Educational Psychologist – Education

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Educational Psychologist - Education
Uxbridge, Hillingdon
Interim Position

Hillingdon RQ750325

Posted: 21st February 2023 10:46
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  • Pay Rate:

    £400.42 per day PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2-3 months

  • Uxbridge, Hillingdon,

    UB8 1UW

What's involved with this role:


Interim Educational Psychologist - Education

Reference no: Hillingdon RQ750325

Pay rate: £400.42 per day PAYE

Duration: This opening assignment is for 2-3 months  

A DBS disclosure is listed as a requirement for this role; however the level of disclosure has not been specified by the client.

Educational Psychologist needed to complete statutory work and traded work. The post holder will be the first point of contact for parents/carers, Head Teachers, Special Educational Needs Coordinators and other service users for pupils involved in the Education, Health and Care Plan process of statutory assessment.

Key responsibilities:

  • Be solely responsible for ensuring that approximately a third of all Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP) are maintained, reviewed and amended annually in accordance with statutory timelines
  • Be responsible for undertaking casework in relation to new statutory assessments of special educational needs which total approximately 250 per year.
  • Be responsible for liaising and corresponding with parents/carers and professionals through each stage of the assessment process, including giving, requesting and chasing of information
  • Be responsible for checking drafts, issuing EHCP and advice giving to parents/carers and all professionals who were involved in the assessment process
  • Exchange necessary information with parents, schools, professionals and other Local Authorities in regards to students with EHCP transferring into and out of the Borough
  • Be the first point of contact for parents, educational professionals and schools with regard to the Single Multi Agency Panel (SMAP) and be responsible for the preparation,attendance and follow-up of SMAP, demonstrating accurate recording of decisions and an in-depth knowledge of individual cases.
  • Be responsible for the receipt of, checking and follow up of any actions from AnnualReview Report for all EHCPs maintained with the 0-25 SEND Team
  • Ensure that relevant databases are accurately maintained with the confidential pupils, parent and assessment details in conjunction with 0-25 SEND Team members and in liaison with other departments.
  • Liaise and work closely with the Admissions Team to ensure the allocation of places including phased transfers are carried out in accordance with Plymouth Authority’s Admissions Policy.
  • Undertake other duties appropriate to the grade of the post



“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 judgment skills to develop solutions to straightforward problems and to follow up on problems e.g. missing documents and/or contradicting information on received documents
  • 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 resolves 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. 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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Job Ref: Hillingdon RQ750325
Educational Psychologist - Education
Client Category: Local Authority

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