Assistant Educational Psychologists required in Hull, Teesside and the North West
September 2022 start
We're looking for Assistant Educational Psychologists to join the team in Hull, Teesside and the North West (Liverpool and Manchester). September 2022 start.
Are you passionate about psychology?
Do you enjoy building relationships with schools, families and young people?
Do you value flexibility within a strongly supportive team?
If so, working with Applied Psychologies could be your next step!
Applied Psychologies is an independent Educational Psychology Service, celebrating 10 years of working with schools across the North of England.
Our purpose is simple: to deliver positive outcomes for young people, their families, and the schools in which they work. Our growth over the last 10 years has been predominantly through word of mouth and is due to the high-quality service provided by our team. We now have service level agreements with over 160 schools across 15+ authorities, and we’re still growing!
You will be joining our creative and supportive team of almost 30 professionals, made up from EPs, assistant and trainee EPs, specialist teachers and an OT, SaLT, and therapist.
We have a strong track record of training assistant EPs with our last four being accepted onto a doctorate course (two of them have already returned to us as trainees for year two and three).
We are looking for Assistant EPs to work with us in Hull, Teesside and the North-West to support our growing and dynamic team of Educational Psychologists and specialist support staff.
You will be delivering services to a number of schools in your area under the close supervision of an experienced Educational Psychologist. You will have the opportunity to build strong relationships with your schools and get to understand their needs. Together with your link Educational Psychologist, you will decide how best to use your time and skills to give your schools the best service, with the support of our brilliant team whenever you need it.
With no statutory work, you can be involved with more creative work, including systemic interventions (e.g. Appreciative Enquiry and WOWW) across schools and trusts, whole-class interventions and training. Our assess-plan-do-review model for individual casework also offers the opportunity to design and implement collaborative interventions with schools and families and evaluate impact over the longer-term.
The successful candidate can expect:
a strong focus on supervision (clinical supervision with an experienced EP, group supervision and WhatsApp peer support).
support to apply for the Educational Psychology doctorate course.
a generous CPD budget.
a generous annual leave entitlement.
a consistent patch of designated schools, under the close supervision of an experienced EP.
access to our wide range of shared resources which includes assessment, training, intervention and research materials.
Most of all, we encourage creativity and opportunities to develop your areas of psychological interest. We want you to have a great start to your Educational Psychology journey and love working for us!
We are looking for passionate, proactive people who really care about delivering positive outcomes for young people, their families and the schools and settings in which they work. We want you to be excited about the opportunities working for Applied Psychologies can bring and the chance to make real change in the schools you support.
You will have an undergraduate degree that is accredited by the BPS providing Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC). Experience in relevant fields such as teaching or SEND support is desirable.
The role requires reliability, consistency and a proactive approach to communication and organisation.
You will also need Enhanced DBS (which we will apply for on your behalf), a full UK driving licence with your own vehicle or access to appropriate transport.
Here's what the team think about being part of Team AP!
"I couldn’t have asked for a better introduction to EP work. As an Assistant, I was supported by a range of supervision and shadowing opportunities, but I also got the opportunity to develop my own ideas and try them out when I was ready to. I loved the team and the ethos at Applied Psychologies and that’s why I came back as a Trainee EP!" – Louise, previous assistant and current trainee educational psychologist.
“Great team support and supervision - the WhatsApp group is really helpful! Also, you can focus on being an EP and not bureaucracy - the emphasis is on psychology!” Fiona, educational psychologist
“Being a tiny part of a fantastic organisation that puts people and communication at the heart of what it does; whether that be the young people, the school staff or AP colleagues” Kathy, specialist teacher - ASC
If this sounds like the right next step for you, apply now:
If this sounds like the right role for you, please forward your CV and a covering letter to email@example.com by 29th April 2022.
Interviews will be conducted end of May 2022 and may be conducted via video conference or face to face.
To find out more about who we are and how we work call 01482 643458 for an informal discussion.
We look forward to hearing from you!