrison Assessment Service is an Independent Assessment Service based on the site of Meath School. The multi-disciplinary team includes specialist teachers, speech and language therapists, an occupational therapist and an educational psychologist.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed Educational Psychologist who enjoys working as part of a friendly and supportive multi-disciplinary team to assess the educational needs of children with SEND.

You will have considerable post qualification experience as well as experience working in an educational setting. A good knowledge of the range of specialist educational provisions in Surrey and the surrounding counties would be a distinct advantage. You will be passionate about helping school aged children with special needs reach their potential.

This is a wonderful opportunity to work with a great professional community and the opportunity to support children and their families in understanding their needs and accessing the relevant educational support.

The assessment centre has two well stocked playrooms and dedicated office space. The team benefit from administrative and clerical support as well as time from an intern (usually a psychology or linguistics student).

The assessment centre is open term time only.

You must hold a Psychology degree (or BPS equivalent); professional qualification in Educational Psychologist (doctorate, masters or equivalent); and registration with the Health and Care Professions Council.

Speech and Language UK’s Meath school is a four times outstanding special school committed to the highest quality integrated education, therapy and care. It is a non-maintained day and residential school for pupils aged between 4 – 11 years, who have severe and complex speech, language and communication difficulties together with other learning and/or behavioural difficulties. Working collaboratively as part of strong and supportive multi-disciplinary team of teachers, therapists, learning support assistants and care officers we create stimulating learning environments, where all pupils are enabled to communicate as effectively as possible, individuals are valued and achievement is celebrated.

For an informal discussion please contact Kayleigh Turner, Assessment Centre Manager on 01932 872302 or email kayleigh.turner@meathschool.org.uk

To find out more about Meath School and Speech and Language UK visit www.meathschool.org.uk  and www.speechandlanguage.org.uk

Closing date: 12.00pm, Monday 22nd July 2024

Applications will be being reviewed on an ongoing basis.

Applications from candidates who require Skilled Worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab)

We serve children and young people from all backgrounds and strive to represent the same diversity in our workforce. We strongly believe there is unity in diversity and are committed to create an inclusive working environment for all. We are under-represented by people who are from ethnic minority backgrounds and those who identify as being from the LGBTQ+ community. We particularly welcome applications from all suitably qualified people from these backgrounds. If you are excited about making an impact in children’s lives, we would love to hear from you. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we carry out safer recruitment principles, as well as appropriate vetting and verifications on all school staff.

In line with KSCIE 2022, all shortlisted candidates will be subject to an online search covering content that is in the public domain.