We offer a range of opportunities to suit your lifestyle and interests:
Cerebral Palsy Alliance is a global centre of expertise for cerebral palsy and similar conditions. Learn and explore different career opportunities and pathways, while you develop important employment skills such as communication, problem solving, teamwork and leadership.
Student placements and volunteer opportunities include supporting our allied health therapy teams working with children and adults, supporting our lifestyles, sports and accommodation clients, or gaining experience in our corporate services.
Allied health student placements will have access to clinical governance and mentoring as part of a multi-disciplinary therapy team to develop clinical skills and experience working with children and adults within evidence-based programs.
For further information please contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To apply for a student placement or volunteer opportunity please register your interest below.
Our Allied Health Scholarship Program recognises the needs of students to plan their transition into the workplace. We provide valuable clinical experience and support to explore your preferred field of expertise in your final year of study. Currently, we offer a select number of scholarships which are available in Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Speech Pathology with Cerebral Palsy Alliance’s university partners.
Cerebral Palsy Alliance provides services to children and adults with disabilities and their families across the state of NSW. Your placement location will depend on where you live and the course you are studying.
As a TAFE or vocational student you can apply directly to us using the register your interest button. As a University student we would prefer you apply via your University Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Office or similar. If you are a High School student 16 years or older, please ask your Careers Advisor to contact us by email email@example.com.
The minimum age for a student on placement is 16 years of age at the time of the placement.
Students may be required to meet with a CPA staff member prior to commencement of the placement to complete necessary checks, documentation and establish learning goals. Sometimes all of this can be completed online.
All students are required to complete:
Yes. Your supervisor will orientate you to the work site on your first day. They have an induction checklist for all student placements that must be completed.
CPA will inform you of all safety requirements at that particular work site.
A qualified CPA staff member with the appropriate skills to meet your learning needs. Students on work experience from secondary schools and vocational institutions will usually be buddied up with a staff member who will work alongside them to demonstrate the skills and assist them to perform the tasks required.
The Student and Volunteer Engagement Specialist will make the placement arrangements with your supervisor and may be involved in the initial meeting but will not be your direct supervisor.
As a student on placement, you are covered by CPA’s Insurance. Most schools, colleges and universities also provide insurance cover for their student while on external placements.
You can wear neat casual clothes that allow you to perform your tasks comfortably.
Closed toed shoes must be worn on all CPA work sites.
If your university or college has a uniform T-shirt, you can wear that to your placement.