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Employment in Animal Care For People With Autism Spectrum

It’s exciting to see some more jobs being offered specifically for people on the spectrum.

Autism and Agriculture is the initiative of the Autism CRC and SunPork Farms, a major producer of pork.  Eight jobs have been offered in Queensland and South Australia.  The roles are in pig care and welfare.  SunPork says:

We believe that people on the autism spectrum with an affinity for animals have specialist skills that will enhance our capabilities. If you love or have an interest in animals we encourage you to apply

Specialisterne is working on this project to recruit candidates and to support them in their employment. They say: 

‘Specialisterne is a Danish company dedicated to assisting people on the autism spectrum to find and retain employment through specialised recruitment, training and support programs. The program team will adapt and apply existing Specialisterne techniques used in the IT sector, to support candidates through the recruitment, employment and evaluation process in the agriculture sector.’

 The initial applications for these positions have closed, however keep an eye open for more opportunities of this sort.

There is a lot more information on the Specialisterne website here.  You can read a full job description and learn more about SunPork and about training and support.

 

 

Weir

Specialisterne are also recruiting for Weir Minerals, they are looking for individuals with interest in the following areas:

  • IT – CODING SKILLS, PYTHON, OTHER PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES ALSO
  • IT – DATA ANALYTICS
  • IT – FAMILIARITY WITH SAP
  • MANUFACTURING
  • WAREHOUSING/STORES – PRODUCT/INVENTORY MANAGEMENT
  • LOGISTICS
  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT
  • ENGINEERING & CIVIL ADMINISTRATIVE WORKS

Read more about the jobs on the Specialisterne website here.

 

Good news, and here’s to more jobs that are being tailored to the skills and  abilities of people with ASD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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