Brighter Futures for Children
Full-Time or Part-time – Permanent
Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) is improving outcomes for Reading's children, young people and families.
We are an independent, not-for-profit-company, wholly owned by Reading Borough Council. Our responsibility is to deliver quality Children's Services, Early Help, Education and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) services in the borough.
What we offer
- A highly valued service that is expanding to take up new opportunities
- An interesting and varied range of work within a diverse range of schools and settings (eg: Mental Health surgeries; LA project work; supporting schools with trauma informed practice)
- Regular opportunities to work closely with colleagues from the Primary Mental Health Service and Early Help teams.
- Exciting and interesting CPD opportunities e.g. Therapeutic Thinking Schools; Intensive Interaction; Motivational Interviewing; Dynamic Assessment; Coaching
- A friendly, supportive and innovative team
- Agile working (remote and face to face options and the ability to manage diaries in a flexible way).
- Reading is a relatively small local authority, reducing travel time between locations.
- Dedicated admin support.
- To provide consultation, assessment, advice and intervention regarding the education, behaviour and well-being of children and young people aged 0-25, working in partnership with children, parents and teachers.
- To assist schools in developing effective approaches to meeting special educational needs.
- To contribute to the development and implementation of Brighter Futures for Children policy and practice in relation to children’s educational development and well-being, with particular regard to SEND.
- To write psychological advice, within specified timescales, for statutory assessments.
- To contribute to the development and delivery of mental health projects.
- A Masters or Doctorate qualification in Educational Psychology.
- Eligibility for Health Professionals Council (HCPC) registration.
- The ability to travel around Reading.
Essential knowledge, skills and experience:
- Experience of working as an Educational Psychologist, either as a trainee or qualified Educational Psychologist.
We are inviting applications from trainee educational psychologists at any stage of their training. A retainer will be paid to successful trainee applicants.
Closing date: 8th August 2021
Interview date: Flexible dates available following successful shortlisting
Please do not send a CV for the purposes of equal opportunities, we can only accept Reading Borough Council application forms.
An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be sought from the successful candidate.