ELSA - Second School

Location: Swindon, Swindon, England
Job Type: Supply Teaching
Industry: SEN Support Jobs | SEN
Reference: PE11321874
Salary: paye, daily
Job Published: about 1 month ago
A school in Swindon is looking to appoint a Teaching Assistant to train as an Emotional Literacy Support Assistant.

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 KS3 and KS4
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

How working for Protocol will benefit you:
•An extremely competitive pay rate
•Weekly pay which is paid through PAYE (No hidden umbrella costs)
•A team of professional and experienced consultants to guide you
•Around the clock support and assistance from Protocol Education
•The chance to help students better their future

Please apply for this role now.