Which Business Plan incorporates this Post? SEND/Partnership Board
job purpose: To apply knowledge of psychology and child development to optimise outcomes for children and young people up to the age of twenty-five so they feel safe, do well, are happy and healthy, and feel listened to.
To work in collaboration with children and young people, their families, schools and other educational providers and the wider workforce in order to achieve the above outcomes for children and young people in Lancashire.
To contribute to the development and implementation of policy and practice within the Educational Psychology Service, the SEND Service and Lancashire County Council.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
To promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young people.
To support the local authority and educational providers in making the best use of available resources in order to achieve positive outcomes for children and young people.
To apply knowledge and understanding of psychology and child development in order to promote positive outcomes for children and young people.
To support the local authority in work with, and support for, children and young people who have special educational needs or disabilities in accordance with the Children and Families Act 2014 and the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice: 0 to 25 years and other relevant guidance and legislation.
To contribute to the assessment of children and young people identified as having special educational needs and/or disabilities.
To contribute to the delivery of a range of interventions and more specialist support, designed to enhance the progress and development of children and young people up to the age of twenty-five in schools and other educational settings.
To maintain accurate and up to date work records that are easily understood, and to make these available to all those who should have access to the information.
To contribute to the development and delivery of training and/or supervision within the service and the wider workforce as appropriate.
To contribute to the development of work and activities that will support the priorities of the local authority as these change over time, and which might include for example the collection and analysis of data and the preparation of reports
To contribute to the development and implementation policy and practice within the Educational Psychology Service, SEND Service and Lancashire County Council
To continue to develop skills and knowledge through additional training activities and participation in supervision and performance development processes as part of continuing professional development
EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES: The County Council is committed to achieving equality of opportunity both in the delivery of services to the community and its employment arrangements. We expect all employees to understand and promote our policies in their work.
HEALTH AND SAFETY: All employees have a responsibility for their own Health and Safety and that of others while undertaking their duties. Employees have a general duty to assist the County Council in implementing its general statement on the Health and Safety policy.