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Emotional Literacy Support Assistant

The Springfields Academy, Calne, Wiltshire

Job details

Working pattern
Part-time only
Salary
Grade F, £20,903 rising to a maximum of £22,183, pro-rata per annum

Job summary

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 position of Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (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 include:
• 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.

Employee benefits

We offer a competitive salary plus LGPS pension, great career progression and development opportunities 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.

Applying for the job

Please visit our website at https://www.reachsouth.org/elsa-springfields

More on how to apply

School overview

School type
Academy
Education phase
School size
195 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 19
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
01249 814125

About The Springfields Academy

The Springfields Academy is an academy over two sites in Calne and Salisbury. This includes a residential provision at our Calne academy. We aspire to build safe independent lives for autistic young people through support, understanding and enablement. Additionally, we are a ‘National Autistic Society Accredited Provision’ with over 90% of the current cohort having a diagnosis of Autism. All students have the potential to access a primary/secondary curriculum.
We are an acknowledged centre of excellence for Autism; we are highly reflective in our practices, and are continually working to improve our provision and practices. We provide a personalised curriculum journey that enables leaners with a diagnosis of autism to develop skills in areas of need and to overcome their barriers to learning. The drive to build ‘safe Independent lives’ shapes this curriculum and everything else that we do. The Academy has a PAN of 190.

Reach South is a young and developing Trust which operates across the South West of England with the aim of delivering all through 3-19 education. We operate 14 academies in Plymouth, Bournemouth, Dorset and Wiltshire.
We are building this Trust on a clear set of values, behaviours and curriculum principles. At the heart of those values and principles is a belief in our young people and a determination to support them to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to become the successful citizens for today and all of their tomorrows. Our vision is to enable individual academies to flourish with curriculum autonomy, within a consistent framework of a metacognition focused pedagogy. We are committed to collaboration with other schools, MATs, colleges, Local Authorities, employers and Government to bring the widest benefit to young people and our staff.

Our core business is delivering exceptional education for children and young people with a mission to help all pupils aspire to achieve beyond the expectations that others put on them. We do this through the development of a talented and committed work force. In order to deliver exceptional opportunities for learning, we need highly motivated staff across all parts of the organisation.

School location

Curzon Street, Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 0DS

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