W115118 - Disability assistant

Disability assistant
Doveton Special Soccer School Inc

What a fantastic opportunity to combine your interest in Disability services and Sport and Rec! Doveton Special Soccer School believes that "through sports, such as soccer, people with an intellectual disability can benefit physically, emotionally and spiritually". The Special Soccer School has been operating for 25 years with the support of experienced coaches and a director with 30 years of experience as a coach. He is so highly regarded for his work and advocacy in the field he gained the honour of an Order of Australia Medal. This is a great opportunity to learn from the best and put your community services/disability training in to practice in a fun and active setting!

Skills You Might Learn

Working with a range of players with various intellectual disabilities you will learn how to work with and encourage skills of the game. With proper instruction and encouragement, learn, enjoy and benefit from participation in a team sport, such as soccer.

Typical Tasks & Duties

Students will assist the coaches and team in soccer skills and encourage players with varying levels of abilities. Games will take place Saturday afternoons with some away games. Helping set up and pack up of equipment, assisting coaches as required, interacting with participants during training and inter club games. Actively joining in with the game and encouraging participants.

Student Requirements

THIS IS A SATURDAY PLACEMENT. Students must have an understanding of people with an intellectual disability and support them in an environment of equality, respect and acceptance. Students must be patient, friendly and understanding and able to work with a range players from primary to middle age group. Some knowledge of soccer would be helpful but not essential. Please note this is a not-for-profit organisation so payment will not be provided for SWL placement.

Dress Requirements

Suitable for physical activity, soccer boots

Special Transport Requirements

Discuss transport options with employer as there will be some away games


  • CHC22015 - Certificate II in Community Services
  • CHC32015 - Certificate III in Community Services
  • SIS20115 - Certificate II in Sport and Recreation
Positions: 1 Position
ID Number: W115118
Location: Dandeong Sth - Explore Region
Mode/Type: Structured Workplace Learning (SWL)
Attendance: THIS IS A SATURDAY PLACEMENT. Starting March 2020. Students will attend the Soccer5s ground most weeks with some away games. Transport to be negotiated with employer.
Added By: South East Local Learning & Employment Network


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