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Family Services

Participation Officer

Full time

Permanent

Salary from £29,517 to £32,628

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Barnet has developed a thriving and successful participation service by working in partnership with children and young people in care and care leavers; with the support of their corporate parents and elected members. We are now looking for someone to drive this service further forward who can demonstrate commitment, creativity and fantastic interpersonal skills.

This is a wonderful opportunity for a candidate with Participation experience working with children in care and care leavers (aged 5-25 years) who is dedicated to co-production in order to ensure that children are designing, developing and delivering services which affect their lives. It is about working creatively in partnership with young people, their carer’s, social workers, partners, schools, senior managers and elected members to identify and deliver improvements to services within Barnet.

You will be required to deliver our youth voice forums across Barnet to a cohort of children and young people with a range of needs such as, Children with experience of care and Children with SEND.

You will support young people to attend the Corporate Parenting Panel, in the recruitment of staff, work alongside national and local organisations and show a commit to upholding children's rights.

You will need to be able to work flexibly including evenings and occasional weekends. You will need to be passionate about children and young people and have experience of facilitating group work. You will be required to design and implement a programme of events which engage young people into consultation whilst also supporting them to build further resilience and skills for the future.

Closing date 29 July 2018. Interviews will take on week commencing 6 August 2018.

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