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Information & Support Officer

Autism Support Louth&MeathDrogheda, Louth€30,000 - €36,000 per yearPart-timeContractCharity

Information & Support Officer

Autism Support Louth&Meath have recently been granted funding through the Dormant Accounts Fund to deliver a programme of Active Support for Carers caring with Family members with Autism and/or Complex Needs.

As part of this project we are recruiting a part time Information and Support Officer on a fixed term basis.

Location – Drogheda ABACAS School, Congress Avenue, Drogheda with some travel

Hours – 12pw – Flexible and Term time hours are an option.

Salary: €30,000 – €36,000 commensurate with experience  - Prorata

Job Description:

To provide support and information on disability services both local and national, appropriate individual and community-based services; social welfare; education; age-related disability issues; health and well-being; legal and policy; and advocacy issues.

To facilitate and organise training. Participate in Information Events and Training.

Creation of an information pack and other relevant documentation with specific local information as well as national information both in a printed and online format

Identify and deliver on dissemination opportunities for information and events.

 Issue press releases and liaise with media. Monitor press and media coverage of disability-related issues and identify trends and opportunities.

Responding to enquiries from members, the public, journalists, researchers and other interested parties.

Maintain and develop the website and social media channels. Produce easy-to-read reports on the work of the project

Provide individual information of support sessions to carers.

Co-ordinate all the relevant supports and arrangements to allow training to be delivered in the most appropriate and useful manner.

A suitable candidate will have

  • A passion for social justice and empowerment.
  • Have a professional knowledge of Microsoft, Powerpoint, Word, and Excel.
  • Ability to write, research and create content.
  • Previous office experience
  • Exceptional people skills
  • Excellent IT skills and ability to create digital content
  • A full clean driving license.
  • Experience of organising events or participating in charitable activities / organisations.
  • A knowledge of / passion for autism inclusion and supporting carers
  • A knowledge or disability law and policy.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and part of a team
  • A relevant third level qualification is desirable

Applications will be reviewed and shortlisted candidates invited to interview. Canvassing will disqualify.

Autism Support Louth & Meath is an equal opportunities employer, which reserves the right to exercise positive discrimination. All candidates must be willing to undergo Garda vetting should they be successful.

The closing date for applications is Friday the 22nd of February 2019

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