Charity registered in Scotland SC014929
Ecas has been working for over 100 years to improve the quality of life of physically disabled people, primarily in the Edinburgh and Lothians area.
Ecas is an Edinburgh based charity, established over 100 years ago to improve the quality of life of physically disabled adults in Edinburgh and Lothian. It achieves its aims by organising therapeutic, learning and social activities and providing a befriending service for socially isolated disabled people. We also provide financial assistance to individuals to help meet the additional costs associated with disability.
The outreach officer will develop and build strong, sustainable relationships with relevant agencies in both the statutory and voluntary sector, as well as reaching out to young physically disabled people aged 18-25. The post-holder will also be responsible for facilitation of training and learning programmes and providing one to one support in assisting disabled people to prepare and implement their Personal Action Plans using strengths based approaches.
This is a new innovative service funded by Ecas from its own resources. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a sound understanding of barriers faced by young disabled people, have experience of providing one to one support in the context of person centred planning and be wholly committed to empowering young disabled people to have choice and control over their lives.
The post is subject to Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme Record or Update. Ecas will pay for the Membership/Update fee.
Befriending / Mentoring
8th February 2017
Befriending can be very rewarding. Our volunteer Befrienders are from all walks of life - retired, students, able-bodied or disabled. Once linked with a 'Befriendee', you would visit them regularly (usually on a weekly basis) to keep them company, sit and chat, play games or help… Read more