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Life Story Scribe

disAbilityLiving Inc.
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The Life Story Volunteer will be supporting a female in her sixties with an acquired brain injury to create her memoir. As a retired journalist our client would love to have the assistance of someone with a passion for journalism who can relate to her and her story.

The client can be quite hard to understand, therefore the volunteer will be supported by her Support Staff and communication strategies will be implemented to assist with this.

The client intends to be able to publish her life story once finished.

The volunteer Life Story Scribe, will be in a supervised environment with disAbility Living Support Workers.

Key responsibilities include: • Initially spending time with our client getting to know her, establishing a way of communicating with each other and working on a life story plan. • Scribe her memories onto a laptop (provided) as she speaks. • After scribing order the memories in chronological order. • Edit/structure the story so it is easy to read. • Edit or re-write the information into the style it needs to be presented in, which will depend on the target audience (e.g. family or self-published book). • Always operate under the direction and supervision of disAbility Living staff and follow reasonable directions and instructions.