AphasiaNZ- Community Aphasia Advisors (CAAs)

05 Feb
  • Based in South Auckland (area covered by Counties Manukau DHB), Rotorua, Whakatane (3 roles)
  • Part-time, flexible, contractor roles (8 hours a week – flexible/negotiable)

About this Position:

The Trust is seeking Speech-language Therapists (SLTs) for these part-time, flexible, contracted Community Aphasia Advisor (CAA) roles.  Although this is not an SLT role as AphasiaNZ does not provide therapy, or therapeutic interventions, it is suited to someone with a SLT background. Alternatively the role would suit someone with a medical/health background, or a newly-graduated SLT/SLP who has an interest in increasing awareness and knowledge of communication difficulties.

Who is an appropriate applicant:

We are looking for people with:

  • A knowledge of the nature and effects of communication impairments, specifically aphasia;
  • An understanding of services available in our communities for people affected by disabilities;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and attention to detail;
  • Enthusiasm and flexibility,
  • Their own car,
  • Computer literacy – proficient at using Apple devices/iPads.

If you meet the above criteria and you’re looking for opportunity to use your skills to make a positive difference to the lives of those living with aphasia, we’d like to hear from you.

About our team:

AphasiaNZ is a New Zealand-wide charity providing support services, resources and information to people with aphasia acquired after stroke, brain injury and brain tumour/disease. Aphasia affects a person’s speech and language and is caused by damage to the language area of the brain. Speaking, reading, writing, participating in conversations and performing calculations can all be affected.  Aphasia is more common than Parkinson’s disease and every day in New Zealand, 7 people acquire aphasia from stroke alone.

Our Community Aphasia Advisors (CAAs) provide resources and information to those new to aphasia, as well as facilitate communication groups and local activities, and educate our communities about the nature and effects of aphasia.

How do I apply:

Email your covering letter and CV to tauranga@aphasia.org.nz

Closing date:

Applications are open until Friday 28 February 2020.