This vacancy has now closed

Community Engagement Worker

  • Full time
  • £21,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 9th September 2018

  • Advertised from 23rd August 2018
  • 16 hours per week.



Do you have what it takes to make a difference?

ENABLE Scotland is a dynamic and vibrant organisation dedicated to improving the lives of people with learning disabilities and we have an exciting opportunity in our Midlothian LAC services for a dynamic and motivated Community Engagement Worker.

The role of Community Engagement Worker is to assist the work of the ENABLE Scotland Local Area Co-ordination team to improve the lives of disabled people and their families in Midlothian.

Local Area Co-ordination (LAC) is a preventative, asset based approach to supporting disabled people to connect to their communities and have opportunities for a full and healthy life.

The aim is to address inequalities; build inclusion by supporting people to develop their individual capacity; work with communities to develop capacity for inclusion; ensure disabled people have rights and opportunities equal to others in society.

Key responsibilities:

* work with individuals and groups to meet outcomes as identified with the Local Area Co-ordinators.

* work with disabled people, mainly people with learning disability (including Autism) and their families, community groups and organisations with a view to increasing local involvement.

* build individuals' confidence and capacity to connect with their community, including independent travel.

* help to facilitate existing activities and develop new activities in partnership with individuals and organisations.

* help build capacity to enable activities to be self-led, or led by informal support.

* community map throughout Midlothian to provide accurate and timely information to assist individuals, families and communities.

* involve disabled people and/or their families in monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of the service.

Remember this is #morethanajob - it's the first step to you making a difference and beginning your career with an award winning charity with its values at its core.

Application notes

To apply click HERE

Closing date: 09/09/2018

Interviews to take place 3rd October 2018.