Education Psychologist x2 – Children & Young Peoples Service

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Education Psychologist x2 - Children & Young Peoples Service
Interim Position

Bournemouth 5243845

Posted: 18th January 2024 16:47
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  • Pay Rate:

    £441.77 per day PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 6 months

  • BOURNEMOUTH, Dorset,

    BH2 6DY

What's involved with this role:

Interim Education Psychologist x2 - Children & Young People's Services

Reference no: Bournemouth 5243845

Pay rate:  £441.77 per day PAYE  

Hours per week: 37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 6 months


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Enhanced DBS required for this role

An Education Psychologist is required to ensure the provision of a high quality Educational Psychology Service for children and young people, families, schools and other service providers as required by the Local Authority. To work collaboratively as a member of the Educational Psychology Service and with other colleagues in the Vulnerable Groups Teams and other professional groups to ensure the co-ordinated delivery of a comprehensive support service. To work collaboratively with partner agencies, including voluntary agencies, in order to provide coherent support for children, young people and their families

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide a psychological advisory/consultative service, in liaison with other colleagues in Children & Young People’s Services, the wider Local Authority and other agencies, to help schools and others organise and plan in order to promote the progress and social inclusion of all children and young people.
  • Using psychological knowledge, techniques and procedures, to provide a range of casework activities including consultation, problem identification and assessment, the provision of advice and a variety of intervention strategies. To link with, inform and advise Children & Young People's Services officers and other relevant agencies regarding the needs of individuals and groups of children.
  • Provide psychological assessments and advice as a contributor to the statutory assessment process required by the 1996 Education Act and Children & Families Act 2014 to work within the SEN and Disability Codes of Practice. To undertake ongoing monitoring and review of the progress of individual children with special educational needs.
  • Work with schools and other providers to develop their capacity to educate the full range of learners and to promote the emotional health of all children and young people.
  • Should the opportunity arise, in consultation with the Principal Educational Psychologist and in the context of Local Authority or Service priorities, to develop an area of special interest or expertise within the field of educational psychology in order to contribute to effective service delivery.
  • If required, to provide a variety of training activities for teachers, other professionals, parents and carers in order to promote personal/professional development and a wider understanding of children’s needs.
  • Assist the Local Authority in its development, co-ordination and assessment functions in relation to the National Curriculum, and other national initiatives with particular regard to children with disabilities and special educational needs.
  • Participate in and be aware of psychological and educational research and development in order to assist innovation and evaluation in Local Authority activities.
  • Cooperate with the Service’s performance management and development review scheme and to participate in a range of supervisory and continuing professional development activities, to ensure regular up-dating and development of knowledge and skills.
  • Ensure the maintenance of accurate and up-to-date casework records in relation to referred cases and to participate in service evaluation.


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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

Qualifications & Experience:

  • A postgraduate qualification at Masters or Doctorate level which is acceptable to the Association of Educational Psychologists and the British Psychological Society as constituting clinical training as an Educational Psychologist required.
  • Registration with the Health & Care Professions Council required.
  • Clearly evidenced CPD.


Skills & Abilities:

  • Appreciate diversity in both customers and colleagues and able to consider their specific needs.
  • Flexible approach to a complex and high risk case load, considering different customer needs.
  • Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


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Education Psychologist x2 - Children & Young Peoples Service
Client Category: Local Authority

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