Educational Psychologist

Job Title:         Educational Psychologist

Location:         Covering South London area

Contract:         Permanent

Hours:             Full time

Salary:             up to £60,000 dependent on experience


We’re looking for Educational Psychologist to join our expanding team and support us grow our new clinical service across WPA and their education welfare service. This is a wide and varied role ideal for those looking for a new challenge where you can truly have an impact on shaping a service and driving change.

About the Role

You’ll join our multi-disciplinary team of dedicated clinical staff. You’ll provide psychological assessment for pupils within the schools, guidance for education and care teams and professional development training for all staff. The role involves communicating with families/ carers and specialist agencies. You’ll work alongside Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Psychotherapists, Psychologists and Assistant Psychologists and also be involved with supervisions.

This is a challenging role and you must be able to cope with stressful interpersonal situations whilst maintaining a high degree of professionalism. This may involve highly emotive and distressing problems and the threat of verbal and physical abuse.

Location: Covering mainstream schools in the South East London area.

Who we are looking for?

We are looking for an Educational Psychologist with a masters or doctoral professional qualification and HCPC registration. You’ll need to be creative and passionate about improving outcomes for children and young people with complex needs.

The ideal candidate will be resilient and have experience of working in with children and young people with SEN needs. You’ll need to be a good communicator with strong skills in assessment and report writing.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Provide psychological assessment and intervention for children and young people within the schools
  • Offer guidance for education and care teams
  • To provide supervision to agreed members of the clinical team
  • Communicating with families/ carers and specialist agencies
  • Engage in professional development training for all staff

Essential Criteria

  • A doctoral or masters professional qualification in Educational Psychology
  • Registered with the HCPC
  • Creative and passionate about improving outcomes for children and young people
  • Able to work as part of a team and be self-reliant

What’s in it for you?

We offer a friendly and inclusive working environment where our people are heard, respected and hugely valued. We want our employees to come to work with energy, determination and most importantly we want them to be happy in their work. We are well aware that it is our highly skilled teams that make us the success we are, and we want this to continue. This is why we provide a range of benefits designed to support you, not just in your work life but also on a personal level too. We want you to be the best you can be, and offer genuine opportunities for career development and progression.

For further information on this role please refer the Job Description and Person Specification attached. To discuss this role in more detail, please contact: sarah.attwell@ofgl.co.uk

We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully Enhanced DBS.

Job Vacancy ID: 163062

 


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