Interim Associate Educational Psychologist

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Interim Associate Educational Psychologist
Interim Position

West Sussex RQ702178

Posted: 12th October 2022 14:40
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  • Pay Rate:

    From £355.87 per day PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37, Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months

  • Chichester,

    PO19 1RG

What's involved with this role:

Interim Associate Educational Psychologist

Reference no: West Sussex RQ702178

Pay Rate: From £355.87 per day PAYE

Enhanced DBS required for this role

Hybrid role

An Associate Educational Psychologist is required to provide educational psychology services through advice, consultation and assessment, to the local authority and to schools and settings with children undergoing an Education Health Care Needs Assessment.

Key responsibilities:

  • Work in accordance with the aims and objectives of the Special Educational Needs and Intervention Business plan and the business plan of the Educational Psychology Service.
  • Give support to schools including special schools, units, and special needs departments of mainstream schools, and assist in developing educational arrangements designed to promote learning and participation in education.
  • Give advice to the Director(s) of Education and Skills, senior leadership team and colleagues.
  • Assist and advise the Authority in meeting the requirements of Education legislation including The Children and Families Act.
  • Advise the client on arrangements necessary for the support of children with special educational needs in mainstream and special schools.
  • Advise on current issues related to children’s learning, behaviour and emotional wellbeing and mental health.


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


  • An Honours Degree in Psychology or recognised equivalent qualification.
  • Successfully followed a course of specific post graduate professional training as an educational psychologist.
  • Recent successful training or experience as an educational psychologist.
  • Knowledge of applying Psychology in practice.


  • Experience of applying psychology with children and young people.
  • Substantial relevant experience working with children in education or children’s services or both.

Skills/technical skills:

  • A strong work ethic that delivers.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to persuade and influence.
  • Ability to self-reflect and evaluate performance.
  • Excellent time management and personal organisational skills; and
  • Passion, drive, and enthusiasm to work within a strong team ethos that places wellbeing at the heart of your work.


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.

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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: West Sussex RQ702178
Interim Associate Educational Psychologist
Client Category: Local Authority

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Job Ref: West Sussex RQ702178
Interim Associate Educational Psychologist
Client Category: Local Authority

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