Community Aphasia Advisor (CAA) – South Auckland (part time/contracted role)

30 Oct

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 local AphasiaNZ groups and activities and educate our communities, increasing knowledge and raising awareness of the nature and effects of aphasia.  We are looking for someone to work part time focusing on the South Auckland community (area covered by Counties Manukau DHB).

We need someone with:

  • A knowledge of the nature and effects of communication impairments, specifically aphasia
  • An understanding of services available in South Auckland communities for people affected by disabilities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Enthusiasm and flexibility
  • Their own car and full clean license
  • Computer literacy

Are you a SLT or related health professional looking for flexible, part-time contract work and an opportunity to use your skills to make a positive difference to the lives of those living with aphasia in the South Auckland area?

If so, we’d like to hear from you.  Email to enquire about the South Auckland CAA role.

Applications close on Friday 15th of November at 5pm.

(Please note: this is not a SLT role as AphasiaNZ does not provide therapy, or therapeutic interventions, but is suited to someone with a SLT background).