Educational Psychologist – Children’s Services

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Educational Psychologist – Children's Services
ILFORD, London
Interim Position

Redbridge RQ711562

Posted: 25th October 2022 10:59
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  • Pay Rate:

    £395.79 per day PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months

  • ILFORD, London,

    IG1 1NN

What's involved with this role:

Full Job Title: Interim Educational Psychologist – Children's Services

Job Reference: Redbridge RQ711562

Pay Rate: XXX

Enhanced DBS disclosure required

HCPC registered

To work with a patch of schools and/or complete EHCNA Advices.

To improve outcomes for all children and young people in particular, pupils with special educational needs, those at risk of exclusion and those whose life chances are impaired as a result of social and emotional deprivation.

To provide an effective psychological service to schools, children’s centres and other early years settings and to children and families living in the borough.

To apply psychology in working with professionals, teachers, parents and carers, children and officers of the local authority to analyse concerns and help improve the effectiveness of interventions for children with additional needs across the age range from 0-25 years.

Specifics include:

  • To provide a generic EP service, working within a consultation framework, including psychological assessment and intervention for children and young people from 0 – 25 years of age, workforce development, whole school/setting development and work with parents and carers.
  • To provide statutory psychological advice in respect of children and young people undergoing statutory assessment under the provisions of the Children & Families Act (2014).
  • To work collaboratively with colleagues within the Children’s Services department, with schools/settings and partner agencies and with parents and carers in identifying, understanding and addressing the educational and developmental needs of children and young people.
  • To work collaboratively with colleagues within the Children’s Services department, with schools/settings and partner agencies and with parents and carers to support the promotion and implementation of local and national priorities and initiatives regarding children & young people.
  • To act as a witness at the First Tier Tribunal as required.
  • To contribute to the professional development of the service through sharing knowledge and expertise with colleagues in response to changes in local and national priorities.
  • To share responsibility for building and maintaining a mutually supportive and collaborative team ethos.
  • To participate in service monitoring and evaluation processes.
  • To participate in the Council’s Performance Review and Development process.
  • To participate in clinical supervision in accordance with service policy


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

  1. 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.
  2. Doctorate qualification in Educational Psychology.
  3. A Doctorate or Master’s degree in Educational Psychology, and eligibility for chartered status within the British Psychological Society.
  4. HCPC registration essential.
  5. Recent, relevant in-service professional development.
  6. Detailed understanding and awareness of relevant SEN legislation.
  7. Experience of working with children and young people with SEN/Disability, and detailed knowledge of research informed interventions and approaches that prevent and meet SEN.
  8. Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages


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  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


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Job Ref: Redbridge RQ711562
Educational Psychologist – Children's Services
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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