Purpose of job:
- To provide a psychological service to schools and other educational settings which fulfils the statutory duties of the local authority and ensures the needs of vulnerable children and young people are met in inclusive and effective settings
Main Activities & Responsibilities:
- To provide an applied psychology service of consultation, case formulation, assessment and intervention related to learning, developmental, behavioural, emotional and mental health issues.
- To deliver traded work in schools and other educational settings.
- To provide clear verbal feedback and timely accurate written records of work undertaken as appropriate.
- To contribute to the development of provision in Worcestershire for vulnerable learners and children and young people with SEND.
- To support the Local Authority in the discharge of its statutory duties including the provision of statutory advice as part of Education Health and Care needs assessments, attendance at annual reviews and attendance at SEND tribunals, when required.
- To support monitoring the progress of vulnerable learners and children and young people with SEND and contribute to strategy aimed at improving outcomes for these groups.
- To improve outcomes for individuals and groups of vulnerable children and young people through work with the children and young people themselves, key people in their lives (e.g. parents/carers, teachers, teaching assistants) who have concerns about some aspect(s) of their progress and other professionals working to support their development.
- To work closely with other staff within the SEND casework team to provide a high quality service for children and young people.
- To undertake other such duties, training and/or hours of work as may be reasonably required and which are consistent with the general level of responsibility of this job
- To undertake health and safety duties commensurate with the job and/or as detailed in the Directorate’s Health and Safety Policy
- The duties described in this job description must be carried out in a manner which promotes equality of opportunity, dignity and due respect for all employees and service users and is consistent with the Council’s Equality and Diversity Policy
- Working with some vulnerable children, young people and adults can, at times, be emotionally challenging for which appropriate support will be provided through management supervision. The post holder must be able to deal with such mental demands.
- Enhanced DBS check
- HCPC Registered as a Practitioner
- A member of (or eligible to be a member of) the Association of Educational Psychologists