Assistant Psychologist Role - January 2023

Full-time or Part-time, fixed-term position for 12 months. Full-time equivalent in the range £23,949 - £29,180 (NHS Band 4-5 equivalent) per annum (pro rata).

The School Psychology Service Ltd is a Social Enterprise, delivering Educational & Child Psychology Services in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire and the wider West Midlands region. We provide publicly funded services commissioned by schools, local authorities and other bodies.

We are delighted to be able to offer this opportunity within our service. Since our establishment in February 2016 we have rapidly built a reputation for high quality, effective services for schools, children and families in the communities within which we work. Demand for our services is high and our team is again expanding.

We are seeking to appoint an Assistant Psychologist who is looking for an opportunity to develop their skills, and apply psychology in innovative and creative ways.

Your main responsibilities will be:

  • supporting and contributing to the role of Educational Psychologists in providing a high quality and sustainable educational and child psychology service to schools in the West Midlands;
  • working with teachers and other school staff to implement the advice provided through educational psychology assessments;
  • planning and delivering outcome-focused interventions for individual children or groups of children who may be vulnerable and/or have additional needs in primary schools, secondary schools and alternative provision settings;
  • writing summary reports and intervention impact assessments;
  • assisting, from time to time, in research and evaluation work including the development of evaluation methods and data collection, and contributing to summary reports;
  • planning project work or development work in schools and other educational settings;
  • assisting in the preparation and delivery of training in areas of psychology relevant to educational and child psychology;
  • leading in the development of educational and psychological resources and materials and the sharing of these via social media channels;
  • contributing to service evaluation work including the development of evaluation methods, data collection and reporting mechanisms.
  • other ad hoc administrative duties related to the efficient running of the service.

We would particularly welcome applications from experienced practitioners who may be seeking to become an Educational/Child Psychologist in the future.

We offer:

  • a small, friendly, energetic and supportive team;
  • high quality supervision from a range of practitioners and opportunities for personal development;
  • opportunities and encouragement to explore the application of psychology through evidence-informed interventions in school and community settings;
  • a strong focus on evaluation, research and development;
  • links with universities in the region;
  • access to relevant tests, measures and resources, and equipment.

 

Successful candidates will be employed under The School Psychology Service terms and conditions.

If you wish to discuss these opportunities further, please review and complete the forms listed below and return to: office@theschoolpsychologyservice.com

 

Closing date: Tuesday 27th September 2022

Interviews: Thursday 29th September 2022

Start date: January 2023

Information for Applicants

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Job Description and Person Specification

We are seeking to appoint a pro-active and creative Assistant Psychologist to work in our expanding and creative team. The main purpose of the role is to support the work of Educational & Child Psychologists in specified schools on a day-to-day basis, working directly with children, school staff, and parents under the overall guidance and supervision of an Educational Psychologist. Click for full details.

Application Form

If you are ready to apply please complete the form here and return to office@theschoolpsychologyservice.com