About the organisation
The local authority is located in South-East London, the children and young people’s services prides itself on a great working environment that fosters good working relationships with teams of experienced managers and supportive colleagues.
About your role
The main purpose of the role is to raise the educational attainment of all children, to provide a psychological service to children, families, schools and other institutions as well as to carry delegated responsibilities on behalf of the Principal EP as the need arises. You will be required to attend evening meetings and participate in weekend courses
Some of the main duties of the role include:
- Have direct responsibility for visiting, on a regular basis, a group of schools to advise on the psychological needs of individual children and their families in order to help overcome developmental, emotional and learning difficulties. Present clear written information when necessary.
- To offer a consultative service to the schools about systemic issues relating to groups of children
- Advise the Local Education Authority on the special educational needs of children and young people according to the requirements of the 1996 Education Act and the Code of Practice.
- Contribute to research initiatives with a view to advising the LA on a range of issues.
- Keep up to date with current and impending legislation and take account of its likely effect on professional practice.
- When necessary and with supervision from the Principal Educational Psychologist prepare written documentation at the request of the court.
- Awareness of the impact of recent and impending legislation on the work of an educational psychologist
- Understanding of the needs and developmental stages of children and young people aged 0-25
- Knowledge of psychological theories and how they impact on the work of the Educational Psychologist
- Ability to write clear and concise reports on a range of complex issues and in particular in relation to individual children and their needs
- Good organizational skills
- Ability to support colleagues in carrying out their duties
- Ability to work and inspire colleagues
- Ability to be clear about the aims of a task and to impart this to colleagues
- Ability to form effective and positive relationships with children and young people, parents, schools and other institutions, colleagues and other professionals
- Have clear and high expectations
- Experience of working with children, young people and their families gained either from a training course or through employment.
- Some experience of research
- Experience of giving training to a high standard
Take action now
Interviews are taking place immediately so please apply now to avoid disappointment! Alternatively, for more information or if you are a Qualified Social Worker looking for another role please contact Barbara Sobolewska at Health and Care Team on 0207-632-5765, barbara.sobolewska[at]reedglobal.com