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PART-TIME JOB VACANCY – ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR

ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR

Specialist local aphasia charity, Dyscover is expanding its administration team and has a new role which may offer future development opportunities.  

  • 4 hours per week on a Thursday
  • Comprehensive administration experience
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills
  • Confident, personable manner
  • Proficient user of Microsoft software is essential
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work flexibly with a degree of independence
  • Office based in Leatherhead Surrey with free car parking

In this rewarding role you will need to be an experienced administrator and some charity experience would be beneficial but not essential. Our friendly and cheerful environment needs support with day-to-day administration, assisting the Office Manager.

You will work as part of a small, committed team, including Speech and Language Therapists, support staff and volunteers, all of whom are dedicated to delivering a high-quality service to our beneficiaries. You will be in regular contact with vulnerable, disabled adults and their families and play an important front-of-house role, so empathy, patience and a sense of humour are essential.   To request an information pack or discuss the role, please email Karen Boult Office Manager kboult@dyscover.org.uk or call us on 01737 819419 for an informal conversation. 

  • Closing date 5th June 2022.
  •  Interviews will take place on Thursday 9th June 2022.

First Aid Training

Last week, 5 volunteers and 5 members of staff attended a First Aid course by the British Red Cross which was tailored specifically for possible situations that we may potentially have to help with at Dyscover. This was an informative course that covered what to do in the event of someone having a fall, being unconscious or not breathing as well as seizures, choking and head injuries.


Golf updates

Members returned to Leatherhead Golf Club last week and Karl took no time in getting Members, new and old, to go through the principles of hitting a good shot. How to avoid the Slice and the Hook was the main focus on week 1.


Summer Term – Team Meeting & Conversation Refresher

Excellent Summer Term Team Meeting on Monday. Programme Planning and excellent refresher from Senior SLT Rhona, on Conversation Hints. Key points included ensuring Members steer the conversation, supporters ask open questions ‘how, why, when….’ Prompts ‘can you tell us more about that?’ Involving everyone ‘who agrees with that?’ Check understanding ‘have I got this right…?’ Make use of tools, maps, Member preparation, iPads, pictures etc… Don’t forget total communication skills write key words, draw and gesture, encouraging Members to do the same!


Celebrating our 28th Birthday!

Delicious cakes to celebrate Dyscover’s 28th birthday with the team and groups as we start our Summer term!


Media Info

For information and photos or to receive a copy of our promotional film, please contact us on 01737 819419 or email info@dyscover.org.uk

 

 

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