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Youth Early Help Peer Advocate
  • Employer: Camden Council
  • Reference: SP/21/153593
  • Published: Wed 02/06/2021, 13:30 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 27/06/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £21,815 - £23,521 Pro rata per annum (actual salary £1,678 - £1,808.62)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG, Camden

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Youth Early Help Peer Advocate

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

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.

You could be based across the borough, North, Central or South Camden. If you have a preference please state that in your application form.

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

About you

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

 To be considered for this exciting opportunity it is essential the successful candidate has:

  • 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.

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 essential criteria listed in the Job Profile.

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 resourcing@camden.gov.uk or post to 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG

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