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Speak with IT

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We work with people living with Aphasia to regain or improve their speech, communication skills and confidence

Volunteer Speech Support Worker 2019/20

This opportunity takes place between 31 Jul 2019 and 31 Jul 2020. Closing date for applications is 21 Oct.

Speak With IT are a charity supporting people with aphasia across Yorkshire and are looking to recruit volunteers to join the exciting Speech Therapy programme. We assist patients suffering from aphasia to recover their verbal communication ability, this maintains their ability to influence their environment, maintain social relationships and improve their quality of life.

What skills do I need?

IT literate. Friendly, positive and patient. A self starter who is able to work independently. This opportunity would particularly benefit students who are keen to develop a career in speech and language therapy

What will I gain?

Practical experience of working 1-2-1 with people with aphasia in their own home.

Training and support

Access to training on the various computer therapy programs the charity support and the opportunity to receive further training on supported conversations from a speech therapist.

Time commitment

We request a minimum of 12 month’s commitment and a commitment to help a minimum of two clients (preferably more) within your geographical location. The amount of time required to support one client is generally 1.5 hour plus travel time per month. Visits take place at the client’s home address.

Food

No

Travel

Yes

Childcare

No

DBS (criminal records) check

Yes

Location

Sheffield and surrounding areas.

Travel information

Visits are made at clients home addresses and all expenses will be paid including bus travel.
  • CausesDisability, Older people, Social isolation
  • FrequencyFlexible
  • WhenMonday morning, Monday afternoon, Tuesday morning, Tuesday afternoon, Wednesday morning, Wednesday afternoon, Thursday morning, Thursday afternoon, Friday morning, Friday afternoon
  • Skills and InterestsBefriending, Communication skills, Listening
  • Careers and AspirationsSpeech and language therapy, Third sector and charity work

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