Educational Psychologist – Bury
Roles and Responsibilities:
- To take responsibility for assessing and reviewing pupils’ strengths and needs as part of Education Health and Care assessments in line with the revised Code of Practice (2014). You will work collaboratively with schools, parents, young people, the SEN Team and other related agencies in order to carry this out.
- To use person centred approaches.
- To take responsibility for service delivery to schools and to visit these schools on a regular basis in the light of service policy and within the framework of an established allocation system when required.
- To provide a wide range of evidence based educational psychology services across a number of schools and settings.
- To carry out consultations as part of an assess-plan-do-review process in order to assist schools and settings to plan for and support the strengths and needs of children and young people.
- To plan and initiate appropriate intervention work either directly, or indirectly through the support of other professionals.
- To contribute to the development, planning, delivery and evaluation of training programmes for schools, parents and other relevant agencies and professionals.
- To contribute to project work as required.
- To provide information and advice through an assess-plan-do-review process to parents, schools and other professionals regarding Special Educational Needs, both on an individual case basis and on a systemic basis.
- To help elicit the views of children and parents/carers and encourage them to participate in bringing about change.
- To fulfil the Local Authority’s (LAs) Statutory duties under the terms of the Children and Families Act (2014) and the revised Code of Practice (2014).
- To assist the Local Authority in monitoring the progress of pupils who have EHC Plans or who have been allocated SEN Support Plus Funding as required.
- To work in partnership with educational establishments at an organisational level to assist them in developing procedures, strategies and policies to meet children’s Special Educational Needs and to raise achievement.
- To work collaboratively with other members of Children’s Services and other relevant agencies.
- To maintain records of work according to the Educational Psychology Service policy and to provide statistics relating to use of time and management of casework.
Salary is up to £350 per day
Recruitment is done in line with safe recruitment practices. 4Recruitment Services is an equal opportunities employer.
To discuss this vacancy or other Social Work vacancies in your area please contact Max Catherall on 0208 514 9176