Educational Psychologist

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Recruiter
Baltimore Consulting Group
Location
London, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
18 Aug 2019
Closes
17 Sep 2019
Ref
1234906311
Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Educational Psychologist
Permanent
London (Sutton)
£55,000 - £60,000 per annum (Plus Benefits)
Baltimore Consulting are partnering with Cognus Limited's Educational Psychology (EP) Service, who are highly regarded by schools and other organisations in the Surrey area. The EP team is skilled, friendly and committed to delivering high quality and evidence-based psychological services to meet the needs, and educational provision of children, young people and their families.
The service is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and innovative Educational Psychologist to join the team. The successful candidate will contribute to the development of all aspects of the service, and the ideal candidate will be a team player who sees teamwork and peer support as key factors in making a success of this role.

Responsibilities:
• Support to schools in meeting the needs of all pupils and in raising pupil achievement.
• Advice to parents, carers and other agencies about children's development and other needs as appropriate.
• The delivery of an effective EP service which will enable Cognus ,on behalf of the Local Authority and schools, to meet statutory responsibilities.
• To undertake all the duties expected of members of the Cognus Educational Psychology Service.
• To contribute to work in schools, developed through consultation, involving work with the school as a system, involvement in school generated projects, in-service training and contact with groups of parents and school governors.
• Assessment of the psychological needs of prioritised children and young people and their families. To offer psychological intervention to children, young people and their families where appropriate.
• To contribute to statutory work relating to individual pupils including the preparation of psychological advice, attendance at annual reviews and transitional reviews where appropriate and in accordance with existing legislation.
• To contribute advice and information to assist in the development and implementation of the Local authority's policies on meeting the needs of schools, children and their parents.
• To be responsible for delivery of psychological services to a number of preschool children, their parents and their preschool provision as appropriate.
• To attend SEN and Disability Tribunal hearings as a witness as required.
• To undertake continuing professional development and receive regular supervision and engage in peer supervision as appropriate.
• To work in collaboration with other agencies within the Local Authority's Children and Young People's Learning Directorate, the Health Service including CAMHS, Adult Services, and the Private and Voluntary Sector as appropriate.
• To keep appropriate written documentation using the framework set up by Cognus EPS and maintain confidentiality.
• To undertake other such duties of a similar nature as may be required by the Principal Educational Psychologist and the responsible Service Head.
An experienced and qualified Educational Psychologist, you will have direct, relevant experience of working with children and young people (0 - 25), as well as current educational policy and practice knowledge including disability and SEN legislation. Experience of working collaboratively, across as diverse and multi-cultural community is also essential.

In return Cognus are offering:
• Competitive salary
• Company pension scheme
• Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave schemes
• Flexible working
• First class training and development programme.
For further information on this exciting opportunity, please send your CV to Athena O'Connor-Lindsey or call on . Closing date for applications is Monday 26th August.

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