Gateways Support Services is a service that has been making a positive difference in the lives of people living with a disability/additional need and their families for almost 30 years. Gateways Support Services is committed to promoting a quality and culturally safe service supporting every person’s safety, wellbeing and ability to participate independently in their community.

The service is recognised and respected for its expertise in supporting children, young people and adults with a broad range of disabilities including autism, intellectual disabilities, developmental delays, challenging behaviours and complex support needs. The range of services includes Individual Support and Recreation, Support Coordination, Accommodation programs Therapy/Allied Health Assistance. Therapeutic opportunities include facilitating group programs, individual therapy and an Allied Health Assistant program.

The role

As a volunteer you would be:

  • Meeting people of all abilities and have new experiences.
  • Build your skills and experiences supporting people with disabilities and their families.
  • Joining in activities with those we support and encouraging their participation.
  • Facilitating therapy programs under the mentorship of staff.
  • Assisting with individual therapy and care support plans.
  • Encouraging, motivating and engaging participants in weekend and holiday programs and other social groups.
  • Providing social and peer support.

How to apply

More information about requirements, dates, times, and locations for this opportunity can be found on InPlace. Students can also apply to any available opportunity directly through InPlace. For information and tools on how to use InPlace, please refer to 'Applying with InPlace' module in the Community Engagement Canvas Course.

Before applying for an opportunity please ensure:

  • You understand and will follow any COVID-safe practices as determined by ACU, the organisation offering this opportunity or the public health orders of your state.
  • You are willing to undertake further processing as required and acknowledge that your ACU email address and the information you provide in your application will be shared with the organisation that offers this opportunity. The organisation will keep your personal information confidential.
  • You have read the 'Safety and Wellbeing' module in the Community Engagement course.

Opportunities are available in line with the needs of our community partners. If this opportunity is not listed in InPlace it may not be open, it may be at capacity, or you may not be eligible.

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If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact ACU Engagement.

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