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Bournemouth Council - Educational Psychologist

Bournemouth Council - Educational Psychologist

  • Location

    Bournemouth, Dorset

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    Social Care

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  • Salary:

    £450 - £500 per day + Outside IR35

  • Contact:

    Lorna Burner

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  • Published:

    27 days ago

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- To provide a psychological advisory/consultative service, in liaison with other colleagues in Children & Young People's Services, the wider Local Authority and other agencies, to help schools and others organise and plan in order to promote the progress and social inclusion of all children and young people.

- Using psychological knowledge, techniques and procedures, to provide a range of casework activities including consultation, problem identification and assessment, the provision of advice and a variety of intervention strategies. To link with, inform and advise Children & Young People's Services officers and other relevant agencies regarding the needs of individuals and groups of children.

- To provide psychological assessments and advice as a contributor to the statutory assessment process required by the 1996 Education Act and Children & Families Act 2014 to work within the SEN and Disability Codes of Practice. To undertake ongoing monitoring and review of the progress of individual children with special educational needs.

- To work with schools and other providers to develop their capacity to educate the full range of learners and to promote the emotional health of all children and young people.

- Should the opportunity arise, in consultation with the Principal Educational Psychologist and in the context of Local Authority or Service priorities, to develop an area of special interest or expertise within the field of educational psychology in order to contribute to effective service delivery.

- If required, to provide a variety of training activities for teachers, other professionals, parents and carers in order to promote personal/professional development and a wider understanding of children's needs.

- To assist the Local Authority in its development, co-ordination and assessment functions in relation to the National Curriculum, and other national initiatives with particular regard to children with disabilities and special educational needs.

- To participate in and be aware of psychological and educational research and development in order to assist innovation and evaluation in Local Authority activities.

- To co-operate with the Service's performance management and development review scheme and to participate in a range of supervisory and continuing professional development activities, to ensure regular up-dating and development of knowledge and skills.

- To ensure the maintenance of accurate and up-to-date casework records in relation to referred cases and to participate in service evaluation.

- To promote equal opportunity policies to assist children and parents to gain access to, participate in and gain optimum benefit from mainstream education services

If you are interested in this role please send your updated CV in the first instance.