Education Psychologist – Education

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Education Psychologist - Education
Milton Keynes
Interim Position

MKC (HQ) 11934

Posted: 23rd January 2023 11:46
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  • Pay Rate:

    £450.00 per day PAYE (An assessment is 2 days)

  • Hours per Week:

    35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months

  • Milton Keynes,

    MK9 3EJ

What's involved with this role:


Interim Education Psychologist - Education

Reference no: MKC (HQ) 11934

Pay rate: £450.00 per day PAYE (An assessment is 2 days)

Hybrid working arrangement- assessments are to be carried out face to face

Flexible working hours to suit psychologist but within context of needing to visit educational settings within hours that they are open

The post holder will support the Council in the delivery of statutory Educational Psychology assessment work in respect of Education, Health and Care Needs Assessments


Key responsibilities:

  • Provide consultation, assessments and reports including statutory reports as part of the Education Health and Care Plan assessment process.
  • Be responsible for promoting and following the HCPC psychologist standards, using joint problem solving approaches to identify, assess, plan, do and review to meet the needs of vulnerable children.
  • Provide timely Psychological advice and liaise proactively with Educational Psychology Service administrative support.
  • Work within the quality standards guidelines set for the service.
  • Ensure professional liaison with other agencies in the area.
  • Ensure that reasonable care is taken at all times for health, safety and welfare of all persons, and 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 safeguarding and promoting welfare of children.
  • Attend planning meetings to discuss outcomes and strategies in collaboration with school and parents.


“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

  • Successfully completed a course of post graduate professional training recognised by the Health Professions Council as conferring eligibility for registration as an educational psychologist
  • A first degree in psychology or an equivalent qualification recognised by the BPS as conferring the Graduate Basis for Membership
  • An in-depth knowledge of the statutory framework which guides the work of educational psychologists
  • At least two years qualified classroom teaching experience
  • 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 ability to work with parents as partners


Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Excellent team working skills
  • Highly developed organisational skills
  • Ability to work independently and unsupervised to tight timescales using own initiative and whilst managing conflicting priorities
  • Good communication skills to exchange information with a range of audiences including, other staff, parents, professionals and schools as well as giving advice and guidance and resolve issues
  • Excellent keyboarding skills required for writing letters to parents and professionals
  • Experienced in using a range of IT software – outlook, excel, word and proficient in manipulation of spreadsheets and other data-sources to respond quickly and accurately for data requests


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.

If you have previously applied to one of our vacancies and have already sent the required supporting documentation to us, please make this clear when you re-apply as this will help speed up your application.

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. 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.



Please note that clients invariably ask us to strip out contact details from CVs before we submit them for consideration. This is always quicker and easier to do if you send your CV to us in Word format, rather than as a PDF please

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Job Ref: MKC (HQ) 11934
Education Psychologist - Education
Client Category: Local Authority

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Education Psychologist - Education
Client Category: Local Authority

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