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What is the role of the Special Needs Assistant (SNA)?

In general terms the SNA acts in a care and support role that is non-teaching in nature and works under the guidance and supervision of the Principal and/or class teacher. The role and duties of the SNA are more clearly defined in DES Circular 0030/2014. An overview of the role is provided in the Professional Development area of the website (click here for the Professional Development area of the website).

How do I become an SNA and what is the salary?

Information about becoming an SNA, salary, conditions of employment and so forth are available on the DES website (click here for the relevant area of the DES website)