Vacancy: Assistant Psychologist

Assistant Educational Psychologist


Required for September 2022

Salary: Surrey Pay PS6 £22,167 (FTE £25,767)

5 days a week (36 hours) – Term time only (39 weeks per year)
One-year fixed term contract

We are seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated Assistant Educational Psychologist to work alongside the school’s Head of Learning Support and Educational Psychologist. As part of the team, you will promote, develop and secure the highest standard of provision for children, families and the school. This post will provide you with an opportunity to gain high quality experience prior to applying for a place on a recognised doctoral training course.

"As an Assistant Educational Psychologist, you play an extremely valuable and rewarding role at Winston, supporting young people with a range of emotional and social issues or learning difficulties. The role is exciting and varied, working as part of a multidisciplinary team of professionals, including regular supervision from an Educational Psychologist. During my time at in the role, I gained invaluable skills and a wealth of experience, allowing me to pursue my goal of securing a place on the Educational Psychology doctorate."- Lucy Williams- Previous AEP

Would you like to:

  • Undertake psychological assessments, questionnaires, self-report measures, rating scales, direct and indirect observations and semi-structured interviews
  • Provide a high standard of interventions for children with learning, social or emotional needs
  • Provide high quality advice to teachers and parents, which makes best use of their individual capacity and experiences
  • Attend and contribute to appropriate multi-disciplinary meetings and reviews
  • Develop staff’s knowledge and understanding of psychology and child development (e.g. training, workshops, drop in sessions)
  • Deliver core services and early intervention work in our school.
  • Work directly with young people, staff and parents.
  • Support initiatives to promote the wellbeing of children through early intervention and school development work.
  • Support with evidenced-based assessments/interventions to individual children and/or groups and contribute to the planning and delivery of training.
  • Undertake small scale research, projects including analysis of data.
  • Receive a programme of induction, training and supervision.

You will have:

  • A good (single or joint) honours degree in Psychology and a MSc in Psychology.
  • Relevant practical experience working with children and young people.
  • Knowledge and understanding of how to apply psychology in educational and community settings.
  • Knowledge of methods of collecting and analysing data.
  • The ability to work to deadlines, with a high standard of report writing.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and be competent with IT.
  • Knowledge of and experience in working with children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) will be an advantage.

You will receive regular supervision from an experienced member of the team and have opportunities for team work and support from a range of professionals. This would be an ideal opportunity for someone wishing to gain relevant experience with a view to applying for a place to train in Educational or Clinical Psychology.If you have applied to this role previously, you do not need to apply again as your application will have previously been through our short listing process.

Further information and an application form

You must complete the schools application form and applications must be posted or emailed to Mrs R Zimmerman, Headteachers PA (r.zimmerman@wcsc.org.uk)

Applicants should also include a statement of application outlining their suitability for the post in relation to the person specification, with 2 sides of A4 as a maximum.

Closing date:        noon, 13th July 2022

Interview date:     to be confirmed
(this school reserves the right to interview promptly should a suitable candidate apply)

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to demonstrably share this commitment. 

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974. Shortlisted applicants will be required to supply details of any unspent convictions and conditional cautions and any spent convictions and adult cautions that are not protected (i.e. that are not filtered out) as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended).

If you are appointed you will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

The Winston Churchill School Child Protection Policy can be found here