LEITRIM DEVELOPMENT COMPANY WISHES TO RECRUIT AN
EMPLOYMENT SPECIALIST FOR INDIVIDUAL PLACEMENT AND SUPPORT (IPS) FOR
PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES.
JOB SUMMARY: Leitrim Development Company is focusing on inclusion and
equity and on enhancing opportunities and choices for people with
disabilities in employment. This Employment Specialist will provide an
employment focused support service for people who have disabilities
supporting them to move towards and into work and also with employers
to secure employment opportunities focused on IPS principles. This
position requires a high level of accountability to employment
/training related outcomes. The project is funded by Pobal under the
Dormant Accounts Programme - Measures to Support the Employment of
People with Disabilities.
RESPONSIBLE TO: The project lead with support by Social Inclusion
management and a project steering group of people with disabilities,
advocates/ family groups, service providers and including employers.
LOCATION: Based in Drumshanbo and covering all of County Leitrim.
POSITION: Fulltime 9am-5pm on 5 days/week for a specific period to
the **Apply on the website**st December **Apply on the website** (any
continuation will be subject to further funding thereafter). The post
will involve travel and work in different locations with some out of
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
* Significant prior employment services or other relevant experience.
* Experience of working with and supporting disabled people or those
who have experienced disability in their own lives for one reason or
another, including intellectual, physical and sensory, acquired or
other such challenges.
* Experience of supporting people who are unemployed or other
disadvantaged groups to access required training and supports and to
obtain and to remain in employment.
* Transport essential with full clean driving licence.
* Knowledge and experience of recruitment and employment principles,
methods, techniques and resources and of the social welfare system.
* Knowledge of disability and special needs issues in relation to
employment/ education and training.
* Understanding of relevant disability and employment policy and
* A good understanding of the principles and practice of IPS and
Social Role Valorisation (SRV)
* Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to effectively
communicate with a wide range of individuals / organisations and
ability to successfully canvas employers on behalf of individuals.
For Full Job description email **Apply on the website** To apply
email a letter of application AND current CV, to **APPLY ON THE
WEBSITE** by 5.**APPLY ON THE WEBSITE**PM THURSDAY **APPLY ON THE
WEBSITE**TH SEPTEMBER **APPLY ON THE WEBSITE**.
Shortlisting will apply.
Interviews expected to take place first week of October **Apply on the
website**. (possibly online)
Garda Vetting is required for the successful candidate
_LEITRIM INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT COMPANY CLG IS COMMITTED TO A POLICY
OF EQUALITY OF OPPORTUNITY IN ITS EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES._
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