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The demand for our services currently outweighs our capacity. We are determinded to expand so we can better meet this demand. As part of our strategy we are commited to significant growth of our organisation over the next few years so we can train and place more autism assistance dogs annually. Would you like to be part of a growing team of committed individuals who are all determined to change the lives of children with autism? Below are details of current and upcoming vacancies;

Breeding and Acquisition Co-Ordinator

Location: AADI HQ (Little Island, Cork) - with regular travel throughout Ireland and occasional travel to Europe as required

Contract type: Permanent, Full-time 

Salary Scale: €35,000-€40,000 

AADI is now seeking a Breeding & Acquisition Coordinator to join our passionate operations team. The Breeding & Acquisition Coordinator will lead and develop the charity’s breeding scheme to achieve excellence for the charity in these areas. The successful candidate will be based at our Head Quarters in Little Island, Cork and will spend their time developing and growing the charity’s breeding programme and will be in charge of the purchasing of external bred puppies. The role has a national remit and regular travel will be required within Ireland and Europe in order to visit breeders and collect and deliver puppies. We are seeking somebody with working knowledge of different breeding lines and an in-depth knowledge of dog breeding and a good understanding of puppy development, in particular within the nest.

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Apprentice Assistance Dog Instructor

Location: AADI HQ (Little Island, Cork) - with travel and overnights, throughout Ireland, required when working with clients on aftercare and for home assessments.  (This is  approximately 6 weeks per year)

Contract type: Permanent, Full-time 

Salary: Negotiable D.O.E.

Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland are expanding their Assistance Dog Programme and are recruiting an Apprentice Autism Assistance Dog Instructor to join the team. We are looking for someone with at least 2 years practical dog handling experience and a qualification in canine behaviour and/or social science, nursing or other people, training or dog related disaplines. This is a 2.5 year apprenticeship style programme where you will work under the supervision of one of our Qualified Instructors training assistance dogs for children with autism.

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Executive Assistant

Location: AADI HQ, Little Island, Cork

Contract type: Fixed Term (Maternity Cover), Part-time 20-24hrs per week

Salary: €14.80-€17.25 per hour.

Closing Date: Friday 29th October

This vacancy is to provide cover for Maternity Leave, with a start date in November for 6 months.  This role reports directly to the CEO. We are seeking someone who is highly organised, efficient and pro-active in their approach. Successful applicant will be expected to support the CEO ensuring company goals and objectives are accomplished, and operations run efficiently. You will be required to assist with HR functions, H&S management and manage the charity's fleet of vehicles including insurance, tax, fuel cards and monitoring.

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