This job expired on 27 September 2021

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    27 September 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    13 September 2021

Job details

Job role
Education support
Working pattern
37 hours per week, 39 weeks per year. Monday to Friday 0800 - 1600
Contract type
Salary: Grade D £21,403 - £24,055 Full-time equivalent

Job summary

ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant)
Salary: Grade D £21,403 - £24,055 FTE
37 hrs per week, 39 wks per year - Actual Salary £18,308 - £21,264pa

Are you an existing member of a SEND department looking for a change? Are you considering a change of career? Do you have a warm personality and are able to stay calm under pressure? Can you demonstrate good interpersonal skills with both children and adults? Are you able to build trusting relationships with children who are either externalising or internalising their social emotional wellbeing needs? Do you want a fantastic opportunity in a brilliant secondary school supporting our pupils?

Cams Hill School is seeking an additional member of staff to join the school’s Nexus Academy as an ELSA. Experience and formal training is desirable but not essential as training may be available for an exceptional candidate. This is a key post in our school which is centred around supporting children to understand and regulate their own emotions whilst also respecting the feelings of those around them.

Our ELSA provision helps children to develop the social and emotional skills they need to flourish in school, working in small groups or 1:1 situations. The role forms part of our Nexus Academy, (our School within a School) and our ELSAs work with colleagues in the wider school community, along with parents/carers and outside agencies.
The ELSA post is challenging but extremely rewarding.

While no formal pre-qualifications are specified, the following competencies are essential:
• Enjoy learning and have good communication skills
• Have the capacity to understand and apply psychological concepts introduced during through ELSA training and supervision
• Think creatively
• Able to keep succinct records of involvement
• Able to work independently and show initiative
• Have good time management and personal organisational skills
• Attend training days and group supervision sessions led by an Educational Psychology Service
• Plan and deliver individualised programmes of support that incorporate variety, interest and pace for children to develop their emotional literacy, including:
• Management of stress, grief, anxiety, anger and conflict
• Development of social interaction and friendship skills
• Promotion of a realistic self-concept and good self-esteem
• Coping with significant life changes including loss and bereavement
• Plan and deliver programmes of support to small groups of children to develop resilience skills
• Liaise with teachers and other support staff about the needs and progress of children receiving support
• Share knowledge and ideas from training/supervision sessions with other school staff as appropriate
• Meet regularly with line manager to review ELSA work
• Liaise with parents/carers in line with school policy

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
School size
1212 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Contact phone number

About Cams Hill School

Cams Hill is a popular and over-subscribed school which provides high quality teaching and learning opportunities along with a deep and embedded strong academic culture. It is a special place to learn and work; at Cams Hill, it is definitely the people that make the place.

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School location

Shearwater Avenue, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 8AH

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