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Autism Initiatives NI Expand Their Services in West & North Belfast!

Autism Initiatives Northern Ireland are the regions’ largest voluntary sector Charity provider of direct support services for people with Autism. Established in Northern Ireland in 2002 they provide services for more than 400+ families and employ approximately 260 staff.

With a reputation as a flexible provider of high quality Autism Specific services, Autism Initiatives pride themselves on thinking differently about Autism and this is reflected in their employees and staff development.

Recent expansion in the North and West of the city has encouraged Autism Initiatives to host a Recruitment Open Day in the ‘Falls Road Library’ on Wednesday 2nd May between 10am – 2pm. 


National Director, Eamonn Slevin, says “This is a great opportunity for people to come along and meet some of our recruitment team and service staff who will be able to explain the rewarding careers available. Our dedication to providing meaningful, positive support for people with Autism, their families and carers is matched by our dedication to provide employee professional development and support wherever possible. We believe that when our employees are skilled and interested in professional development the positive impact they can have in delivering support is enhanced.

We understand the importance of QCF qualifications in the Health and Social Care sector as part of a career pathway; and alongside our own internal Autism Specific training programme we are able to provide opportunities to access these qualifications.”

Autism Initiatives provide Supported Living, Floating Support, Outreach Services and a variety of Community Based activities programmes. Development of their Supported Living provision in Belfast will create 15 – 20 positions (Full Time & Part Time).

Service Manager, Clare Hall stated “I would recommend that anyone interested in working alongside people with Autism or considering a career change come along and speak to our HR team about available positions. The joys of working at Autism Initiatives is that we match the applicant to the service user, meaning hobbies, interests and personality are as important as qualifications or experience. When you join, you’ll soon see what I mean!”

The Recruitment Open Day will provide an opportunity to learn more about the positions available and how to start the recruitment process in what could be a life changing opportunity for yourself and the people you support.