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AsIAm is Ireland’s National Autism Charity based in Blackrock, Co.Dublin.  AsIAm is a fast paced, growing organisation with a vision to create a society where every autistic person is accepted “as they are” – equal, valued, and respected.  The organisation’s purpose is to advocate for an inclusive society for autistic people that is accessible, accepted and affirming.  AsIAm works to support the Autistic community and our families to fully engage in Irish life and build the capacity of society to facilitate true inclusion.

Below are some opportunities:

The Role:

AsIAm is seeking an Employment Officer, who will play an integral role within the Adult Support and Employment department. The role reports directly to the Head of Adult Support and Employment.

This role is best suited to someone who is familiar with issues facing the Autistic community and has experience in the area of employment. They would be comfortable liasing with corporate clients and promoting AsIAm’s services and supports.

A core aspect of the role will focus on identifying employment roles through leads generated internally and externally with companies, building relationships with key personnel within these organisations and supporting them towards becoming more inclusive.  

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the design and implementation of a pilot employment mentoring programme which supports inclusive employment opportunities for autistic adults
  • Support the overall development of AsIAm’s Employment Programme
  • Provide direction and support to autistic candidates seeking employment
  • Liaise with the Training Team in providing employment support and consultancy services to employers who are interested in recruiting and supporting autistic talent
  • Develop positive relationships with key stakeholders, communities, businesses (including Communities of Practice), and the autism community
  • Assist with AsIAm Communities of Practice and events
  • Participate in company projects and collaborations with other companies
  • Deliver careers workshops with HEI students
  • Develop an internship and graduate programme between HEI’s and companies
  • Monitor both successes and challenges and prepare comprehensive reports for the Head of Adult Support and Employment
  • Provide regular updates to the Head of Adult Support & Employment/CEO as required
  • Participate in the overall team to ensure collaborative teamwork and support other team members as required
  • Collaborate with the Fundraising Manager on canvasing new companies

Key Requirements:

  • Degree level qualification in a related profession
  • 3-5 years-experience in training development and delivery
  • Willingness to travel
  • Great communication skills and excellent attention to detail
  • Previous sales/promotions experience would be advantageous
  • Previous work experience in the Autism or Disability sector is an advantage but not essential.

Contract Duration:

This is an initial 1-year contract with the potential to extend.

Salary and Benefits:

AsIAm will offer a salary and benefits commensurate with the AsIAm pay scale and experience.

In addition to annual leave, the company traditionally offers additional paid time off (company days) including a Christmas office closure period.  This is sanctioned annually at the discretion of management.

Working Hours:

The role is 20 hours per week

The role holder is required to have a degree of flexibility regarding working hours with the expectation of some evening and weekend work.

Location:

The role is based in AsIAm HQ in Blackrock, Co. Dublin.  Remote working agreements can be requested and are at the discretion of the line manager.

Your next step…

Interested applicants should submit a CV and cover letter to Lisa Aspeling, Executive Assistant to the CEO, at [email protected]

The closing date for receipt of applications is 16th February 2024.

Note: All candidates must be willing to undergo Garda Vetting should they be successful.

 

AsIAm actively support inclusion in the workplace and will endeavour to provide reasonable accommodations as requested by candidates throughout the interview process for this position.

AsIAm is an equal opportunities employer who reserves the right to practice positive discrimination as set out by the Employment Equity Act, 1998.

The Role: 

AsIAm is seeking an Inclusive Network Co-ordinator, who will play an integral role in supporting and expanding our existing Autism Friendly Communities as well as our Inclusive Communities Network. This role is best suited to someone who is exceptionally skilled at building relationships with network partners and championing the progress of all the Autism Friendly communities to achieve their 3-year targets. 

A core aspect of the role will be liaising with organisations, building partnerships and providing advice and support to the participating committees and championing the initiatives within their own communities.   

 

This role is integral to AsIAm as the Autism Friendly Towns initiative grows the AsIAm footprint and offers a conduit for us to spread awareness throughout Ireland.  It has the ability to impact on the growth of the Adult as well as the Child and Family Support programmes.  There is also significant potential to enhance fundraising activities throughout the Republic. The incumbent will also be a key driver working with the Lord Mayor to make Dublin an Autism Friendly City. 

 Key Responsibilities: 

  • Support current Autism Friendly committees and promote the creation of new autism friendly committees throughout Ireland
  • Help local communities to drive Autism initiatives through education, support and advice
  • Chair regular Autism Friendly Community meetings and Inclusive Community Network meetings 
  • Grow the Inclusive Community Network to reach the whole of Ireland with the objective to maximise AsIAm’s reach throughout Ireland – be identified as the preferred inclusivity partner to represent the Autism Community
  • Support the development and implementation of 3-year plans within each of the communitiesLiaise with other support structures within the organisation to provide co-ordinated supports to communities throughout Ireland  
  • Work closely with the Fundraising Manager and in partnership with the communities to generate funds through split-the-pot events
  • Represent AsIAm at the various launch events to promote autism friendly communities
  • Train committee members and key stakeholders within each of the communities
  • Maintain a database of all community interactions
  • Promote the Autism Friendly Communities on social media, highlighting successes and championing initiatives
  • Co-ordinate activities with Autism Friendly Schools and Autism Friendly Universities as well as other teams within AsIAm such as the Adult Support and Employment, Child and Support and Community Support

Key Requirements: 

  • Excellent relationship building skills
  • 3-5 years-experience in training development and delivery
  • Willingness to travel 
  • Great communication skills and excellent attention to detail
  • Previous work experience in the Autism or Disability sector is an advantage but not essential.

Contract Duration: 

This is an initial 1-year contract with the potential to extend.  

 Salary and Benefits: 

AsIAm will offer a salary and benefits commensurate with the AsIAm pay scale and experience. 

In addition to annual leave, the company traditionally offers additional paid time off (company days) including a Christmas office closure period.  This is sanctioned annually at the discretion of management. 

Working Hours: 

The role is Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The role holder is required to have a degree of flexibility regarding working hours with the expectation of some evening and weekend work. 

Location:  

The role is based in AsIAm HQ in Blackrock, Co. Dublin.  Remote working agreements can be requested and are at the discretion of the line manager. 

Your next step… 

Interested applicants should submit a CV and cover letter to Lisa Aspeling, Executive Assistant to the CEO, at [email protected].   

The closing date for receipt of applications is 10 February 2024. 

Note: All candidates must be willing to undergo Garda Vetting should they be successful. 

 

AsIAm actively support inclusion in the workplace and will endeavour to provide reasonable accommodations as requested by candidates throughout the interview process for this position. 

AsIAm is an equal opportunities employer who reserves the right to practice positive discrimination as set out by the Employment Equity Act, 1998. 

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