Are you passionate about improving outcomes for children who have experienced ACEs? Do you want to help break the cycle of developmental trauma? Do you have a heart for the development of professionals and practitioners?
We are seeking volunteers who have experience of supporting children and families affected by adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). Ideally you will also have experience of supporting the network around the children/families, eg schools, health, social services. We want to broaden the range of projects and training/development opportunities that we offer and are seeking passionate and innovative individuals to join our team.
Please visit our website to get a flavour of what we already offer. There is a real dearth of provision in Wales and we want to develop projects and programmes that we can seek funding for and so create more support for this very vulnerable and underserved group.
We know from experience that schools and services are often not well-informed about developmental trauma and we have already begun providing training/courses to schools, services and practitioners, adopters and foster carers. Others tell us that they have had ACEs training but not received practical support in what to actually DO to support the children and families affected by these ACEs.
The need is great and we want to do more! We would particularly like to extend our work into the area of early intervention with children/families at risk. We also recognise that Special Guardians are massively under-resourced and have added complexities when caring for the children of family members.
Have you got experience of working in this field and want to put that to good use? Have you got a vision and a passion to develop something new? Can you devise and plan a project and be involved bidding for funding to make it a reality. We would love to hear from you!
We are particularly interested in hearing from applicants who have;
This is an opportunity to work with a small but dynamic team who are passionate about ‘helping the world to feel a safer place for children with developmental trauma’ resulting from adverse childhood experiences. You will be bringing new ideas and possibilities to our organisation.
You will make a huge difference to our charity as we are a very small team currently. Initially you will work alongside the CEO but we are looking for someone who can take on some responsibility for this area by growing the role and making it their own. This will enable the CEO to focus on the strategic development of the charity and the delivery of projects.
What's in it for the volunteer?
We are growing and we'll guarantee there will be many opportunities to feel proud of your work and the difference you can make to our work.
You are invited to request an initial informal Teams discussion with the CEO to explore your interest in the role and how we might work together.
All of our roles are subject to our Safer Recruitment Policy which includes the need for 2 references and are subject to a 6-month probationary period.