Speech therapy job available in MDT paediatric centre, Zambia

Sandi Rehabilitation, Assessment and Therapy Centre in Zambia is seeking a Speech and Language Therapist to join its team for a minimum of one year. Accommodation, subsistence and local travel costs are provided but applicants would need to fund their own international travel.

Further information about the clinic:

“It is a private pediatric health clinic that was established as a social enterprise in April 2017 with the help of a rehabilitation centre in Malawi bearing the same name. Sandi is one of the first private clinics which uses a multidisciplinary approach, offering children Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy and Learning Support. It is also the only private centre in Zambia offering occupational therapy. We also look to include Child Counseling and Child Psychology for our clients in the future. The clinic is still in its infancy having opened in April 2017, so systems and processes are still being established as we grow and develop.”

Sandi RATC

For more information please contact:

Ebrahim Omer

+260-977-447293

 

 

Speech Room
The Speech Therapy room

Communication disability project in Rwanda: June seminar in Manchester

Two of our committee members are presenting a seminar on 20th June at Manchester Metropolitan University on their project in Rwanda: understanding sexual and gender-based violence against refugees with communication disability. It is free to attend to anyone who might be interested.

The link is here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/communication-disability-participation-research-seminar-series-june-2017-tickets-34716435794?aff=erelexpmlt.

See below for more details about the presenters:

 Julie Marshall and Helen Barrett

Julie Marshall is a Reader in Communication Disability and Development at MMU. She has 27 years’ experience of working in Africa, helping to design and develop speech and language therapy education programmes, carrying out research, building capacity for research, providing clinical services, and training other professionals. Helen Barrett is a British Speech and Language Therapist and Social Inclusion Advisor, living and working in Rwanda. For the past nine years she has worked with governments, institutions and organisations throughout East Africa to support efforts to improve social outcomes for people with communication and / or learning disabilities. She is currently a part-time consultant, and part-time PhD student at MMU. This seminar will describe a small project carried out in Rwanda, investigating the challenges facing both refugee-survivors of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) who have a communication disability and the humanitarian actors charged with effective and equitable SGBV service provision. Findings from data collection and a literature review*, indicate that refugees with communication disability are unable to access adequate services at all stages of the SGBV support process, from reporting of abuse, to legal redress and medical / psychosocial support, as a consequence of their disability. The presenters will also discuss some of new challenges they experienced working in the humanitarian sector.

http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/media/mmuacuk/content/documents/hpsc/research/understanding-SGBV-in-refugees-with-a-communication-disability-literature-review.pdf

Speech and Language Therapy post in Malawi

See below for details of a post available in Malawi:

Warm heart Children’s Therapy and Wellness is an organisation in Malawi offering paediatric medical rehabilitation services. 

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, highly motivated pediatric Speech and Language Therapist to a permanent/contract/volunteer position within our team. The existing team consists of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapist , Learning support specialist, assistants and a designated key working service.
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There are currently no qualified Speech and Language Therapists in Malawi and no institutions offering the training . 

For more information please email : warmhearttherapy@gmail.com or faraical@gmail.com