I Matter Awards Details:  Professionals

Our Focus is Community Well-being Through Support for Adult-Child Relationship Health

I MATTER PROFESSIONAL AWARDS: DETAILS

PROFESSIONAL AWARDS

PROFESSIONALS

Meaning of the Award

PATHWAY CHOICE

The professional has completed an initial registration for
+ Awareness Pathway (to Intensive only)
+ Raised Concerns Pathway
+ Longer Term Needs Pathway
+ Certified Practitioner Stage 1 Pathway
+ Certified Practitioner Stage 2 Pathway

I Matter First Steps Award      
Awareness stage

The professional has had a taster experience of I Matter thinking and completed a period of supported online learning
+ May become a Friend of I Matter

I Matter Informed Practice Award

Practice informed by I Matter Principles -Intensive stage

The professional has worked through the online Intensive course and has been introduced to the pillars of the I Matter Framework – this is an awareness level only.  It can be taught live, supported by forum, by closed discussion group or occasionally by self help.  The Award requires completion of the online course and reflective process
+ The professional can apply to join the Extended Stage 1 Journey
+ May join the Relationship Health Practice Network or become a Friend

ENABLING ROLES

 

I Matter Link Professional

The professional has completed the Intensive and is a member of the Relationship Health Practice Network
+ They have identified a group of professionals/parents needing support
+ They take a part in the Link Referrer network – identifying effective informal support
+ They play a role in providing informal support to other professionals or parents who are pursuing an I Matter Journey.
+ They are licensed as a named professional offering a recommendation
+ They are not licensed to offer formal support sessions

I Matter Senior Link Professional

The professional has completed the Intensive and is a member of the Relationship Health Practice Network and the Senior Network
+ They have identified an inhouse project or group of professionals/parents/young people needing targeted actions

+ They take a part in the Senior Link Referrer network – identifying effective informal support within organisations promoting relationship health principles
+ They play a role in providing informal support to other professionals or parents who are pursuing an I Matter Journey.
+ They are licensed as a named professional offering a recommendation
+ They are not licensed to offer formal support sessions

I Matter Heads and Directors

The professional has completed the Intensive and is a member of the Relationship Health Practice Network and the Heads Directors Network
+ They have identified an inhouse project or group of professionals/parents/young people needing targeted actions

+ They take a part in the Heads/Directors network – identifying effective informal support within organisations promoting relationship health principles
+ They play a role in providing informal support to other professionals or parents who are pursuing an I Matter Journey.
+ They are licensed as a named professional offering a recommendation
+ Their school or service can provide a host organisation for the Community Wheel programme or for a  specialist pathway
+ They are not licensed to offer formal support sessions

EXTENDED STAGE1 JOURNEY

 

Certified I Matter Informed Practice: Foundation Stage

Practice informed by I Matter Principles -Foundation stage

The professional has
+ worked through a period of consolidation through Foundation A and B +  taken part in a minimum of 12 study support discussions/ reflections.
+ completed a period of supervised use of the ICCCM
+ has submitted a log book and taken part in an interview. taken part in a minimum of 4 supervisions in a minimum of 4 months and an interview
+ they are certified to use the ICCCM to inform their own practice with a challenging or complex child to assess needs and determine goals
+ they are not certified to work with groups of children/parents/staff
+ valued level of competence for those in direct roles with children

Certified I Matter Informed Practice:
Intermediate Stage

Practice informed by I Matter Principles -Intermediate stage

The professional has
+ worked through a period of consolidation through Intermediate A & B +  taken part in a minimum of 20 study support discussions/ reflections.
+ completed a period of supervised use of the ICCCM and ImatterDev
+ has submitted a log book and taken part in a minimum of 8 supervisions in a minimum of 8 months and an interview
+ they are certified to use ICCCM/IMDev to inform their own practice with a challenging or complex child to assess needs and determine goals
+ they are not certified to work with groups of children/parents/staff
+ valued level of competence for those in direct roles with children with additional needs
+ May apply to Trainee Mentor or Trainee Lead Professional Role

Certified I Matter Informed Practice: Advanced Stage

Practice informed by I Matter Principles -Advanced stage

The professional has
+ worked through a period of consolidation through Advanced A & B
+  taken part in a minimum of 30 study support discussions/ reflections.
+ completed supervised use of the ICCCM and ImatterDev &other tools
+ has submitted a log book and taken part in a minimum of 12 supervisions in a minimum of 12 months and an interview
+ they are certified to use ICCCM/IMDev/Other to inform own practice with a challenging or complex child to assess needs and determine goals
+ they are not certified to work with groups of children/parents/staff
+ valued level of competence for those in direct roles with children with additional needs
+ May apply to Trainee Mentor or Trainee Lead Professional Role

Trainee/Certified I Matter Mentor

Certified I Matter Practice Professional Mentor

This professional has nearly completed or completed the Stage 1 certification steps and is now supporting others with forum and study support discussions
Suitable for professionals with an interest in supporting I Matter journeys for parents/ professionals

STAGE 2 JOURNEY


Trainee/Certified Lead Professional

Certified I Matter Lead Professional

This professional has nearly completed or completed the Stage 1 certification steps and is now supporting others with Live Study Support face to face or online taught sessions with I Matter Direct/own setting
+ Specific focus on building relationships with new parents-carers at new entry/times of transition eg early years/reception/Year 7
+ Licensed to support small groups

Trainee/Certified Community Wheel Facilitator

Certified I Matter Community Wheel Facilitator

This professional has nearly completed or completed the Stage 1 certification steps and is now exploring the support of the Community Wheel Programme with I Matter Direct and/or in their own setting
+ Suitable for professionals with an interest in developing the skills and insights of parents
+ Licensed to run a Local Community Wheel Support programme
+ Prevention focus or Specialist Focus

Trainee/Certified Lead Plus Professional

Certified I Matter Lead Plus Professional

This professional has nearly completed or completed the Stage 1 certification steps and is now exploring the embedding of the use of I Matter assessment tools ICCCM and IMDev to inform the planning of activities for children with EHCP and ASF plans
+ Suitable for professionals with an interest in developing the skills and competencies of staff supporting vulnerable children
+ Suitable for therapists who work with families as complement to own practice.

Trainee/Certified Advanced Practitioner

Certified I Matter Advanced Practitioner

This professional has completed the Stage 1 Mentor certification steps and is now developing their skills in overseeing the assessment and recommendations for children with additional needs (options 3-4-5
+ May be licenced to use the assessment tools in therapeutic practice with parents
+ May be licenced to oversee use of the online I Matter Q as part ofan agreed specialist pathway
+ Suitable for professionals with an interest in developing the skills and competencies of joined up home-school teams supporting children with additional needs