• Educational Psychologist, SEND

Educational Psychologist

  • Chichester
  • Temporary
  • 6 months ago
  • £500 Per Day

Job Information

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    Category Educational Psychologist, SEND
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    Posted On September 15, 2023

Job Description

Pixel Personnel are currently recruiting for an experienced interim Educational Psychologist for our client based in Chichester, West Sussex. Excellent rates on offer between £450-£500 per day (Umbrella PAYE) This is a full time role based on 37 hours per week. This role is inside IR35 and offers an initial 3 month contract with the possibility to extend beyond this. The successful Educational Psychologist will be undertaking Educational Health Care Needs assessment within schools, pre school settings, colleges and homes. They can access office base, but can also work at home. Our client would consider the possibility of completing virtual assessments.

Key Responsibilities

  • General Professional Responsibilities:
  • Work in accordance with the aims and objectives of the Special Educational Needs and Intervention Business plan and the business plan of the Educational Psychology Service.
  • Give support to schools including special schools, units and special needs departments of mainstream schools, and assist in developing educational arrangements designed to promote learning and participation in education.
  • Advice to the Director(s) of Education and Skills, senior leadership team and colleagues,
  • Assist and advise the Authority:- in meeting the requirements of Education legislation including The Children and Families Act (part 3) on arrangements necessary for the support of children with special educational needs in mainstream and special schools; on current issues related to children’s learning, behaviour and emotional wellbeing and mental health

As an Educational Psychologist, you will provide educational psychology services through advice, consultation and assessment, to the local authority and to schools and settings with children undergoing an Education Health Care Needs Assessment.

As an integral part of the SEND and Inclusion service, the Educational Psychology Service (EPS) supports the delivery of the Local Authority’s wellbeing strategy and Special Educational Needs and Disability strategy across educational settings, children, young people and families throughout West Sussex.  Based in Worthing and Horsham, The EPS directly oversees the Portage Service and the Mental Health Support Teams in schools, with Education Psychologists playing an important role in both.

Our client have a growing chargeable service focussed on wellbeing which enables them to offer a range of evidence-based support to schools and other settings, including consultation and training.  They have a well-developed Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) programme and lead on the county wide Emotionally Based School Avoidance (EBSA) support in addition to EPs contributing to other services such as their Virtual School and a specialist CAMHS service.

Our client have an incredibly friendly and supportive team of around 40 EPs and Trainee Psychologists.  They value diversity in practice and are committed to supporting the future of the profession.  Our client are looking for colleagues who will add to our vibrant and creative team.

 Educational Psychologist Requirements:

  • An in-depth knowledge of the statutory framework which guides the work of educational psychologists.
  • Recent successful training or experience as an educational psychologist
  • Experience of working with professionals from other agencies.
  • The ability to contribute to the shared tasks of multi-professional working.
  • Demonstrable evidence of a commitment to maximise educational achievement.
  • Demonstrable evidence of a commitment to inclusion.
  • Demonstrable ability to work with parents as partners.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely.
  • An ability to prioritise and manage workloads.
  • A first degree in psychology or an equivalent qualification recognised by the BPS as conferring the Graduate Basis for Membership
  • Eligibility to work in the UK
  • HCPC current registration

Benefits of working with Pixel Personnel:

  • Your own dedicated & experienced consultant
  • Free on-going training opportunities upon registering as part of our commitment to you.
  • Excellent Rates of pay
  • Recommend a friend scheme – Receive £300 per successful referral*
  • Secure your own role Scheme – Receive £350 for finding or bringing your own position to Pixel Personnel*
  • In house payroll, providing weekly payments and support

If you would like to find out more information about this role, or the other opportunities Pixel Personnel have available feel free to click the 'Apply' button below or contact the team on 01920 898 704 or email your CV to us at Mark@pixelpersonnel.co.uk

*Terms and conditions are applicable to the recommend a friend and secure your own role scheme