Educational Psychologist

Job Title: Educational Psychologist
Contract Type: Part-time
Location: Cheshire East
Salary: £21,909 - £28,462 FTE (AFC equivalent Band 5) (Pro Rata £10,431 - £13,551 Actual)
Job Published: March 29, 2018 13:09

Job Description

Job title: Educational Psychologist

Location: Church Lawton School

Contract: Part Time 20 Hours (Term Time) Permanent

Start Date: 3rd September 2018               

Salary:  £21,909 - £28,462 FTE (AFC equivalent Band 5) (Pro Rata £10,431 - £13,551 Actual)

Job reference: NASATCLS –EP

Help make an Everyday Breakthrough happen by joining our team.

A breakthrough can seem like the smallest thing, but it can make the world of difference to someone on the autism spectrum. By becoming an Educational Psychologist at Church Lawton School you’ll help make Everyday Breakthroughs happen more often.

Who we are looking for

We are a forward thinking Autism Specific Specialist Free School seeking an Educational Psychologist to work with our Multi-Agency Support Team to support our students within the school.

We were recently inspected in November 2017. The School was rated as Good.

Supported by the National Autistic Society Academies Trust, we cater for up to 60 young people aged 4-19 with Autism and Asperger Syndrome. As a part of the NAS Academies Trust, we are developing significant professional and working partnerships with the already established Independent NAS schools drawing on knowledge and expertise through professional working relationships to ensure best practise is shared.

This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of the school’s continuing development where you will be working closely with our already established therapy team and Classroom Based Staff. As a multidisciplinary team we strive to deliver best practice at all times to our students and are passionate about continued service development.

We aim to deliver the highest level of education and experiences to ensure the best life chances become a sustainable reality for every young person (on an individual needs led basis). Together, we will create a safe, positive and structured environment in which every young person is respected and encouraged to achieve independence (through academic, employment and personal skills development).

To be considered for this role, you will need to be able to demonstrate a passion and enthusiasm for supporting pupils with a diagnosis of Autism and have excellent verbal, and written communication skills, as collaborative working within the multidisciplinary team is essential. You will be flexible in your working practice and a good team player. We are looking to appoint a confident and skilled professional who is committed to developing expertise and specialism within the field.

You will be actively involved in staff training and there will also be the opportunity to increase your knowledge and skills through participation in team and wider NAS continuing professional development programmes.

You will be expected to work largely on your own initiative and be confident in representing Educational Psychology within annual reviews and team meetings.

You must hold a recognised Educational Psychology qualification and be registered with the HCPC. We would welcome applications from newly qualified candidates.

Being an Educational Psychologist requires enthusiasm, patience and commitment. But working with autistic people gives so much more in return.

We need you to be resilient, supportive and sensitive towards the needs of autistic people.

Along with a host of benefits – from shopping discounts to flexible working and a competitive pension scheme - we’ll make sure you get excellent autism-specific training to help further your career.

You may have a personal connection, a desire to work with or real life experiences working with autistic people. If you share our Values and are willing to make a difference to the lives of autistic people, we’d love to hear from you.

How to apply

To apply for this role, please visit to complete the online application form.  Applications must be completed in full. Only complete applications will be considered. Should you experience any issues with the electronic application form, please contact the school. CVs will not be accepted under any circumstances.

For more information about this job or to register for the school visit prior to application, please contact Stacy Booth,  

School Visit: Wednesday, 25th April 2018 at 10.00am

Closing date: Friday, 11th May 2018

Interview date: Week Commencing 21st May 2018

Unfortunately, we cannot respond to all applications. If you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume you have not been shortlisted for interview on this occasion. We will not be accepting applications from previous applicants on this occasion.

The National Autistic Society is here to transform lives, challenges perceptions and build a society that works for autistic people. Visit our website to find out more about who we are and what we do.

Successful applicants will be required to complete the relevant safeguarding checks.

We are an equal opportunities employer.