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.
We offer fulltime and part time working as a permanent or associate team member, supported by agile working arrangements, with your own laptop and iPhone. We offer 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.
What we offer
£37,545- £46,504, (Soulbury points 2 -7 plus up to 3 SPA points), area fringe allowance of £779 per annum and an essential car user allowance.
It is expected that the successful candidates will start at minimum point 4.
We have offices in Woking, Esher and Redhill and provide a service to all areas of the county. These positions are based at some of our main area offices, click HERE to see a 360 degree view of the buildings and surrounding areas along with a view of the receptions.
We keep a register of Associate Educational Psychologists who support the team during periods of high demand across the local authority. Associates are an important part of our team and are able to access a range of CPD opportunities, regular supervision and administrative support.
About the Role
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 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 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
- The Attachment Project
- Looked After Children
- Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing
- Early Years
- Further Education/Post 16
- 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 meet the minimum requirements: Psychology degree (or BPS equivalent); professional qualification in Educational Psychology (doctorate, masters or equivalent); and registration with the Health and Care Professions Council.
- Your ability to travel around the county to meet the requirements of the role.
- A commitment to personal development and child focused out comes.
- If you have a preferred location.
CVs will be reviewed on an on-going basis and interviews arranged at mutual convenience.
Closing date: 23:59 on 31st December 2018.
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.