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Person Specification Form

Job Title: Educational Psychologist




Grade: Soulbury Educational Psychologist salary scale A (SCP 5 to 7 plus 3 SPAs)

Directorate: Education and Children's Services






Team: Educational Psychology

Requirements


(on the basis of the job description)

Essential (E)

or

Desirable (D)

To be identified by: Application form (AF)

interview (I)

Qualifications







A psychology-based first degree, MA/BA or a conversion award conferring eligibility for the British Psychological Society Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC)

E


AF and certificates


Post-graduate qualification as an educational psychologist or working towards the qualification as an educational psychologist and expecting to qualify within the next 12 months.


E

AF and certificate

Registration with the HCPC as a practitioner psychologist

E

AF and registration document

Enhanced DBS certificate with barred lists checks for adults and children

E

DBS certificate

Experience






Experience of working as working as an educational psychologist within a local authority context since the Children and Families Act 2014 and the introduction of the SEND Code of Practice: 0 to 25 years.

D

AF


Experience of individual and group consultation work.

D

AF

Experience of working collaboratively with children, young people, their families, schools and other educational settings and the wider workforce.

D


AF

Knowledge/skills/abilities







Knowledge of psychological theory and child development and evidence of applying this knowledge to achieve positive outcomes for children and young people

E


AF and I


Knowledge of recent developments and current issues in education and educational psychology.

E

AF and I


Knowledge of legislation and guidance relating to children and young people up to the age 25.

E

AF and I


Knowledge of assessment and evidence based approaches to intervention and ability to provide psychological advice, information and reports that are tailored to the activity, including those required for systemic, individual casework and statutory work.

E

AF and I

Knowledge of methods for evaluation and ability to contribute the development and maintenance of systems for the evaluation of the service.

E


AF and I


Good communication skills that permit the effective communication of complex information to service users and colleagues in different ways, including verbally and in written form

E

AF and I


Good interpersonal skills that permit the establishment and maintenance of effective working relationships with children, young people their families and other professionals

E


AF and I


Good organisational and time-management skills and an ability to work to deadlines

E

AF


Enthusiastic and can-do approach to work

E

AF and I

Ability to think logically, creatively and flexibly

E

AF and I

Ability to obtain, analyse and interpret complex information from multiple sources

E

AF and I


Ability to work independently and as a part of a team

E

AF

Ability to use IT effectively and creatively to support practice

E

AF

Ability to maintain accurate electronic and other work records and to work in accordance with LCC information governance policies and procedures.


E


AF


4. Special requirements
The County Council operates a general no smoking policy.

The appointee will be expected to attend work on a regular basis.


We would like our educational psychologist to be easily contactable and supportive. We want you to be committed to the job and have a good record of experience with children and young people. It’s important that you are on time, easy to talk to, non-judgemental and trustworthy.

We believe that it is important that you can demonstrate you are committed to the job indefinitely.


You are required to have the ability to drive a car and have a car at your disposal, however in certain circumstances consideration may be given to applicants who as a consequence of disability are unable to drive.








Prepared by: Sally Richardson Date: 20th June 2017
Note: We will always consider references before confirming an offer in writing.




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