Locum Educational Psychologist

London, London

Job Summary

  • Job Reference: TW2805F_1559043492
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Date Posted: 2019-05-28
  • Location: London, London
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2019-07-27
  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

Locum Educational Psychologist

  • To work as an Educational Psychologist (EP) in the Swindon Educational Psychology Service which is part of the Early Help Integrated Locality Team.
  • To support the Local Authority (LA) in meeting its responsibilities for pupils with special educational needs.
  • To provide direct support to a number of schools and early years settings.
  • To work collaboratively with other agencies to promote positive outcomes for children, young people and families. This includes providing both a statutory and traded service to schools and settings.
  • To provide assessments and reports within agreed timescales to ensure that the full needs of the child are considered at all meetings, and reviews.

Key Accountabilities

  • To carry out high quality and varied assessments with individual children and young people experiencing barriers to learning because of difficulties of cognition and learning; interaction and communication skills; physical, sensory and medical problems and behavioural, emotional and social difficulties (ref: SEN Code of Practice).
  • To deliver a high quality educational psychology service to the LA by completing EP contributions to statutory assessments within given timelines and contributing, as required, to the Annual Reviews of pupils with Statements of Special Educational Need and Education Heath Care Plans, both in-and out of Borough.
  • To lead Joint Problem-solving and Team Around the Child meetings resulting in effective interventions with children and young people involving parents, carers, teachers, teaching assistants and other relevant professionals.
  • To participate in and champion the common processes of the Locality Teams (e.g. Early Help Record and Plan, Lead Professional, Team Around the Child & Family).
  • To work at a systems level with schools and educational settings to identify barriers to the successful learning of children and young people and plan effective ways of removing or reducing these barriers.
  • As a representative of the EPS & Locality Integrated Team to attend meetings, panels and case conferences, as required.
  • To coordinate, participate in, develop and deliver training for schools/settings, LA staff, professionals from other agencies and parents/carers.
  • To plan and deliver interventions.
  • As required to collect data and undertake research to advise on more effectively meeting the needs of Swindon's children and young people.
  • To contribute to the continuing development of the Service.
  • To deliver a high quality EPS to children and young people 0-25 years aimed at optimising teaching and learning and the social and emotional development of children and young people
  • As planned with the Professional Lead and Operational Manager, to undertake studying and attend training to ensure your professional knowledge is current, relevant and in line with the needs of the service.
  • To take an active role in the HR processes including appraisal, attendance, leave, and performance.
  • To actively plan professional development and maintain registration with Health& Care Professionals Council and other relevant professional bodies.

Supplementary Accountabilities

  • Because of the nature of the work and in accordance with the demands of the service, the post holder will be required from time to time to work outside normal office hours, including evening and weekend work, for which time off in lieu of payment should be taken at a time agreed with the Senior Team of the EPS. Overtime will not be paid.
  • Staff members are expected to lead on specialist areas of work on behalf of the EPS
  • To undertake such other duties commensurate with your grade, and/or hours of work, as may reasonably be required of you.
  • This role profile is intended as a general guide to the responsibilities attached to the post

Knowledge & Experience

Candidates must have substantial knowledge and experience in the following areas of business and will be required to provide evidence of this:

  • Recent and appropriate knowledge and experience relevant to work of a generic EP.
  • Recent and appropriate knowledge relevant to work of an Educational Psychology Service working in an integrated context.
  • Knowledge of educational systems, SEND Code of Practice, recent legislation in relation to vulnerable pupils and multi-agency working.
  • Knowledge and experience of solution-focused, strength based practice, a range of assessment tools and interventions to support change in children, young people and families.
  • Experience of training delivered to schools, settings or others with evidence of impact.
  • Experience in working collaboratively with a range of professionals, and families.
  • Successful experience either in contributing to the delivery of psychological services to schools and Early Years settings or in working with children and young people in a different context.
  • Experience of having successfully delivered educational psychology services to colleges, schools and early years settings.
  • Working collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary context.
  • Skills in using IT as a tool in generic work and in delivering training.
  • High quality presentation skills.


  • Professional qualification in Educational Psychology at Masters Level or working in final year towards doctorate qualification in Educational Psychology.
  • Registered with the Health & Care Professions Council.
  • Good Honours degree in psychology or equivalent recognised by the British Psychological Society.
  • Further qualification in areas relevant to the work of the EP.

Decision Making

  • Ability to organise service demands, personal workload and achieve targets within agreed timescales.
  • Effective personal time management skills, including managing stress.
  • Advise the early help management team on issues relating to EP practice, schools and SEND.

To discuss this opportunity further please contact Jenny Sarva on 0203 743 6103

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