Are you a young autistic person or a person with lived experience, who is great at researching topics AND loves talking to people? If so, then this might be the role for you.
We’re looking for a customer service and data researcher to join our growing team as we start an exciting new project called the A-List.
MyCareSpace is leading the A-List, a project funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services that will help young autistic people, between the ages of 7 and 24 years to develop their social goals and find social options. These may include sport, art, music or gaming. Or how about hiking, adventures, animals and horses? We are hoping to find something for everyone!
The A-List will be built with the help of young autistic people for young autistic people. This is your chance to use your lived experience to impact the lives of your peers.
We are looking for someone to join us now, in a role with real meaning, doing something that has never been done before - building a one-stop shop for all things autistic and social!
ABOUT THE ROLE
Your role is will be critial to the success of our project (no pressure!) as we look far and wide to find the best, most innovative social programs all over Australia to list on the A-List. It would involve the research and acquisition of providers and organisations that already provide services for to young autistic people. You wil help us to find every single organisation nationally that provides social services specifically for or appropriate for young autistic people. Together we will be talking to leaders, peak bodies, organisations and families ferreting out options to be included in the A-List.
You will search for and engage with organisations, community groups, and grassroots organisations.
The role is a contract role woth the possiblity of semi permanent. We are flexible for the right person.
- Experience – Lived Experience. We are looking for a person with lived experience of autism and a strong desire to make an impact on the lives of young autistic people
- Research – First-class research skills, helping us find and connect with the providers of the best social programs in the country. Exellent attention to detail.
- Digital - Digital competency is a key skill as much of the work is desktop research and data management
- Collaboration – The ability to work both independently and with our Provider Service team to find providers, peer networks and community groups
- Empathy – Understanding of the autistic community through personal experience, professional experience. Strong desire to support others with autism.
- Stakeholder - Ability to engage with a range of different people from all walks of life
WHY WORK FOR US?
- Meaningful work every day. What you do matters.
- Flexible working environment. Work from home 2 days a week and in the office 3 days.
- Limited face to face interaction. Most of the work will be desk top research and over the phone.
- Our team is made up of happy, driven, motivated people who will care about you.
- Own your work and be trusted with the responsibility to take initiative and make things happen.
- Our office in Edgecliff is shared with the Social Impact Hub, putting us at the centre of the best social enterprises in Sydney. We’re also flexible with work from home (as everyone should be these days).
APPLICATION PROCESS - SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
In addition to a resume and cover letter, we’d like to see an example of your skills by having you complete the following exercise:
Send us a list of the best social programs you have accessed that are suitable for young people with autism in your local area.
The information should be adequate to include the program on this page: www.mycarespace.com.au/resources/what-to-do-in-the-school-holidays