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Augmentative Alternative Communication Mentor (Voluntary Position) - Padang Education Department - Indonesia

Australian Volunteers Program

About the assignment

We’re looking for a Augmentative Alternative Communication who can volunteer remotely from home for six months. 

  • This assignment seeks to introduce methods and communication using the Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC) technique for the UPTD LDPI team to help children with disabilities with communication barriers.
  • You will be working alongside local staff and developing their skills further in alternative communication for children with disabilities.
  • As a volunteer, you will support to the disability area and create change within Indonesia.

About the Partner Organisation 

Padang Education Department, through the Implementing Unit Area Technical Disabilities Services and Inclusive Education (UPTD. LDPI), is an institution of government that serves society. UPTD. LDPI started its operation in 2014. This institution has given assessment services for children with disabilities. Nowadays, UPTD. LDPI has assessed children with disabilities, approximately 4877 children (October 2022 ), with details 3389 male and 1488 female. In addition, UPTD. Disabilities Services and Inclusive Education also has given integrated intervention services (Occupational Therapy, Behaviour Therapy, Speech Therapy ) to 427 children with disability.

About the Australian Volunteers Program  

The Australian Volunteers Program is an Australian government-funded initiative. We support partner organisations across the Pacific, Asia, and Africa to achieve locally led change.   

Volunteers are supported throughout their volunteer journey, and we actively support and encourage people of all backgrounds and abilities to volunteer and aim to make the program as accessible and inclusive as possible. Find out more. 

Allowance

We cover your flights, insurance, and provide a living and accommodation allowance. Learn more here.

The living allowance for Jakarta, Bali and Bandung $1,370 and for Indonesia rest of $1,111.

Requirements

  • All applicants must be Australian citizens or holders of Permanent Residency Visa of Australia, or New Zealand residents in Australia with a Special Category Visa (SCV). 
  • A National Police Check must be completed during the application process.  
  • A Psychological Test is required for all volunteer assignments.  

A position description is attached.

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