Specialisterne Ireland – Neurodiverse Employment Support Services: Assessment and Support Executive
Assessment and Support Executive
Specialisterne Ireland is a specialist employment and support service for young adults on the autism spectrum and those with similar challenges such as Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, ADHD etc. It is seeking to recruit an Assessment and Support Executive to work with neurodiverse candidates to prepare them for fulltime employment. Also, to support neurodiverse students to prepare for internship and employment placements. This position will boost Specialisterne Ireland’s support services throughout the country. The person appointed will be responsible for the assessment and support of neurodiverse candidates, preparing them for employment and supporting them in that employment.
The new Executive will report to the Operations Manager and will support the Specialisterne team generally while overseeing their own active case load. Specialisterne this year with the Support of the Dormant Account Funds and other supports is seeking to support up to 180 neurodiverse candidates from across Ireland to gain skills for long term employment. It is currently working with over 60 people who are already in employment and 50 others at various stages of assessment. The initial contract will be for 12 months with the potential for this to be extended, subject to successful review and funding.
Specialisterne is a professional organisation providing the highest level of advice and support in line with good organisational policy and regulations.
Job Purpose: The Assessment and Support Executive will be responsible for successfully identifying, assessing, placing, and supporting neurodiverse people with autism or similar challenges in employment.
- At least 2 years of experience of working with people who are neurodiverse, ideally coupled with a relevant masters qualification in psychology, education, disability, social work, human resources or a relevant related field.
- Experience in providing support services to neurodiverse individuals.
- Knowledge of the best practices in support services to individuals with developmental challenges.
- Knowledge of recruitment and employment practices applying to people with disabilities would be an advantage.
- Experience of providing support to such people.
- Excellent interpersonal skills: demonstrated ability to interact professionally with neurodiverse people, families, other Specialisterne team members and other organisations.
- Strong administrative, computer, organizational, written, listening and verbal communication skills
- Experience with web content creation and a working knowledge of social media would be an advantage.
- Ideally possess a full driving licence.
- Work with the Specialisterne team and other partner organisations to identify individual candidates for whom the Specialisterne model would suit.
- Interview preparation skills and mock interview with candidates.
- Provide detailed assessment of candidates’ potential for work. This includes observing individuals social and technical skills, discussing your observations with your colleagues and with the candidates themselves, recommending developmental plans to enable candidates reach their potential in terms of employment, monitoring progress and providing further advice as needed and completing appropriate paperwork.
- In cooperation with candidates to create achievable employment development goals and to monitor progress towards those goals.
- On the job support to candidates, their employer, and a work 'buddy' on site or virtually.
- Produce and manage all paperwork associated with a candidate’s support.
- Provide support for candidates and their families and attend relevant meetings or other events.
- Conduct assessments and make referrals to other organisations or professionals to ensure individuals receiving services are receiving the best advice and support.
- Provide consultation and training to potential employers.
Remuneration will match the skills and experience of the successful candidate.
By Wednesday 29thth September at 6pm
Specialisterne Ireland CLG is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Charity Number: 20200622
Supported for Growth by “The Ireland Funds”