We are hiring

The Organisation:

AsIAm is Ireland’s National Autism Charity, based in Blackrock, Co Dublin.  AsIAm is a fast paced and 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, accepting 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

To that end, AsIAm supports businesses, organisations, and communities across the country in their efforts to become autism friendly by providing a range of supports including bespoke training and accreditation programmes, online training, and school workshops. 

 

Take a look at job opportunities below:  

We are currently looking to recruit a dynamic and innovative person to join our organisation in the role of Education Training Officer.  The Education Training Officer will report directly to the Head of Training and Accreditation and will operate as part of a team of five within the overall team of twenty six.

In addition to developing and delivering training for early years, primary and post-primary education settings, the Education Training Officer will be responsible for the delivery of the organisation’s Autism-Friendly Schools Programme and soon-to-be launched Early Years Community of Practice.

This is an ideal opportunity for someone who enjoys a challenge, has excellent interpersonal skills, and is motivated to be part of the development and delivery of AsIAm’s training programmes nationwide.

The post holder will be required to travel throughout the country and therefore will require a clean driver’s licence.

We particularly welcome applications from neurodivergent individuals.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Provide high quality online/in-person training tailored to suit the needs of individual educational settings
  2. Coordinate the organisation’s Autism-Friendly Schools Programme – recruiting participating schools, liaising with participants throughout the year, developing the CPD programme and associated resources and implementing the programme as a whole
  3. Support the development and implementation of AsIAm’s Early Years Community of Practice programme and its ongoing coordination including organising monthly masterclasses for participating early years practitioners
  4. Support the further development and implementation of AsIAm’s Training offering for educators, including the development of a summer training course for teachers
  5. Develop and maintain positive relationships with key stakeholders
  6. Coordinate and manage your work plan/schedule to ensure all training is undertaken to the highest standard and in a timely manner
  7. Provide regular updates to the Training Manager / Head of Training & Accreditation/CEO as required
  8. Participate in the overall team to ensure collaborative teamwork and support other team members as required

Key Requirements:

Experience, Education, Skills, and Abilities Required

  1. A passion for social justice and empowerment
  2. An extensive knowledge of autism in the context of education
  3. A relevant professional qualification in education 
  4. First hand experience in supporting Autistic people in educational settings
  5. Excellent training and facilitating skills both in person and online
  6. Proven track record in the creation, delivery, and evaluation of training modules
  7. Ability to operate independently
  8. Excellent communication, presentation, interpersonal, team building, and networking abilities 
  9. Ability to interact and connect with trainees/stakeholders in a wide variety of settings and at various organisational levels
  10. Ability to conduct needs assessment to gauge training needs
  11. Experience in delivering training in a blended learning environment
  12. Strong IT skills, including experience of Microsoft Office
  13. Full driving licence

Other requirements relevant to the role but not essential are:-

  1. Knowledge of disability legislation and social policy
  2. Analytical and report writing skills

Contract Duration

This role is full-time and permanent.

Salary & Benefits

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

In addition to annual leave, the organisation offers an additional paid leave during the Christmas office closure period

The organisation offers a 3.5% pension contribution and an Employee Assistance Programme after the probationary period

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 with regard to working hours with the expectation of some evening and weekend work.

Remote working

The role is based in AsIAm HQ in Blackrock, Co Dublin. 

The organisation operates a hybrid working policy. Employees may apply to work a part of their week remotely. This does not negate the need to travel for training as and when required.

Your next step…..

Interested applicants should submit a CV and cover letter to Jacqui O’Grady, HR Consultant, at jogradyhr@gmail.com.  You can contact Jacqui at 087 2264981 with any queries.

Closing Date

The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, 19 August 2022.

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

AsIAm actively supports 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 which reserves the right to practice positive discrimination as set out by the Employment Equality Act, 1998.

The Role:

We are currently looking to recruit a dynamic and innovative person to join our organisation in the role of Training Officer.  The Training Officer will report directly to the Head of Training and Accreditation and will operate as part of a team of five within the overall team of twenty six.

This is an ideal opportunity for someone who enjoys a challenge, has excellent interpersonal skills, and is motivated to be part of the development and delivery of AsIAm’s training programmes nationwide.

We particularly welcome applications from neurodivergent individuals. 

The post holder will be required to travel throughout the country and therefore will require a clean driver’s licence.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Support the Head of Training and Accreditation and the Training Manager in the overall implementation and delivery of AsIAm’s training and awareness programmes/workshops
  2. Champion the organisation’s Autism Friendly Accreditation programme delivering excellent on the ground training, support, and feedback for relevant organisations and communities
  3. Provide high quality online training tailored to suit organisation’s needs 
  4. Deliver bespoke training in a broad range of settings to stakeholders in sectors such as health and social care, employment and education
  5. Contribute to the development and improvement of AsIAm’s training programmes (including pre-recorded content and accreditation programmes) 
  6. Providing suggestions and ideas to the Training Manager and Head of Training and Accreditations for new training offerings 
  7. Develop and maintain positive relationships with key stakeholders
  8. Coordinate and manage your work plan/schedule to ensure all training is undertaken to the highest standard and in a timely manner
  9. Provide regular updates to the Training Manager / Head of Training & Accreditation/CEO as required
  10. Participate in the overall team to ensure collaborative teamwork and support other team members as required

Key Requirements:

Experience, Education, Skills, and Abilities Required

  1. A passion for social justice and empowerment
  2. Knowledge of autism and autism related issues
  3. Excellent training and facilitating skills both in person and online
  4. Proven track record in the creation, delivery, and evaluation of training modules
  5. Ability to operate independently
  6. Excellent communication, presentation, interpersonal, team building, and networking abilities 
  7. Ability to interact and connect with trainees/stakeholders in a wide variety of settings and at various organisational levels
  8. Ability to conduct needs assessment to gauge training needs
  9. Strong IT skills, including experience with Microsoft Office
  10. Experience delivering training in a blended learning environment
  11. Full driving licence

Other requirements relevant to the role but not essential are:-

  1. Knowledge of disability legislation and social policy
  2. Analytical and report writing skills
  3. Relevant academic qualification

Contract Duration

This role is full-time and permanent.

Salary & Benefits

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

In addition to annual leave, the organisation offers an additional paid leave during the Christmas office closure period

The organisation offers a 3.5% pension contribution and an Employee Assistance Programme after the probationary period

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 with regard to working hours with the expectation of some evening and weekend work.

Remote working

The role is based in AsIAm HQ in Blackrock, Co Dublin. 

The organisation operates a hybrid working policy. Employees may apply to work a part of their week remotely. This does not negate the need to travel for training as and when required.

Your next step…..

Interested applicants should submit a CV and cover letter to Jacqui O’Grady, HR Consultant, at jogradyhr@gmail.com.  You can contact Jacqui at 087 2264981 with any queries.

Closing Date

The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, 19 August 2022.

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

AsIAm actively supports 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 which reserves the right to practice positive discrimination as set out by the Employment Equality Act, 1998.

AsIAm’s Adult Support and Wellbeing Programme strives to strengthen social relationships and friendships and aid the community to avail of opportunities to become involved in community activities. In response to the incredible engagement from the community that we had in 2021, we are currently in the process of recruiting and training several facilitators for this programme to increase the events that we can offer. If you wish to be considered as a potential facilitator or volunteer for this programme, please fill out the following form.

Adult Support Facilitators will be individuals with professional or education-based experience working alongside the autistic community and will engage in facilitating support groups that require a high level of sensitivity, relationship management, discretion, and empathy. This is a paid opportunity.

  • Location: Most of our classes run in an online platform, however, occasionally we will be running self-advocacy classes in-person. The location of these has not yet been decided.
  • Hours: Hours can vary from approx. 4 hours a month to 2 hours a month. Occasionally, there is a need for flexibility as additional hours may be required.

Important Dates:
Please register your interest before August 12th, 2022, at 5 pm.

Application Form Below

 

AsIAm’s Adult Support and Wellbeing Programme strives to strengthen social relationships and friendships and aid the community to avail of opportunities to become involved in community activities. In response to the incredible engagement from the community that we had in 2021, we are currently in the process of recruiting and training several  volunteers for this programme to increase the events that we can offer. If you wish to be considered as a potential facilitator or volunteer for this programme, please fill out the following form.

Community Volunteers do not need to have prior experience working with the autistic community, or handling sensitive themes, as they will ideally volunteer their time to coordinate a variety of events, and groups centring around creative activities. Examples include yoga classes, art classes, and book clubs. Occasionally, a Subject Expert will offer the skill-based aspect of the class (i.e., a yoga instructor or an art teacher), whereas the Community Volunteer will ensure the smooth running of such classes regarding organisation and administration. This is an unpaid opportunity.

  • Location: Most of our classes run in an online platform, however, occasionally we will be running self-advocacy classes in-person. The location of these has not yet been decided.
  • Hours: Hours can vary from approx. 4 hours a month to 2 hours a month. Occasionally, there is a need for flexibility as additional hours may be required.

Important Dates:
Please register your interest before August 12th, 2022, at 5 pm.

Application Form Below

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