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Therapeutic Support Assistant

Are you passionate about nurturing children’s emotional well-being in a natural, outdoor setting? Huckleberries Nurture Farm CIC is at the forefront of supporting children’s emotional well-being through nature-based learning. We are currently seeking an enthusiastic Therapeutic Support Assistant to join our trauma-informed team.

Closing date: 12 noon on 8th March 2024

Position: Therapeutic Support Assistant (TSA)

Location: 1.5 miles outside Elstead, Godalming, Surrey.  Note we are not on a public transport route.

Hours: Part-time, term-time only (36 weeks), 6.5 hours per day, two days per week, ideally Wednesday & Friday. The role is based outside in all weathers, all year round. Timesheets are required.

Salary: from £14.25ph to £17.09ph (pay scale range 6 to 7)

Holiday entitlement: Statutory

Start Date: 17 April 2024 plus 2 paid handover days in advance of Easter break


  • Provide a nurturing and supportive environment for children aged 5 to 13 with Social, Emotional, and Mental Health (SEMH) needs
  • Assist in delivering therapeutic sessions for small groups of up to 8 children or in 1:1 sessions, including activities such as animal care, nature-based learning, mindfulness, growing, yoga and emotional literacy.
  • Support children with emotional needs to develop emotional agility, resilience, and social skills
  • Work alongside the Nurture Group Leader and community volunteers to ensure sessions run smoothly and meet objectives
  • Foster connections with nature, animals, and each other to help children develop a sense of belonging, generosity, mastery, self-control, self-confidence, responsibility and autonomy.


  • Compassionate and empathetic, holding children in high regard
  • Passionate about nurturing children’s emotional well-being
  • Embrace the understanding that all behaviour is communication
  • Innate love of nature and animals
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Enjoy working outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Experience of working with children with Social, Emotional, and Mental Health or Special Educational Needs is desirable

How to Apply:

If you’re ready to make a difference in the lives of children and embrace the joy of outdoor learning, please download the Job Description and Application Form and submit with a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to [email protected] by 12 noon on Friday 8 March, 2024.

At Huckleberries Nurture Farm, we provide a calm, supportive, and caring environment for children to flourish. Join us in helping children connect with themselves, each other, animals and nature, where they can learn to love their authentic selves.