Volunteer Speech and Language Therapist


Cause Areas

When

Sat Oct 01, 2016 - Sun Jan 01, 2017

Where

Plot 7BanksideFort Portal, UG

About

Come and work in beautiful western Uganda and help children with communication and feeding difficulties living in extreme poverty. Widespread belief that children with disabilities have an untreatable curse or are demonic and are therefore excluded from their communities and neglected by their families. Many of these disabilities can be treated and community awareness campaigns and interventions are working to change these beliefs.

The volunteer speech and language therapist will join an existing team of physical and occupational therapists to provide comprehensive assessment and therapy intervention for children with disabilities and their families within outpatient clinics and community outreach to individual homes, schools and health centres. They will also be involved in the training and development of current KCDC staff to enhance their knowledge and skills as well as working with parents, teachers, healthcare and community workers to support children and their families where they need it most.

Skills Required:

Qualified Speech and Language therapist
Interest in working with and developing skills in treating children with disabilities in low income countries
Good verbal and non-verbal communication skills in English



For further information please email Fiona, clinical director at info@kyaningacdc.org

You can also see our website www.kyaningacdc.org and facebook www.facebook.com/kyaningacdc for details.

A CV and cover letter, as well as a Skype interview will be conducted before any offer is made.


Skills

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 23
  • 35-40 hours per week
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