Trauma such as abuse or neglect that a child experiences in the earliest months or years of his or her life can have profound and long-lasting consequences.
In addition, a child will have often experienced multiple moves to different caregivers.
From physical development to emotional regulation and readiness to learn, many areas of a child’s life can be impacted, and to recover, they require attuned, understanding and therapeutic care.
There is hope of recovery from trauma for our children, but it takes time and energy from the adults around them.
By offering therapeutic childcare based on PACE principles (playfulness, acceptance, curiosity, empathy from the work of Dr Dan Hughes), you will be helping the families of traumatised children to be more resilient.
If you enjoy working with children, have emotional maturity and would like to learn more about supporting children and young people with complex emotional needs, please look at our vacancies list and consider sending us an application.
We would love to hear from you.
You will receive specialist training bespoke to your role which includes safeguarding, attachment disruption and developmental trauma. We also train and support you with working with professional boundaries.
Supervision is essential for the role and we offer peer and clinical sessions on a monthly basis. You’ll have the opportunity to work directly with children and their families, develop your core competencies and witness multi-disciplinary working. The majority of our roles are part-time and can easily fit around studies or other work.
Although each role involves working individually, you won’t be alone and will be invited to join our community of Specialist Support Workers.