Emotional literacy Support Assistant
Full Time Contract
Hours: 36 hours per week for 39 weeks per year (8am - 4pm)
Grade: Scale 6 (points 16 - 20)
Salary: £23,028 - £24,729 per annum (pro rata)
Required for January 2021 (negotiable for the right candidate)
Southville is a 3 form entry primary school in Feltham, London Borough of Hounslow. In 2018 Southville infant School and Southville Junior School successfully amalgamated to become a primary school.
Sadly our established and much valued ELSA is relocating to the countryside. This is such a key role in our school so we are now looking to appoint a replacement. The successful candidate will play an important part in our pastoral provision across the school.
We can offer:
• A full time role, working exclusively as an ELSA across the entire primary school.
• A highly supportive working environment, you will be part of an established pastoral support team.
• A purpose built nurture/ELSA room – fully resourced and self-contained
• A school wellbeing dog who is part of the pastoral support provision and a key member of staff!
• Regular ELSA supervision from LBH, and daily support/communication with senior leaders .(One of our deputies is a qualified wellbeing and mental health lead and she will line manage this role).
• Induction programme and ongoing CPD opportunities.
• A warm and welcoming wider staff team, with regular opportunities for social events
• A school where staff well being is prioritised and valued.
We are looking for a professional person as described in our Person Specification, and can effectively carry out all aspects of our Job Descriptions. In summary, we are looking for someone who is:
• An experienced ELSA who is an empathetic, organised, and warm professional to work as an integral part of our pastoral support team.
• A highly committed, enthusiastic, flexible and skilled colleague, who is passionate about supporting children’s learning.
• Able to show initiative and work independently and as part of a team
• Able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills
• Able to communicate well with children, staff and parents, gaining their confidence and establishing trusting relationships.
• Able to remain calm under pressure
• Able to plan programmes of support and maintain accurate records of involvement •
• Able to demonstrate emotional literacy, empathy, be supportive and discreet.
Visits to the school are warmly welcomed (following COVID regulations).
We are provisionally intending to interview at the school on Thursday 3rd December (observing social distancing restrictions). A risk assessment will be provided to all interviewees in advance of the interview date.
Southville Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
The post is subject to satisfactory Disclosure Barred Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure Certificate.