Individual Needs Assistant (Level B) / MDSA (Level A)

Posted on 11 June 2021

  • LocationGoldstone Primary
  • Salary£19,312 - £19,698 (INA) pro rata; £18,328 - £18,933 (MDSA) pro rata
  • ContractFixed Term
  • Closing DateThis vacancy has closed

Job Summary
Job reference orbis/TP/490/14835
Positions available 1
Working hours 26.25 INA, 2.5 MSA, Term Time
Closing date This vacancy has closed
Job category Education & Learning
Organisation Brighton & Hove City Council
Directorate BHCC: External

Job introduction

Goldstone Primary School is a large 3 form entry school with 650 pupils.  We are seeking an Individual Needs Assistant, to work closely with and support a child within a classroom setting. 

Paid weeks per year: 47.15 (INA); 43.7 (MDSA) inclusive of holiday entitlement

Fixed term: Until 31st August 2022

Start date: 2nd September 2021



About the role

The successful candidate will be capable of offering high quality input and support in all areas of the curriculum. Experience in working with children with additional needs, particularly autism would be desirable.  The working hours are Monday to Friday 9am until 3.15pm. The vacancy also includes a lunchtime duty.  This is a 1 year fixed term contract initially.

Desirable skills and Experience:

  • Experience working with children with additional needs, particularly autism
  • Experience of, and ability to work with, children 1-1, in small groups, and in class
  • Basic understanding of child development and learning
  • Commitment to Inclusion
  • Firm, kind and flexible approach
  • Ability to work under the general guidance of the Class Teacher.

Closing date: 9am, 28th June

Interview date: 5th July 

Completed application forms accepted by email/post direct to the school address:

Laburnum Avenue, Hove, BN3 7JW, email:

School Office: (01273) 294851


Additional information

Work Permits: This role does not meet the requirement for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Successful candidates will need to evidence that they have the Right to Work in the UK.

Company information

Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.

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The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Brighton & Hove Schools do not accept CV or resume.


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