Educational Psychologist x5 – Children’s Services

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Educational Psychologist x5 – Children’s Services
WINSFORD, Cheshire
Interim Position

W Cheshire 5222694

Posted: 20th January 2023 08:16
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  • Pay Rate:

    £418.00 per day PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months

  • WINSFORD, Cheshire,

    CW7 1AH

What's involved with this role:

Full Job Title: Interim Educational Psychologist x5 – Children’s Services

Job Reference: W Cheshire 5222694

Pay Rate: £418.00 per day PAYE

Enhanced DBS disclosure required

HCPC registered

Staff can work from home and will be expected to provide their own equipment although a laptop, mobile phone and all consumables will be supplied to meet GDPR requirements. EPs will be asked to provide one psychological advice every 2 days worked. This is submitted through the SEND HUB tool and training is provided.

Provide an applied psychology service to schools, early years settings, families, young people, the community and Cheshire West and Chester Local Authority. Implement strategies and techniques that are grounded in psychological and educational theory and principles in order to promote inclusion and maximise the achievement of young people.

Contribute to multi-agency partnerships to ensure locally based and effective working for children, young people and their families. Support schools and early years settings in meeting the requirements of the new SEND legislation and the related local authority policies and procedures.

Contribute to the effectiveness of the local authority in implementing local and national strategies, policies and practices. Contribute to school improvement ensuring support for schools identified by Ofsted or the LEA as causing concern.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Provide a consultative service underpinned by an interactionist perspective, to a local community of schools and early years settings in the identification, assessment and support of children and young people with additional and special needs
  • Promote the use of research and evidence based practice across the localities in order to promote change within individuals and groups through the application of psychological knowledge of child and adolescent development and specialist knowledge of special educational needs
  • Contribute psychological advice to Education Health and Care Plan assessments of children and young people
  • Ensure commitment to equal opportunities and anti-discrimination policies in practice
  • Support schools and early years settings in meeting national and local targets in raising pupil attainment, promoting emotional health and wellbeing and reducing exclusions
  • Provide training to schools, settings, parents, carers and other staff in order to support their capacity to meet the needs of children and young people with additional needs
  • Promote local implementation of key LA strategies and policies
  • Support schools working in challenging circumstances or in OFSTED categories; attending and reporting at review and project groups where appropriate
  • Keep up to date with the latest research and evidence based interventions in order that Cheshire West and Chester remains innovative and forward thinking in its approach to delivering positive outcomes for children and young people
  • Contribute to meeting the performance indicators for the Psychology Team

 

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

  1. Qualifications:
  2. Post-graduate professional qualification in Educational Psychology
    1. Honours degree in psychology or equivalent (conferring graduate basis for registration with the BPS)
    2. Evidence of recent and relevant professional development undertaken
    3. Additional qualification in related specialist field e.g. counselling – desirable
  3. Experience:
    1. Successful experience of completing research activities and projects
    2. Successful experience of collaborative and partnership working within a multiagency context
    3. Reviewing, monitoring and evaluating performance against agreed targets
    4. Experience of leading in a specialist area within an Educational Psychology Team, particularly in relation to children and young people in care – desirable
    5. Consultation models and techniques which contribute to effective outcomes for children and young people
    6. Current educational policy and practice particularly linked to areas of responsibility in the Job Description
    7. Safeguarding and child protection frameworks
    8. Relevant legal and scrutiny frameworks
    9. Inclusive approaches to raise attendance, attainment and achievement
  4. Knowledge:
    1. Consultation models and techniques which contribute to effective outcomes for children and young people
    2. Current educational policy and practice particularly linked to areas of responsibility in the Job Description
    3. Safeguarding and child protection frameworks
    4. Relevant legal and scrutiny frameworks
    5. Inclusive approaches to raise attendance, attainment and achievement
  5. ICT Skills: IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite)

 

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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 across the LA and longer distances to relevant events
  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 x5 – Children’s Services
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