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  • Writer's pictureAlisdair Adams

Higher Level Teaching Assistant with ELSA - Effingham, Surrey - £26,265 - £28,660

Call/email Ellie or Alisdair at Integritas for a full job description and an application form.

Position: Higher Level Teaching Assistant with ELSA

Location: Effingham, Surrey

Salary:26,265.95 - £28,660.26 actual salary dependant on experience and qualifications) Plus £2,000 Welcome bonus For HLTA with SEN Experience* 

Hourly rate: : £14.70 - £16.04 per hour

Hours: 40 hours per week - Term Time only

This school is part of a Group of over 26 SEN schools across the UK - the 5th largest provider of SEN education in the UK.

What’s in it for you?/ Why Should You Apply? 

  • You want to make a difference in the lives of our pupils and their families.

  • You are looking for a role where you are given the opportunity to lead lessons and develop your skills to support teaching and learning.

  • You want to contribute to our broad and creative curriculum offer.

  • You want to work with an inspiring pupil population.

  • You enjoy working as part of a collaborative and committed multi-disciplinary team.

  • You have a strong commitment to pupil and staff well-being and want to work in an organisation with the same strong values.

  • You want to work within an organisation that support, develops and invests in their staff.

Qualifications / Knowledge and experience / Skills and behaviours:


  • GCSE Maths and English qualification minimum Grade 4 or equivalent is essential.

  • The Higher Level Teaching Assistant Diploma or equivalent Level 4 qualification or demonstrate equivalent skill level.

  • ELSA qualification is desirable, alternatively candidate must be willing to achieve this qualification within first 2 years in post.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Knowledge of/experience in special educational needs, particularly autism is essential.

  • Experience working with young people with emotional literacy needs is essential.

  • Knowledge of/experience in working with young people with trauma and attachment/ACEs is desirable.

  • Understanding of the Safeguarding principles and Child Protection procedures

Skills and Behaviours:

  • Has a warm personality and is able to stay calm under pressure

  • Demonstrates good interpersonal skills with children and adults

  • Is able to build trusting relationships with children who are either externalising or internalising their social emotional wellbeing needs.


Be part of their successful team and also benefit from a generous package that includes:

  • Life assurance and Pension

  • Free lunches

  • Free onsite parking

  • Perkbox - offering high street discounts

  • Employee assistance programme

  • Car lease scheme

  • Fully funded training and qualifications

  • Bike to work scheme

  • Family Swim

  • Free membership to their Health cash back plan - Claim back money on services such as dental, optical, physio and many more.

Key Duties:

The school are currently looking to recruit ELSA / Higher Level Teaching Assistants to join the team. You will be delivering interventions around emotional literacy and mental wellbeing.

Our autistic students are aged between 11 – 16, they have associated behavioural and communication difficulties. Some pupils may have multiple learning difficulties. 

  • To be accountable to the school leadership team in all areas of work and responsibilities.

  • To support the SENCO, Clinical teams and class teachers with aspects of emotional literacy as identified

  • To support the Class Teacher in all areas of the day to day running of the class and support with delivery of emotional literacy.

  • To work closely with team members delivering therapeutic interventions and support implementation of therapy programmes, strategies and supports in class.

Like many SEN environments; your duties are likely to vary and therefore candidates will need to be flexible and be able to lend a hand whenever required.

Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment safeguarding checks including an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and we are therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are "spent" unless they are "protected" under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.

Integritas Education Recruitment Ltd is acting as an employment business for this position.

As a result of the volume of applications, If we have not contacted you within two weeks of your application being received, then regretfully your application will not be taken forward on this occasion.


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