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Cams Hill School

ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant)

Closing date: 27/09/2021 at 12:00

Contract/Hours: Permanent , Full-time

Salary Type: Support Staff

Salary Details: Grade D £21,403 - £24,055 - Actual Salary £18,308 - £21,264pa

Hours of Work: 37 hours per week, 39 weeks per year (term time only)

Location of Role: Cams Hill School

Job/Person Summary

Are you an existing member of a SEND department looking for a change? Are you considering a change of career? Do you have a warm personality and are able to stay calm under pressure? Can you demonstrate good interpersonal skills with both children and adults? Are you able to build trusting relationships with children who are either externalising or internalising their social emotional wellbeing needs? Do you want a fantastic opportunity in a brilliant secondary school supporting our pupils?

Cams Hill School is seeking an additional member of staff to join the school’s Nexus Academy as an ELSA. Experience and formal training is desirable but not essential as training may be available for an exceptional candidate. This is a key post in our school which is centred around supporting children to understand and regulate their own emotions whilst also respecting the feelings of those around them.


Our ELSA provision helps children to develop the social and emotional skills they need to flourish in school, working in small groups or 1:1 situations. The role forms part of our Nexus Academy, (our School within a School) and our ELSAs work with colleagues in the wider school community, along with parents/carers and outside agencies.

The ELSA post is challenging but extremely rewarding.


While no formal pre-qualifications are specified, the following competencies are essential:

Application Procedure

If you would like to apply, please download the Support Staff application form and Equalities form from the vacancies page on our website: www.camshill.com. You can find out more about us by visiting our website (above), by following staff on our Facebook or Twitter sites or via the Headteacher blog - camsheadteacher.wordpress.com


Closing date: Midday, Monday 27 September

Applications are welcomed at your earliest convenience; immediate interviews may be arranged. The advertisement will be withdrawn on appointment of the successful candidate.

Safer Recruitment

Cams Hill School and Hampshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

About us

Address: Shearwater Avenue, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 8AH

Telephone: 01329 231641

Website: http://www.camshill.com

Application form