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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 which capitalise on individual strengths, respect personal schedules and capacity to provide meaningful growth opportunities over time.

“IT JUST LETS YOU BE YOURSELF” 

Ayesha, I CAN Network Mentor, South West 

ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT 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 which celebrates and nurtures Autistic talent and also attracts non-Autistic team members who relish the opportunity to work for an Autistic-led organisation.

current opportunities

Program Manager – greater melbourne

  • Coordinate school mentoring programs. 
  • Maximum Part-Time Role (22.8 hrs per week) until December 2021.
  • $72K – 84K package paid pro rata to 0.6 FTE (includes superannuation and salary packaging benefits)

About You

We are looking for a motivated and passionate individual to join our leadership team as a Program Manager in Greater Melbourne. You will be able to perform customer service and administrative tasks in a highly diverse team. You have a genuine passion for the individual strengths of I CAN Ltd’s Autistic staff, Autistic student mentees and their success in school. From a practical sense you will possess:

  • Demonstrated customer service skills.
  • Strong administrative and IT skills.
  • Capacity to schedule I CAN Ltd’s services across complex requirements including casual staff availability and school timetabling preferences.
  • Adaptable communication skills across a variety of audiences and the emotional intelligence to handle all situations with care and professionalism.
  • Stakeholder relationship management and staff supervision experience.

About the Role

Reporting to the Regional Manager Greater Melbourne, the Program Manager will work with stakeholders and staff to support the I CAN message, driving a rethink of Autism from ‘I Can’t’ to ‘I CAN’. Specifically, the role will be responsible for:

  • Supporting the Regional Manager.
  • Coordinating I CAN Ltd’s face-to-face services (school-based mentoring programs and speaking engagements) within Greater Melbourne.
  • Supervising and coaching I CAN Ltd staff.
  • Managing stakeholder relationships, particularly with schools and parents.

Applicants must have the ability to work from home (laptop and phone provided) and be able to apply and provide a clear Working with Children Check (Employee). Please note: working hours can be negotiated around your commitments, but must be performed during standard business hours.

Please refer to the Position Description for the full details.

how to apply

Please apply in writing to opportunities@icannetwork.com.au by 30 April 2021 with ‘Attn: Jenni – Greater Melbourne Regional Manager’ in the subject title. You will need to attach a CV and cover letter. After 30th April 2021 you will be notified as to whether you have progressed to the next round of the recruitment process. 

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I CAN NETWORK – MENTORS – GOULBURN MURRAY, VICTORIA – Euroa & Echuca

We are looking for people living in the Goulburn Murray, Victoria region (specifically in or near the Euroa or Echuca areas) with good communication skills and a strong connection to Autistic/neurodiverse people to co-deliver group mentoring programs as Mentor.

I CAN Network’s Mentors operate under general guidance and assist Program Facilitators with the delivery of mentoring programs – whether in a school/ community setting or online. This involves mentoring Autistic young people and planning/ running activities during group mentoring sessions with the support of a Program Facilitator. I CAN Network Mentors are people with an ‘I CAN’ attitude and a connection/ passion for the strengths of Autistic/ neuro-diverse people. I CAN Network Mentors need to be able to work in a highly flexible organisation which is rapidly building the required systems to be able to support a diverse range of individuals and communities across Australia.

Mentors will assist a Program Facilitator with the delivery of group activities in a face-to-face or online mentoring program and will report directly to an I CAN Manager. Mentoring sessions occur on a weekly or fortnightly basis and the Program Facilitator will allocate tasks for the Mentor to complete including assisting with planning sessions, setting up, rehearsing, delivering and debriefing group mentoring sessions. The commitment would involve a fixed number of hours per mentoring session, and successful applicants will be able to relate to the experiences of young Autistic individuals and have a genuine passion for supporting the individual strengths of young Autistics.

Please refer to the Position Description for full details.

This is a casual/paid position. 

HOW TO APPLY?

Please apply in writing to opportunities@icannetwork.com.au with ‘Attn: Kate Andrews – Regional Manager Goulburn Murray’ in the subject title by 5pm Sunday April 11th, 2021.

You will need to attach a CV and cover letter. We will contact you within two weeks of the closing deadline. We look forward to hearing from you. 

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I CAN NETWORK – PROGRAM FACILITATORS – GOULBURN MURRAY, VICTORIA – Numurkah, Euroa & Echuca

We are looking for people living in the Goulburn Murray, Victoria region (specifically in or near the Numurkah, Euroa or Echuca areas) with well developed group facilitation skills and a strong connection to Autistic/neurodiverse people to co-deliver group mentoring programs as Program Facilitator Level 1.

The Program Facilitator (along with an assigned Mentor) is responsible for the delivery of regular group mentoring sessions for a select group of young Autistic individuals at schools or online. Operating under general guidance, the Program Facilitator will work with and coach the Mentor they have been assigned, customise I CAN’s content to their mentees, manage the relationships and expectations of stakeholders, and support the I CAN message through our mentoring programs to help to drive a rethink of Autism from ‘I Can’t’ to ‘I CAN’. 

Mentoring sessions occur on a weekly or fortnightly basis and the commitment would involve a fixed number of hours per mentoring session. Successful applicants will be able to relate to the experiences of young Autistic individuals, have experience with group facilitation, and a genuine passion for supporting the individual strengths of young Autistics.

Please refer to the Position Description for full details.

This is a casual/paid position. 

HOW TO APPLY? 

Please apply in writing to opportunities@icannetwork.com.au with ‘Attn: Kate Andrews – Regional Manager Goulburn Murray’ in the subject title by 5pm Sunday April 11th, 2021.

You will need to attach a CV and cover letter. We will contact you within two weeks of the closing deadline. We look forward to hearing from you. 

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I CAN NETWORK – MENTOR – SOUTH WEST VICTORIA (Warrnambool, Colac & Portland)

I CAN Network, Australia’s largest Autistic-led organisation, is looking for a person living in the South Western Victoria region with good communication skills and a strong connection to Autism to co-deliver group mentoring programs as Mentor.

I CAN Network’s Mentors operate under general guidance and assist Program Facilitators with the delivery of mentoring programs – whether in a school/ community setting or online. This involves mentoring Autistic young people and planning/ running activities during group mentoring sessions with the support of a Program Facilitator. I CAN Network Mentors are people with an ‘I CAN’ attitude and a connection/ passion for the strengths of Autistic/ neuro-diverse people. I CAN Network Mentors need to be able to work in a highly flexible organisation which is rapidly building the required systems to be able to support a diverse range of individuals and communities across Australia.

Mentors will assist a Program Facilitator with the delivery of group activities in a face-to-face or online mentoring program and will report directly to an I CAN Manager. Mentoring sessions occur on a weekly or fortnightly basis and the Program Facilitator will allocate tasks for the Mentor to complete including assisting with planning sessions, setting up, rehearsing, delivering and debriefing group mentoring sessions. The commitment would involve a fixed number of hours per mentoring session, and successful applicants will be able to relate to the experiences of young Autistic individuals and have a genuine passion for supporting the individual strengths of young Autistics.

Please refer to the Position Description for full details.

HOW TO APPLY? 

Please apply in writing to opportunities@icannetwork.com.au with ‘Attn: Kate Meade – Regional Manager South West’ in the subject title by Deadline – COB 30/04/2021.

You will need to attach a CV and cover letter. We will contact you within two weeks of the closing deadline. 

I CAN NETWORK – PROGRAM FACILITATOR – SOUTH WEST VICTORIA (Warrnambool, Colac & Portland)

I CAN Network, Australia’s largest Autistic-led organisation, is looking for a person living in the South West region with well developed group facilitation skills and a strong connection to Autism to co-deliver group mentoring programs as Program Facilitator Level 1.

The Program Facilitator (along with an assigned Mentor) is responsible for the delivery of regular group mentoring sessions for a select group of young Autistic individuals at schools or online. Operating under general guidance, the Program Facilitator will work with and coach the Mentor they have been assigned, customise I CAN’s content to their mentees, manage the relationships and expectations of stakeholders, and support the I CAN message through our mentoring programs to help to drive a rethink of Autism from ‘I Can’t’ to ‘I CAN’. 

Mentoring sessions occur on a weekly or fortnightly basis and the commitment would involve a fixed number of hours per mentoring session. Successful applicants will be able to relate to the experiences of young Autistic individuals, have experience with group facilitation, and a genuine passion for supporting the individual strengths of young Autistics.

Please refer to the Position Description for full details.

HOW TO APPLY? 

Please apply in writing to opportunities@icannetwork.com.au with ‘Attn: Kate Meade – Regional Manager South West’ in the subject title by Deadline – COB 30/04/2021.

You will need to attach a CV and cover letter. We will contact you within two weeks of the closing deadline. 

We look forward to hearing from you! 

 

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

Below are some videos our of team. 1. A showcase of our programs in Goulburn Murray, Victoria .2 Meet one of our Network Leaders, Caitlin. 3. Meet the Mentors from the Greater Melbourne team. Would like to view more videos? Visit our YouTube channel. 

FAQS

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 opportunities@icannetwork.com.au and tell us about your interests and skills.

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!

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 opportunities@icannetwork.com.au and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have.

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