Tokyo, Japan

Position Type: Educational Psychologist

Contract: Part time, Contractor

Location: Tokyo

Closing Date: 2024-06-30

Job Start: ASAP 

Job Purpose

To provide clinically effective, person-centred and evidence-based Educational Psychology assessment and interventions for learners

The Educational Psychologist will be expected to work in collaboration with allied professionals and will need to maintain links with a variety of bodies. These will include:

  1. Pupils and their parents/carers and advocates

  2. School staff

  3. Other professionals working with pupils.

Core Responsibilities

  • Assess and provide therapeutic input to students, including assessments, annual reviews, transition support, individual and group therapy programmes.

  • Independently manage and prioritise tasks to meet the Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP) Speech and Language Therapy requirements of students.

  • Manage liaison with the family and all involved professionals as appropriate to the management of provision for a child.

  • Collaborative working with other members of the QLST team to support complex needs in a multi-disciplinary approach.

  • Provide clinical practice in line with clinical guidelines and with due regard for evidence-based practice.

  • Keep accurate and informative case notes in line with professional standards.

  • Develop and maintain the skills and knowledge required of a specialist Educational Psychologist working with children, including appropriate screening techniques, assessments, interventions and multidisciplinary education.

  • Identify, develop and deliver in-service training for education staff, other professionals, students and parents/carers and modify training packages according to the needs of training participants.

  • Contribute to resource development work in support of QLST hub-based practice in collaboration with colleagues supporting inclusion.

  • Assist in developing and implementing strategies for specialist areas based on evidence-based practice.

  • Attend Consultations, Review Meetings, Team Meetings, and training days, and contribute to the development of Educational Psychology services at QLST Hub.

  • Demonstrate the ability to reflect on practice with peers and mentors and identify own strengths and development needs.

  • Adapt practice to meet individual student circumstances and highlight the need 

  • Engage in CPD activities and engage in clinical self-reflection.

  • Demonstrate a continual commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

  • Demonstrate a continual commitment to the promotion of diversity initiatives and the sharing of best practice in line with QLST policy and procedures

  • Undertake any other professional duties which may be delegated by the QUEST Learning Support and Therapy Director.

Person Specification

The successful candidate will have:

  • Knowledge of a range of relevant therapeutic interventions and assessment tools.

  • Knowledge of social skills interventions or approaches 

  • Ability to translate policies and research into practice

  • A flexible approach to service design and delivery

  • Ability to set SMART targets and measure therapy outcomes

  • Ability and commitment to reflect on practice with colleagues and the QLST Team.

  • Ability to problem solve proactively.

  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritise tasks and manage time effectively in order to meet deadlines.

  • Flexibility, drive, energy and enthusiasm

  • Approachability and a sense of humour

  • Competent IT skills and a willingness to keep developing these.

  • Ability to be a good team player with a good understanding of teamwork.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Commitment to the promotion of diversity, inclusion and equal opportunities.

Qualification requirements:

  • Recognised Educational Psychology degree or masters.

  • Experience of working with children with language, social, emotional and behavioural difficulties

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Application Form

Section 1

1. Personal Details

2. Teaching Qualifications

3. Education

Include (Most recent first): Schools (O Level/GCSE and A-level or equivalent); College/University; Teaching Qualification; Graduate Degree/NPQ Qualification

Institution Name Grades/Results Dates Action

Section 2

1. Current Employment Details

Current employer name*
Current employer postal address*
Current employer country
Current employer website
Current post held
Type of school
Number of students on roll
Date appointed (YYYY-MM-DD)

2. Previous Teaching / Employment Experience (most recent first)

Type of School Country Name of School/Company Post Held Number on Roll Dates Action

3. Personal interests, including extracurricular activities

4. Details of any significant illness during last 2 years, including days off sick in last 12 months


1. Referees

Referees must be current Head of School / or current employer.

School Name / Company Name*
Professional relation to you*
May we take this reference now?*

School Name / Company Name*
Professional relation to you*
May we take this reference now?*

2. Availability

Please indicate any dates you are not available for interview


This is a post which involves working directly with children or young people. You are therefore required to declare whether you have any criminal convictions (or cautions or bind-overs) including those which are “spent”.

Do you have any convictions, cautions, reprimands or final warnings or equivalent in other countries in which you have lived? If yes please give details here.

Are you included in any list of people barred from working with children by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) or the NCTL (National College of Teaching and Leadership) – or equivalent in other countries in which you have lived? If yes please give details here.

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Please Note

  • If your application is successful, prior to taking up your post, you will be required to undergo a background check. This will require you to complete a separate application form and to provide more than one piece of documentary evidence of your identity.
  • Although a criminal record involving offences against children is likely to debar you from appointment of this type of post, the existence of other criminal convictions will not necessarily be a bar to employment.
  • Any criminal record information arising out of the background check process will be discussed with you before any final decision is made about your employment.

Only complete applications, including all the documents listed above, will be considered. It should be understood that nothing in this form constitutes a contract.