Educational Psychologist – Interim

19 January 2023
£400 / day
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Job Description

Job Category: Interims
Location: London Borough of Newham
Hours Per Week: 36.00
Start Date: Immediate Start
Start Time: 09:00
End Time: 17:00
Salary: £400.42 per day

Can start as soon as available. Flexible regarding Full Time or Part Time Working.
LocuOverall Purpose of Job

Principal Educational Psychologist  (PEP) ( 2 posts)

• To jointly lead and manage the Educational Psychology Service, to deliver a comprehensive, high quality, cost-effective and timely service which includes statutory and traded services.
• To work with partners in education, health, care and community, schools and education settings to support children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) and their families to improve outcomes for children and young people, particularly those with SEND.
• To work in partnership and with ambition to ensure strategic and operational improvement of  SEND area services as key members of the Integrated SEND Management team m EP required to fulfil main grade duties including statutory advice completion

• Excellent knowledge and understanding of the factors that lead to improvement in achievement levels for children and young people particularly with SEND; of best practice in educational psychology; and of how psychology supports learning and well-being
• A thorough up-to-date knowledge of relevant legislation, statutory guidance and Local Authority SEND procedures.

• Degree in Psychology
• Educational Psychology Professional Qualification at Master or Doctorate level
• Professional Post-graduate qualification in Educational Psychology
• Eligibility for Chartered Status as an EP and registration with the Health and Care Professions Council

• Able to demonstrate strategic thinking at Corporate, directorate and service level
• The ability to champion and facilitate new initiatives in support of strategic goals, support, manage and implement change successfully and to lead action involving different service areas and clear deadlines
• To support strategic development with advice and perspective drawn from an understanding of psychological and child development considerations which may impact plans and outcomes
• Provides staff and service users with a clear sense of vision and direction, generating a commitment to securing change through the appropriate involvement of Educational
• Psychologists and others, including service users
• A commitment to building a high performing service across the continuum of local provision
• Ability and experience in budget management to ensure value for money, delivery of outcomes and development of traded models of service delivery
• Able to provide reflective supervision, professional guidance and performance appraisal for senior staff
• Able to facilitate improved outcomes for children and young people based on evidence based practice
• Seeks regular feedback within a co-productive framework from stakeholders about services provided and uses this to undertake/recommend continuous improvements to services.

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