The East Dunbartonshire Initiative for Creative Therapy & Social Care (EDICT) was established in 1997 to address a need identified by the newly formed East Dunbartonshire local authority. The service offered by the organisation was devised to provide therapeutic support for individuals with mental health difficulties and their carers.
For over a twenty-two years EDICT has provided services for the local authority, health board and worked in partnership with a number of grant funding agencies. The organisation provides this support through the use of creative therapies in both group and 1:1 settings. During this time the service has been extended to provide support to participants with early stage dementia, brain injury, physical disabilities and autistic spectrum disorder.
Through focussed intervention by qualified therapists EDICT aims to promote increased levels of self esteem, reduce stress and reduce the effects of social isolation. This intervention motivates participants to focus on their own health, both physical and emotional, and encourages the process of self nurture. The focus on participants inherent creativity provides them with an opportunity to share experiences and offer mutual support in a safe and enjoyable atmosphere.
EDICT is developing the therapeutic sessions which support children and young adults on the autism spectrum. This post will provide support for the children and young adults within our art studio under the direction of the project manager. This post is funded for three years.
Successful applicants will require a CRBS check.
Relevant experience/qualification in autism support, and experience of delivering group support. A qualification in Art above higher grade is required.
A Job Description and Peron Specification is available for download below.
An exciting opportunity has arisen within East Dunbartonshire Voluntary Action (EDVA) for a Community Builder Development Officer
The Community Builder will work with local people and communities in East Dunbartonshire and support them to develop viable and sustainable local groups to make a positive impact in their communities and empower local people as well as working with existing groups and organisations to assist with their development and progress.
In addition, the Community Builder will develop a programme of activity with local community councils that will help them increase capacity and activity.
The Community Builder will also ensure that the voluntary sector and community groups are involved in community planning and engage with the local community planning partnership to ensure the sector is actively included and represented in the work of the partnership.
The role will operate through partnership principles and support the delivery of public health approaches that build capacity and improves the quality of life in local areas.
This post will work as part of a team of Development Officers in EDVA whose expertise in volunteering, the social economy, local planning partnerships and social care will add value to the post. The post will contribute to a thriving, vibrant and sustainable community led voluntary sector in East Dunbartonshire.