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Educational Psychologist

Posted 16 March by Yoo Recruit Ended
CITY OF WOLVERHAMPTON COUNCIL

JOB DESCRIPTION

Post Title:
Educational Psychologist
Post Number:

Directorate:
People
Service Group:
Children & Young People
Division/Team:
Inclusion Support
Responsible to:
Senior Educational Psychologist
Salary Grade:

Location:
Alfred Squire Road Office or any other location within the city of Wolverhampton
Car Allowance:
Casual Users
Conditions of Appointment

Politically Restricted:

No
JOB PURPOSE AND ROLE
You must be a qualified Educational Psychologist
to apply for this position.
To provide psychological services to a given area of the city. This will include:
*identifying, assessing and advising on the educational, behavioural and emotional needs of children and offering advice and support to their families;
*the provision of evidence-based interventions for individuals and groups as appropriate;
*the identification of areas of need and provision in a wider context and the undertaking of appropriate preventative work;
*close collaborative working with colleagues in other teams, departments and agencies.

To contribute to the service development plan through involvement in or coordination of specific working groups, projects or research activity, as agreed with the Principle Educational Psychologist or Senior Educational Psychologist.

To report to and advise the Principal Educational Psychologist or Senior Educational Psychologist on matters relating to the delivery of an efficient and effective Educational Psychology Service.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
*To work on a consultation basis with schools to identify and address the needs of children and young people, and review and support policy development in relevant areas of the curriculum and school management
*To work closely with schools to ensure delivery of SLA commitments and further develop the service.
*To deliver training and consultancy to school and other staff and organisations as required.
*To provide Psychological Advice as a component of the 2014 Child & Family Act in a timely manner and reports contributing to other statutory purposes.
*To provide psychological input in fulfilling the Council's responsibilities with regard to the Children Act 1989 and the Crime and Disorder Act 1998.
*To manage a caseload involving the full range of professional skills and, as necessary, working closely with schools and other agencies.
*To maintain close links with the relevant Social Work Units and Strengthening Families Hubs offering consultancy and direct casework activity as required.
*To disseminate information and skills to parents, colleagues and other professionals, to improve their understanding and awareness of specific topics
*To prepare reports, research and discussion papers on specific issues and to attend such meetings as required
*To take an active part in the Service's evaluation and review procedures
*To contribute directly and indirectly to the Council's programme of Professional Development
*To actively engage in a programme of regular supervision and performance review.
*To remain aware of current educational thinking and research developments generally
*To maintain professional development activity and practice consistent with the registration expectations of the Health and Care Professions Council.
*To contribute as appropriate to work within specialist areas
*Provide specialist input in agreed areas with designated special establishments and other organisations
*To engage in research and project development activity as agreed with the Principal Educational Psychologist or Senior Educational Psychologist.
*To provide professional supervision for Trainee Educational Psychologists, Assistant Psychologists and graduate/undergraduate placement psychologists as required.

GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
*To act in accordance with the Council's Constitution and other Codes of Conduct.
*To comply with the Council's agreed policies and procedures including but not limited to Health and Safety, and Equal Opportunities Policies, the Data Protection Act, Freedom of Information Act, Financial Management Regulations and other relevant Council and Government Regulations, Directives and City wide priorities.
*To undertake any other tasks, duties and responsibilities as directed and appropriate to the grade and role of the post subject to any reasonable adjustments under the Equality Act 2010.
*To participate in the wider development of the service and contribute to service improvement as required.
*Wolverhampton City Council is committed to Corporate Parenting.
"Corporate Parenting is the collective responsibility of the Council to provide the best possible care and protection for children who are looked after."
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THE POST HOLDER MUST COMPLY WITH THE COUNCIL'S EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES POLICY AND HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY

THE JOB DESCRIPTION REFLECTS THE CURRENT RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POST. AS SERVICES DEVELOP AND CHANGE, THE JOB DESCRIPTION WILL BE REVIEWED AND AMENDED, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE POST HOLDER

YOO Recruit is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

Reference: 34706467

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