ALLAMBIE – Chit Chat Group (starts Mon 1 Feb, 2021)

CPA's Chit-Chat Group is a therapy and skills based program for teenagers 12 - 17 years to develop their social communication and functional independence skills.

During the program, participants will work as a team to design and create their own inventions, carry out science experiments and cook meals.

They will apractice conversational and other social skills with their peers guided by the Speech Pathologist.

PROGRAM DATES 

  • Term 1 - Allambie Mon 1st Feb - Mon 1st Mar 
  • Term 2 - Allambie Mon 10th May - Mon 7th June 
  • Term 3 - Allambie Mon 19th July - Mon 6th Sept 
  • Term 4 - Allambie Mon 11th Oct - Mon 6th Dec 

TIME:  4.30PM - 6PM

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

 

VOLUNTEER ROLE

  • Provide support for teenagers aged 12 - 17 years with a disability in a group setting
  • Receive support from an experienced therapy team
  • Support participants to practice communication skills using alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) systems. 
  • Support our therapy team to set up and run activities including cooking meals and science experiments
  • Encourge and motivate our clients to participate in activites to practice verbal communication and social skills
  • Support participants to improve their fine motor skills 

 

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 teenagers with a disability
  • Give back to the community by helping teenagers with a disability practise communication in a group setting
  • Learn from experienced health professionals
  • Experience the positive impact of a life skills development program on the emotional wellbeing of teenagers with a disability

 

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.