Educational Psychologist - Exeter

Educational Psychologist – (£42,195 – £46,566)

Work Location: Exeter

Appointment type: Full Time (37 hours per week / 39 weeks per year)

Job term: Permanent

Required from: October 2022

Closing Date: 9am Thursday 1st September 2022

Interview Date: TBC

The Ted Wragg Trust, an ambitious and inclusive Trust of schools strengthening our communities through excellent education.

Our values driven, rapidly growing 2-18 Trust has the highest expectations for every child, every day, with social justice at our core. We are determined for everyone to fulfil their greatest potential, to be the best they can be. Our inclusive Trust has a relentless commitment to help transform lives through learning.

The Ted Wragg Trust puts children at the centre of all we do. Delivering high quality, knowledge rich and inspiring curriculum. Our caring and inspirational team, work together to equip students with the knowledge, skills and experience to become compassionate and courageous citizens, determined to make the world a better place.

We are looking for an Educational Psychologist to join the Ted Wragg Trust Inclusion Team and work within the secondary schools within our Trust. The exceptional candidate will offer a variety of mental health interventions to children and young people in our schools, including counselling and support for our children, many of whom are vulnerable and have SEND.

This role is as a result of increasing capacity in response to rising demand, to support student wellbeing and to add additional support to our multi-disciplinary team. This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious, selfless and collaborative Educational Psychologist who is committed to inclusion, working with others, and using psychology to improve experiences and outcomes for children, young people and their families.

We are looking to appoint an Educational Psychologist who:

  • is passionate about what applied psychology can achieve
  • enjoys working with children, young people, their families and schools
  • is able to build good relationships and work well with others
  • is proactive, dynamic and flexible with great communication skills, both oral and written
  • is committed to early identification, overcoming barriers, promoting inclusion and improving the lives and wellbeing of all children, young people and their families

The successful candidate will have:

  • Completed professional training course as an educational psychologist recognised by the British Psychological Society
  • Experience working with children / young people and their families and working in partnership with schools, other agencies and voluntary services
  • An understanding of the skills needed to provide emotional and therapeutic support to young children in schools
  • Previous experience of using a range of assessment techniques with children and young people
  • A track record of delivering exceptional performance and quality working within high performing teams
  • An understanding of the Code of Practice and SEND legislation as it applies to the work of educational psychologists
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; ability to communicate and influence others through both verbal and written media and the ability to build effective partnerships
  • Currently registered with the Health and Care Professions Council as a practitioner psychologist

This role will be based at St Luke’s Church of England School, Exeter.

If you are able to meet the requirements of this role, we would love to hear from you.  For an informal conversation to find out more about the role, please contact HR@tedwraggtrust.co.uk

Closing date:  9am Thursday 1st September 2022

Interviews: TBC

All applications should be made by completing the Trust application form, including evidence of how you meet the person specification for the role and should be submitted to HR@tedwraggtrust.co.uk by 9am on the closing date.

Further details and an application form can be downloaded from the Ted Wragg Trust website https://www.tedwraggtrust.co.uk/vacancy/

The Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and operate in accordance with the Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy. All applicants will be subject to a full Disclosure and Barring Service check before an appointment is confirmed.  This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.

The Trust is committed to ensuring that our employees are able to achieve their full potential in an environment offering dignity, respect and equality of opportunity.