Educational Psychologist

Central Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire
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Job Summary

  • Job Reference: TWHS1603_1615890927
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Date Posted: 2021-03-16
  • Location: Central Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2021-05-15
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  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

Tradewind are currently recruiting for an Educational Psychologist for Central Bedfordshire.

To deliver a service to schools, early years settings, families, young people, the community and Local Authority using strategies and techniques that are grounded in applied psychological and educational theory and principles in order to maximise the achievement of all young people and to promote inclusion.

To provide psychological advice as part of the statutory assessment of children and young people with special educational needs under the 1996 Education Act.

To support internal review and evaluation processes within the Local Authority.

Main duties:

  • To affect change within individuals and groups through the application of psychological knowledge, theories and processes
  • To promote organisational change within early years settings and schools, in the interests of raising achievement and the emotional well-being of children and young people
  • To work collaboratively with others to ensure smooth transitions for vulnerable pupils
  • To support schools in meeting the Department for Education and Local Authority targets in raising pupil attainment, reducing the number of Special Educational Needs (SEN) statements and exclusions
  • To work jointly with other services to promote emotional health and well-being and raise the educational outcomes for all pupils, paying particular attention to vulnerable groups, such as children in public care or from an ethnic minority
  • To work in collaboration with other Local Authority services to provide professional development and training for a range of others

Skills and experience:

  • At least two years full time equivalent of working with children/ young people with a range of SEN in an educational setting
  • Knowledge of educational legislation and statutory guidance governing special educational needs
  • Knowledge of and ability to use a range of psychological and curriculum assessment tools.
  • Knowledge of and ability to use a range of research methodologies and evaluate statistical information.
  • Good honours degree in psychology or equivalent (entitled to BPS graduate registration)
  • Postgraduate training in applied educational psychology
  • Health Care Professionals Council registration
  • Enhaced clear DBS

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