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Youth Worker

Camden London Borough Council
Camden, London (Greater)
£26,437 + £3,253 Inner London Allowance Pro Rata
Closing date
22 Aug 2021

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Health and Social Care, Health, Children's Services, Social Care
Contract Type
Full time
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About us

Camden is listening to everyone, including you.

We’re giving a platform to people inside and outside our community. Because, we’re not just home to the UK’s fast-growing economy. We’re home to the most important conversations happening today. And we’re making radical social change a reality, so that nobody gets left behind. Here’s where you can help decide a better future for us all

The role

Are you an experienced and passionate Youth Worker looking to make a real difference to the lives of young people in Camden? As a Youth Worker, you will be responsible for engaging with young people from a diverse inner-city neighborhood to design and deliver a wide-ranging programmes of personal and social education.

Youth Early Help is part of the Integrated Youth Support Service which responds to emerging needs for young people at the earliest opportunity. The successful candidates will work within a multi-disciplinary team and our partners to deliver high quality evidence based youth work for young people.

Camden has cultivated a ‘whole family approach’ model, offering tailor made support for young people to stay safe; be healthy; succeed in education, employment and training; and to play a positive role in their community.

The role involves working after school and unsociable hours including evenings between the hours of 18:00 – 21:00, weekends and residentials.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.

To find out more about what it is like to work at Camden, meet some of our People by clicking HERE

We are looking for an inspiring and insightful Youth Worker with demonstrable experience of direct work with young people including the delivery of group work sessions, outreach and detached work.  The ideal candidate will have proven experience of creatively engaging young people who may be at risk of engaging in harmful behaviour and/or are vulnerable. The candidate will also have proven experience of planning, delivering and evaluating programmes of work with young people.

The candidate will also have proven experience of facilitating group work sessions with young people from differing needs, interest and abilities.

Ideal candidate will have experience of facilitating programme linked with accreditation such as AQA Award Units, Community Sport leader awards, Duke of Edinburgh Award etc.

The successful candidates will be confident communicators who possess a qualification in the relevant field such as an NVQ level 3 or higher in Youth and Community Work.

Working for Camden

We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine how we’re supporting people, and we’ll redefine what a career can be.

At Camden, you’ll receive a host of benefits as well as joining a flexible working employer. Click HERE to see full details of our benefits.

Additional information

To view the Job Profile, please click HERE

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application you will be required to demonstrate how you meet the role criteria noted in the Job Profile under the “About You” section.

To discover more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website

Asking for Adjustments

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people, neurodiverse people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application, interview or assessment process, including providing information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at or post to 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG


Camden: A diverse and vibrant borough
What makes us different?

Camden London Borough Council offers the opportunity to create a place for everyone. The council is committed to excellence and aims to recruit vibrant and talented people to develop and cultivate highly competent work teams. 
Camden Council promotes culture, innovation and excellence by celebrating awards such as the Camden Business Awards, Community Support Awards and Camden Design Awards. 

Great values

Based in the heart of the capital, Camden has much to offer its dedicated staff. The council is committed to excellence, and dedicated to safeguard and support the welfare of vulnerable adults, young people and children. Camden aims to work hand to hand with the communities it serves to find new and better ways to increase quality of life.
Why work for Camden?

  • Camden is committed to providing high quality services
  • Competent and skilled work teams.
  • A trusting, supportive working environment
  • Strong focus on innovation
  • Competitive salary.
  • Free season ticket / travelcard loan scheme. 

Would you like to work in an innovative, multicultural, vibrant and transforming environment?

Camden may offer the opportunity you are looking for.

Find Us
020 7974 4444
Town Hall
Judd Street
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