RYDE- Jumping Joeys (Wednesday mornings)

CPA's Jumping Joeys Gross Motor group is designed to encourage the development of a child’s gross motor skills, increase confidence in performing their existing skills and promote social engagement with their peers.

Our program consists of:

  • Regular group activities targeting locomotion skills (rolling, crawling, cruising, walking, running, jumping, climbing), balance skills (stationary and when moving) and ball skills (throwing, catching, kicking)
  • Individualised goals to maximise learning opportunities for all children
  • Celebration of achievement at the conclusion of the group.

 

DATES: 

Weekly program held each Wednesday during the NSW school term. 

TERM 3:  July 21 - September 15

TERM 4: October 6 - November 24

TIME:  9.30am - midday

LOCATION: Cerebral Palsy Alliance, 3a Smalls Road, Ryde

 

ROLE DESCRIPTION

  • Support CPA's Ryde therapy team to run weekly one-hour group-based sessions for children aged 2 - 4 years
  • Encourage and motivate children to take part in group activities; and develop their balance and ball handling skills
  • Receive support from an experienced physiotherapist (PT)
  • Support our PT to implement a customised program to suit the specific needs of each child.

 

ROLE REQUIREMENTS

  • Weekly commitment - preferably for both terms
  • Willingness to undertake Working with Children and Police Checks
  • Complete an NDIS online training module (prior to starting your role)
  • Attend a Volunteer Induction session prior to your start date 
  • Comply with CPA’s COVID-19 safe working guidelines.

 

BENEFITS OF THE ROLE

  • Volunteers receive hands-on experience in providing support for children with a disability in a group setting
  • Give back to the community by helping children with a disability practise practical gross motor skills
  • Learn from experienced health professionals
  • Experience the positive impact of improving a child's ability to perform common daily tasks

 

If this rewarding role is of interest to you, please contact Jodie Collins:

E:  jcollins@cerebralpalsy.org.au

 

NOTE - Allied Health Students

If you’re studying an Allied Health course, a volunteer role like this will support you to gain skills and experience that will be invaluable when you’re ready to take on your first professional role.

This position is subject to a compulsory Working with Children Check

Contact

Jodie Collins

Email jcollins@cerebralpalsy.org.au

Call 0428 539 461