Both Staf and the Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice (CYCJ) support the Scottish Government’s vision of making Scotland the best place to grow up and agree that including young people at all levels of their work is key in ensuring their voice is heard and their ideas play an integral part in future plans.
Thanks to funding awarded by Life Changes Trust, we are recruiting a Youth Justice Participation Worker to establish a steering group to act as advisors and ensure they are involved in all aspects of the planning and development of the project.
The successful candidate:
You will have experience of working with and supporting vulnerable young people and show a proven ability to facilitate groups of young people, managing group dynamics and leading their work. You will have an understanding of youth justice and care systems and will show a understanding of the issues facing young people who have experience in these areas. You will be well organised and able to manage a wide and varied range of tasks with competing priorities and deadlines.
This is an exciting opportunity to join the only national organisation in Scotland working with frontline workers, managers and leaders supporting care experienced young people ensuring that they have the expertise and passion to help young people lead happy successful lives.
This is a key post within the organisation and is expected to ensure that the views of care experienced young people are heard and understood.
Main Functions of Role:
§ Establish a steering group of young people to act as advisors to the project.
§ Ensure that young people are involved in all aspects of planning and development of the project.
§ Work across Scotland to innovatively gather the views of care experienced young people involved in the justice system.
§ Develop an ongoing feedback and evaluation loop to ensure learning is shared widely.
§ Feed the views of young people into the wider work of Staf and CYCJ.
§ Attend youth justice related meetings to comment on practice and policy based on the experiences of children and young people.
§ Contribute to training and practice development activities to share the views of children and young people.
§ Help to identify policy and practice improvements based on young people’s experiences.
To apply please download the application pack, complete the application form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org before the closing date.
Closing date: 19 November 2018
Interviews will take place on: Tuesday 4th December 2018