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Down Syndrome Ireland (DSI) is the national charity for people with Down syndrome and their families in Ireland, supporting over 3,500 members across 26 branches nationwide. We are working to achieve an optimal quality of life for people with Down syndrome, as equally valued, independent citizens.  

Regional Resource Officers – September 2018

Down Syndrome Ireland is seeking to expand our Regional Resource Officer programme. We are looking for people who will help develop, coordinate and deliver a range of information services related to the care and support of people with Down syndrome and their families. We are currently looking for candidates in the following regions:

Greater Dublin area

Waterford and the South East

Limerick and the West Midlands

Role Duties & Responsibilities will include:

The provision of information support services to the community connected by Down syndrome

The development of an information database to include the compilation of contact persons and organisations working in the areas of early development, education, employment, service-provision, individualised funding and health.

To establish and maintain effective communications within the regional area (branches) and with the National Office.

Requirements (Person Specification):

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications, skills, experience and abilities as a minimum requirement:

  • A high level of computer literacy
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proven ability to work successfully on own initiative and as part of a wider team
  • Mature approach to coping with challenging situations
  • Capacity to fulfil the role with confidence, professionalism, empathy and a positive attitude
  • A keen understanding and awareness of issues arising for people with Down syndrome and their families

 

Applications:

Please apply in writing to recruitment@downsyndrome.ie attaching a current CV with references.

Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 15th September 2018.

 

Classroom Assistant, Latch-On Programme (Athboy, Co Meath)

Down Syndrome Ireland is seeking to recruit a Classroom Assistant to provide assistance in the teaching of the Latch-On (Adult Literacy & Technology Hands-On) programme.

You can view the full job description for this role here.

You can find out more about our Latch-On programme here.

Please apply in writing with a CV and cover letter to Lisa Martin: lisamartin@downsyndrome.ie

Closing date for receipt of applications is Thursday, 13th September 2018.

 

Classroom Assistants, Latch-On Programme, Cabinteely, Co Dublin

DSI are recruiting two classroom assistants for their adult education courses that run on Mondays and Fridays in Cabinteely, Co. Dublin.

You can view the full job description for this role here.

You can find out more about our Latch-On programme here.

Please apply in writing with a CV and cover letter to Lisa Martin: lisamartin@downsyndrome.ie

Closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday, 19th September.

 

Fundraising Officer

DSI is recruiting for a Fundraising Officer to work in its busy Fundraising Department, thereby helping to implement the Fundraising Strategy and meet the annual income targets. The ideal candidate will have the ability to work effectively as part of a small Fundraising Team as well as taking ownership and proactively driving a number of important projects themselves. Relevant experience in a similar fundraising environment and excellent project management skills, along with the ability to work under pressure and prioritise a varied workload are essential attributes for the role.

You can view the full job description here.

Closing date is Friday, September 28th 2018.

 

Digital Communications Officer 

DSI is currently recruiting for a Digital Communications Officer to join its small team working in the organisation’s national office in Dublin. The successful candidate will have a love of all things digital and is expert in creating compelling content for websites, multiple social media channels, email newsletters and other digital communications tools. They will also assist the Fundraising Team to promote fundraising events and campaigns.

You can view the full job description here.

Closing date is Friday, September 28th, 2018.