Irish Stammering Association – Employment Support Officer (part time)
You will be joining the staff team of the Irish Stammering Association (ISA). The role will offer a specialist support service for people who stammer who are in employment or looking to get into employment.
Purpose of the role
The purpose of this role is to design, develop and implement a sustainable model of support for adults who stammer entering the workplace and for those already in the workplace.
It will involve building up contacts and networks and developing and maintaining good working relationships with employers, adults who stammer who contact the ISA on employment matters, and other organisations that could collaborate with the ISA in offering an employment support service for people who stammer.
The role will bring specialist information on stammering to local generalised services and should deliver specific practical support to people who stammer.
Hours of work: 15 hours per week (2 days). Overtime will be claimed as time off in lieu. Flexible working arrangements can be agreed.
Salary: The salary scale will begin at the pro-rata equivalent of €29,609 p.a., being €12,004. Subject to a yearly performance review, there will yearly increments up this scale.
Leave: Annual leave will be calculated on the basis of 8% of hours worked per year with a pro-rata addition for public holidays. This works out as 90 hours, being just over 12 days.
Place of work: Carmichael Centre, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7 and remotely / at events around Ireland
Accountability: Reports directly to Development Manager
To develop an Employment Support Network, building relationships with companies and relevant organisations to increase understanding of stammering in the workplace
Organise events for the Employment Support Network and deliver specific practical support to people who stammer
Be the visible contact for Employment Support Network
Deal with enquiries from the Irish stammering community on employment matters, investigating their needs and requirements, and developing the ISA employment support function and programmes in line with these. Maintain a database of people who stammer who have contacted the ISA seeking support on employment issues in line with data protection law and build and maintain relationships with these people.
Promote a positive perspective towards people who stammer in the workplace
Develop documentation and resources (with ISA team)
Education and qualifications
Education to a degree level or equivalent would be an advantage but not essential
Experience of working for or volunteering with a charity
Experience of working in or with a corporate environment
Experience of diversity and inclusion policies and practice
Experience of event organisation
Knowledge or experience of stammering
Knowledge of best practice appropriate to the post
Skills and attributes
- Self-starter with the enthusiasm, ability and confidence to take on the role
- Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to engage and communicate productively with colleagues and a wide range of stakeholders in ways which demonstrate credibility, dignity, empathy and respect
- Strong written communication skills with the ability to draft clear and comprehensive documents and correspondence.
- Ability to work effectively alongside the ISA team and ISA volunteers including colleagues in different locations
- Demonstrate discretion and judgement in decision making in line with the ISA Strategic Plan and its Vision, Mission and Values
- Excellent time management skills
- Excellent administration and record keeping skills
- Comply with ISA policies, guidelines and relevant legislation such as data protection, child protection and equal opportunities in the workplace
- Strong project management skills and social media awareness
Closing date for applications
Please send cv and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by 10.00am on Monday 9th September 2019.
 Candidates with flexibility to extend their working hours (if the role expands) are welcome to apply.