ILMI Full Spectrum Community Development Worker

ILMI Full Spectrum Community Development Worker (contract position December 2021 to July 2022)

Working with LGBT+ Disabled People across Ireland.

Location: This work will be delivered remotely. 

Salary: €35,000 to €38,000 pro-rata commensurate with experience.  

ILMI is seeking a dynamic, motivated and driven individuals to join our staff team to work as the Full Spectrum Community Development Worker (full time contract position December 2021 to July 2022).   

Job Description

ILMI have chosen as one of the LGBT+ Community Services Fund 2021 administered by the Department of Children, Disability, Equality, Integration and Youth. ILMI seeks to employ a community development worker to work with Full Spectrum Ireland for a fixed contract period of 8 months until the end of July 2022. 

Full Spectrum Ireland (FSI) started in June 2020 when a group of Disabled LGBTI+ people realised they had been having conversations amongst themselves and other disabled LGBTI+ individuals about the lived experience of intersectionality – that is to live as a disabled person in an LGBTI+ spaces and as an LGBTI+ person in disabled spaces. Those conversations highlighted how our lives become separated and segregated. 

Full Spectrum Ireland is the result of efforts made to change this and create a safe space to explore our multiple identities and experiences with a view to building advocacy for disabled LGBTI+ people.

FSI currently operate a weekly online drop-In service for people to come together, socialise and share in experiences of being LGBTI+ and disabled. 

ILMI and FSI now require a project worker to do the following:
  1. Promote the role of FSI within the ILMI membership and in other spaces for disabled people, to create awareness of FSI and support other LGBT+ disabled people to participate. 
  2. Develop and deliver Disability Equality training for all FSI participants, to build a collective shared social-model analysis on the intersection between impairment and society.
  3. Develop and deliver sexual health and awareness for all FSI participants
  4. Promote FSI to mainstream LGBT+ service providers to ensure the voice of disabled people and our experiences informs their work to become more inclusive.
The Full Spectrum Community Development worker will:   
  • Work with the Full Spectrum steering group to support the development of FSI. 
  • Work with FSI, ILMI staff and relevant stakeholders to promote the role of FSI within the ILMI membership and in other spaces for disabled people, to create awareness of FSI and support other LGBT+ disabled people to participate.
  • Work with FSI and ILMI to develop and deliver Disability Equality training for all FSI participants, to build a collective shared social-model analysis on the intersection between impairment and society.
  • Work with FSI, ILMI and relevant stakeholders to develop and deliver sexual health and awareness for all FSI participants.
  • Promote FSI to mainstream LGBT+ service providers to ensure the voice of disabled people and our experiences informs their work to become more inclusive. 
  • Promote FSI to mainstream Disability service providers to ensure the voice of LGBTQ+ people and our experiences informs their work to become more inclusive
  • Engage with all relevant stakeholders, ILMI staff and members to promote the Full Spectrum project.
  • Provide regular updates to staff, board and members through ILMI eBulletin, ILMI website and social media.
  • Work with CEO, staff, board and members to meet Strategic objectives. 

ILMI offers a dynamic and flexible working environment and the chance to use your skills and knowledge to make a genuine difference. Applicants will be assessed against the following essential / desirable requirements and are encouraged to use their applications to provide examples of the manner in which they meet these criteria. 

Essential requirements: 
  • An understanding and commitment to Independent Living;
  • Commitment to the values of ILMI and Full Spectrum Ireland;
  • An understanding of ILMI’s role as a DPO; 
  • An understanding of the Social model of disability; 
  • An understanding of the issues faced by LGBTI+ people and the intersection between sexuality, gender identity and impairment. 
  • Commitment to the principles of community development: 
  • Experience of working in a human rights or community development organisation experiencing similar issues at local or national level;
  • Excellent communication skills; including proven ability to facilitate groups and work with people on a one-to-one basis
  • An ability to build relationships with a wide range of stakeholders;
  • Computer literacy, including familiarity with new media technologies such as Zoom.
  • Access to high quality broadband in order to facilitate and record Zoom inputs.

The position requires the successful candidate to work online and to deliver training and supports via Zoom and assumes successful candidate will have access to internet. However, ILMI and FSI will work with successful candidates to ensure this access, whether from home or from a Rural Broadband Hub. 

To Apply: Please return your CV (with references) and cover letter outlining why you should be considered for this role to angelacoleman@ilmi.ie  

Closing date for applications is Friday 26th November 2021 at 5pm.

Interviews with shortlisted candidates will take place on the week of the 29th November 2021. Interviews will take place via Zoom. 

ILMI is an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcomes applications from disabled people for this position. This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the Republic of Ireland.  

ILMI will consider job-sharing applications for this role. 

This project is funded by the LGBT+ Community Services Fund 2021.

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