Salary Range: £38,297 - £44,424
Job Level: Level 4, Zone 1
Work Location: Crowndale Centre, 218 Eversholt Street, London, NW1 1BD
Hours per week: 36
Contract type: Fixed Term/Secondment – 12 Months
Closing date: Sunday 25th September 2022 at 23:59
Interviews to be held: Week commencing 3rd October 2022
Alternative flexible working options available / open to discussion
Anonymised Application – in keeping with Camden’s commitment to inclusion the recruitment to this role is anonymised and supports the objective of reducing the impact of unconscious bias.
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We are looking for a full-time fixed term Advanced Practitioner to work within our Youth Justice Service at Camden, rated Outstanding by HMIP in 2020.
As an Advanced Practitioner for the Youth Justice Service you will:
• Manage a case load of youth justice cases, working innovatively with children from diverse backgrounds and engaging them and their families and other professionals in order to assess, develop and deliver intervention and activities that support their personal and social skills and participation in society.
• Be expected to offer support and guidance to other case managers to improve service provision. The Advanced Practitioner would be expected to contribute to the quality assurance process of the Youth Justice Service.
• Directly contribute to youth Justice service outcomes by creatively engaging children who are subject to youth justice orders and also who are at risk of anti-social behaviour, crime, becoming NEET and substance misuse.
• This position currently has a lead area of youth participation and consultation and oversees a Peer Advocates project.
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 visiting 'www.camdenjobs.co.uk/our-stories'.
It is essential that you have experience of direct work with children, their families, and delivering high quality services and interventions. You will have a good understanding of approaches to children’s development and a good understanding of youth justice systems including national standards and scaled approach and evidence of effective practice that build desistance and resilience. It is essential you have a minimum 2-years post qualification experience of post court cases. You must have a proven ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing and an ability to write clear and concise reports within a youth justice environment to fixed timescales. Substantial experience of working with children who are considered to be at risk, this will include children who are at risk of crime and ASB, NEET, SEND, exploitation etc.
• Professional Qualification in any of the following:
• Social work (HCPC- Registered)
• Professional Certificate of Effective Practice/Youth Justice Effective Practice Certificate (with considerable recent employed work in case management within the youth justice system)
For in-depth information with regards to this post please view the job profile attached.
Or if you wish to discuss this amazing opportunity please contact YJS Service Manager, Paul Thorpe, 0207 974 6228 or email Paul.Thorpe@camden.gov.uk
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At Camden, you’ll receive a host of benefits as well as joining a flexible working employer. Visit 'www.camdenjobs.co.uk/staff-benefits' to see full details of our benefits.
To view the Job Profile, please click HERE or copy and paste the below URL into your browser: camdocs.camden.gov.uk/HPRMWebDrawer/Record/9712119/file/document?inline
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.
Inclusion and Diversity
We want Camden Council to be a great place to work and to ensure that our communities are represented across our workforce. A vital part of this is ensuring we are a truly inclusive organisation that encourages diversity in all respects, including diversity of thinking. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and those of Other Ethnicities, LGBT+, disabled and neurodiverse communities to make a real difference to our residents so that equalities and justice remains at the heart of everything we do.
To discover more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website or copy and paste the below URL into your browser: https://www.camdenjobs.co.uk/inclusion-and-diversity
Asking for Adjustments
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