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Public Health Community Champion (Covid-19) (Turkish Speaker)

Turkish Cypriot Cultural Association

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Everyone has been affected by COVID-19 since its outbreak. We are seeking volunteer Community Champions to help share information about COVID-19 and staying safe with friends, family, neighbours and colleagues in the Turkish and Turkish Cypriot community. Sharing these important health messages will help people stay safe and reduce the spread of COVID-19.

To do this, the Turkish Cypriot Cultural Organisation, Hackney Council and Public Health England will support you with full training on the key messages that need to be communicated including; What Covid-19 is, how and where to get tested, how contact tracing works and how to get support if you need to self-isolate or if you need extra support for your wellbeing and safety.

The key messages can be shared with friends, family, neighbours and colleagues in everyday ways.

You could share an image or text on a WhatsApp group you belong to, on your Facebook page, or email or call someone you know to talk about what you have learnt. Simply talking to friends when you are out shopping or on the school run is a great way to share the key messages too!

You can do some of these, or all of these – how much time you spend talking with others and sharing these messages is totally up to you.

This is a great role if you want to support your local community, are interested in health or social care, have worked in healthcare or just enjoying talking with people online, on the phone or in person.

If you are interested in helping support the local effort in tackling COVID-19, we would love to hear from you.

Gulnur

Further location details may be provided below.

Turkish Cypriot Cultural Association 14a Graham Road

E8 1BZ

One week

3

You can contact the Coordinator Gulnur Salih by e mail. gulnur21@msn.com

Basic IT skills - internet & email,Language Skills

• Excellent communication skills, including the ability to actively listen with empathy and kindness, whilst relaying messages with confidence and clarity • Ability to adapt communication techniques to a number of audiences • Patient and diplomatic • A non-judgemental attitude • A willingness to learn about issues facing local people • Reliable, organised and able to complete tasks independently • Have or be willing to learn basic I.T. skills e.g. data input and sending e-mails • Ability to speak TURKISH and ENGLISH language

• Opportunity to support the local effort in reducing the spread of Covid-19 • Ongoing support and supervision from Public Health staff • Potential for role to continue post pandemic to promote positive public health messages • Excellent role to gain and develop a range of communication skills • References for individuals who complete 3 months of volunteering

18 and over

Advice, Information & Support,Community Work,General and Helping

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