14 days remaining to apply

  • Application deadline

    4 October 2021 at 10:00am

  • Date listed

    14 September 2021

Job details

Job role
Education support
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Working pattern
Will consider full-time, term time
8:30am-4pm Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week for either 52 weeks per year or 39 weeks per year (Term Time only)
Contract type
Soulbury Scale A 6-11 (£47,899 to £56,554) full time

Job summary

  • This is an exciting new role within Abbot’s Lea School, reporting to the Head of Care and

    We are looking to appoint a suitably qualified, experienced and motivated Educational Psychologist to lead a newly appointed team of therapists in ensuring therapeutic support is embedded within our teaching and students receive the therapeutic interventions they need to thrive.

    Line managing a Psychotherapist, Speech and Language Therapist and Occupational Therapist your team will work together to ensure students receive the support they need to prepare them for learning.

    We are committed to the application of psychological principles, theories and skills, and the
    dissemination of research findings to improve outcomes for children and young people, aged 3 to 19. We believe families and children are experts on their own experiences; we seek to understand their perspectives and place them at the heart of our work.

    You will need to be an effective communicator with excellent interpersonal skills and have a sound knowledge about current practice in Educational Psychology and legislation regarding special educational needs.

    You will be joining a team of reflective practitioners who value professional development and strong peer support to ensure that we consistently develop and maintain skills and knowledge. As a member of the team, you will be well supported through regular supervision, opportunities to develop areas of interest and collaborative working with colleagues.

    This is an exciting opportunity for you to bring your knowledge, experience, enthusiasm and initiative to apply psychology within a specialist school setting. You will have the opportunity to assess and support students on their journey through the school and witness their growth and development first hand.

    All support, guidance and great future career prospects will be available to the successful candidate.

    Applicants must be professionally qualified and registered with the HCPC

    For the posts advertised, you must:

    • Be able to meet key accountabilities set out in Job Description and Person Specification

    • Have experience working with students or young people with autism

    • Be able to use ICT effectively

    • Have excellent organisational skills

    • Have excellent communication and team working skills

    • Good levels of literacy and numeracy

    Applying for the job

    To apply, please follow the link to our website

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    Supporting documents

    If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

    School overview

    School type
    Special school, ages 3 to 19
    Education phase
    School size
    271 pupils enrolled
    Age range
    3 to 19

    About Abbot's Lea School

    Abbot’s Lea School is a large and highly successful special school educating nearly 300 students aged 3-19, who, due to their Autism and associated learning differences, require significant specialist support to succeed academically and achieve their full potential.

    The school’s mission statement is to be the International Centre of Excellence for Autism.

    We ensure outstanding outcomes for all of our students through our unique Philosophy of Education – The ASD Model © which underpins our promotion of:

    A – academic progress
    S – specialist support
    D – development of life skills

    We are already an outstanding school (Ofsted, 2016) and now we wish to be the best!

    Arranging a visit to Abbot's Lea School

    If you would like to arrange a call with the Head of Care and Safeguarding or Headteacher please contact Kim Adair, Executive Assistant via kim.adair@abbotsleaschool.co.uk

    School location

    Beaconsfield Road, Liverpool, Merseyside, L25 6EE

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