Educational Psychologist x2 – SEN

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Educational Psychologist x2 - SEN
Interim Position

Oxfordshire 5243092

Posted: 4th January 2024 15:29
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  • Pay Rate:

    £401.60 per day PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday - Thursday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 4-5 months


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Interim Educational Psychologist x2 - SEN

Reference no: Oxfordshire 5243092

Pay Rate: £401.60 per day PAYE

37 Monday - Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 5-6 months


Enhanced DBS disclosure required

Applying psychology to improve outcomes for children and young people with SEN and additional educational needs. Using family and child centred approaches to working in partnership with parents and children with SEN/AEN, embracing the principles of Early Support and person centred planning.

Working collaboratively with schools, settings, other agencies and services, promoting partnership working, early intervention and integrated local solutions. This post holder is responsible for ensuring that Safeguarding policies and procedures are adhered to and concerns are raised in accordance with these policies.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide statutory educational psychology services to the county.
  • Ensure compliance with statutory responsibilities for children and young people aged 0 – 25 with SEN/AEN and adherence to the EPS, SEN and inclusion strategies, policies, procedures.
  • Independently maintain up to date knowledge and skills in assessment, monitoring and tracking progress of children and young people with SEN/LDD 0 – 25 years of age, including knowledge of evidence informed best practice.
  • Contribute to preparation for adulthood where appropriate within statutory work.
  • Work creatively with schools, other agencies and services to develop individually tailored solutions based on an understanding of evidence informed best practice through statutory work.

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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:

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.

Full Driving licence, access to a vehicle or access to means of mobility support.


  • An honours degree in Psychology.
  • Registration as an EP with the Health Professions Council, or registration due when Doctorate completed.
  • Either Post graduate qualification in Educational Psychology /Qualified teacher status/a minimum of two years successful teaching experience OR
  • Doctorate in Educational Psychology.


  • Knowledge of all aspects of Educational Psychology and its application within the LA.
  • Knowledge and understanding of legislation, guidance and policy relating to SEN/AEN and to the wider inclusion agenda.
  • Knowledge of evidence informed best practice in SEN/AEN to improve outcomes for children and young people.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the issues relating to vulnerable children and families.


  • Experience of working as an EP or Trainee Educational Psychologist (TEP).
  • Successful experience of multi-agency working to achieve the best outcomes for children and families.
  • Successful experience of working with schools and settings to overcome barriers to learning and inclusion.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Effective communication skills to engage successfully with a range of people.
  • High level ICT skills to support own administration and effective communication.
  • Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).
  • Ability to work in a person centred way with children and families to support them in identifying their aspirations and achieving positive outcomes.
  • Demonstrable ability to act with high levels of trust and personal accountability.
  • Ability to consult with and listen to others to inform decision making.
  • Ability to work creatively with partners at a systemic level to seek solutions.
  • Ability to collect and analyse feedback to enable a better understanding of schools, children and families' needs to inform service delivery.
  • Ability to respond positively to change and opportunities for personal development.
  • Resilience and an ability to manage own work load effectively including working under pressure.
  • Ability to travel effectively across Oxfordshire.


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Job Ref: Oxfordshire 5243092
Educational Psychologist x2 - SEN
Client Category: Local Authority

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