Special Needs Assistant (SNA) Redundancy Scheme
The redundancy arrangements for Special Needs Assistants (SNAs) were agreed at a national level at the Labour Relations Commission. These arrangements provide for redundancy compensation to be applied to SNAs employed in primary and second level schools in approved posts with more than one year’s continuous service.
The employment of SNAs may be reduced from full-time to part-time or terminated by way of redundancy where the approved allocation to the school is reduced and it is necessary to compulsorily cease / reduce the employment of an SNA. A redundancy situation arises where the post ceases to exist / is reduced and the SNA is not replaced. Unless the most junior SNA in the school has a written child specific contract that entitles them to remain in the school, the selection criteria for redundancy is on a 'last in first out' basis.
How to Apply
Full details of the SNA Redundancy Scheme are contained in Circular 0058/2006. In order to apply for a redundancy payment, Form RP50 and Form RED1should be completed and forwarded to:
Department of Education, NTS Payroll Section, Cornamaddy, Athlone, County Westmeath, N37 X659
The time limit for submitting an application for payment of redundancy is 52 weeks after the date of termination / reduction of the contract of employment.
Applicants should note the contents of Circular 0026/2021 - Recruitment of Special Needs Assistants (SNAs) – Supplementary Assignment Arrangements for the 2021/22 school year.
Queries in relation to the SNA Redundancy Scheme:
Phone: (090) 648 4142
Queries in relation to Circular 0026/2021 - Recruitment of Special Needs Assistants (SNAs) – Supplementary Assignment Arrangements for the 2021/22 school year must be submitted in writing to the dedicated e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org