Associate Educational Psychologist– Psychological Services

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Associate Educational Psychologist– Psychological Services
Cramlington, Northumberland
Interim Position

Northumberland 8324913994080

Posted: 22nd November 2022 11:16
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  • Pay Rate:

    £370 per day PAYE TBC

  • Hours per Week:

    35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 12 months

  • Cramlington, Northumberland,

    NE23 6YB

What's involved with this role:

 

Interim Associate Educational Psychologist– Psychological Services

Reference no: Northumberland 8324913994080

Pay rate: £370 per day PAYE TBC

Enhanced DBS check issued within last 12 months

Note: Remote working may be considered

 

The post holder will deliver an effective educational psychology service to schools and the Local Authority by providing advice and guidance on assessment and interventions for vulnerable pupils including those with a special educational need.

 

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide psychological advice concerning pupils undergoing statutory assessment, within the time scales laid down by the SEND Code of Practice.
  • Provide an Educational Psychology Service to schools, according to according to a Service Level Agreement.
  • Offer advice and practical strategies to schools on issues relating to individuals or groups of pupils, and to take part in, or lead, training courses as required.
  • Provide an Educational Psychology Service to children and young people and their families, working in partnership with parents and carers, and taking full account of the “Voice of the Child” and a person centred approach.
  • Maintain clear records, in accordance with Service policies and procedures, of work undertaken with schools, individuals and groups and help maintain up to date information on the Service databases.
  • Contribute as required to research initiatives as part of the borough’s programme for identifying and meeting the educational needs of vulnerable children and young people.
  • Work closely on a multi-disciplinary basis with providers of the Special Education Needs and Disability Services within the overall management framework of the Educational Psychology Service and the Division of Education, Learning and Skills.
  • Contribute to Multi-Agency Team working as appropriate to support the safeguarding of young people and early interventions with young people and families.
  • Contribute to the marketing, promotion, and delivery of Educational Psychology Service in order to enhance its innovation and responsiveness.
  • Contribute as a member of a team to the effective delivery of the Educational Psychology Service.

 

“Specific Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:

 

Experience & Knowledge / Technical skills

  • Must have completed professional training course as an Educational Psychologist which is recognised by the British Psychological Society and be registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC).
  • Good understanding the impact of the Children and Families Act 2014, SEND Code of Practice 2015 and statutory requirements for an Education, Health and Care assessment.
  • Broad understanding of the legal framework that underpins equalities and safeguarding.
  • Experience of the assessment and intervention of children and young people’s educational needs from a psychological perspective across the 0-25 age range (early years, primary, secondary, post16/FE)
  • Experience of managing a caseload and demonstrating good organisation, time management and resilience.

 

Skills & Abilities

  • Demonstrates good organisation, time management and resilience.
  • Ability to form good working relationships with a range of professionals in Education, Health and Social Care
  • Ability to communicate effectively key messages from psychological assessments
  • Ability to work productively and collaboratively as well as support team
  • Ability to plan and organise work schedule to meet all deadlines.
  • Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite)

 

To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF.

NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD.

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To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF. 

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.


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:

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.
  5. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.

 

Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.

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Associate Educational Psychologist– Psychological Services
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