Senior Educational Psychologist

  • Full Time
  • London
  • £61000 - £67700 per annum GBP / Year
  • Salary: ££61000 - £67700 per annum

Website LKA Recruitment

Company Information
Leading national charity, which exists to improve the lives of children and young people. With over 100 years of experience, their unique Headquarters offers world class services which include the provision of Education and Health Care to children and young people in the UK and nationally.

Job Purpose
Responsible for the operational day-to-day delivery educational psychology input into the wellbeing of the children and young adults. Ensuring that education psychology services are developed and delivered efficiently & effectively within robust educational and clinical frameworks, as well as incorporating flexibility and innovation as new opportunities and/or challenges present. To work closely with the educational teams, Head of Residential, Nurse Consultants and Head of Quality Improvement specifically to provide consistent and cohesive support to ensure positive outcomes for children and young adults. To contribute to the work of the therapies team through direct therapy practice.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities
Clinical and Managerial

  • To support the Executive Principal and the Therapies Lead in their role, contributing to decision making, service planning and strategy.
  • To undertake line management of the Psychology and Speech and Language teams including monitoring and reviewing performance.
  • To participate in education and residential panel assessment for suitability of children and young adults.
  • To promote and facilitate collaborative working, early intervention and integrated solutions, applying psychology to enhance the learning and development of children and young adults
  • To assess and provide psychological reports for new students 
  • To undertake therapy sessions to support the emotional and mental health of children and young adults at St Piers.
  • To provide psychological advice to staff within the educational and residential services including working closely with colleagues in the Wellbeing Team.
  • To provide a high-quality psychological service to students and their families, schools and other partners.
  • To provide Assessment and Psychological reports for the Assessment Unit 
  • To provide training on Psychological Approaches to Behaviour.
  • To contribute to delivering positive outcomes for children and young people through creative application of psychology.
  • This includes casework, consultation, projects and wider service initiatives Work in partnership with parents and in close co-operation with other services both within and outside in order to contribute to a co-ordinated service for children and young adults.
  • Be aware of, review, understand and meet organisation performance standards, policies and procedures, targets and key performance indicators.
  • To attend/chair/participate in various internal and external meetings, student reviews and committees etc. as required.
  • Responsible for ensuring all policies, procedures, protocols and guidelines relating to educational psychology interventions and/or areas of work are in place, maintained, reviewed and communicated effectively to the relevant teams.
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