Updated: Apr 20, 2020
Do you enjoy building relationships with schools, families and young people?
Do you value autonomy within a strongly supportive team?
Are you passionate about psychology?
If so, working with Applied Psychologies could be for you!
Due to our current assistant EP starting the DAppEdPsy Doctorate in September we are looking for an experienced Assistant Educational Psychologist to join our Hull team, starting September 2020.
We are looking for a full or part-time assistant EP to work with us in Hull and surrounding areas. The ideal candidate will have experience of working in an educational psychology service.
You will play a key role in our Hull team, delivering services to a number of schools in the area. Those schools will be yours for the academic year and you will have the opportunity to build strong relationships and get to understand their needs.
Under the supervision of an experienced EP you will:
support the delivery of an educational psychology service to children and young people, their families, schools and educational settings
provide support towards educational psychology assessment, advice, consultation, intervention, training/staff development, projects and research
deliver this service in line with procedures and working practices used by Applied Psychologies with school and other educational settings
Main duties and responsibilities:
to assist in providing a comprehensive educational psychology service to schools/settings, adopting an assess-plan-do-review approach to service delivery
to provide clear verbal feedback and written records of involvement as appropriate
to help to contribute to the strategic development of the service as appropriate
to keep accurate records
to ensure that any concerns of a Child Protection / Child in Need nature are reported to the designated person in line with Applied Psychologies Safeguarding Procedures
to engage in Continuous Professional Development (CPD) activities
The successful candidate can expect:
competitive rates of pay
generous annual leave entitlement
generous yearly CPD budget
flexible working across seven days
a highly supportive team with daily contact via our WhatsApp peer Supervision Group
a strong emphasis on individual and group supervision
a consistent patch of designated schools
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 love being an Assistant EP and love working for us!
The Hull Team:
Having worked in Hull for over seven years we now work with over 50 schools across the city and have built good relationships with schools, trusts and local services. We are also very proud to have built a multi-disciplinary team of our own. The Hull team now includes:
ASC Specialist Teacher
Advisory Teacher for Interaction and Communication
Specialist Paediatric Occupational Therapist
Speech and Language Therapist
You will be able to draw upon the skills of these professionals for work within your schools and also for guidance and support.
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 your schools.
The role requires reliability, consistency and a proactive approach to communication and organisation.
a first class or upper division second class (2:1) honours degree in Psychology (or equivalent) conferring Graduate Basis for Registration with the British Psychological Society
an understanding of psychological theory and frameworks and their application in education
an understanding of a consultative approach to delivery of educational psychology services
knowledge of evidence-based approaches to early intervention for young people with Learning and Cognition, Communication and Interaction, Social, Emotional and Mental Health and Sensory and/or Physical needs
a good understanding of child development
a good understanding of equal opportunities
excellent inter-personal skills demonstrating capacity to build strong working relationships with others
excellent written and verbal communication skills
a ‘can do’ approach to developing inclusive, enabling learning environments
confident and articulate application of psychology
a proactive approach to continuing professional development
experience of working in either an educational psychology service or education setting is essential
experience of working in both is desirable
Our purpose is simple; to deliver positive outcomes for young people, their families and the schools and settings in which they work.
Our team is now 30 members strong! We’re looking for passionate and dedicated professionals to join us. Here’s some of the reasons why our team love working with Applied Psychologies:
“I’ve had tremendous supervision and CPD opportunities, but I’ve also been supported in developing my own practice and pursuing my own interests. From the beginning I was treated like a valued member of an impressive and friendly team. I don’t really want to leave!” Louise, current Assistant EP
“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 role for you, forward your CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. To find out more about who we are and how we work call 01482 643458 for an informal discussion.
Closing date for applications - Friday 1 May 2020
Interviews will be conducted in May (these may be conducted via video conference depending on the COVID-19 situation).
We look forward to hearing from you!