3 week volunteer SLT supervisor role in Ghana: January 2018

Ghana ma wo Akwaaba! Ghana welcomes you!

The University of Ghana, School of Biomedical and Allied Health Sciences is one of a handful of African universities offering training in Speech and Language Therapy. The programme commenced in 2016, supported by a small local SLT faculty. It aims to dramatically increase rehabilitation services for people with communication and swallowing difficulties in the region.

The university is seeking three experienced Speech and Language Therapists with skills in clinical supervision of students in paediatric settings who may be willing to volunteer their time to assist with clinical education.

Volunteers would need to be available to commit for three weeks, from JANUARY 15 – 2 FEBRUARY 2018.

The position is voluntary and involves:
• Short term visit to Ghana (approximately 3 weeks) to work collaboratively with a nominated local speech and language therapist to offer clinical supervision in a community placement in Accra. Conditions are as follows:

  • All positions are voluntary (i.e. the University of Ghana cannot pay a salary)
  • Fixed funding is available to support living expenses while in country – basic guesthouse accommodation, local meals, ground transport, local calls etc.
  • Funding is available to reimburse a fixed amount for vaccinations, health/travel insurance and visa costs.
  • Funding for airfares is not available

A document containing more information is available here..

Personal Qualities:

We seek SLTs who are practical, enthusiastic, resilient, and flexible…. and who love a challenge. We are particularly interested in people who have experience working in cultures which are not their own.

If you have an interest in supporting development of speech and language therapy services for people with communication and swallowing disabilities in Ghana and feel that you may have relevant skills and qualities to offer, our team would be delighted to talk with you. Please send a brief summary of your experience and interests with a copy of your CV to publichealth.slt@gmail.com.

The University of Ghana, School of Biomedical and Allied Health Sciences gratefully acknowledges the support of the Australian Government’s Direct Aid Program (DAP). The DAP has provided grant funding to support living expenses of international volunteers to our programme.

MAITS opportunity for Junior SLTs

Here are details of an opportunity with MAITS (Multi-Agency International Training and Support):

 

Good afternoon,

MAITS is looking for a SLT wanting to gain experience in international work, to join with a physiotherapist in labelling and cataloguing materials that have been developed by MAITS trainers over the past few years, along with other resources we have found that may be useful to trainers.

In exchange, MAITS will  look for an overseas opportunity for you and award you a full grant of £500 to your trip (usually reserved for therapists with more than 4 years’ experience in their field, including some experience in low-resource settings).

You will need to dedicate 2-3 weekends to the job (which you will organise between yourselves) and will be reimbursed £5 per person for lunch on the days you meet.

We would like the job to completed by the end of November 2015.

Please do get in touch if you are interested in this opportunity.

Warm regards,

Sam Bayes
Information and Communications Manager

samuel@maits.org.uk

MAITS

Queen Anne Mansions,
86/87 Wimpole Street,
London,
W1G 9RL

Tel: 0207 258 8443/07593 139 693


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Volunteering opportunity in Jamaica

Volunteer trainers needed at Nathan Ebanks Foundation in Jamaica which supports children with cerebral palsy. Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists required. For more information, please see the attached sheet: Nathan Ebanks Foundation Jamaica Training Request.

Update 23.2.15; we have had news from the foundation that a team for this project has now been found. Please check here for other future opportunities.