Image Title

Volunteer

Speech and Language Therapist (SLT)

Health and wellbeing

Speech and Language Therapist (SLT)

Aphasia Ireland Ltd

National

At a Glance

  • Start Date:09/02/2024
  • End Date:15/06/2024
  • Closing date:19/07/2024
  • Post Updated:31/01/2024
  • Min Hours:3
  • Role Type:Community Development

Requirements:N/A

Description

Aphasia is the term for language problems caused by brain damage, such as stroke or traumatic brain injury. Aphasia can make it difficult for people to express their thoughts in words, or to understand what others are saying.

Aphasia Ireland is a registered charity, formed with the sole aim of creating awareness and providing support for people with aphasia and those around them. We strive to empower people with Aphasia to overcome challenges and barriers that stand in the way of a normal happy life. We also wish to help their partners, close family members and carers to successfully support their loved ones living with aphasia. Aphasia Ireland has been set up to do this in the following ways:

 

  • To create awareness of what Aphasia actually is.

  • To establish a nationwide network of Support Groups where both sufferers and their carers can benefit from the experience and understanding others

  • To keep abreast of the latest developments in the management and treatment of Aphasia and pass that information on.

 

PLEASE NOTE: One of the rules and regulations of Aphasia Ireland is that any volunteer asking for a reference is obliged to reside in Ireland and to commit for a minimum of 3 months with an 85% meeting attendance and performance rate.

This is a 100% voluntary role and will be carried out entirely on zoom/remotely.

Is training provided?: Yes

Tasks that the volunteer(s) will be expected to undertake:

  • Provide all round support for people with aphasia who have communication difficulties.

  • supported and supervised by senior SLTs and senior members of the SLT team, SLT students should always work on sharing their skills and experience that might be beneficial to our clients in a varied capacity as well.

  • Assist with our support groups, such as Friends of Aphasia and the Voices of Aphasia (conversation groups), CPT (Communication Partner Training). However, we welcome volunteers who have other skills and experience, that might be beneficial to our clients in a varied capacity as well. Other responsibilities may include:

  • advocacy work

  • creating resources

  • identifying community supports available.

Skills required for this role:

  • Good communication skills

  • Strong IT skills: The volunteer should be a confident user of video call technology, in particular Zoom and Skype.

  • Experience dealing with people with communication and language disorders.

  • Ideally, studying towards a degree in one of the following:

  •  Speech and Language Therapy

  • Psychology

  • Social work

  • Counselling

  • Occupational therapy

  • Other related healthcare professions

 

General skills areas include:

  • Community Development/ Social work

  • Education/ Training

  • General Admin/ Office Support

  • Phone Support/ Information Giver

Details of time commitment needed for role:
3 hours per week minimum

Minimum time commitment per week:
3 hour p/week

Additional screening required for this role:
CV, Interview

Contact

If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:

Name: David Flynn

Address: Aphasia Ireland Ltd,

Website: aphasiaireland.ie/

you may also like

Community Outreach

Immersive Software Engineering - UL
  • Limerick

Outreach visits of DEIS students to ISE for mentorship from ISE Students

Community
Apply

Givebackathon

Immersive Software Engineering - UL
  • Limerick

Hackathon style event that solves technical problems for charities.

Community
Apply

NITELINE VOLUNTEER

NiteLine
  • Dublin

NiteLine is a late-night listening and information service for students.

Community
Apply
View All Opportunities

Join Us!

StudentVolunteer.ie enables students to have the opportunity to: enrich your personal development and employability skills, have a fun experience, meet new people, and give back to your community. Sign up now.

Register Now