Youth Peer Advocate
Contract Type: Fixed Term/Secondment, 3 hours per week
Alternative flexible working options available/open to discussion
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This is an exciting opportunity for young people aged 16 – 19 who have previously used Camden Services to make a difference to the young people of Camden. This could be in the Children’s Services, Youth Early Help, Youth Project, Social Care, Looked After team and Youth Offending Service (YOS). If you have worked with YOS on an order, this should be at least 6 months ago.
As a Youth Peer Advocate, you will work with young people encouraging them to access services and to help us improve how we run services for young people.
Youth Peer Advocates will work with staff to look at and improve the ways we work with young people to help them improve skills, confidence, resilience and outcome. You will suggest new ideas and positively contribute to the work of the Youth Early Help & Youth Safety. Youth Peer Advocates will support Youth Forums, focus of which is to ensure young people involvement in service design and delivery.
We will give you training, support and mentoring so you can do this work. We expect you to work 12 hours per month but we will be flexible around any education or work commitments you have.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.
To be considered for this exciting position it is essential that you:
· Have accessed Camden Services for young people. For example Children’s Services, Youth Projects, Youth Early Help services, Youth Offending Service (YOS). If you have worked with YOS on an Order, this should be at least 6 months ago
· Be willing to complete an enhanced DBS check
· Be between 16-19 years old.
· Be enthusiastic and keen to learn.
· Have a positive attitude.
· Be creative and open to different ideas.
· Be able to give a 12 months commitment to the role. Hours will be flexible to fit in with your needs i.e. college.
· Be able to commit to an average of 12 hours per month.
· Commitment to not be involved in anti-social behaviour or offending.
Camden’s main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.
Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative, flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.
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How to apply
To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in this Job Profile attached at the bottom of this Advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions.
Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG.
Closing dates for applications: Sunday 25th August 2019
Interviews to be held: TBC
Please quote reference: 190000IG
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