ALLAMBIE I Push & Pedal Bike Skills program (starts Sat 30 Jan, 2021)

CPA physiotherapists require a volunteer to support our fortnightly 'Push & Pedal' Bike Skills program.

Run fortnightly on Saturday mornings at our Allambie site, the program is for small groups of children with a range of disabilities aged 6-12 years.

The aim of the program is to teach beginner cyclists the fundamentals of riding a bike in a safe, fun and engaging environment.

Individual goals will be established for each participant, and activitiy ideas will be shared with families to help children continue improving their skills beyond the program.

 

PROGRAM DATES: 

Term 1:     Beginners Group (5 sessions) - Saturdays 30 January; 13 & 27 February; 13 & 27 March, 2021

Term 2:    Advanced group (5 sessions) - Saturday 24 Apr – Saturday 19 June, 2021 

Sept Holidays: Beginners (daily) Mon 26 Sept – Friday 31 October, 2021 (1.5hrs over 5 consecutive days)

TIME:  11am - 12.30pm

LOCATION:  Cerebral Palsy Alliance - 187 Allambie Road, Allambie Heights

 

ROLE DESCRIPTION

As a volunteer with this program, you will support our physiotherapist to teach beginner riders just starting to learn to ride a bike e.g. using training wheels

You will also assist staff to encourage children to participate in strucutred games; develop bike balance skills; learn to stop and start; hold the handlebars to steer; propel using pedals and independently put on a helmet.

 

ROLE REQUIREMENTS

  • 6 month commitment preferred
  • Willingness to undertake Working with Children and Police Checks
  • Complete a 90 minute 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 an inclusive group program for children with disabilities
  • Experience the real-life impact on the physical and emotional wellbeing of children from improving their bike riding abilities
  • This role is a unique opportuity to learn from experienced physiotherapists

 

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

Responses to Registration of Interest from Tuesday 19 January, 2021.