Are you an ambitious Educational Psychologist who is keen to make a significant contribution to the outcomes of some of the most vulnerable children and young people in the Southwest? Are you able to build effective working relationships with children and young people with complex needs, their parents/carers, as well as other professionals who work with them? Do you believe in giving front line professionals the information and support they need to improve provision for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND)? Then this is the role for you.
We are looking for an appropriately qualified Educational Psychologist to join our team. The role will include working closely with the children and young people who attend our schools, providing timely reports and guidance to professionals to enable them to adapt provision to meet their needs.
This is a great development opportunity and will suit someone who is proactive, comfortable lone working, enjoys autonomy within their role and the chance to be creative with assessment and reporting. The post holder will be fully supported by friendly and forward-thinking team members. We are looking for someone interested in working in an innovative, self-directed and flexible way, who recognises the value of accurate assessment to underpin programmes of support and study, as well as the need to empower those working with the children and young people who learn with us. Our Senior Leadership Team are trauma informed and work within the neurodiversity paradigm using neurodiversity affirming practices. Therefore, the post holder will be expected to share the same values and be willing to develop their practice in line with these approaches.
Drawing on their experience as an Educational Psychologist, alongside their excellent communication skills, the post holder will ensure that pupils’ needs are accurately assessed and will support the planning of high-quality programmes of study for staff to deliver. They will work closely with the Senior Leadership Team and be supported in developing their specialist knowledge and skills. They will be encouraged and supported to regularly undertake continual professional development.
This is a really exciting time to join us. Transforming Futures Trust’s core purpose is to improve the lives of children and young people with special needs and/or disabilities (SEND). The Trust itself has improved, with strong education and governance, and sound finances, with greater stability in delivering the best possible education for the children and young people in our schools.
The Trust is made up of three, soon to be four, special schools that are dedicated to meeting the needs of pupils with social, emotional or mental health needs and/or on the autistic spectrum. Our settings span Devon, Cornwall and Plymouth. The Regional Director (formerly the Regional Schools Commissioner) has already approved our Trust to sponsor Mount Tamar School. We are committed to the job in hand and so this role will include significant time supporting leaders to enhance the specialist education we provide for our pupils.
Initially, the role will be home based. Therefore, the successful candidate will be prepared to travel and be able to work from home. They should also be prepared to be adaptable as the needs of the Trust changes. The post is fixed term until March 2023 in the first instance.
Please head over to www.transformingfutures.org.uk to view all our current vacancies and to download the job description, applicant pack and application form.
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Interview Date: to be confirmed
- OrganisationOther Organisations
- Work LocationDevon
- Work Postcode
- Occupational GroupSocial Care & HealthEducation Support
- Salary Details
£47,505 - £60,423 (depending on experience)
- Job TermFixed
- Appointment TypeFull Time
37 hours per week (flexible working or reduced hours can be considered), 52 weeks per annum
- Closing Date
- DBS Check Required