Conversation Partner – Volunteer at Speech groups

Speech & Language Therapy Service South East Essex Community Health Care

Do you have a good sense of humour and like a good chat? Volunteer as a Conversation Partner and enjoy helping our clients with therapy exercises, games, quizzes as well as good conversation.

Published On: 04/09/2023
About this opportunity from Speech & Language Therapy Service South East Essex Community Health Care

To help trained Speech and Language Therapy staff facilitate communication between groups of people who have an acquired or progressive neurological diagnosis ( i.e. Stroke or Parkinson’s).

You will be helping with therapy exercises, as set by the Speech and Language Therapy staff, this may include worksheets, leading conversations, observation of people in group, social interaction such as game playing, quizzes etc.

Helping tidying up at the beginning and end of each session, no heavy lifting required.

Helping with taking off, putting on outer clothing.

You will be required Tuesday afternoons fortnightly, and all day (can be split into 2 sessions am and pm ) on a Thursday’s 4 x annually.

You will need to be able to make your own way to and from the venue in Leigh on Sea/Hadleigh.

SKILLS

  • Patience
  • Good sense of humour
  • To be confident in conversation,
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • To be able to respect differing opinions
  • To have a good level of English language
  • A team player
  • Flexibility

 

Activity Types

Creativity | General helping | Supporting people and befriending

Interests

Disability | Health and Social Care | Older People

Commitment

You will be required Tuesday afternoons fortnightly, and all day (can be split into 2 sessions am and pm ) on a Thursday's 4 x annually.

You will need to be able to make your own way to and from the venue in Leigh on Sea/Hadleigh.

Find out more

For more information about Speech & Language Therapy Service South East Essex Community Health Care and this role, visit them online.

To apply for this role, visit the Volunteer Essex website to register your interest.

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