Educational Psychologist

Recruiter
Reed Procurement & Supply Chain
Location
Lewisham
Posted
14 Apr 2018
Closes
21 May 2018
Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Your New Role:
• To work as a member of an Educational Psychology Team to raise the educational attainment of all children for a minimum of 4 months.
• To provide a psychological service to children, families, schools and other institutions.
• To carry delegated responsibilities on behalf of the Principal EP as the need arises

Responsibilities will include:
• Have direct responsibility for visiting, on a regular basis, a group of schools to advise on the psychological needs of individual children and their families in order to help overcome developmental, emotional and learning difficulties. Present clear written information when necessary.
• To offer a consultative service to the schools about systemic issues relating to groups of children
• Work with young people post 16 and their families.
• Advise the Local Education Authority on the special educational needs of children and young people according to the requirements of the 1996 Education Act and the Code of Practice.
• Contribute to Educational Psychology Team development and training.
• Attend EP Development days, in house CPD and team meetings.
• Contribute to research initiatives with a view to advising the LA on a range of issues.
• Keep up to date with current and impending legislation and take account of its likely effe ct on professional practice.
• Work when appropriate at weekends and evenings.
• When necessary and with supervision from the Principal Educational Psychologist prepare written documentation at the request of the court.
• Report to the Principal Educational Psychologist on a regular basis in relation to professional issues and to monitor own further training needs.
• All employees are required to participate in the Employee Performance Evaluation Scheme and to undertake appropriate training and development identified to enhance their work performance.

Experience Required:
• An honours degree in psychology or recognised equivalent, and at least two years teaching experience, successful completion of a recognised post-graduate training course as an educational psychologist or doctorate in Educational Psychology.
• Awareness of the impact of recent and impending legislation on the work of an educational psychologist
• Understanding of the needs and developmental stages of children and young people aged 0-25
• Knowledge of psychological theories and how they impact on the work of the Educational Psychologist
• Experience of working with children, young people and their families gained either from a training course or through employment.
• Some experience of research
• Experience of giving training to a high standard
• Required to attend evening meetings and participate in weekend courses

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