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
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
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
diversity and inclusion policies and practice
Experience of event
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
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
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
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
 Candidates with
flexibility to extend their working hours
(if the role expands) are welcome to apply.