Jobs/Volunteer – help out a young family in their home

Volunteer – help out a young family in their home

We’re seeking a versatile, patient and proactive individual to help out in the home of a child with a disability.

Why not give back to the community and make a real difference in people’s lives?

Are you great with kids?

Looking for a volunteering role where you’ll meet new people and develop new skills?

If this sounds like you, apply now for this rewarding opportunity! We have families who would love some help at home with their child who has cerebral palsy – just a few hours a week. This could include assisting with art and craft activities, reading stories or encouraging the child in his or her therapy exercises.

It could also include helping siblings with homework, accompanying the family on outings, keeping the children entertained while dinner is prepared, or occasionally being an extra pair of hands during a doctor’s appointment. A parent or guardian would be present at all times. Experience with children, patience and a sense of humour would all be a big advantage.

If you’re an allied health student still studying, a volunteer role like this with the Cerebral Palsy Alliance will support you to gain skills and experience that will be invaluable when you’re ready to take on your first professional role.

Who are we?

At the Cerebral Palsy Alliance, we pride ourselves on our high-quality family-centred therapies, life skills programs, equipment and support for people living with cerebral palsy and their families. Our priority is to support people living with cerebral palsy to lead an independent and inclusive life.

Our employees continually rate us as one of the best employers in Australia. Our staff and volunteers recognise and appreciate that our organisation is driven by its values – integrity, passion, excellence, courage and respect.

What do we offer?

  • the satisfaction of knowing you are making a difference and giving back to the community

  • volunteer induction training

  • awards for service milestones – 1 year, 5 years, 10 years

  • the chance to be nominated for a ‘NSW volunteer of the year award’

  • access to our broader training through the training alliance, if applicable to your volunteer role

What will you bring to the role?

  • goodwill, patience and a desire to help others

  • a commitment to making a difference in individuals’ lives

  • an understanding of the rights of people with a disability, and the challenges they and their families can face

  • Working With Children Check, or willingness to obtain before starting work.

 

 

 

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For further information or to apply please contact Diana Piper on 9975 8740 or dpiper@cerebralpalsy.org.au

 

1 Jan 1970

Hornsby area/ Lower North Shore/ Northern Beaches/ Ballina – Northern NSW

Volunteer Opportunity

This position is subject to a compulsory Working with Children Check.