Current Opportunities

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

The I CAN Network is always looking for new people to join our movement. Have a look at our current opportunities, sign up to our email to hear about future opportunities, or contact us if you think you have something to offer that isn’t listed.

We all have a role to play in proving what people on the Spectrum CAN do. The I CAN Network’s vision is a world that benefits from embracing Autism, and we are Australia’s first social enterprise established by people with Autism. Make history and help us power a generation-wide rethink of Autism, from ‘I Can’t’ to ‘I CAN’.

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

Be positive

With every person and in every situation, we focus on strengths. With our diversity and such a direct connection to Autism, there’s no limit to what we can do for people on the Spectrum.

‘You never know what you CAN do until you try’ – Paul, Business Analyst

Be gutsy

When you join our team you meet the most courageous people you have ever met. We’re constantly pushing ourselves to grow. We back people on the Spectrum with everything we have.

‘I didn’t know I was capable of doing this and now I’m doing it’ – Max, Speakers Agency Coordinator

Build networks

We put the work in at the ground level to build the rights supports for people on the Spectrum – in their schools, universities/ TAFEs, workplaces and communities. We train our people to be leaders so that our network keeps expanding.

‘I got involved in my old school through being a mentor-in-Training and now I mentor at three schools’ – Caitlin, Mentor

OPPORTUNITIES

The I CAN Network, Australia’s first social enterprise founded by people on the Autism Spectrum, is looking for an extremely capable Grants Officer to join our team. The role involves identifying, capturing, and maintaining additional grant-based funding to support I CAN’s goals and programs; managing a database of funding opportunities; advising stream directors and ‘Core Enablers’ on potential funding opportunities, and suggesting ways to increase program attractiveness to funders. Most importantly, applicants will need to show a genuine passion for proving what people with Autism CAN do, and feel strongly aligned to I CAN’s core values.

How to apply?

Please apply in writing to [email protected] with ‘Grants Officer application’ in the subject title with the following:

  • A cover letter addressing the position’s core responsibilities and why you are so passionate about I CAN’s cause
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV), which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor)
  • Evidence of holding, or applying for a Working With Children Check and Police Check
  • Completed of Grants Officer Exercise (see following attachment)

Grants Officer Exercise:

In a recent survey of our community regarding I CAN and recruitment practices, many identified that often, traditional recruitment practices do not allow for the best showcase of capabilities. We have therefore included a practical task relevant to the advertised position to complete as part of the application process. Clear instructions are included in the attached pdf. For any questions, please contact Tiffany at [email protected].

To enable you in the application process, please let us know if you have a preferred method of communication.

We are looking for a Mentor in the Albury/ Wodonga region

I CAN Network, Australia’s first social enterprise founded by people with Autism, is looking for a person with a strong connection to Autism to co-deliver its new mentoring programs as ‘Mentors’ in the 2017 calendar year. Reporting to their Regional Manager, Mentors will work with the Network Leader they have been assigned to co-deliver regular group mentoring sessions for a select group of individuals on the Spectrum at schools, TAFEs and/ or in communities. The commitment would involve a minimum of five hours per mentoring session and availability during school hours. Successful applicants will be able to relate to the experiences of mentees on the Spectrum, have emerging facilitation skills and a passion for the individual strengths of people on the Spectrum. Please refer to the Position Description for full details.

How to Apply?

Please apply in writing to [email protected] with ‘Attn: Tiffany – Mentor application’ in the subject title by Friday 28th April 2017. You will need to attach a CV and cover letter. After 28th April you will be notified whether you have progressed to the next round of the recruitment process.

We are looking for a Social Impact Research Assistant in the Greater Melbourne Region

I CAN Network, Australia’s first social enterprise founded by people with Autism, is looking for a person with a strong connection to Autism to work as a Social Impact Research Assistant. Reporting to the Evaluations and Social Impact manager, this volunteer-based position will assist in designing, running and analysing quality control and social impact studies within the I CAN Network. This person will mostly work ‘behind-the-scenes’ with findings being communicated to management (Core Enabler team), the I CAN Team (made of volunteers and employees) and the wider community. Please refer to the Position Description for more details.

How to Apply?

Please apply in writing to [email protected] with ‘Attn: Tiffany – Social Impact Research Assistant application’ in the subject title by Friday 5th May 2017. You will need to attach a CV and cover letter. After 5th May you will be notified whether you have progressed to the next round of the recruitment process.

We are looking for a Mentor in the Greater Melbourne Region

I CAN Network, Australia’s first social enterprise founded by people with Autism, is looking for a person with a strong connection to Autism to co-deliver its new mentoring programs as ‘Mentors’ in the 2017 calendar year. Reporting to their Regional Manager, Mentors will work with the Network Leader they have been assigned to co-deliver regular group mentoring sessions for a select group of individuals on the Spectrum at schools, TAFEs and/ or in communities. The commitment would involve a minimum of five hours per mentoring session and availability during school hours. Successful applicants will be able to relate to the experiences of mentees on the Spectrum, have emerging facilitation skills and a passion for the individual strengths of people on the Spectrum. Please refer to the Position Description for full details.

How to Apply?

Please apply in writing to [email protected] with ‘Attn: Tiffany – Mentor application’ in the subject title. You will need to attach a CV and cover letter. I CAN Network recruits for the Mentor role continuously. We will contact you within the week from the date you lodged your application.

FREQUENTLY ASEKED QUESTIONS

Can I apply for a position if I already work part time?

Absolutely. If you have a day or more free each week we’d love to hear from you!

What roles can I apply for?

I CAN Network offers a diverse range of leadership opportunities. We mainly advertise our Mentor position. The Mentor role is our general entry point into the team and can lead to other opportunities such as Network Leader. Successful applicants become ‘Mentors-in-Training’ and have a probationary period in the role, the outcome of which may lead to a successful appointment as Mentor.

Do I need to have 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 apply for a position with I CAN?
Head over to our Opportunities page and check out the current opportunities that we have available. Email [email protected] with the job title in the subject line, and attach your current CV and cover letter.

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 CV and application letter.

How can I view 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.

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

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