Emotional Literacy Support Assistant

The Springfields AcademyWiltshire

Hours/Contract: Part-time, Term-time, Permanent Position: 31.25 hours per week, 39 weeks per year

The Role:  We are looking for Emotional Literacy Support Assistants (ELSA’s) to work 1:1 with a pupils, in small groups and to deliver personalised autism friendly emotional literacy and social skills interventions.

The Person: The position of ELSA is an exciting opportunity for a passionate and compassionate individual who wants to make a difference in the lives of our learners with autism. Key skills we are looking for: 

• To have a good knowledge and understanding of autism and social communication needs and appropriate strategies to support pupils with this need. E.g. TEACCH

• To have knowledge and understanding of social, emotional & mental health needs and cognitive needs, that affect children and young people’s development. 

• Excellent listening skills

• An ability to build strong, trusting relationships 

• To be resilient and  able to take regular responsibility for agreed activities

• Promote and support the inclusion of all pupils in the learning and social skills activities 

• To use positive and personalised anxiety management and emotional regulation strategies

• To be a trained ELSA or have a willingness to complete the course within 12 months of being in post.

Next Steps: So if you think this role may be for you and want to be involved at this exciting time in our development, please get in touch by calling Rachel Barnes, Office Manager on 01249 814125 or email at rbarnes@springfields.wilts.sch.uk 

All applications to be made directly through TES.

Closing date: for applications is Wednesday 21 April 2021 at Midnight.

Interview Date:  Interviews will be held on Week Commencing 26 April 2021.

Opportunities and Benefits:  We offer a competitive salary plus LGPS pension, great career progression and development opportunities, access to our Employee Assistance Programme with many other benefits.  We’re proud of how we support our staff in order that you have high levels of job satisfaction, are aware of the difference you are making for the children and families you work with and can see your contribution towards our community. There are regular opportunities for professional development and training, and a wider community of staff to network with within Reach South Multi Academy Trust. You will have the chance to visit other local schools, work alongside a range of outside professionals and take part in a variety of e-learning and face-to-face training. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Each post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. 

Reach South Academy Trust has an Equal Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring section of the application form before submitting.  

Please note that Reach South Academy Trust can only consider applications from candidates eligible to work in the UK, and who can provide the required documentation and where a candidate does not need a Tier 2 Visa. 

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