Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA)
Hours of work; Part Time – 15.5 hours per week (spread across 5 days)
Term time only plus inset days (39 weeks per year)
Salary: SCP 5-8 (Actual Salary £7,741.11 - £8,172.39 per annum)
Closing date: Applications to be received by noon on 8th February 2023
Interview date: Tuesday 28th February 2023
Start date: 17th April 2023 (or earlier depending upon successful candidate)
Nythe Primary and Nursery School are seeking to appoint a caring and enthusiastic ELSA to join our supportive, hardworking and dedicated team.
Nythe Primary and Nursery School is a lively and happy school which is valued and well supported by our local community. Our children are confident, polite and eager to learn, and we are very proud of all of their achievements. We have high expectations and seek to develop in all our children a strong sense of individual responsibility and respect for others.
We are seeking applicants who wish to promote the emotional, physical and educational development of pupils. The successful applicant will work to encourage children to relate to each other, foster positive relationships and engage with classroom/school life. They will encourage children to form friendships and engage in positive play at lunchtimes. Experience of working in schools with children experiencing emotional, social and behavioural difficulties would also be an advantage.
We are looking for someone who:
- Is dedicated, patient and has a good sense of humour.
- Has high expectations of all children
- Is able to use their initiative and be flexible in their approach to best support the needs of the children.
- Champions the importance of emotional wellbeing.
- Is a trained ELSA, or is willing to complete this training.
- Can support children at play during lunchtimes.
In return we offer:
- A committed, hardworking and friendly team.
- A supportive leadership team.
- Opportunities for professional development.
- Your own office within a well-resourced intervention space.
As an Academy we work within the support of Excalibur Academies Trust, which offers our employees many wide ranging opportunities for future professional development.
Nythe Primary School and Excalibur Academies Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants will be subject to a full Disclosure and Barring Service check before appointment is confirmed.
Nythe Primary School part of the Excalibur Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants will be subject to a full Disclosure and Barring Service check before appointment is confirmed.