Educational Psychologist

  • Milton Keynes Council
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 18 Nov, 2020
Full time Education Healthcare Public Sector and Government

Job Description

Milton Keynes is a rapidly expanding, vibrant and dynamic place to live, work and play. How better to contribute to that continued success than through a unique and rewarding career with Milton Keynes Council. So if you're looking for an excellent benefits package and the chance to make a difference, make a move to Milton Keynes Council. With modern working practices where flexibility is commonplace and performance is measured on outcomes and results, alongside a generous holiday entitlement, you can experience a fulfilling job and great work-life balance.

We are looking for two creative and motivated Educational Psychologists to join our friendly Educational Psychology Service, where diverse psychological approaches and interests are valued. The team benefits from the rich contributions of Trainee Educational Psychologists and Psychology Assistants. We welcome applications from qualified educational psychologists, or trainee educational psychologists who are due to complete the doctoral training in summer 2021. Both full and part-time applicants will be considered. There are exciting changes in process for the service; with a move towards more integrated working with wider SEND colleagues, schools and other professionals. This will allow for a renewed focus on early intervention and preventative working. We are looking for psychologists to contribute to the development of this team vision. We are seeking applicants who are flexible, creative and self-motivated; who are able to work collaboratively with a range of agencies and settings, and who are able to play a role in future team developments. In addition to completing statutory and other core work, these posts will contribute to developments to support the learning and emotional well-being of children and young people through the delivery of commissioned work and wider Local Authority initiatives.

Key Duties

  • To provide psychological advice to staff within Children’s Services and other agencies, including working closely with colleagues in other SEND teams.
  • To provide a psychological perspective for SEND processes to assist in decision making and efficient use of resources.
  • To contribute to initiatives supported by evidence based practice.
  • To provide a high quality psychological service to children and families, schools and other partners.

Experience, Qualifications and any Mandatory Requirements

  • A doctorate or post-graduate qualification in educational psychology recognised by the British Psychological Society.
  • Registration with the Health and Care Professions Council as a Practitioner Psychologist.
  • Experience in the application of professional and technical knowledge and skills.

Skills Required

  • To maintain leading edge knowledge and understanding of the area of Educational Psychology.
  • Knowledge of recent legislation related to children.
  • Expertise in an appropriate area including for example project work and educational research.

Departmental Benefits of this role

  • We are a team who are supported by current technology; who invest in CPD opportunities, and who prioritise quality professional supervision. We use a clear allocation system for statutory work which allows EPs to manage their workload and retain work-life balance