Career outlook for educational psychologist
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would help children and young people with problems in a number of areas such as learning, additional support needs, social, emotional or behavioural issues.
Your work would involve improving young people’s life chances by finding solutions to support their learning and wellbeing.
The role includes working with young people alongside parents and carers, teachers, social work and health services to make sure young people get the best help.
Typical tasks might include:
- working with teachers, parents and other professionals to understand what a child needs and decide on the best approach
- observe and assess the child if needed
- help develop a solution matching the needs of the child
- run projects to promote healthy learning and socialising amongst young people
- train teaching staff working with children in need of extra support
- carry out research and develop policy
You would be employed in the public sector, but some private sector posts are available.
It would be important to be able to deal with pressure. You may have to keep calm in stressful situations.
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