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.
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.
DBS (criminal records) check
Sheffield and surrounding areas.
Visits are made at clients home addresses and all expenses will be paid including bus travel.