Educational Psychologist
  • Employer: Achieving for Children (RBWM)
  • Reference: AFC000141-2010
  • Published: Thu 24/09/2020, 19:00 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 25/10/2020, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week (part time and term time are negotiable)
  • Salary: £40,859 – £53,127 pa, (inclusive of two SPA Points)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Achieving for Children, Windsor & Maidenhead, Berkshire

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Educational Psychologist

(incl. Trainee EPs qualifying in 2021)

We are looking for a qualified Educational Psychologist or trainee Educational Psychologist who is on track to successfully complete Year 3 in 2021 to join our friendly, highly regarded and supportive team within Psychology and Wellbeing Services in Windsor and Maidenhead.

Achieving for Children is an award-winning social enterprise created in 2014 and is one of the Department for Education’s eight ‘Partners in Practice,’ operating at the cutting edge of children’s services delivery.

As an Educational Psychologist for Achieving for Children, you will have opportunities to apply a wide range of evidence based psychological assessments, interventions and research skills at an individual, group, whole school and Local Authority level to:

  • Deliver Educational Psychology Services both statutory and traded through working with a range of schools, local settings and services, including Early Years, Social Care, Health, CAMHS and the voluntary/private sector.
  • Contribute to the planning and delivery of training and interventions to schools, parents/carers, children and young people and other services.
  • Achieve positive and sustainable change for children and young people by working with the adults most concerned about them, as well as therapeutically with appropriate supervision with the children and young people themselves.
  • Contribute to the broader strategic aims for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities contributing to Education, Health and Care plans and working collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary team and local authority working groups.
  • Be a partner in the professional development of the Psychology and Wellbeing Service, promoting multi-agency collaboration and contributing to innovative SEMH, Inclusion and participation projects and service user evaluations.
  • Contribute to Critical Incident responses in accordance with service protocol.

The Psychology and Wellbeing Service has a highly successful track record of year on year demand for a range of services, from both schools and the Local Authority. By joining us you have the opportunity to be a part of developing creative solutions, training and interventions, such as coaching, ELSA training and reflective supervision. We have strong links with a number of universities and are keen to promote innovative projects, including research developments to follow up specialist interests and service user needs. We make a significant and respected contribution to strategic developments through application of research skills, needs analysis and practice-based evidence.

 

We can offer you an excellent induction package, flexible working, comprehensive IT package, good transport links from London and high-quality support and development opportunities. AFC recognise the importance of staff wellbeing and job satisfaction and the EPS promote and recognise the importance of regular group and individual reflective supervision, separate from line management. Our evidence-based supervision model and practice is distinctive to our service. In addition, support is provided to cover HCPC registration costs.

You will need a recognised postgraduate qualification in Educational Psychology or will have this qualification in September 2021 and meet the requirements for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council and BPS chartered membership.

If you have a passion for making a difference, applying psychology and research innovatively to make a positive impact, we look forward to welcoming you into our team.

For an informal discussion please contact Frances Lee, Senior Educational Psychologist on 07783 656931 or Jane McFadyen, Senior Educational Psychologist on 07768 237227 or email: edpsych@achievingforchildren.org.uk

Start date:

1 September 2021 for Year 3 Trainee EPs who qualify in 2021 AND for all other qualified educational psychologists, date will be mutually agreed in line with AFC new employee start dates.

Achieving for Children is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be required to undertake a Criminal Record Check.

Closing date: 25 October 2020

Interviews: TBC

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