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Children, Young People and Families Practitioner

Apprenticeship Overview


As a practitioner you will be working with children, young people and families, including carers, to achieve positive and sustainable change in their lives. You will demonstrate a passion to care for and about children, young people and families.

You will be skilled in recognising and assessing the complex needs that children, young people and families often present. You will agree with the child, young person or family any specific interventions or referrals. Your approach will be one of respectful curiosity that challenges and supports children, young people and families to achieve their potential and stay safe. You will work alongside other professionals and organisations to share the responsibility for improving outcomes.

Each piece of work with a child or family will be different and you will exercise judgement on a range of evidence-based approaches to inform your practice. You will regularly evaluate the effectiveness of your methods and actions. Regular supervision with an experienced practitioner will encourage reflection on your practice. At the end of the apprenticeship the high quality of your practice will be making a real difference to those that you work with.

Practitioner in Children's Residential Care

You could be working in a number of settings e.g. a children’s home, a residential special school or a secure children’s home. The children might be living on their own or in a larger group. You will take the lead in developing and delivering the child's placement plan and will work with the child to support their health, education, social and day to day needs, playing a significant role in helping them to thrive and fulfil their potential.

Key Information

Apprenticeships level
Level 4

Typically 24 months for new entrants.

Entry Requirements
Undertake the Disclosure and Barring Service process and provide the result.

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Current vacancies in Children, Young People and Families Practitioner

Children, Young People and Families Practitioner

Apprentice Childcare Practitioner – Level 3 · Level 3

St Johns Church School - Orton Goldhay

Childcare Practitioners will deliver a high standard of quality care and education for children aged 2 years to school age, offering an appropriate level of support and stimulation. You will be reporting to the Preschool Manager.

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Working week

Monday - Friday

8:15 - 15:15

Total hours

32.5 hours

Monthly wage

£605.58 - £1267.50

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