We have a number of young 17 to 18 year olds who are deaf or hard of hearing and have started living independently – so they could really benefit from some guidance and encouragement from volunteer mentors. Our qualified support workers will also be assisting these young adults so you would have guidance and supervision if you are able to help us in a mentoring role.
These young adults have varying needs around independent living skills such as money handling, shopping, communication, public transport, shared living arrangements, cooking, and managing finances. We all remember the steep learning curve when we moved out of home and for some, those challenges can feel almost overwhelming. It would be great if you are able to assist and build up these young adults’ skills and confidence. It would also be good if you could attend local or Deaf community events with them.
Deaf Children Australia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We work hard to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace. DCA encourages applications from people who are deaf, hard of hearing or hearing and those who use Auslan and/or are oral.
The successful applicants will be required to undergo a Police Check and Working with Children Check. We will cover costs for this process.
If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the attached Expression of Interest form and send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 1800 645 916 for further information.