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Holiday Program (therapy) Assistant

  • Location: Allambie Heights NSW
  • Commitment: Regular - less than 6 months
  • Category: Disability Services
  • Time Required

    As this is a 9 day intensive therapy program, we require a minimum commitment of one week from 8.30am - 4.30pm each day.

  • Suitable for
    • Skilled Volunteers
  • Type of work
    • Disability Support
  • Training

    A short briefing session will be held for all volunteers on Friday 25 September, 2020. Attendance is a mandatory requirement for this volunteer role.

  • Requirements
    • Working with Children Check *
    • National Police Certificate *

    This position is suitable for 4th year occupational therapy or physiotherapy students
    Experience supporting children with a disability would be ideal, but not essential.
    Desirable - interests/skills in music, sport, dance, photography and/or arts & craft

    * May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.

HABIT-ILE is a breakthrough intensive therapy program for children who experience challenges with hand and gross motor function.

Our Allambie therapy team are seeking 4th year OT and physiotherapy students to support children participating in CPA's holiday Habit-ILE program - a clinically proven therapy that uses play to retrain the brain.

The program which will be held Monday 28 Sept - Friday 9 October (excl. public holiday Mon 5 October) from 8.30am - 4.30pm each day.

As this is an intensive therapy program, we require a minimum commitment of one week + attendance to a briefing session at our Allambie Heights campus on Friday 25 September.

WHAT IS HABIT-ILE? Exclusive to Cerebral Palsy Alliance, HABIT-ILE draws on the latest neuroplasticity research, and is clinically proven to provide lasting functional improvement for children with cerebral palsy aged 6-13 years.

Using play to engage and motivate children, the program is tailored to each child’s unique interests and goals; whether it’s learning to ride a two-wheel bike, tying shoe laces or independently walking stairs.


  • Volunteers paired with a child to deliver the HABIT-ILE intervention
  • You will receive regular support and training from experienced PT & OTs
  • You will learn about HABIT-ILE, incl. motor learning principles + how to structure, scaffold and provide “just right challenge” for children with cerebral palsy.


  • Volunteers receive free training + hands on experience in this new and evidence-based therapy approach
  • Role is a unique opportunity to learn from experienced paediatric physiotherapists and occupational