PT Educational Psychologist – Education Services

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PT Educational Psychologist – Education Services
Interim Position

Hackney RQ807967

Posted: 13th February 2023 14:34
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  • Pay Rate:

    £400.00 per day PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    14 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 5-6 months

  • HACKNEY, London,

    E8 1DY

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Interim PT Educational Psychologist – Education Services

Reference no: Hackney RQ807967

Pay rate: £400.00 per day PAYE

A PT Educational Psychologist is required to use knowledge of child development and educational psychology to promote the development of children and young people.  To work as a member of a team to support and deliver psychological services in line with the planning objectives of the Learning Trust, Special Educational Needs Service and Educational Psychology Service.

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide a consultation based psychological service for children, parents, teachers and others. This will include, as appropriate, direct casework at all thresholds of the Code of Practice, organisational work, systemic work, training and/or research.
  • Work with staff from education settings and other agencies and departments to promote effective multi-agency and multi-professional problem solving.
  • Maintain records of work in line with agreed protocols.
  • Provide, in accordance with EPS protocols, a general consultancy service to a designated group of schools and to maintain records of work undertaken.
  • Complete statutory assessments (in line with the regulations set out in the 1996 Education Act and the Code of Practice on the identification and assessment of SENs) for all pupils within the designated patch schools and for named out borough and Early Years pupils: to adhere to the statutory timescales and maintain a record of the work undertaken.
  • Undertake EY work upon request.
  • Contribute advice to enable the Learning Trust to either defend or concede a SENDIST: this advice may take differing forms and may involve the EP attending the Hearing as a Learning Trust witness.
  • Contribute to out of borough Annual Reviews in line with the Learning Trust Annual Review procedures.


“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 equivalent as recognised by the British Psychological Society.
  • Postgraduate Qualification in Educational Psychology.



  • Experience of working with other professionals in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Substantial experience of assisting teachers, and others, to set and evaluate relevant learning targets, following formal assessment, for children with low incidence needs.
  • Substantial Experience of INSET work including evaluations.
  • Substantial experience of assisting teachers and others, in making arrangements to meet the needs of children with high incidence SENS.


Knowledge & Skills:

  • Knowledge of a consultation based style of EP service delivery.
  • A clear understanding of the content of the draft revised code of Practice.
  • An understanding of the legislation which determines the context in which educational psychology is delivered.
  • A clear understanding of the concept of inclusive education and how it can translate to and influence, EP practice at all levels.
  • Clear understanding of child protection procedures and how child protection can impact on children/ young people.
  • Clear and effective communication skills.
  • Clear commitment to, and understanding of, equal opportunities issues and how they can impact on children/ young people and affect service delivery.
  • A clear understanding of the concept of inclusive education and how it can translate to and influence, EP practice at all levels.
  • Ability to undertake such training as necessary to fully carry out the full range of duties and responsibilities attached to the post.
  • Strong IT skills using Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


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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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.

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. ***Qualification details and any other experience/skills relevant to the job role to help support your application (and help us to help you!) – please give full details within your CV document.
  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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PT Educational Psychologist – Education Services
Client Category: Local Authority

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