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Specialisterne OBES Consultant

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Organisation : Specialisterne Australia

Location : Australia, Online

Work type : Part-time

Sector : Disabilities, Education & Employment, Education & Training, Employment Services, Social Enterprise

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $67,000 to $72,000

Application closing date : 1 Jul, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Specialisterne Australia

Specialisterne Centre Australia (Specialisterne or SCA) is a not-for-profit social impact enterprise established in 2015 as a branch of the global Specialisterne Foundation. SCA has a goal to create 12,000 job opportunities for autistic individuals by 2030. 

In 2015 the unemployment rate for people on the autism spectrum in Australia was 31.6%, more than three times the rate for people with disability (10.0%) and almost six times the rate of people without disability (5.3%).

Our approach to achieving our goal of 12,000 jobs for autistic individuals:

Creating connections – Building and creating linkages, pipelines and connections between autistic individuals and potential employers;

Capacity Building – Building the capacity and understanding of employers and businesses to recognise and engage the skills and talents of autistic individuals, as well as assisting autistic individuals to identify their skills and talents and prepare them for roles within the workplace. We also build support capacity building of other support organisations and services that provide support to autistic individuals seeking employment;

Measuring Impact - Measure Specialisterne’s impact; analysing existing data, models and approaches; developing evidence base; measuring efficacy of programs and innovations;

Policy Influence - Establishing our goal and the issue for autistic individuals facing employment barriers as a priority with government and industry; shape decision makers thinking and legislation; supporting industry guidelines to further grow the employment market for autistic talent;

Innovation - Testing new approaches, filling market gaps and designing practical solutions for autistic talent to secure meaningful employment and for employers to pursue and secure autistic talent.

Specialisterne offers a range of sourcing, assessment and recruitment programs as a fee for service option to business employers looking to diversify their workforce and develop their capacity to support neurodiverse employees.  Specialisterne also actively pursues grants to engage in other project work to support autistic individuals to identify and harness their talents and connect with potential employers.

The Specialisterne’s tailored assessment program process consists of individual assessment of candidate’s motivation, workability, professionalism, shared and specialist skills according to Specialisterne’s Competence Model. The purpose of these assessment programs and activities is to establish individual and team comfort zones and match these with the work zone to make the best possible fit between the job and the individual.

About the role

Do you have a passion for coaching and mentoring autistic individuals?

Do you enjoy facilitating capacity building and professional training to businesses?

Do you get great job satisfaction from supporting the success of others?

Do you thrive working in a small team environment and autonomously? 

The Specialisterne OBES (Ongoing Business Enablement Support) Consultant is responsible for the provision of ongoing business enablement support (OBES) and coaching to our business clients and their autistic employees once they have successfully obtained employment.

Our OBES service focuses on:

  1. Enabling autistic employees with skills and confidence to have a smooth and successful transition into their new workplace and develop the skills to succeed within their role and throughout their career.
  2. Enabling the hiring managers/supervisors to feel skilled and confident in supporting and managing their autistic employees to be successful at work and ensure they adopt inclusive neurodiversity management practices.
  3. Building sustainable business capacity and embed inclusive practice in businesses to adopt practices in all aspects of their business day to day (recruitment, hiring, career progression, culture etc.)

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Specialisterne OBES Consultant via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Community_Services, #Education_and_Training, #HR_and_Employment_Services, #Social_and_Support_Work
Sector: #Disabilities, #Education_and_Employment, #Education_and_Training, #Employment_Services, #Social_Enterprise


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