Media Mogul at Aphasia Re-Connect

Use of social media to promote awareness of a communication disability, aphasia and to help to promote the work of Aphasia Re-Connect

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Hours per week 50 hours
Location This could be conducted largely from your own home, though you will need access to a computer / smart phone. There will be occasional meetings and once a quarter in Southwark, SE1. These meetings will be held at 60A Rowland Hill House, just off Union Street, SE1. It is situated just to the left and set back from the Lord Nelson Pub. Southwark tube (Jubilee line) is less than 5 minutes walk. Good cycle and bus arteries too.
Description

Are you a pro with Facebook and Twitter? Could you use your skills to help raise public awareness of a communication disability, aphasia, and the work of Aphasia Re-Connect?

Aphasia, or dysphasia, is a communication difficulty 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.

Having a conversation, answering the phone, watching television, may all be difficult. This causes anxiety both for the person with aphasia and for their families, friends and carers. It can affect anyone at any time and at any age. A life changing event. It can result in a loss of confidence, self-esteem, autonomy and independence. Many become frustrated, isolated and socially excluded with a breakdown of relationships.

At Aphasia Re-Connect we aim to provide a long-term stability through peer support and opportunity, at a time when statutory support is often limited. We aim to underpin this with a vibrant social media and website presence to connect members internally and externally, nationally and Internationally, raising public awareness.

With your help, we could really build our social media presence and help folk stay interested and connected!

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:

A two hour training with induction, disability equality and supported communication skills (including a practical component) will be provided.

An introduction to the web and social media, and good communication access will also be given.

About you

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

Essential: Social media savvy, strong communication skills and a passion for working with people.

Desirable: Creativity, focus and a commitment to working in a team.

Interested?

Submit your info to this organisation today.

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