Closing date: 22 October 2020
Salary Type: Soulbury Scale: 1 – 4 (£37,175 - £42,834) pro rata
Hours of Work: 37 hours per week (40 weeks per year).
Potential Start Date: Negotiable, dependant upon applicants required notice period
Location of Role: The Bridge Education Centre
Contact email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is an exciting opportunity to work alongside our Deputy headteacher to lead a dedicated specialist team of teachers, therapists and specialist instructors serving the counties most vulnerable children.
We are looking for talented, creative individuals who are outstanding practitioners in their fields.
You would coordinate our therapeutic team and work in collaboration to create individualised programmes to support, engage, stretch and challenge young people who present with a spectrum of needs with our intervention, academic and active teams.
The child lies at the heart of our practice and you would be able to demonstrate: unconditional positive regard, academic excellence, the highest expectations for the children and yourself, develop a restorative teaching approach to behaviour and possess the dynamism, imagination and skill to work collaboratively at all levels toward improved outcomes for our children.
If you possess what it takes to make a difference and are deeply motivated to educate, engage and inspire challenging children we want to hear from you.
The Bridge Education centre has the highest reputation for improving the lives of children in difficult circumstances, an excellent proven record and the expertise to take your practice to the next level.
As an educational psychologist, you will need to:
- assess children's learning and emotional needs by observing
- assess children’s learning on entry and continue to monitor/evaluate throughout their stay
- dynamically support staff and pupils during lessons
- develop and support therapeutic programs and our restorative teaching approach to behaviour
- identify, design and develop training for all teachers and others involved with the education of our children and young people
- report upon and make formal recommendations on actions to be taken
- advise and support teachers, parents and other education professionals including our partner schools
- assess and evaluate the context and environment that influence the child's development
- conduct active research
- develop and apply effective interventions to promote psychological wellbeing, social, emotional and behavioural development, and to raise educational standards.
- To practice as an educational psychologist in the UK you must be registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)
You will need to have the following:
- excellent communication skills
- sensitivity, tact and diplomacy
- an open-minded and sensitive approach when dealing with children and young people
- the ability to explore emotional issues with children and young people
- a healthy curiosity and research-minded approach to work
- analytical skills
- the ability to work as part of a team
- the ability to be assertive, persuasive and an effective facilitator
- independence and self-motivation
- self-awareness, self-knowledge, security and self-belief
- capability to working under pressure
- time management skills and to be able to manage a caseload
- understanding of cultural and religious diversity.
The use of a car and a full clean driving licence is essential.