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Are you passionate about building a world that embraces autism?

If so, we invite you to learn more about opportunities with our I CAN team. A key distinguishing feature of I CAN, and a source of enormous strength, is our commitment to ensuring that at least 50% of our team is Autistic. We feel very strongly about providing a workplace that celebrates and nurtures Autistic talent and also attracts non Autistic team members who relish the opportunity to work for an Autistic-led organisation.

The fact that we are a neurodiverse, Autistic-centered organisation influences every aspect of our work culture. We aim to support all team members in roles that capitalise on individual strengths, respect personal schedules and capacity to provide meaningful growth opportunities over time.

What is it like to work for the I CAN Network?

REGIONAL MANAGER – GREATER MELBOURNE

We are looking for a Regional Manager in Greater Melbourne, Victoria.
I CAN Network, Australia’s largest Autistic-led organisation, is looking for a person with a strong connection to Autism to manage and coordinate the development and growth of school based mentoring programs across Greater Melbourne.
Reporting to the Deputy CEO for I CAN Network, the Regional Manager in Greater Melbourne will be responsible for the coordination of programs, performance management of staff, development of trainee mentors, stakeholder relationship management, and growth of I CAN school mentoring programs across Greater Melbourne. The Regional Manager will also mentor and coach Network Leaders and Mentors delivering mentoring programs that support the I CAN message, driving a rethink of Autism from ‘I Can’t’ to ‘I CAN’.

Successful applicants will be able to relate to the experiences of young Autistics, have demonstrated management and project coordination skills, strong administrative skills, budgetary understanding, and a genuine passion for supporting the individual strengths of Autistics.

Please refer to the Regional Manager Position Greater Melbourne for full details.

How to Apply?
Please apply in writing to [email protected]com.au by Wednesday 18th December, 2019 with ‘Attn: Tiffany – Regional Manager Greater Melbourne’ in the subject title.
Please include your latest resume and cover letter. NOTE: After 18th December, 2019 you will be notified as to whether you have progressed to the next round of the recruitment process.

NETWORK LEADERS

We are looking for NETWORK LEADERS in the following regions:

  • Victoria – Greater Melbourne
  • Victoria – Mornington Peninsula
  • Queensland – Brisbane
  • Queensland – North Coast

The Network Leader drives the overall delivery of group-based mentoring sessions, including customising I CAN’s content for each particular school group, coaches the Mentor they have been assigned and manages the relationships and expectations of key stakeholders. Successful applicants for this role will have strong, demonstrated facilitation skills, be able to relate to the experiences of Autistic young people and have a genuine passion for nurturing the individual strengths of the students they mentor.

Please refer to the Network-Leader Position Description for full details.

How to apply?

Write to us at: [email protected] with ‘Attention: Tiffany – Network Leader – (your location)’ in the subject title. Please include your latest resume and cover letter. We will contact you within two weeks of submitting your application.

JUNIOR MENTORS

We are looking for JUNIOR MENTORS in the following regions:

  • Victoria – Greater Melbourne
  • Victoria – Mornington Peninsula
  • Queensland – Brisbane
  • Queensland – North Coast
     I CAN Network, Australia’s first social enterprise founded by Autistics, is looking for a person with a strong connection to Autism to co-deliver its new mentoring programs as a ‘Mentor’ during 2020.

A Mentor/Junior Mentor plays a central role in working with the Network Leader to deliver regular group mentoring sessions for a select group of Autistic students in their region. The Junior Mentor role is an entry level position. Successful applicants for this role will view Autism through a strength-based lens, relate to the experiences of Autistic young people and shows emerging group facilitation skills.

Please refer to the Junior Mentor Position Description for full details.

How to apply?

Write to us at: [email protected] with ‘Attention: Tiffany – Junior Mentor – (your location)’ in the subject title. Please include your latest resume and cover letter. We will contact you within two weeks of submitting your application.

ONLINE MENTORS – AUSTRALIA-WIDE

I CAN Network is a pioneering leader in Online Group Mentoring for Autistic young people in Australia. We are seeking to bring on board additional Junior Online Mentors so that we can meet the rapidly increasing demand for our online programs.

Each Junior Online Mentor works alongside I CAN team members (Network Leader and Mentor) to assist with the delivery of a series of weekly mentoring sessions to a small group of young people via the Zoom online platform.

The role of an I CAN Junior Online Mentor is to help Autistic young people develop greater confidence and self-acceptance. Successful applicants for this role will view Autism through a strengths-based lens and embrace I CAN’s purpose – to prove what Autistics CAN do. This is an entry level position.

Please refer to the Junior Online Mentor Position Description for full details.

How to Apply?

Please apply in writing to [email protected] with ‘Attention: Stacey (Junior Online Mentor)’ in the subject title. You will need to attach a CV and cover letter. We will contact you within two weeks of submitting your application.

FAQS

Can I apply for a position if I already work part time? Absolutely. If you have a day or more free each week, we would love to hear from you!

What roles can I apply for? Whilst most of our opportunities are for mentoring positions (entry level through management), our I CAN Network team includes a diverse range of roles. If you would like to be the first to learn about upcoming opportunities with I CAN, including and beyond mentoring roles, please email us at [email protected] and tell us about your interests and skills.

How can I find out more information about the jobs listed? Attached to each of the job opportunities you will see a job description. Download the job description for more information regarding the opportunity.

What is the time commitment involved in being a mentor? The commitment of school-based mentors involves a fixed number of hours per mentoring session and availability during school hours. The commitment of online group mentors also involves a fixed number of hours per mentoring session and availability on certain weekday evenings. We provide training and ongoing professional development for all team members.

Can I apply for a position if I’m not yet 18? We do accept applications from people under the age of 18 for some roles. Please download the job description attached to the relevant job opportunity for more details.

Can I apply for more than one job posting at a time?
Yes, you can. Just ensure you apply for each role separately and include the job title in the subject line of each application, along with a current resume and cover letter.

Do I need a drivers licence to apply? Many of the locations in which we work are accessible by public transport so a drivers license is not a mandatory requirement.

How do I contact I CAN if I have a another question?
Send an email to [email protected] and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have.

I often say that I have the best job in the world, with an incredible team who are so dedicated to creating a world that embraces Autism. We are excited to welcome some new members!

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