Young Stroke Project Digital Support volunteer

Stroke Foundation is a national charity that partners with the community to prevent stroke, save lives and enhance recovery. We stand alongside stroke survivors and their families, healthcare professionals and researchers. We build community awareness and foster new thinking. We support survivors on their journey to live the best possible life after stroke.

Stroke is one of Australia’s biggest killers and a leading cause of disability, yet it can be prevented, and it can be treated. It is estimated more than 27,000 Australians will experience stroke for the first time in their lives this year, which equates to one stroke experienced every 19 minutes. There are more than 445,000 survivors of stroke living in our community. Stroke attacks the brain, the human control centre, changing lives in an instant. It can impact anyone at any time.

Our vision is a world free from disability and suffering caused by stroke. We rely on the generosity of the community to undertake our work. Our values of Courage, Excellence, Compassion, Integrity and Leadership guide us in our work and are central to our culture, as is our commitment to the community we serve.

About the program

Stroke Foundation received an Information, Linkages and Capacity Building National Information Program Funding grant from the National Disability Insurance Agency. Stroke Foundation Young Stroke Project will deliver a comprehensive, innovative, sustainable, and national approach to meeting the information needs of younger stroke survivors aged 18 to 65 years.

Using a codesign approach, the project works with people with lived experience of stroke. The project will deliver high-quality information and tools to equip stroke survivors, their partners, families, and carers to make informed choices and take action to live well after stroke. Engagement with diverse communities such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and LGBTQIA+ communities is an important part of the project, with resources to be delivered based on their specific needs, preferences, and priorities. Products might include guides, checklists, planning tools, podcasts, videos and learning modules.

This project will benefit from Stroke Foundation’s established products and services for survivors and will enhance their relevance, effectiveness, and reach. It will build on our stroke recovery website, EnableMe and our advice service, StrokeLine. It will ensure younger survivors know about our resources and that when they connect with us, they find what they need.

After a stroke, it is quite common to experience a range of changes to communication, thinking, movement, vision, and fatigue. It is essential that young people living with stroke have their voices heard in the project and that they can access communication about and resources delivered by the project.

What the role involves

Supporting Stroke Foundation Young Stroke Project Coordinators, you will provide administrative support to the project team including:

· Edit audio, podcast, and video files

· Create audio files for podcast ads including proof-reading of captions

· Proof-read transcriptions for audio and video files

· Draft content for Young Stroke Project website

· Draft content for EnableMe


Program targets/objectives

· To ensure the project is inclusive and as easy as possible for stroke survivors aged 18-65 to engage in.

· To ensure those with varying degrees of communication and cognitive impairment after stroke can engage with information delivered by the project. This includes regular communication, social media, and deliverables.


Your background, skills and experience

You will be a person focused on improving the experience of younger stroke survivors after stroke. Specifically, you will have:

· Familiarity with editing audio, podcast and video files

· Administration, organisation and time management skills.

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

· Ability to use Microsoft packages including Outlook (email), Word and Excel.

· Helpful and courteous manner.

· Ability to work in a team or independently.

· Willingness to undertake orientation and training as required.

· Ability to work with others and understand the perspectives of others.


It would be desirable if you have:

· Lived experience of stroke.

· Retired or working towards a return to work.


Stroke Foundation embraces cultural diversity and strongly encourages suitably qualified people from all cultural backgrounds to apply.


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