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Educational Psychologist
Location: Swindon
Salary:£357.51 p/w
Reference:BBS/PSYCHOLOGIST
Date: 18 Sep 2020

BBS Recruitment is currently recruiting for an experienced Educational Psychologist in a temporary position for our client in Swindon.

The successful candidate should be a proactive and hardworking individual with prior experience within a role.

Job Purpose

•                To work as an Educational Psychologist (EP) in the Swindon Educational Psychology Service which is part of the Early Help Integrated Locality Team.

•                To support the Local Authority (LA) in meeting its responsibilities for pupils with special educational needs.

•                To provide direct support to a number of schools and early years settings.

•                To work collaboratively with other agencies to promote positive outcomes for children, young people and families. This includes providing both a statutory and traded service to schools and settings.

•                To provide assessments and reports within agreed timescales to ensure that the full needs of the child are considered at all meetings, and reviews.

Key Accountabilities

•                To carry out high quality and varied assessments with individual children and young people experiencing barriers to learning because of difficulties of cognition and learning; interaction and communication skills; physical, sensory and medical problems and behavioural, emotional and social difficulties (ref: SEN Code of Practice).

•                To deliver a high quality educational psychology service to the LA by completing EP contributions to statutory assessments within given timelines and contributing, as required, to the Annual Reviews of pupils with Statements of Special Educational Need and Education Heath Care Plans, both in-and out of Borough.

•                As a representative of the EPS & Locality Integrated Team to attend meetings, panels and case conferences, as required.

•                To coordinate, participate in, develop and deliver training for schools/settings, LA staff, professionals from other agencies and parents/carers.

•                As planned with the Professional Lead and Operational Manager, to undertake studying and attend training to ensure your professional knowledge is current, relevant and in line with the needs of the service.

•                To take an active role in the HR processes including appraisal, attendance, leave, and performance.

•                To actively plan professional development and maintain registration with Health& Care Professionals Council and other relevant professional bodies.

Knowledge & Experience

•                Recent and appropriate knowledge and experience relevant to work of a generic EP.

•                Recent and appropriate knowledge relevant to work of an Educational Psychology Service working in an integrated context.

•                Knowledge of educational systems, SEND Code of Practice, recent legislation in relation to vulnerable pupils and multi-agency working.

•                Knowledge and experience of solution-focused, strength based practice, a range of assessment tools and interventions to support change in children, young people and families.

•                Experience of training delivered to schools, settings or others with evidence of impact.

•                Experience in working collaboratively with a range of professionals, and families.

•                Successful experience either in contributing to the delivery of psychological services to schools and Early Years settings or in working with children and young people in a different context.

Qualifications

•                Professional qualification in Educational Psychology at Masters Level or working in final year towards doctorate qualification in Educational Psychology.

•                Registered with the Health & Care Professions Council.

•                Good Honours degree in psychology or equivalent recognised by the British Psychological Society.

•                Further qualification in areas relevant to the work of the EP.

 

Requirements:

Start date: 26.07.2020

Hours per week: 37

Basic Criminal Check (DBS)

Proof of Qualifications