Interim Principal Educational Psychologist

Job Details

  • Location: London
  • Salary: to £600.00 per day
  • Job Type: Interim
  • Sector: Educational Psychology

Psychology People are urgently looking for a Principal Education Psychologist for one of its Local Authority clients in London to be responsible to the Head of the Inclusion Service for the efficient and effective delivery of psychological services to children and young people, families, schools and the wider community, and to ensure that the service continually adds value to children, young people and their families.


-To be responsible for the overall leadership and management of the Educational Psychology Service to secure the continuous development, improvement, efficiency and success of the service.

-To develop the Educational Psychology Service as a traded service to schools and other institutions reflecting the 0-25 age range

-To contribute to the work of the Children and Young People’s Service as the Local Authority continues to move to greater integration of services and implementation of the Children and Families Act 2015 and the SEND Code of Practice.

-To promote and contribute to Brent’s Inclusion Strategy and Strategy for Access working within the framework of school improvement and improving outcomes for children and young people.

-To provide services of psychological consultation and advice to the LA, to schools, and early years settings and other agencies.

-To assess the psychological and educational needs of children and young people and offer timely support and help to teachers, families and others as appropriate, as specified in the 1996 Education Act, the Children and Families Act 2014 and the SEND code of Practice

-To offer psychological intervention to children and families and to collaborate effectively with the wide range of agencies concerned with supporting individual children and families.
To offer relevant specialisms in SEN and disability across the LA.

To undertake ongoing professional development and contribute to the development of practice within the psychology service and the Children and Young People’s service.
To facilitate and deliver in-service training to increase the capacities and skills of schools and other agencies in meeting children and young people’s social and learning needs.

-To contribute to LA research and project work when requested.

-To develop, co-ordinate and maintain the EP response to critical incidents.

-To manage the psychology service, ensuring the effective delivery of the service, to undertake performance management, and to plan and monitor the budget and resources of the service.

-To participate as a member of the Inclusion management team supporting the Head of Service in planning and reviewing the work of the LA in the identification, assessment and provision for children with a wide range of barriers to learning

-Honours degree in psychology or equivalent and BPS recognised postgraduate qualification in Educational Psychology

-Eligibility for Chartered Status as an Educational Psychologist with the British Psychological Society

-Registered with the Health and Care Professional Council (HCPC)

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