Emotional Literacy Support Assistant

Location: Bristol, Bristol, England
Job Type: Contract
Industry: Primary SEN Support | Early Years Teaching
Reference: PE11313492
Salary: £65 - £75 per day
Job Published: about 1 month ago
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