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.
Please see our website for more information ecas.scot/about/vacancies
To apply for this post, please send us your C.V. with the names of two referees. Please also send a covering letter (maximum 2 sides of A4 with minimum 11 font) making clear how you meet the skills and experience required, and saying why you consider you would be suitable for the post.
Referees will not be contacted until an offer has been made and accepted.
We value diversity, promote equality and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds.
The closing date is 4pm, Friday 30th August.
Interviews will be held on Monday 16th and Thursday 19th September.
Applications should be sent to: Janice Todd, Administrator
Address: Norton Park, 57 Albion Road Edinburgh, EH7 5QY