Specialisterne NI is a specialist consultancy that recruits and supports talented people with Autism, Aspergers, or communication difference in the workplace. We work with people who may have a diagnosis of Autism or Aspergers, or who can find communication in the workplace difficult. Our experience helps employers recruit and retain people with communication difference in the workplace, and grow diverse, effective teams.

As part of the Specialist People Foundation, we contribute to a global aim of one million jobs for people with Autism.

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Interviewing, Managing, and Coaching Workshop Series

Interviewing, Managing, and Coaching Workshop Series

14 October 2016 9:30am-12:30pm (light breakfast included)

Interviewing Applicants with Social Communication Difference

Learn how to interview applicants with social communication difference such as Autism, Aspergers or who display related characteristics.. We coach on how to feel comfortable and get the best from applicants so that you can spot the best talent for your company.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/interviewing-applicants-with-social-communication-difference-tickets-27705073621

4 November 2016 9:30am-12:30pm (light breakfast included)

Managing Employees with Social Communication Difference. 

Learn how to manage employees with social communication difference such as Autism, Aspergers or who display related characteristics. We coach on how to how to feel comfortable in one-to-one scenarios and develop the talents of employees with social communication difference as you lead teams with diverse communication styles.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/managing-employees-with-social-communication-difference-tickets-27705988357

5 December 2016 9:30am-12:30pm (light breakfast included)

Working with Employees with Social Communication Difference 

A hybrid course for managers who interview as well as leading teams, and for employees who work alongside employees who have social communication difference. Learn how to interview applicants, manage and work alongside employees  with social communication difference in the workplace such as Autism, Aspergers or who display related characteristics. We coach on how to feel comfortable in one-to-one scenarios as you recruit, manage and work alongside employees with diverse communication styles.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/working-with-employees-with-social-communication-difference-tickets-27707957246

5 December 2016 1pm- 4pm (lunch included)

Coaching Employees with Social Communication Difference

Learn how to manage coaching sessions with employees with social communication difference. In this workshop participants role play coaching scenarios with a professional actor. Role plays are based on real life scenarios.  Learn how to feel comfortable and communicate effectively with employees who have a social communication difference such as Autism, Aspergers or who display related characteristics. Receive feedback on your coaching role plays and learn how to uncover an employee’s root issues so that you can problem solve effectively. This is a Level 2 Workshop which is open to participants who have completed any of the other workshops in the workshop series.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/coaching-employees-with-social-communication-difference-level-2-workshop-tickets-27707115729

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How can we help?

If you are a job seeker and experience communication challenges which may be related to Autism or Aspergers, we can:

  • assess your skills , and advise on what job roles may best suit your communication profile and skillset
  • job search and support you through the interview process
  • carry out a mock interview to help you perform at your best

If you are in a job role, and experience communication challenges which may be related to Autism or Aspergers we can provide Communication Coaching, that helps you understand Autism and how to Communicate Effectively.

If you are an employer and would like to recruit or develop the skills of employees with Autism, Aspergers, or related communication difference we can:

  • introduce CVs of candidates who match your job roles
  • run assessment days for your direct applicants with Autism, Aspergers or related communication difference
  • train staff in how to interview or develop the skills of people with Autism, Aspergers, or related communication difference
  • Provide communication coaching for existing employees or new starts so that they integrate well into a team

Lego Assessment

For the team at Specialisterne NI, ‘playing’ with Lego is all in a day’s work, a social enterprise recruitment consultancy that pairs people on the autistic spectrum with highly skilled jobs in the burgeoning IT sector.

At Specialisterne NI, we use Lego Mindstorms Robots to identify skills and any support needs of participants. By building Lego Robots in small teams, participants demonstrate skills in completing a systematic task, as well as self and team management. We then share what we see with participants and where appropriate use this information to match participants to job roles. When completing the assessment for a current employee, we use the information to help the employee perform at their best in the workplace.

Specialisterne opened in N. Ireland in April 2014 and as a first project supported participants on the Autistic Spectrum in the DEL2014/15 Software Test Academy, all of whom secured job roles.