SW Locums are looking to source the services of a highly experienced Educational Psychologist. The role is full time and requires a candidate with HCPC registration and can demonstrate knowledge and understanding of working in a similar UK based post.
Post is 3-4 days per week
- To promote the achievement and wellbeing of children and young people, especially those with Special Educational Needs and/or other barriers to their learning and development.
- Educational Psychologists working for the Borough EPS to deliver the full range of generic psychological services to schools, early years settings and to other practitioners covering consultation, assessment, intervention, research and training functions to support the development of pupil attainment and well-being.
- To offer parents/carers support and guidance in understanding and meeting the needs of their children/young people so as to promote their achievement and well-being.
- Visits to schools where required now that schools are open.
- To make available consultation, staff development and training to ensure that schools and early years staff have the knowledge and skills that they need to deliver high quality teaching and support for learning to all students, including those with SEN and/or other barriers to their learning and development
- To provide high quality advice to the local authority, including statutory psychological advice, as required by the SEN legislation and Code of Practice (September 2014).
- To provide the local authority with advice about the needs of children and young people in the context of appeals to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal (SENDisT) and to give evidence at SENDisT hearings where required.
- To develop expertise in at least one designated specialist area of educational and child psychology.
- Postgraduate training in educational psychology (or equivalent) conferring entitlement to registration as a practitioner psychologist by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
- Knowledge of the educational context and relevant legislation, including the SEN legislation and Code of Practice and the disability legislation (September 2014).
- Understanding of the context and framework of work in local authorities.
- Responsiveness to the needs of commissioners and stakeholders in developing a coherent and responsive Borough EP service.
- Knowledge of a broad range of relevant psychological theory and practice consistent with HCPC Registration to promote the achievement and well-being of children and young people
- An ability to use clear evidence to make decisions and recommendations relating to case work and Children’s Services initiatives.
- Evidence of commitment, knowledge and ability to participate as an effective member of a team of educational psychologists working in diverse inner city areas.
- Evidence of an ability to plan, prioritise and organise time effectively.
- Evidence of a high level of ability to communicate clearly, in both written and verbal form, in a style appropriate to the context.
- Ability to maintain effective working relationships, at all levels with colleagues in Children’s Services, and support services.
- Evidence of flexibility and openness in developing methods of practice, combined with a critical appreciation of recent developments in psychological assessment and of consultation with schools and other institutions.
- Evidence of working within a range of educational settings with a variety of children and young people, particularly with those with emotional and behavioural difficulties