Brighter Futures for Children
EDUCATIONAL & CHILD PSYCHOLOGIST
Full-Time or Part-time – Permanent post
We will consider applications from 2nd & 3rd year trainee educational psychologists.
Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) is an independent, not-for-profit-company, delivering quality Children's Services, Early Help, Education and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) services on behalf of Reading Borough Council.
What we offer
- A highly valued service that is expanding to take up new opportunities, including working with vulnerable groups such as CP, CiN, CLA and young offenders.
- Work in diverse range of schools and settings (eg: nurseries, resourced units, special schools, alternative provision) via our bought-back arrangements
- A varied range of work in schools, including developing Trauma Informed Practice via initiatives such as Therapeutic Thinking Schools and Reading’s Autism Growth Project
- A balanced workload, including managed statutory demands and time for projects
- Work within well-established, innovative mental health projects, alongside our Primary Mental Health Service and Early Help Teams, including two MHSTs and an EBSA Team
- Interesting CPD opportunities e.g. Therapeutic Thinking Schools; VIG; Intensive Interaction; Motivational Interviewing; Dynamic Assessment
- A friendly and supportive team, including business support
- A modern office space and an established agile working policy
- To provide consultation, assessment, advice and intervention regarding the education, behaviour and well-being of children and young people aged 0-25, working in partnership with children, parents and teachers.
- To assist schools in developing effective approaches to meeting special educational needs.
- To contribute to the development and implementation of Brighter Futures for Children policy and practice in relation to children’s educational development and well-being, with particular regard to SEND.
- To write psychological advice, within specified timescales, for statutory assessments.
- To contribute to the development and delivery of mental health projects.
- A Masters or Doctorate qualification in Educational Psychology (or in training).
- Eligibility for Health Professionals Council (HCPC) registration.
Essential knowledge, skills and experience:
- Experience of working as an Educational Psychologist, either as a trainee or qualified Educational Psychologist.
- The ability to travel around Reading.
For more information or informal discussion, please contact Vikki Lawrence on Vikki.Lawrence@brighterfuturesforchildren.org
Closing date: 27th November 2022
Interview dates: To be confirmed
An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be sought from the successful candidate.