Job Sharing

Job Sharing Scheme for Special Needs Assistants

The purpose of the Job Sharing Scheme is to assist special needs assistants (SNAs) in combining work and personal responsibilities or choices.  An SNA may make an application to share a wholetime post on a 50:50 basis. The minimum period for which a job sharing arrangement may occur is one school year i.e. commencing on 1 September and ending on 31 August each year. 

For further information on the Job Sharing Scheme for SNAs please refer to Circular 41/2014. . 

How to Apply

SNAs interested in a job sharing position must submit an application to their employer not later than the 1st of March of each school year prior to the school year in which they propose to commence/continue a job sharing arrangement.

Important Note

In response to issues raised in relation to SNA supply, the restriction of engaging in substitute work imposed in the Job Sharing Scheme as contained in Paragraph 9.1 of Circular 41/2014 will be suspended for the remainder of the 2021/22 school year.   A Job Sharing SNA may now be employed to work in a substitute capacity, during the period he/she is rostered off duty.   Given the need to minimise movement between schools during the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Job Sharing SNA is limited to carrying out substitute work in his/her own school. Information Note TC 0017/2021.