SEMH and Autism Teacher

Qualified Teacher - Merton, South West London

Ref: 4978Thursday 2 May 2024

SEMH and Autism Teacher

Qualified Teacher Needed

London Borough of Merton

Immediate Start Available

£150 - £250 per day PAYE


Based in the London Borough of Merton, this incredible college for students, aged 14-16 years old on the Autism Spectrum, are seeking a qualified teacher to join their team. This newly-refurbished building was designed with the needs of children with Autism in mind, ensuring there are large open classrooms and therapy spaces for students in KS2, KS3 and KS4. There is also a calm, landscaped outdoor area with an all weather pitch as well as specialist facilities for IT, food technology and science experiments.

Working in small classes of maximum 10 pupils, you will be supporting by 2 teaching assistants to mainly cover the Science curriculum. Whilst experience teaching Science is preferable, there will be a lot of support with the curriculum so this is not necessary. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals who are passionate about working with children and making a positive impact on their lives. Anyone who is seeking to develop their experience within a specialist setting is encouraged to apply, as well as experienced teachers looking for a change.


What We Are looking for in an SEMH and Autism Teacher

  • QTS qualification or similar
  • Therapeutic teaching approach
  • Able to deliver core subjects at KS3 level
  • Ability to teach core subjects ideally with a Science specialism
  • Experience of teaching with emotional regulation and with positive behaviour/de-escalation strategies
  • Positive role model to support communication, with a sensitive, nurturing, and consistent approach
  • Experience with SEMH, Trauma, Sensory processing, social communication teaching background
  • Ability to build strong and meaningful relationships with vulnerable students
  • Experience of working with disengaged teenagers is essential.


What you can expect from this SEMH and Autism Teacher opportunity

  • To teach in a setting with a likeminded team who are equally as dedicated to the learning and personal development of young people
  • Long term to permanent opportunities
  • Experience working in specialist therapeutic settings.
  • Working with Multidisciplinary therapy teams 
  • Extensive specialist training from SEMH Specialists



Why work with Parker Smith Inclusion? 

  • Over 250+ FIVE STAR Google reviews
  • We have access to a wider range of job opportunities including vacancies that haven't been advertised yet :We have partnerships with multiple schools, Local Authorities, and educational organisations and can provide you with access to a wider range of job opportunities.
  • Expertise in the SEND education industry with an ethical and transparent approach: we have specialist knowledge and experience in the SEND education industry, including an understanding of school hiring practices and requirements, which can help you navigate the job search process more effectively.
  • Assistance with CV and application materials:  we can provide guidance on preparing effective resumes and application materials, which can help you to stand out to schools
  • Transfer to a permanent contract after 2 terms
  • One application - Multiple Opportunities: are you too busy to fill out lots of different application forms? register with us and only fill out one form
  • Continued support in your role: we can provide continued support throughout the job search process, even after a job offer has been made


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