For more than 50 years, Amaze has been a leading voice for autistic people and their families. We have made enormous progress, but there is much more work to be done. Join our team and help shape a better future for autism.
Advisor, Autism Connect
Amaze is the peak body for autistic people and their supporters in Victoria and provides a national helpline service (Autism Connect). Amaze builds autism understanding in the community, influences policy change for autistic people and their families/supporters, and provides independent, credible information and resources to individuals, families, professionals, government and the wider community.
Amaze is committed to being an Autism Positive Employer. We encourage autistic applicants to apply for our roles. We provide support and adjustments through the recruitment process and throughout employment, and our managers have undergone specific training to support autistic employees.
Autism Connect is Australia’s first national autism helpline. It provides information, advice and referrals to help autistic people, their supports, and professionals. The helpline is free, evidence-based and independent. Autism Connect is now available and easily accessible across Australia.
As apart of the Autism Connect team, the Advisor, Autism Connect role reports to the Team Lead and Manager of Operations & Quality. The role is responsible for providing independent and evidence-based information, referrals, and support to autistic people, their families and supporters and wider Australian community.
Working within the Autism Connect team along with fellow Advisors, the Team Lead and Manager of Operations & Quality will support and offer guidance as desired. Through this role you will see your autonomy grow over time and will be empowered to offer comfort and support to those engaging with Autism Connect.
The role performs multiple tasks across administration, the Autism Connect helpline, and the Amaze Knowlede Center. Some key deliverables for the role include, providing autism specific information, emotional support and referrals to the Australian autism community in response to their enquiries, and contribute to the development of high quality, evidence-based autism resources in line with autism community needs and organisational priorities for Autism Connect wholly.
You will ideally have experience in desk-bound work for long periods at a time, collaborative work with others, and responding to clientele in difficult and/or uncomfortable circumstances in a safe and respectful manner.
How to Apply:
The response to the role advertisement can be provided in any way that suits you – for example, in writing, through a video, in a phone call, or in an audio recording. Please send through your response, along with a copy of your CV, to [email protected] with the email subject: “Advisor, Autism Connect”.
Applications close midnight Monday, 17 January 2022.
For further information please contact Teresa Dowding on 0421 551 228.
NO AGENCIES PLEASE.
At Amaze, autistic people are at the centre of all we do – including our workforce. Amaze employees a number of autistic people, and we strongly encourage autistic people to apply for vacant positions.
We have an autism-friendly culture, and our team comes together to support autistic employees to thrive by making adjustments (both in the way we work and the physical environment) to support that person’s needs.
While we understand many people choose not to disclose, applicants are welcome to let us know that they are autistic when applying for a role at Amaze. That way we can make adjustments to the application and interview process to suit your needs.
You can tell us by either including that information in your application, or by calling us on 03 9657 1600 or emailing [email protected] and asking to speak with the hiring Manager named in the relevant job ad.