Permanent SEMH TA

Teaching Assistant/Learning Support Assistant - Southwark, South East London

Ref: 4060Thursday 9 May 2024

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Permanent SEMH TA -  Independent School 

Are you passionate about supporting students with social emotional and mental health difficulties?

Do you have experience with SEMH needs?

Do you want to work in a rewarding environment with a small, family-like team?

We are looking for a SEMH Teaching Assistant for a specialist SEMH school based Southwark. The school caters for students who are unable to access mainstream education. The school caters for students who have very complex SEMH needs as well as additional complex needs, such as ASC,  ADHD, Speech, Language & Communication Difficulties, adverse childhood experiences (ACE's) and Dyslexia.

We support schools that educate children and young people who, for many reasons, cannot access any other formal educational settings. These are the most vulnerable, at risk and hard to reach in our community who need your support. Understanding their SEMH needs must be met before any academic development can happen. Understanding their SEMH needs is essential in these roles and we are seeking individuals who can make a positive impact to these students education and future lives.

What We Are looking for - SEMH Teaching Assistant

  • The passion to support and inspire young people during a crucial stage of their personal and academic development.
  • A nurturing, patient, empathetic and holistic approach.
  • Some experience of supporting secondary age children with emotional regulation and with positive behaviour/de-escalation strategies is preferable.
  • A positive role model to support communication, with a sensitive, nurturing, and consistent approach.
  • Experience with SEMH, trauma, sensory processing, social communication is preferable.
  • Ability to build strong and meaningful relationships with vulnerable students.


What you can expect from this Permanent SEMH TA opportunity

  • To work in a setting with a like-minded team who are equally as dedicated to the learning and personal development of young people.
  • Experience working in a small, specialist secondary school.
  • Specialist training from SEMH Specialists.


Although experience teaching in SEMH specialist settings is beneficial I would also love to hear from individuals who are interested in taking their first steps into SEND settings.


Interested in hearing more about Teaching Assistant roles?

If you want to hear more about our SEND opportunities, please get in touch! You can apply by response to this advert! Equally, you can email to find out more about this role or discuss the right career for you!


If you are not contacted within 5 working days, unfortunately, you have been unsuccessful for this role. However, we will keep your CV and you are welcome to contact us to discuss your SEND career development.

Parker Smith Inclusion is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. We will help you with this.

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