Educational Psychologist

Job Category: Technical & Professional
Reference HQ00022775
Contract Type Temporary
Duration Ongoing
Location Northamptonshire
Job Type Full-time
Start Date 10/01/2022
Hours per week 37, part-time hours will be considered
Rate Contact us, daily rate between £450-£535 depending on experience

About the job:

On behalf of North Northamptonshire Council, Opus People Solutions are seeking a temporary an Educational Psychologist  to complete a temporary ongoing assignment. The right candidate will provide a Psychological Advice for Education Health and Care (EHC) Needs Assessment.

The main site is in Kettering, however you could be visiting other Northampton locations. Our client offers part remote work but would consider a fully remote option.

Working hours are entirely flexible to suit psychologist but within context of needing to visit educational settings within hours that they are open. Part-time candidates will be considered. You are required to use own equipment such as laptop.

  • To be responsible to the area’s Senior Educational Psychologist for the delivery of allocated EHC Assessments and any arising SEND Tribunal Work.
  • To provide timely Psychological Advices and liaise proactively with Educational Psychology Service administrative support.
  • To work within the quality standards guidelines set for the service. Establishing and maintaining positive working relationships with children and young people, parents/carers, schools, EHC Team and other agencies.
  • Ensure professional liaison with other agencies in the area.
  • To ensure that reasonable care is taken at all times for the health, safety and welfare of yourself and other persons, and to comply with policies and procedures relating to health and safety within the Council.
  • Demonstrate awareness/understanding of equal opportunities and other people’s behavioural, physical, social and welfare needs, including with regard to safeguarding and promoting welfare of children as described by Northamptonshire Safeguarding Children Partnership (NSCP).
  • To carry out any other duties which fall within the broad spirit, scope and purpose of this job description.

These principal responsibilities reflect the major tasks to be carried out by the post holder and identifies a level of responsibility at which they will be required to work. In the interests of effective working, the major tasks may be reviewed from time to time to reflect changing needs and circumstances. Such reviews and any consequential changes will be carried out in consultation with the post holder.

Up to August 2006, a fully qualified educational psychologist has:

  • A first degree in psychology or an equivalent qualification recognised by the BPS as conferring the Graduate Basis for Membership
  • Successfully completed a course of post graduate professional training recognised by the Health Professions Council as conferring eligibility for registration as an educational psychologist
  • At least two years qualified classroom teaching experience

Educational Psychologists qualifying after this date will have the first two bullet points above, plus substantial experience working with children in education or children’s services or both, for example, two years’ successful teaching.

Desirable cirteria:

  • Registration as a Chartered Educational Psychologist.
  • An in-depth knowledge of the statutory framework which guides the work of educational psychologists.
  • Experience of working with professionals from other agencies.
  • Previous successful experience as an educational psychologist or TEP.
  • The ability to contribute to the shared tasks of multi-professional working.
  • Demonstrable evidence of a commitment to maximise educational achievement.
  • Demonstrable evidence of a commitment to inclusion.
  • Demonstrable ability to work with parents as partners.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely.
  • An ability to travel to different locations.
  • An ability to prioritise and manage workloads.
  • Wide knowledge of equalities and equal opportunities, including legislative framework.

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