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Individual Needs Assistant

Hours of work: 21.25 hours per week
Working pattern: Part-time, Term-time only (working for 5.85 weeks per year plus 39 weeks annual leave, which will increase after 5 years' continuous service)
(As the position is part-time/term-time only, the above salary will be pro rata)
Fixed term for: 10 months

Closing date: Thursday 29 September 2022

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:
Cross in Hand School, Sheepsetting Lane, Heathfield, TN21 0XG
Phone: 01435 862941
Email: office@cross-in-hand.e-sussex.sch.uk
Website: crossinhandschool.com
Please note, we do not accept CVs.

This post is covered by the Childcare Disqualification Regulations 2018. 

The school will need to ensure that they are not knowingly employing a person who is disqualified under the 2018 Regulations in connection with relevant childcare provision.  Accordingly, the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate to the school, by completing a self-declaration form as part of the pre-employment checks process, that they have not been disqualified under the 2018 Regulations. 

If the preferred candidate is found to be disqualified under the 2018 Regulations, the offer of employment will be subject to the application by the preferred candidate to Ofsted for a waiver and the receipt of a waiver from Ofsted. 

Cross in Hand is a happy and successful C of E Primary School in Heathfield, East Sussex.  We have genuinely lovely children, supportive parents and a great team of staff. 

We are looking for an Individual Needs Assistant to support a Year 6 child during lessons and at playtimes until July 2023. The successful candidate would need to remain calm under pressure and have a firm, consistent yet nurturing approach to supporting children to regulate their behaviour. Awareness of Emotional Regulation would be useful but not essential as training can be provided.

Experience of supporting children with Autism is essential. 

The position is being advertised as part time with a view to increase hours to match the needs of the child.

This is a temporary position until the end of the current academic year.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 29 September. Interviews will be held during the week commencing 3 October.

Job description, person specification and an application form can all be found on the school website at www.crossinhand.com.

Additional Information


Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.

All school based staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children.  All school staff should be aware of the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.


  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/191234/27181

  • Number of positions
  • 1

  • Location
  • Heathfield

  • Salary
  • £18,887 per annum pro rata

  • Closing date
  • 29/09/2022

  • Organisation
  • Cross in Hand School

  • Contract type
  • Term Time - Fixed Term

  • Work pattern
  • Part Time

  • Hours
  • 21.25

  • Job type
  • Support Staff - Education