Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA)

Horley Infant School, Horley, Surrey, RH6 7JF

12 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    7 July 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    22 June 2022

Job details

Key stages

Early years, KS1

Working pattern

Contract type



Surrey Pay (PS4) £19422 fte pro-rata

Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) job summary

If you have a passion for working with vulnerable young people to help achieve their potential, we have the job for you.

We are seeking to appoint an exceptional, altruistic Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) to work alongside the teachers to plan and deliver a range of individualised programmes to support children to develop their emotional literacy. Our most vulnerable children need champions who will try to understand their challenges and then work with integrity to best support their needs.

We are looking for someone who has:
• A good knowledge and understanding of social, emotional & mental health needs and cognitive needs, that affect children’s development
• Excellent listening skills
• An ability to work independently, show initiative and stay calm under pressure
• An ability to build strong, trusting relationships
• Resilient and able to take regular responsibility for agreed learning/activities
• Skills which promote and support the inclusion of all pupils in their learning and social skills activities
• Positive and personalised anxiety management strategies
• Strong emotional resilience

We will offer:
• A competitive salary
• A team of supportive staff
• Continued CPD program

Hours: 12:00 – 4:00 (20 hours per week term time only) including INSET Days.

Applying for the job

Application forms available from the school office and the vacancy can also be viewed on Eteach: https://www.eteach.com/schools/horley-infant-school-7896. Applications should be returned with a covering letter to:

Mrs Shazia Anjum
Horley Infant School
Lumley Road
Surrey RH6 7JF
or via email to admin@horley.surrey.sch.uk

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Supporting documents

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About Horley Infant School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 4 to 7
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
299 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 7
Contact phone number

Horley Infant is well respected throughout the local community. We have a happy atmosphere providing children with a secure learning environment. Throughout the early years of education we nurture the close partnership with parents and carers, there are always many opportunities to be involved with school activities. In support of the changing needs of families we run an Extended School: Breakfast Club 7.30 – 8.45 am; After School Club 3 – 6 pm; plus other clubs running from 3 – 4 pm. Pre-school children 2 ½ - 4 years are welcomed into Bobtails morning and afternoon sessions.

Arranging a visit to Horley Infant School

We suggest that potential candidates take a look at our website to get a feel for our school and then get in touch via telephone or email if you have any questions. A school visit/tour is also encouraged. If you would like to take a tour, please contact the school office.

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