Educational Psychologist

Job Category: Other Jobs
Service Northamptonshire County Council
Contract Type Temporary
Location Northamptonshire
Job Type Full-time
Start Date ASAP
Hours per week 37
Rate From £220.00 to £400.00 per hour, per day

About the job:

We are looking for an excellent professional to join Children First Directorate within Northamptonshire County Council.

The role would be focused on delivering a psychological service through consultation and working with individual and groups of children, parents and carers, schools and early years providers, the local authority and partner agencies around Northamptonshire.

You will be responsible for the delivery of a psychological service to an identified number of schools and the surrounding community and bringing to the attention matters relating to the quality of educational provision.

  •  Advise on child development and learning from birth, within the context of overall development,
  •  Undertake appropriate action when schools, parents or other agencies request consultation, assessment or intervention, where the identified difficulty is of a psychological nature and may not necessarily present as a learning difficulty,
  •  Ensure a co-ordinated response to meeting the Special Educational and Developmental Needs of pre-school children and support to their carers,
  •  Ensure equality of opportunity and inclusion in education for all pupils,
  • Assist with the identification, assessment and planning of interventions for individual pupils where the information indicates probably complex causes of the difficulties, or there is a continuing lack of progress in response to the arrangements being made by the school,
  •  When appropriate, undertake consultation and/or assessment and intervention,
  •  Support and advise on the policies required to further develop provision in schools,
  • Provide Psychological Advice for pupils for whom the Authority has decided to undertake a statutory assessment or for whom a further assessment has been initiated,
  •  Attend the statutory annual reviews of in-county pupils when this is required by the authority for casework reasons or as a result of commissioning or Looked After Children placed in out-authority independent schools, when acting as the named educational psychologist for the pupil,
  •  Work within the quality standards guidelines set for the service,
  •  Ensure that reasonable care is taken at all times for the health, safety and welfare of yourself and other persons, and to comply with policies and procedures relating to health and safety within the County Council.

We are looking for a candidate who has an in-depth knowledge of the statutory framework which guides the work of educational psychologists. You must have a first degree in psychology, or an equivalent qualification recognised by the BPS as conferring the Graduate Basis for Membership and successfully completed a course of post graduate professional training recognised by the Health Professions Council as conferring eligibility for registration as an educational psychologist.

  •  Holiday entitlement of up to 31 days per annum, pro rata (including bank holidays).
  • Permanent equivalent council pay rates offered after 12 weeks
  • 3% pension contribution from employer
  •  Flexible working hours
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  •  City centre location – great public transport links (Angel Square)
  • Modern office facilities
  •  Onsite canteen

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