Children and Young People's Workforce
Working with children, young people and their families includes a wide range of jobs involving working with:
Children in schools:
Primary teachers usually teach one class in all subjects, while secondary school teachers usually teach one or two subjects to several different classes.
Teaching assistants/learning support assistants work alongside teachers in the classroom, helping pupils get the most out of their learning. Duties can vary depending on the age of the children. Higher level teaching assistants (HLTAs) are experienced teaching assistants who plan and deliver learning activities under the direction of a teacher and assess, record and report on pupils' progress.
Under 5s:Nursery nurses are responsible for a group of children, with support from nursery assistants. Nursery workers care for, educate and play with babies and young children, helping them to develop and learn. Much of the work is with the under-fives, but some nurseries offer after-school and holiday care for older children.
Older children out of school:
Playworkers Work with children and young people to provide a safe, exciting and fun space in which to play, socialise, try out new things or just spend quiet time. Working in teams, they may work with children ranging between the ages of 5 and 15, or with one particular age group.
Young people mainly aged 13 to 19:
Youth and community workers help young people to learn, grow and develop, and encourage them to play a positive role in the community.
Connexions Personal Advisers provide a free and confidential information, advice and guidance service in England to all 13 to 19-year-olds and to young people with learning difficulties or disabilities up to the age of 25. They work to ensure that young people make a smooth transition to adulthood and working life.
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