Educational Psychologist – Special Educational Needs, Hong Kong, China

Closing date:Expiring soon

English Schools FoundationHong Kong, China

Date posted:
Start date: August 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

 ESF Educational Psychology Services Website: http://www.esf.edu.hk/educational-psychology/ ESF Educational Psychology Services is part of the  developing services highlighted in the ESF Special Educational Needs  Strategy. 

Educational Psychologist – Special Educational Needs

Responsibilities

Leading the  delivery of psychological services and initiatives to support learning  and wellbeing for a diverse range of students, including students with  disability and/or additional learning and support needs. The Educational  Psychologist is also responsible for the provision of services for both  individual case-work, family support and advice to principals and  staff.

Main Accountabilities:

• To undertake case-work with individual pupils with special educational needs.
• To assist schools in the assessment of children who may have special educational needs.
• To provide advice to schools on strategies for assisting children with special educational needs.
• To liaise with other agencies (including Government psychological  services) to increase the assistance available to ESF and to ensure a  concerted approach to meeting children’s needs.
• To convene and chair case conferences as necessary
• To contribute, as part of a professional team, in providing SEN services within ESF
• To contribute to the in-service training of teachers.
• To provide assessments of children who have applied for admission to  ESF schools and who are considered likely to have special educational  needs.
• Ensure opportunities are made available for consultation  with schools, parents, students and community organizations to identify  special needs requirements of schools and students.

This is a hybrid support staff contract

Requirements

- A degree in  psychology or equivalent, such qualifications that enable the incumbent  to gain registration as an educational psychologist (acceptable to the  British Psychological Society or equivalent for graduate membership).

- Mandatory:  at least 5 years’ successful experience as an educational psychologist.
Desirable:  at least 2 years’ classroom teaching experience and qualified teacher status.
A range of experience working with children and young people of all ages.

Abilities:
Professional competence and confidence in:
• Undertaking case work with SEN students (kindergarten through secondary)
• Undertaking assessments of potential SEN students
• Assisting schools, as appropriate, with assessments and case work
• Liaising with other agencies, as appropriate, in Hong Kong
• Convening case conferences
• Designing and leading in-service training for teachers and other professional staff
• Developing and supporting therapeutic and behaviour management programmes
• Preparing formal reports/recommendations concerning cases and interventions
• Developing and reviewing policies, as required

Knowledge
• A sound theoretical and practical knowledge of recent developments in educational psychology.
• Understanding of special educational needs philosophies and practices  in; student services, special education, inclusive education, student  wellbeing, child protection

Ability to:
• Work in partnership with internal and external stakeholders to promote and uphold the ESF Vision and Mission
• Lead different teams of people with effective communication skills,  practical skills and a sound understanding of the impact of systems  change in a school based setting.
• Establish positive relationships with secondary school staff, ESFC staff, parents and children
• Negotiate and influence positively
• Manage and resolve conflict

Closing Date: 04 Nov 2018 

For enquiries, please contact Caroline Milburn at caroline.milburn@esfcentre.edu.hk

Applications must be submitted online through https://recruit.esf.edu.hk


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