Educational Psychologist – Inclusion

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Educational Psychologist – Inclusion
Interim Position

Enfield RQ791533

Posted: 25th January 2023 07:54
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  • Pay Rate:

    £500.00 per day PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2-3 months

  • ENFIELD, London,

    EN1 3ES

What's involved with this role:


Full Job Title: Interim Educational Psychologist – Inclusion

Job Reference: Enfield RQ791533

Pay Rate: £500.00 per day PAYE

Enhanced DBS disclosure required

HCPC registered

The Educational Psychology Service is seeking a qualified and experienced HCPC registered Educational Psychologist who has experience of working in Local Authority EPSs.

The Educational Psychology Service is seeking a qualified and experienced HCPC registered Educational Psychologist who has experience of working in Local Authority EPSs.

To provide psychological consultation, assessment and interventions to schools and educational settings (at an individual, group and whole school level) for children and young people.

To contribute to multi-disciplinary work in the assessment and intervention of children and families referred to the Service.

To contribute to the development of the Service, including the development of traded services and meeting our statutory duties.

To support service delivery of priority work, such as traded, other commissioned and statutory work, as directed by the senior management team.

  • To visit designated schools/educational settings that require cover to offer a psychological consultation, assessment and intervention service; this may include a special school or additionally resourced provision.
  • To respond to referrals from schools and professional agencies.
  • The candidate may be involved in the assessment and review the development of referred pre-school children as part of an early intervention and early years EP team working through children’s centres.
  • To advise Enfield Council of the special educational needs and/or disabilities of children referred under the Children & Families Act (2014).
  • To liaise with other professionals with regard to referred children and their parents, parental permission having been given.
  • To support the service with the delivery of statutory duties, Local Authority priority work and traded services to schools.
  • To keep in touch with new developments within the profession.
  • To take part in EPS quality assurance through supervision.

To undertake any additional duties appropriate to the post at the request of the Principal Educational Psychologists.


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

  1. Essential qualifications:
    1. Honours degree in Psychology
    2. Professional Educational Psychology qualification obtained from a recognised training course
    3. Current HCPC registration as a practitioner Educational Psychologist
  2. Knowledge & Experience:
    1. Successful experience as either a qualified Educational Psychologist and/or a trainee EP on placement in the public sector.
    2. Knowledge of psychological theories and their application in the field of education.
    3. Understanding and application of psychological knowledge and theory in relation to individual casework, change and organisations.
    4. Thorough understanding of relevant legislation, regulations, statutory frameworks and best practice affecting children and young people with SEN/D.
    5. Extensive knowledge, experience and understanding of the major issues facing education for vulnerable pupils with SEN/D.
    6. Demonstrable high level of self-awareness in relation to cultural competency and a developing understanding of the dimensions of culturally responsible practice relating to Educational Psychology.
  3. Specific Skills required for this Role:
  4. Skills in working to a consultation model, undertaking psychological assessment and planning/delivering intervention. programmes in partnership with schools and other professionals for children and young people.
  5. Effective interpersonal and communication skills, including consultation approaches which enable effective working and collaboration peers in the service and with children, young people and their and other professions
  6. Research and collaboration skills that facilitate development work in the educational context.
  7. Ability to manage change, conflicting demands, tight deadlines and record keeping.
  8. Demonstrable high level of self-awareness, resilience and effective coping strategies appropriate to the role of an educational psychologist. This includes seeking advice and help from others when faced with challenging situations.
  9. ICT Skills: Skill, knowledge and confidence in using specific and general IT.


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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:

  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. *** Other Work-Related Requirements: Ability to travel round the Borough.
  6. 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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Educational Psychologist – Inclusion
Client Category: Local Authority

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