CAREER PROJECT OFFICER
HOURS: Part time basis: **Apply on the website** hours per week 5 days
(work days to be agreed with successful applicant, role will involve
some flexible evening and weekend work to a maximum of **Apply on the
website** hours per week)
FUNDING: This role is funded by the Dormant Account Fund managed by
TERM: Fixed term contract for **Apply on the website** months (with
possibly extension for further 6 months subject to agreement with
SALARY: €**Apply on the website**,**Apply on the website**
SUPPORTED BY: Advocacy Department
STARTING DATE: Role can start immediately or as soon as possible
subject to notice and availability of successful candidate
LOCATION: Work Remotely and IDS Office in Cabra, Dublin 7
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday **Apply on the website**th April **Apply
on the website**
INTERVIEW: Wednesday **Apply on the website**st April **Apply on the
OVERVIEW OF THE JOB
The Irish Deaf Society (IDS) seeks to achieve and promote the Equality
and Rights of Deaf people in Ireland. On the grounds of the Irish
Constitution and Human Rights and international legislation, the
ambition of full access to citizenship and society is sought through
the empowerment and mobilisation of the Deaf community. With an
awareness of their identity and their rights as individuals, Deaf
people in Ireland are enabled to celebrate their culture and continue
to ensure the upholding of Irish Sign Language recognition and break
down the barriers of discrimination.
The successful candidate for this project will contribute and support
the implementation, development and design of the “Deaf Career
Project”, the goal is to improve access to Employment and
Training/Education for Deaf people. A key part of the role will be to
manage the activity of 6 local “Peer Advocates” in different parts
of Ireland and ensure the success of local Deaf “Job Clubs”.
The project will provide engagement, resources and supports for
Guidance Counsellors, Peer Advocates and job club participants. The
successful candidate will be part of a project team with IDS Advocacy
management, staff, CEO and external career guidance experts.
We are looking for someone who has a proactive approach to their work,
who is communicative, flexible and committed with the ability to work
alone as well as part of a team.
THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL HAVE:
* To work in the Deaf community with an appreciation and respect for
Deaf culture and Irish Sign Language.
* Strong computer skills and a good command of the English language.
* Skilled in careful planning, scheduling and coordinator of tasks
* Experience collecting information and reporting
* To work remotely but will be required to travel to IDS offices and
to visit different local project sites when Covid restrictions allow.
* To be flexible about work hours including evening and weekends to
meet the demands of the development plan.
* Skills and experience in development of digital resources will be
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
* To manage 6 local Peer Advocates and Job Clubs
* To work with Advocacy manager to establish a Steering Group to
guide the project and a “work placement subgroup” with external
* To ensure the efficient day-to-day operation and management of the
project, service and projects achieving agreed goals.
* To gather project information and report on analysis, goals and
performance indicators to the Advocacy manager.
* To advise the Advocacy Manager on matters requiring attention, and
assist in implementation of management decisions
* To develop a strong network of contacts with regional and National
Deaf organisations and groups to inform representation
* Any other duties, which may be deemed as desirable by the Advocacy
* Review and answer correspondence, relating to the project through
* To provide advocacy on Deaf-related issues to individuals and
* Work in a way that reflects the wishes and interests of each
individual using the project, enabling them to advocate for
themselves, and/or acting on the individual’s behalf when requested.
* Provide secretarial or executive services for meetings
SUBMITTING YOUR COVER LETTER AND CV
Please send a cover letter (save as either word or PDF documents)
explaining why you are suitable for the role with your CV by email to
Elaine Grehan, Advocacy Manager, **Apply on the website** by the end
of the day on Friday **Apply on the website**th April **Apply on the
website** please make sure to add “Career Project Officer” in the
subject field of your email.
Interviews will be on Wednesday **Apply on the website**st April.
If you are unable to attend for interview on this date, please state
so clearly in your email.
You can find out more about the Irish Deaf Society at:
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