Assistant Psychologist

Priory Green Office, Whitburn Close, WV9 5NJ
£23,953 - £27,514
02 Aug 2022
15 Aug 2022
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Children and Education - Inclusion and Empowerment/Educational Psychology

Job title: Assistant Psychologist

Salary: £23,953 - £27,514

Full time, 12 month fixed term contract

Following an increase in demand for our service, and the successful progression of a current Assistant Psychologist onto the Educational and Child Psychology doctoral training course, we are looking to appoint a new Assistant Psychologist to join our well established, highly regarded and supportive team.

Our team has grown significantly over recent years and includes Senior EPs, Specialist Senior EPs, EPs, Trainee EPs and Assistant Psychologists. We also have dedicated admin staff who support our team. Our work is highly valued by the council, schools and other partners. We operate a partly traded service and buy-in from schools is high. We have recently extended our traded offer to schools to include a ‘Psychological Interventions’ offer which comprises short term evidence-based interventions delivered by our Assistant Psychologists, and ‘Organisational Development Packages’ which comprise either a 6 or 12 day action research based project to support a school to take an evidence based approach to an area of whole school development, delivered jointly by Assistant and Qualified EPs.

Wolverhampton EP service is committed to supporting the future of the profession and a wide range of opportunities are provided for Assistant Psychologists to support progression onto the Educational and Child Psychology professional training course.

Successful applicants will be involved in the following main areas of work:

  • Shadowing and co-delivery of a wide range of Educational Psychology work
  • Delivery of traded support to schools, including the delivery of ‘Psychological Interventions’ directly to individual and groups of children and young people
  • Experience of working with schools at an organisational level through working alongside Educational Psychologists to deliver ‘Organisational Development Packages’
  • Project and development work, including literature reviews, small scale evaluations, supporting the development and delivery of training and preparation of materials

We offer:

  • a supportive induction and regular high-quality supervision
  • excellent peer support
  • regular CPD and training opportunities
  • a wide range of project work co-ordinated at a service level
  • many opportunities for partnership working across the council
  • a personal dynamic assessment toolkit
  • excellent ICT facilities and allocated office space
  • dedicated administrative support to the EP service

An enhanced DBS check is required for this post.

For further information or an informal discussion about the role, please contact:

  • Elaine Perry, Senior Educational Psychologist

  • Ruth Hewett, Senior Educational Psychologist

CLOSING DATE     14th August 2022

INTERVIEWS          w/c 24th/25th August 2022


We are committed to building a workforce that is reflective of the diverse community we serve. We want to attract the best applications from people of all backgrounds and underrepresented groups because we strongly believe in adding value through diversity, inclusion, and equality. Our employees enable us to deliver services that are accessible, inclusive, and reflective of Wolverhampton residents.

We encourage, inspire and value an inclusive culture here at the council where employees can flourish, thrive and be themselves. We have four staff equality forums for employees to join. These help to ensure our workforce has a voice, employees feel empowered to speak up and where everyone is treated with respect - Learn more here

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Supporting documents
AP JD - November 2020.docx
Assistant Psychologist - PS.doc

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