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Barnet Mencap
35 Hendon Lane
Finchley, London N3 1RT
Tel: 020 8349 3842
Fax: 020 8349 2192

Are you interested in becoming a Programme Facilitator for our course for parents?

Are you a family carer for a child who has a learning disability, global developmental delay or is on the Autism Spectrum?

Then you might be interested in becoming a Programme Facilitator for Early Positive Approaches to Support (E-PAtS)

E-PAtS is an 8-session group that provides sensitive support and information for families in the early years. All groups are delivered by an experienced professional and a family caregiver and cover:

  • Accessing services and supports
  • Emotional wellbeing and resilience for caregivers
  • Supporting sleep for children
  • Supporting communication
  • Supporting skills development
  • Positive approaches to behaviours that challenge

Facilitators will be paid to train and deliver the E-PAtS groups with support from others. Facilitators need to be able to commit to attending a 5-day training course (spread over different weeks) and delivering all 8 (2.5 hour) sessions for an E-PATS programme. Prior experience of supporting other families, facilitating groups or training is also helpful, but not essential.

If you would like to find out more about becoming a facilitator or have any questions please contact Valerie Lam, who will be happy to discuss this with you.

Applications can be made by writing a personal statement which must be received by the 2nd February 2018.

Call Valerie on 020 8349 3842 or email valerie.lam@barnetmencap.org.uk

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