CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE AND FAMILY PRACTITIONER - LEVEL 5

 

CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE AND FAMILIES MANAGER  L5

OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE

As a Children, Young People and Family Manager, you will ensure direction, alignment and commitment within your own practice, your team(s), your organisation and across partnerships to help children, young people and families aspire to do their best and achieve sustainable change. You will build teams, manage resources and lead new approaches to working practices that deliver improved outcomes and put the child, young person or family at the centre of practice.

 

Typical Job Roles

You may work either as a Manager in Children's Residential Care or as a Children, Young People and Families Manager in the Community in a range of settings in local authorities, within health organisations, educational and early years settings or children's centres, as well as a wide range of private voluntary and community organisations. You could be solely responsible for the management of a team or service or be part of a management team. To deliver effectively on a wide range of outcomes, you will work on a multi-agency basis with professionals from a wide range of backgrounds, as well as team leaders and managers from your organisation.

With a focus on excellence in practice and improved performance, you will encourage Children, Young People and Family Practitioners to gain the skills, knowledge, attitudes and behaviours that will enable them to actively support each child, young person, young adult, and family achieve their potential. You will inform and improve practice by acting on research and new developments into how the needs of children, young people and families are best met. You will model the behaviours that encourage reflective practice, professional confidence and humility. You will challenge and support practitioners and ensure their practice is safe. You will develop and lead an ethos that will enable and inspire practitioners to make a real difference to the lives of children, young people and families. 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Individual employers will set the selection criteria, but this might include GCSEs, A levels, a Level 3 apprenticeship or other relevant qualifications, relevant experience and/or an aptitude test with a focus on functional maths.
  • Undertake the Disclosure and Barring Service process.

COURSE OVERVIEW AND LEARNING

Children, Young People and Family Managers will need to supplement the CORE standard programme with specialist skills and knowledge by choosing ONE of the following options:

END-POINT ASSESSMENT

  • Situational Judgement Test
  • Summative portfolio of work

EMPLOYERS INVOLVED IN CREATING THE TRAILBLAZER STANDARD:

This Trailblazer apprenticeship standard has been set by various local councils, NHS trusts, Care homes and Community Services throughout the United Kingdom

FEES: Fully Funded for 16-18 yrs Employer contribution 5% 19+

Course Duration: 18-24 months