Lead Educational Psychologist

Location Crawley
Discipline: Therapists
Salary: £61,848 - 67,706 per year + London Fringe allowance
Contact name: Aichan Archibald

Contact email: aichan@sterlingcross.com
Job ref: AA/RH/11670
Published: 2 months ago
Startdate: ASAP

A specialist education provider is now looking for an Educational Psychologist or SEND-trained Clinical Psychologist to join their therapies team in a senior / lead role.

Based at a state-of-the-art campus with beautiful countryside grounds, the service is dedicated to enabling children and young people, aged 5 to 25, to access learning opportunities they may not otherwise be able to. Learners are fully supported to be independent, make and achieve new goals, and develop the skills they need to thrive in society.

A high proportion of students experience symptoms related to epilepsy, ASD, severe learning difficulties, SLCN, and other sensory / physical needs that affect their learning and wellbeing. As a Lead Educational Psychologist, you will lead a team of psychologists and play specialists in shaping and implementing supportive therapy programmes, based on sound assessment and personalised to each student’s individual circumstances, alongside the wider MDT.

The nature of the service means you will meet regularly with your caseload throughout their school and college life, allowing you to build strong rapport with students and their families. This role will predominantly be on-site, face-to-face, so you will be able to take advantage of the pleasant working environment available on campus and see the contribution you make to students’ progress for yourself at every stage.

1 day per week working from home for indirect work can be accommodated if desired.

This is a permanent, full-time role for a Senior Educational Psychologist. The therapy division is open Mon-Fri; full-time can look like 37.5h per week all year round or 40h per week term-time + 1 week only, according to your preference.

 

Person specification:

  • (Essential) Registration with the HCPC as an Educational Psychologist or Clinical Psychologist
  • (Essential) BPS-recognised training in educational psychology / applied psychology for paediatric SEND
  • (Essential) Willingness to spend the majority of contracted hours on-site in a face-to-face role
  • (Essential) A thorough understanding of UK legislation and statutory processes relating to SEND
  • (Essential) Experience of working within a school, college or children’s residential setting
  • (Essential) Experience training and supporting the development of team members

 

Benefits / enhancements include:

  • Free parking on campus
  • 27 days’ annual leave + bank holidays
  • Travel allowances for any off-site assessments
  • Warm and supportive team – get involved in company team-building days and events
  • Company pension scheme
  • Optional health insurance plans
  • Eyecare vouchers
  • Subsidised dining options
  • Gym membership options for on- and off-site