Details of Certified Roles:  I Matter Practice

ADD AN I MATTER CERTIFICATION TO YOUR PRACTICE - THEY ARE KEY ELEMENTS IN THE I MATTER AWARDS

DETAILS OF I MATTER CERTIFIED AWARDS

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The Certification Structure helps ensure that You have an in-depth understanding of I Matter in Practice
This helps you to be an effective force for children and adults in your community
We are also on the look out for experienced professionals who are interested in being licensed Facilitators for their communities

Bridging Roles - Embedding Practice in Organisations
Link Award                                          - Informed referrals
Senior Link Award                               - Embedding into Organisations
Heads, Directors and Commissioners  - The Leadership Role

Stage 1 Certification - Direct work with children and young people and staff
Stage 1 Practitioners demonstrate confident practice with children with a variety of needs and their families
Foundation                                        - All children and young people
Intermediate                                      - Children with Additional social-emotional needs
Advanced                                           - Specialist focus

Stage 2 - Supporting Others on an I Matter Journey
Lead Facilitator                                  - Running Getting Started, First Steps and Intensive Study Support
Lead Plus                                           - Confident planning and delivery for the child with additional needs
Advanced Practitioner                        - Overseeing the assessment and recommendations process for children with complex needs

 I Matter Bridging Certification Options:  Supporting and Enabling Others

I Matter Link Award
(Bridging role)

The I Matter Link Referrer Certification enables  you to support your own clients who would benefit from an I Matter Journey.  The Link Award can be completed after the Foundation Intensive and after an introduction to Community Wheel Training.
It does not require Foundation B or Foundation Stage Certification.
You will take forward a small project over 12 months with a monthly mastermind support, focussed on making and supporting successful referrals into an I Matter Training Pathway in your community.
Foundation Certification can also provides the award of Certified Link.

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I Matter Senior Link Award
(Bridging role)

The I Matter Senior Link Referrer Certification enables  you to work with your organisation to help support the I Matter Awards process through the embedding of I Matter Principles and the development of I Matter Pathways for professional and parent-carer and young person education.  The Senior Link Award  can be completed after the Foundation Intensive and after an introduction to Community Wheel Training.
It does not require Foundation B or Foundation Stage Certification.
You will take forward a small project over 12 months with a monthly mastermind support focussed on supporting the embedding of I Matter Principles in your organisation setting.
 A Senior Link role is needed for organisations to apply to be an I Matter Host organisation.  Larger schools should expect to have a Head and a Senior Link Certification 

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I Matter Heads and Directors
and Commissioning Practitioners
(Bridging Award

The I Matter Heads and Directors and Commissioning Certification enables  you to
support your own organisation through a process of implementing I Matter Principles supported by the I Matter Awards. This is about the task of thinking through what the implications of the research on children's development has to say for the way that your own service operates.  The Heads and DIrectors and Commissioning Certification can be completed after the Foundation Intensive and after an introduction to Community Wheel Training.
It does not require Foundation B or Foundation Stage Certification. You will take forward a small project over 12 months with a monthly mastermind support focussed on supporting the embedding of I Matter Principles in your organisation setting.  In small schools or services or organisations it may be sufficient to have just a Head or Director in this implementation role. Senior Link may not be needed.

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 I Matter Extended Journey Certification:  Direct Roles with Children and Young People

Stage 1 Certification requires that you apply for the Certification plan and that you register for an Extended Membership plan

I Matter Stage 1 Foundation Stage Certification

Evidences that you are equipped with a
good understanding of the I Matter Framework and its implications for practice including the role of relationship health, and the adult role.  Successful certification equips you for the Link role and for progression to Intermediate Professional Training.  You will be well equipped for a wide range of everyday roles with children and young people and their families with an appreciation of how to recognise needs and support relationship health.

You will have

+ Completed Foundation A and B
Started to prepare a log book
Completed a short assessment
based on key I Matter Concepts:
+ Taken part in 6 Foundation Stage case supervisions illustrating I Matter concepts
+ Completed a Stage1 Foundation Certification Interview

FOR:
  Any professional who works with children and families

Community Wheel Training

There is a complementary optional training and certification in the use of the Community Wellbeing Wheel.

This requires live participation in
a minimum or 8 Community Wheel
sessions and completion of all 12 and submission of a log book based on 
your experience of running 4 local community wheel sessions


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I Matter Stage 1 Intermediate Stage Certification

Evidences that you have a good understanding of how to use I Matter 
Developmental Assessments to think
about priorities and care planning for children in immediate work and home
roles.  Successful certification equips you
for using I Matter assessments to inform your practice decisions with children you
are supporting and for progression to advanced training. You will be well
equipped for supporting the child with additional needs and a variety of ages
and presenting needs

You will have 

+ Completed Intermediate A and B
Submitted a Log Book demonstrating your understanding of key I Matter Foundation and Intermediate Concepts:
+ Assisted as a volunteer study supporter in a Foundation Stage Group
+ Taken part in Licensed Practitioner Training with a minimum of 6 Intermediate Stage  case supervisions illustrating the planning and delivery of interventions with specific skills building in mind
+ Completed a Stage 2 Intermediate Certification Interview

This is an in-depth training for which you must have regular contact with children with a variety of needs

FOR: Any professional who works with children with complex needs who are anxious or challenging and is responsible for progressing their social development

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I Matter Stage 1 Advanced Stage Certification

Evidences that you have a good understanding of the details of the adult-child relationship and of how to apply your learning to everyday practices in your setting with a special interest focus of your own choosing.  Successful certification equips you for the informal use of I Matter assessments to support decisions in relation to adults you are supporting and for role of I Matter Stage 1 Certified Practitioner.   You will be well equipped for a pastoral lead role that involves support for parents. This also equips you for progressing to Stage 2 Lead Professional Training or Advanced Practitioner Role.  .

You will have 

+ Completed Advanced A and B
submitted a Log Book demonstrating your understanding of key I Matter Concepts:
+ Assisted as a volunteer study supporter in an Intermediate Group
+ Taken part in Licensed Practitioner
Training with a minimum of 6 Advanced stage supervisions  building on the
area of your special nterest
+ Completed a Stage 2 Advanced Certification Interview

FOR: Any professional with an interest in applying I Matter Principles to the development of their own specialist area of interest

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+ Case Supervision for the purposes of Stage 1 Certification involves taking part in a confidential group discussion with others on the Certification path.  You should bring an example of a child and family that you are currently working with. 
You should be prepared to: 
+ speak about the situation and about your initial insights and reflections based on an concepts from the I Matter Framework
+ speak about what is going well - for the child and family and in the contribution you are making
+ open some questions up to ask for insights from group members
You should keep a record of the discussions in your log book

 I Matter Stage 2 Certification Options:  Supporting Others

I Matter Stage 2 Lead Professional

The I Matter Lead Professional Certification enables you to run workshops and offer study support for parents and professionals on an I Matter Journey.   The Lead Role can be as a part of the I Matter Direct Team or as part of developing a local offer in a setting with an approved Host Organisation.  It requires you to complete your Stage 1 Certification having gathered a portfolio of evidence and an interview at each stage to evidence your understanding   If accepted as a Lead Trainee there is a period of supported practice as you develop your confidence in delivering support for First Steps, Intensive and Community Wheel Events.   Achievement takes 1-2 years dependent on levels of experience at application.

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I Matter Stage 2 Lead Plus Practitioner

The Lead Plus Practitioner Role has an active focus on the assessment and recommendations role and is usually held by a lead member of staff in a school or residential setting, where there are continuous relationships with young people on a daily basis.  It requires that you have completed your Lead Professional Training and completed a period of supported practice in working with children with complex needs and their families using the I Matter Assessments.   You will be licensed to use I Matter tools to support the delivery of a whole school approach to the care of children who are anxious and challenging and their families.  Achievement of this training level also takes 1-2 years dependent on levels of experience at application.

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I Matter Stage 2 Advanced Practitioner

The Advanced Practitioner Role has an active focus on the assessment and recommendations role and who want to take forward the development of specialist support pathways for families of children with complex social emotional needs.  We licence professionals who are already highly experienced in the delivery of clinical services and who are familiar with working in complex systems across home and school settings. You will be licensed to support practice in a defined locality or with a defined specialism.  It requires that you have completed your Lead Professional and Lead Plus Training and completed a period of supported practice in working with children with complex needs and their families using the I Matter Assessments.   Achievement of this training level also takes 1-2 years dependent on levels of experience at application.

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