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Assistant Psychologist

This vacancy has now closed and is listed for reference only.

Achieving for Children (RBWM)

£24,561 – £27,967 pa • £14,935 – £17,006 pa, pro rata

Achieving for Children


Full Time/Part Time

x1 full-time, 37 hours per week • x1 part-time, 22.5 hours per week • Fixed-term appointment one year.


15/07/2018 at 23:59 PM


Achieving for Children (RBWM)

Vacancy Description

Achieving for Children is an award-winning social enterprise created by Kingston and Richmond Councils in 2014, expanding into the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead in 2017. We are responsible for delivering the entirety of children’s services in all three local authorities.

Achieving for Children has been up and running for three years, and in that time we have established a reputation as one of the leading children’s services providers in the country. We are one of the Department for Education’s eight ‘Partners in Practice’, tasked with leading improvement across the sector.

We are looking for an Assistant Psychologist to join our Educational Psychology Service at a time of exciting and positive change. The Educational Psychology Service at Achieving for Children in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead is a highly successful service with a track record of year on year demand and positive evaluation from schools, Ofsted and the Local Authority. Assistant Psychologists have been a fundamental part of the team for the past four years, working alongside Educational Psychologists, Wellbeing and Behaviour Support colleagues. We are looking for an enthusiastic Psychology graduate, with experience of working with children, who will help us deliver innovative projects, collect and analyse data and have the opportunity for direct work with children and their parents under the regular supervision of experienced Educational Psychologists.

Would you like to:

  • Support the Psychology and Wellbeing Service through working with a range of schools and other agencies/services under direct supervision of the Educational Psychologists.
  • Work directly with schools in the Borough for half or one day per week.
  • Support initiatives to promote the wellbeing of children through early intervention and school development work.
  • Support with evidenced-based assessments/interventions to individual children and/or groups and contribute to the planning and delivery of training.
  • Undertake small scale research, projects including analysis of data.
  • Receive a programme of induction, training and supervision.

In return you will have:

  • A good (single or joint) honours degree in Psychology.
  • Relevant experience working with children and young people.
  • Knowledge and understanding of how to apply psychology in educational and community settings.
  • Knowledge of methods of collecting and analysing data.
  • The ability to work to deadlines, with a high standard of report writing.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and be competent with IT.
  • Knowledge of and experience in working with children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) will be an advantage.

You will be working with our team in an open plan office setting in Maidenhead with nearby parking. The work will involve travellingto settings and schools and so a driving licence is essential.

You will receive regular supervision from an experienced member of the team and have opportunities for team work and support from a range of professionals, including Trainee Educational Psychologists and members of the Wellbeing team. This would be an ideal opportunity for someone wishing to gain relevant experience with a view to applying for a place to train in Educational or Clinical Psychology.

Further information and an application form can be downloaded from our website. Please call Alison Crossick, Principal Educational Psychologist or Rebecca Askew, Senior Educational Psychologist on 01628 796688 if you have any questions about the position.

Achieving for Children is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All candidates will be required to undertake a Criminal Record Check.

Closing date: 15 July 2018

Interview date: 23 July 2018

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