Subsidized Accommodation

Six young adults with intellectual disability live at Blackwood in SA in two beautiful new purpose built homes.

Two volunteers are invited to live onsite to providing peer support and friendship.

Volunteers receive subsidized accommodation, electricity and internet access, plus receive $110 per week in meal and travel allowances. Volunteers are not employees.

Use of 3 motor vehicles is also available.

Applications are invited for people with high level family values and genuine empathy for people with a disability who wish to live onsite in this exciting SA government funded pilot program.

Successful applicants may be studying disability, education or other related disciplines or simply people looking for experience for future employment in the disability sector. Applicants who are not studying but who share an empathy for people with disability are welcome to apply.

The role of volunteers is to act as a big brother / big sister to residents.

Adults with dependent children would be most welcome to apply.


For more information

Ph. David Holst 0418 555 683 (Chair, Kardinya Community Committee)

Email. davidholst@adtransgroup.com.au


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Project Statement:

This Volunteer co-tenancy program is designed to give people the opportunity to learn with 'hands on' experience through involvement on a daily basis, living with people with a disability. Volunteer house mates are not employees or paid for their time in the usual employer-employee manner. Volunteers with children are eligible for ths program.



The key responsibilities of the volunteer house mates can be summarised as follows

1. To largely provide support and direction to the two clients living in the North House. Such support should be delivered in keeping with a sibling/mentor approach by providing advice, direction, hands on assistance, companionship and comfort on day-to-day living and general household tasks. The volunteer house mates should be living as friends and the concept of friendship underpins the rationale behind the program. Assistance with day to day items like food planning, shopping, meal preparation, cleaning, washing etc in an advisory role is envisaged. Volunteer housemates do not provide support services to residents.

2. To develop a flexible community interaction program for Kardinya residents while living onsite enabling each client accompanied by a volunteer house friend to participate in activities onsite and offsite that are in keeping with the clients choice and interests to enhance and deliver a high quality lifestyle that enables each client to maximise their personal social networks development and life enjoyment.


For More Information click on the link below

Kardinya Community Committee (KCC) - Volunteer House Mates Guidelines