Birmingham, West Midlands
Volunteer Opportunity
Job description

We’re looking for 10 volunteer Communication Service Supporters, over the age of 18 years old, to join our service covering Birmingham and Solihull.

This is a flexible oportunity that will be between Mondays - Fridays, 9am-5.30pm.

About 30% of stroke survivors will experience communication difficulties after their stroke which can make daily living extremely challenging. Communication service supporters assist stroke survivors whose communication has been affected by their stroke to develop new strategies to aid their communication. In doing so they help people to build their confidence, achieve personal goals and promote independence.

The role might suit volunteers:

  • With great listening skills and be able to support people.
  • Who are willing to learn and use the technique, called ‘supported conversation’, that is used to support people with communication difficulties.
  • Who enjoy conversing, meeting new people and like to try new things.
  • Who can adapt to the specific needs of the person they are working with, in order to support them in the most appropriate way.

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required for this role.

Interested in this role?

Find out more by downloading the role description for the Communication Service Supporter role, attached.

If you are interested in this role please complete our application form and send it to our Birmingham and Solihull team, contact details are within the job description.

We want to reduce barriers to inclusion. Help us understand who’s applying for and getting roles with us by completing our equal opportunities form. This helps us continue to identify anything that’s getting in the way for people looking to join us. This information does not form part of your application, so please don’t send it with your application form.

About Us

Stroke Association. Rebuilding lives after stroke.

When stroke strikes, part of your brain shuts down. And so does a part of you. That’s because a stroke happens in the brain, the control centre for who we are and what we can do. It happens every five minutes in the UK and changes lives instantly. Recovery is tough, but with the right specialist support and a ton of courage and determination, the brain can adapt.

We believe everyone deserves to live the best life they can after stroke. And it’s a team effort to get there.

We provide specialist support, fund critical research and campaign to make sure people affected by stroke get the very best care and support to rebuild their lives.

Every five minutes, stroke destroys lives. Help us rebuild them and join our team.

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Posted on: 09 December 2019
Closed date: 08 March 2020
Job ref: V096
Tags: Advice, Information, Social Work

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