The Role

Do you want to work in a role making a difference to the lives of children and young people with autism and social communication difficulties?

Would you like to gain experience and develop your career working within a multi professional team with experienced teachers, psychologists and therapists?

Would you like to be involved in shaping and developing a service designed to meet the needs of vulnerable young people and their families with ASD / SCD?

If yes, then we have an exciting opportunity for you.

Our Advisory Service for Autism are looking to recruit an Assistant Psychologist to our new service.

What does the service do?

Our Advisory Service for Autism is a multi- professional service providing advice, support and intervention to children and young people with autism, their families and education settings.

What will your role be?

The ASD Assistant Psychologist will work under the supervision of a Senior Educational Psychologist and will be responsible for organising and delivering therapeutic and systemic proven intervention to children with a diagnosis of autism or social communication difficulties and / or mental health difficulties.

Contact details

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Sarah Taylor-Whiteway on


We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including, working from home, compressed or part-time hours, term time only, job shares and other arrangements. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore.

We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities. In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

  • Closing Date: 11:59pm on Sunday 1st August 2021
  • Shortlisting Date: week commencing 2nd August 2021
  • Interview Date: week commencing 9th August 2021
  • Useful Information: The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

    Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible. Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.

    Equality Statement

    Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

    Important Information

    This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).

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