What will the apprentice be doing?
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
- To work as part of the staff team providing practical/emotional support, advice, guidance and information to young people between 16+ who are living in supported accomodation and those who are eligible for leaving care support until they are 25
- To help them develop practical life skills and support their transition toward independence
- To provide staff cover on an extended day basis and at weekends and bank holidays as required
- Your role will include day to day support both in the young people's accommodation and in the comunity, working shifts that cover daytime, evnings, weekends and some overnight shifts
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
- The qualification is a 'Children & Young People Practitioner' and is designed for workers within children and young people's services. This qualification is delivered in the workplace and is the equivalent of a Level 4 QCF. Average completion timescale is 12 - 16 months
- Many support staff move on to social work or youth work
Requirements and prospects Desired skills and personal qualities
Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness, Direct work with young people, Managing behaviours, knowledge of safeguarding Qualifications
NVQ or SVQ Level 2 or equivalent Children and young People (Grade pass) Desired Things to consider
Knowledge and awareness of discrimination and disadvantage experienced by vulnerable young people and the ability to implement , anti-discriminatory practice and work within adherence to all Confidentiality policies and procedures. The ability to undertake relevant training as appropriate.