AsIAm: Project Coordinator - Autism Friendly Communities

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Job Title: Project Coordinator - Autism Friendly Communities

Reporting to: Head of Training & Business Advisory Service

Hours of Work: Full Time.

Place of Employment: AsIAm offices, 84 Amien’s Street, Dublin 1

Remuneration: €30,000 - €35,000 p.a (commensurate with experience)

AsIAm is looking for a dynamic and innovative person to join our growing team. Kindly sponsored by SuperValu, the Project Coordinator - Autism Friendly Communities will work as part of the training department, to help support communities throughout Ireland to become Autism-Friendly, in line with our autism-friendly community framework.


Following the success of the Autism-Friendly Town Pilot in Clonakilty, Co. Cork, AsIAm is seeking an experienced, energetic project manager to coordinate the roll-out of an autism-friendly town programme across the country. This Coordinator will oversee the coordination of the project across the country, under the supervision of the Head of Training and Business Advisory Service. The Coordinator will be responsible for liaising with stakeholders, promoting the programme and project managing the application and implementation process throughout the year. Other elements of the role will be working closely with external agencies and volunteers, time management, negotiation, materials preparation and organizing, attending and participating in stakeholder meetings throughout Ireland from time to time. Ensuring projects adhere to frameworks and all documentation is maintained appropriately for each project is a key element of this role. In addition, the role may require, from time to time supporting staff members from various departments within AsIAm on projects as and when required.

Requirements and Key Skills

  • A passion for social justice and empowerment.
  • A relevant degree in education, social policy, business management, social care, occupational therapy, psychology, sociology or related subjects.
  • Possess a good understanding of the concept of Universal design, and strategies to create autism friendly environments is essential.
  • A knowledge of autism supports such as visual guides, sensory challenges is a distinct advantage.
  • Minimum 3 years professional experience in a mid level role from one of the above disciplines.
  • Have a professional knowledge of Microsoft Powerpoint, Word, and Excel.
  • Be able to prove experience in the creation, delivery and evaluation of training modules.
  • Have knowledge to an expert level in the specific areas of autism, disability legislation and social policy.
  • Proven track record in project management
  • Be available to travel on when required. (Full clean driving licence essential) .
  • Experience in Sales/HR/Management background beneficial.

If you are interested in this position, please send a cover letter outlining your suitability for the position and an up to date CV to no later than Monday 11th February at 5pm. AsIAm will shortlist applications received and invite shortlisted candidates to interview. An interview assignment will be assigned as part of this process. AsIAm is an equal opportunities employer, and reserves the right to practise positive discrimination. Canvassing will disqualify. The successful candidate will be required to submit to Garda Vetting prior to taking up their role.


Dublin 1

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