ASD Teaching Assistant

Location: Bristol
Job Type: Contract
Industry: Primary Teaching and Learning Assistants
Reference: PE11330165
Salary: £65 - £75 per day
Job Published: 19 days ago
A school in Bristol is looking to appoint a team of emotional literacy support assistants to support children with SEMH needs. ELSA is an initiative developed and supported by educational psychologists who apply psychological knowledge of children's social and emotional development to particular areas of need and to specific casework. It recognises that children learn better and are happier in school if their emotional needs are also addressed.

ELSAs are Emotional Literacy Support Assistants. They are teaching assistants who have received specific additional training from educational psychologists on aspects of emotional literacy including emotional awareness, self-esteem, anger management, social and friendship skills, social communication difficulties, loss, bereavement and family break-up.

ELSAs continue to receive ongoing supervision following their training. Their role is to support children and young people in school setting by helping them to understand and regulate their emotions, whilst also respecting the feelings of those around them.

Your qualities:
  • Be empathetic and patient when dealing with students across EYFS-KS2
  • Experienced at nurturing looked after children
  • Must be energetic, enthusiastic, be able to work using your own initiative but also be able to contribute to a dedicated team
  • The ideal candidate will be professional and passionate about supporting children in education

The school's qualities:
  • OFSTED 1
  • Can offer the successful candidates support and professional development with excellent opportunities for career progression.
  • Excellent support from staff and external agencies
  • Passionate about using creative teaching spaces
  • Full time position at end of placement