Are there any HLTA's out there who are also ELSAs (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) ? I have been a HLTA and an ELSA for over ten years. I have always covered some PPA, supported a class and worked for five hours a week in the ELSA role. This year (due to new management) the amount of PPA I cover has been increased and the class support element decreased. I have also been told today that I should never have been graded as a HLTA if I am an ELSA as ELSAs are not part of the HLTA role profile. Originally I was told I would need to be graded a HLTA as that was the pay scale for the emotional support role. I am concerned that the emotional support element of my role may be lost due to the extra PPA cover. I would be interested to hear from other ELSAs and what grades they are on.