Communication Support Role at Aphasia Re-Connect

Ideal central location, just south of the river and very close to major transport arteries

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Hours per week 2 hours
Location Christchurch 27 Blackfriars Road London SE1 8NY. There are many routes to this location, set on Blackfriars Road, just south of the river. Blackfriars station, Southwark tube (jubilee line), and Waterloo station are all within 5-10 minutes of Christchurch. Also well served by bus routes and a cycle highway.
Description

Have you got an interest in working with people with a communication disability? Aphasia is a profound communication disability which occurs when the language centres of the brain, usually on the left side, are damaged. It is usually caused by stroke, but can also be caused by brain haemorrhage, head injury or brain tumour. Aphasia affects everyone differently. Some people cannot speak at all, some may have just a few words. Others can no longer read, write or use numbers.

This is your opportunity to meet many different people with aphasia and to begin to understand the diversity of aphasia. A wonderful opportunity to develop or practice your supported conversation skills, gain confidence and perhaps put your academic learning into practice.

If you are a strong communicator, and would be interested to partner and support people with aphasia and wider acquired communication disability, we would be pleased to hear from you.

This opportunity will assist you in gaining the following skills:

  • Interpersonal/Confidence
  • Teamwork
  • Problem solving/Creativity
  • Planning/Organising
  • Leadership/Management
  • Computer/Technical

Training will be provided by the organisation for this position:

You will be invited to a two hour training session covering a brief induction to the organisation, disability equality and communication skills training including a practical component with trainers with aphasia.

Additional training on using outcome measures, communication access and groups work may also be available.

About you

The organisation has indicated the following requirements from volunteers who want to take this opportunity.

Essential: Strong communication skills, team work, reliability and commitment

Desirable: Creativity, good organisation and IT skills

Interested?

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