Rediscover wellbeing series for autistic people at work

Specialisterne NI’s Rediscover workshop series explores the experiences of autistic people at work. Specialisterne NI’s research into the themes which emerge from the words of autistic people included in 5 years of published research across 32 countries, provides a backdrop to discussions on wellbeing at work, and strategies which autistic people use to experience improved wellbeing and to enjoy careers.

Rediscover sessions for autistic people at work begins Thursday 30 November, 12.30pm-1.30pm. Rediscover is supported by the Public Health Agency through the Clear Project, and runs November 2023-February 2024. Places are limited. For details, or to join, contact Sharon Didrichsen on Sharond@specialisterne.com

 

Neurodivergent Networks- the how and the why.

One week to go to Neurodivergent Networks- the how and the why.  For details see below, and to book your free place, visit:

Neurodivergent networks – the how and the why. Tickets, Thu 16 Nov 2023 at 12:30 | Eventbrite

 

 

 

Software Engineering Intern, Puppet

The team at empower is delighted to support autistic and neurodivergent applicants and applicants who have a disability to apply to a Software Engineering Intern role at Puppet.

You don’t need a diagnosis to access support, if you are autistic and /or otherwise neurodivergent, and/or have a disability and feel that support may be useful, we would love to hear from you.

Please see below details of the role and details of what support is available.

 

 

Junior Software Engineer, Puppet

The team at empower is delighted to support autistic and neurodivergent applicants and applicants who have a disability to apply to a Junior Software Engineer role at Puppet.

You don’t need a diagnosis to access support, if you are autistic and /or otherwise neurodivergent, and/or have a disability and feel that support may be useful, we would love to hear from you.

Please see below details of the role and details of what support is available.

Business Development and Communications Executive- full time, part time or compressed hours.

Are you looking for a flexible full time, part time, or compressed hours role where you can make a difference?

Our Business Development and Communications Executive role offers a flexible and exciting opportunity to build relationships with companies who are seeking to become an employer of choice for neurodivergent people. See details below:

Business Development & Communications Executive -Full time or Part time, or compressed hours. | CommunityNI

 

IMS Co-ordinator

Empower- a new programme for autistic and/or neurodivergent people and people with a disability across NI!

We are really excited to invite expressions of interest for the new empower programme. Funded by the UK government, empower will support 2000 people across N Ireland who are autistic and/or neurodivergent, who have a disability or a health condition.  empower will support people 16+ to secure careers across all sectors and all levels of careers, and will also support people considering self employment.

 

Empower ‘Launch’, a new programme which supports school leavers who are autistic and/or neurodivergent to launch careers.

Are you 16+ and leaving school or college this year? Empower ‘Launch’ is running over the summer to support autistic and/or neurodivergent young people to launch careers. A combination of skills development, job coaching and having fun, empower ‘Launch’ is a great place to launch a new career!

 

 

Get ready for and secure careers through the www programme, a programme for autistic and neurodivergent people

Autism And Neurodiversity Consultant Fulltime

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an Autism and Neurodiversity Consultant to join our team in supporting neurodivergent people, as they connect and learn from each other, and start out on and progress in careers.

Contract:                 Full-time, fixed term contract currently funded until 31st March 2023

Hours of work:       Monday – Friday, 9am to 5pm

Location:                Skainos, 239 Newtownards Road, Belfast (Hybrid working)

Salary:                     £20-25k, depending on experience.

 

Specialisterne NI is a not-for-private-profit community interest company, which supports autistic people and people with other neurodivergent conditions to get ready for, secure, sustain and progress in careers. As part of the international Specialisterne network, we partner with leading employers internationally to work towards the goal of one million careers for autistic people and people with other neurodivergent conditions.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an Autism and Neurodiversity Consultant to join our team in supporting neurodivergent people, as they connect and learn from each other, and start out on and progress in careers.

The Role

The aim of this role is to support participants, who are neurodivergent young people or adults, to feel more confident, experience reduced attitudinal and communication barriers and help participants feel more ready to meet employers, education, and training providers.  You will connect with an exciting employer mentor network, many of whom are neurodivergent, who will inform the programme curriculum, ensuring participant’s learning pathways are relevant to their chosen career, and who will provide learning opportunities for participants.

Our successful candidates will also support our neurodivergent community to connect with and learn from each other through shared interests, so that participants feel more connected and confident, and improve wellbeing.  This role will provide ongoing learning opportunities on Autism, Dyslexia, ADHD, OCD, or Tourette’s Syndrome and how to best support neurodivergent people.

Essential Criteria

  • Study in a relevant subject area at undergraduate or post graduate level (this includes currently studying or completed) e.g. Atypical Development, Psychology, Education, Sensory Integration, subject areas related to Autism, ADHD, OCD, Tourette’s Syndrome, Dyslexia. Other subject areas will also be considered in terms of relevance.
  • Previous experience in and knowledge of Autism
  • Ability to work on your own initiative as well as part of a team
  • Ability to manage and organise your workload
  • A driving licence or ability to travel to various locations across Belfast when required.

 

Desirable Criteria

  • Demonstrable in-depth knowledge of Autism.
  • Previous experience in and knowledge of one or more of the following: ADHD, OCD, Tourette’s Syndrome, Dyslexia.
  • Demonstrable in-depth knowledge of one or more of the following: ADHD, OCD, Tourette’s Syndrome, Dyslexia.
  • Experience in supporting children, young people, or adults on the Autistic Spectrum or who have ADHD, OCD, Tourette’s Syndrome, or Dyslexia, to achieve the changes they want
  • Experience in supporting people in small groups
  • Experience in documentation of work according to quality standards.

To apply for this position, please forward an up-to-date C.V. clearly outlining how you meet the above criteria, to Sharon Didrichsen, Managing Director, by email: sharond@specialisterne.com, before the closing date of:  25 November 2022

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