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Educational Psychologist

Job Title: Educational Psychologist
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Swindon
Salary: £357 - 450 per day
Contact Name: Madison Yuill
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 3 years ago

Job Description

JOB TITLE:  Educational Psychologist


PLACEMENT: ASAP, 37 hours a week, 9am - 5pm

PAY RATE: PAYE £357 per day & Umbrella £450 per day

4Recruitment Services are seeking an Educational Psychologist for our client based in Swindon.

Swindon Educational Psychology Service are looking for additional locum support whom can provide advice for Education Health and Care needs assessments in accordance with the SEND Code of Practice 2015. In accordance with AEP guidance, two days will be given per assessment and payment will be made on submission. The candidate should be available for face-to-face work in schools as the service is no longer working remotely. The post holder will be accountable to the Principal and Deputy Educational Psychologist and suitable IT equipment will be provided. The candidate is also welcome to attend any virtual CPD and team meetings which happen on a monthly basis.


  • To carry out high quality and varied assessments with individual children and young people experiencing barriers to learning because of difficulties of cognition and learning; interaction and communication skills; physical, sensory and medical problems and behavioural, emotional and social difficulties (ref: SEN Code of Practice).
  • To deliver a high quality educational psychology service to the LA by completing EP contributions to statutory assessments within given timelines and contributing, as required, to the Annual Reviews of pupils with Statements of Special Educational Need and Education Heath Care Plans, both in-and out of Borough.
  • To lead Joint Problem-solving and Team Around the Child meetings resulting in effective interventions with children and young people involving parents, carers, teachers, teaching assistants and other relevant professionals.
  • To participate in and champion the common processes of the Locality Teams (e.g. Early Help Record and Plan, Lead Professional, Team Around the Child & Family).
  • To work at a systems level with schools and educational settings to identify barriers to the successful learning of children and young people and plan effective ways of removing or reducing these barriers.
  • As a representative of the EPS & Locality Integrated Team to attend meetings, panels and case conferences, as required.
  • To coordinate, participate in, develop and deliver training for schools/settings, LA staff, professionals from other agencies and parents/carers.
  • To plan and deliver interventions.
  • As required to collect data and undertake research to advise on more effectively meeting the needs of Swindon’s children and young people.
  • To deliver a high-quality EPS to children and young people 0-25 years aimed at optimising teaching and learning and the social and emotional development of children and young people
  • As planned with the Professional Lead and Operational Manager, to undertake studying and attend training to ensure your professional knowledge is current, relevant and in line with the needs of the service.
  • To take an active role in the HR processes including appraisal, attendance, leave, and performance.
  • To actively plan professional development and maintain registration with Health & Care Professionals Council and other relevant professional bodies.


  • ·         Professional qualification in Educational Psychology at Master’s Level or working in final year towards doctorate qualification in Educational Psychology.
  • ·         Registered with the Health & Care Professions Council.
  • ·         Good Honours degree in psychology or equivalent recognised by the British Psychological Society.
  • ·         Further qualification in areas relevant to the work of the EP.
  • ·         Recent and appropriate knowledge and experience relevant to work of a generic EP. Service working in an integrated context.
  • ·         Knowledge of educational systems SEND Code of Practice, recent legislation in relation to vulnerable pupils and multi-agency working.
  • ·         Knowledge and experience of solution-focused, strength-based practice, a range of assessment tools and interventions to support change in children, young people and families.
  • ·         Experience of training delivered to schools, settings or others with evidence of impact.
  • ·         Experience in working collaboratively with a range of professionals, and families.
  • ·         Experience  either in contributing to the delivery of psychological services to schools and Early Years settings or in working with children and young people in a different context.
  • ·         Enhanced DBS check


A full job description is available upon request.

We offer:

  • 24 hour one on one specialist consultant based within your geographical area
  • 4Recruitment Services Employee Benefits Programme
  • Our own dedicated payroll support ensuring you get the full benefits of your payment

Recruitment is done in line with safe recruitment practices. 4Recruitment Services is an equal opportunities employer.

To discuss this vacancy in further detail or any other vacancies , please contact our Team on 0800 988 6307 or email