Date Added: 18 November 2022
: 3 January 2023
Job Title: Peer Education Participation Worker
Working For: Just for Kids Law
Salary: £28,700 - £32,800 (dependent on experience in directly equivalent role)
Length of Contract: 18-month FTC
JfKL’s Programmes and Participation Directorate brings together Youth Advocacy, Youth Opportunities (support towards education, training and employment), internal Participation opportunities, and youth campaigning.
We work with C&YP aged 10 to 25 in London who face a range of issues, including those who have experienced school exclusion, homelessness, immigration issues, involvement in the care system and in the criminal justice system. The C&YP we work with are also resourceful, and many are passionate about using their lived experience to improve practice and the systems that have let them down.
Peers play an important role in young people’s lives. Young people are most likely to seek support and advice from their friends. Their behaviour and knowledge is often heavily influenced by their peer group.
The Peer Education Participation Worker will develop and deliver a new Peer Education initiative focused on the housing rights of Care Leavers. This aims to reach, inform and mobilise a wider cohort of care experienced young people, and the smaller organisations that support them, to understand and respond to homelessness and housing issues experienced by care experienced young people and care leavers.
It will involve, engaging care experienced young people with experience of homelessness and housing issues in the initiative, building their understanding of the housing rights of care leavers and of peer education approaches, and supporting them to co-facilitate workshops for staff and volunteers in external grassroots organisations to build their knowledge of the housing rights and entitlements of care leavers (with other JfKL staff), and to undertake communications activities to raise awareness of these issues.
This role will work closely with our Youth Engagement and Campaigns Organiser, enabling young people involved as campaigners to engage in peer education activity, to help recruit young people to our care and Housing youth campaign, and to align policy-influencing and practice-/peer-influencing activities on this issue.
This role will also have a responsibility to consider small grants to smaller charities supporting care experienced young people on housing issues.
This is an opportunity to harness and lead on the youth work methodology of peer education within the Youth Projects Team and at JfKL.
Closing Date: 3 January 2023
w/c 16th January 2023
It will be face to face interview in our office
Application Link: https://forms.office.com/r/hiVkvjHi5Y
Please complete all questions as fully as possible. We can only shortlist you on the information you provide on the form. CVs will not be considered.
JFKL is committed to working within the principles of equal opportunity and we value diversity. We encourage applications from people from all ethnic, cultural, religious and social backgrounds: in particular, people from BAME, LGBTQI+, etc. We strive to create a diverse working environment where anyone, regardless of background, can thrive.