Parent-Infant Attachment Groups (ACORN)
Mt Barker, Cowandilla & Aldinga
Volunteer / Student Placement Opportunities
Acorn Parent-Infant Attachment Groups provide an opportunity for mothers with diagnosed mental health struggles to come together and be supported in their relationship with their child/children aged birth to three years. Often, women who have experienced struggles with mental health feel that their relationship with their child has been somehow impacted. The Acorn group is structured to strengthen the relationship between mother and child through experiences of shared play, music and movement, and some dedicated parent only time for reflection.
The Volunteers and students involved in the Acorn Parent-Infant Attachment Groups will work alongside the multidisciplinary Acorn team including the Dance Worker, Infant Mental Health Specialist and Family Support Worker, to ensure the effective delivery of the Acorn Parent-Infant Attachment programs. Volunteers play a pivotal role in supporting parents and their infants in a range of activities within the Acorn group and will assist with the organisation of the group environment before, during and after the sessions.
We currently looking for volunteers for the following groups: Little Oaks at Mt Barker (Thursday 9am -12 noon), Cowandilla (Friday 9am - 1pm) and Aldinga (Tuesday 9am - 1pm) sites.
This volunteering and student placement opportunity is ideal for people who may be looking for experience in working alongside mothers and babies, and have an affinity for working with vulnerable populations. Our valued volunteers come from a range of backgrounds, and we provide placement opportunities to students from a range of courses including Social Work, Counseling and Community Services.
A DCSI Child Related Screening and National Police History clearances are highly desirable.
For more information about this role contact the Acorn Coordinator on 81313485. Please review the role description here and complete the following questions.