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Whether you are looking for speech and language therapy jobs (SLT jobs) in acute, community or school settings throughout the NHS and private sector, Your World Healthcare has the pick of the SLT jobs for you.

With the best rate of pay and choice available, our specialist SLT recruitment consultants have a reputation for placing high-quality applicants in a variety of speech therapist jobs across the UK on either a locum or permanent basis. 

What is a Speech and Language Therapist?

Healthcare professionals in SLT jobs will use their specialist skills alongside carers, teachers and other health professionals to help clients communicate and/or feed themselves more successfully. They will work with children and adults who:

  • Experience difficulties in making themselves understood through speech
  • Have difficulty using and understanding language
  • Live with a stammer
  • Have difficulty with feeding, chewing or swallowing

These problems may be the result of a range of diseases and disabilities, from head injuries to Parkinson’s disease, a stroke or cancer.

Speech and language therapist jobs entail observing clients and assessing their capabilities using specialised tests, then planning therapy programmes appropriate to their needs. SLTs also provide support and motivation for the client, and give advice and assistance to parents and carers to help them continue the therapy at home. The role can be in a hospital’s therapy department, running a clinic or visiting patients on wards. However, the job might also see the SLT visiting patients at home – this is why some SLT posts require you to have a driving licence.

To practice as an SLT, you must have a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)-approved undergraduate or postgraduate degree in speech and language therapy, covering both theory and clinical practice (which takes place in hospitals, schools and day centres, supervised by qualified therapists).

What Does an SLT Earn?

Speech and language therapists can expect a starting salary of between £21,692 and £28,180 a year for general Speech and Language Therapy jobs. Should an SLT choose to specialise and work with a particular client group – children with special educational needs, for example – they can expect a salary of between £26,041 and £34,876.

Given how closely speech and language therapists work with their clients, and how important it is for them to build a rapport and trust with them, they must have excellent communication and listening skills. They are also there to motivate and inspire patients when their course of treatment proves tough, so being patient, caring and encouraging is a must.

Locum Speech and Language Jobs

With nearly 14,000 SLTs in the UK practicing within the NHS, schools, charities and private practices, there’s never been a better time to make the most of  working in speech and language therapy jobs. Locum speech and language therapy jobs allow professionals to work flexibly and can offer the opportunity to explore different specialty paths they might like to take. However, it is wise to remember that you won’t qualify for sick pay, a pension or maternity benefits.

Contracts for speech and language therapy locum work will often vary between three to six months, and may help to progress a career in the field quicker than a permanent contract. Some locum appointments may even count towards your training, so you’ll have peace of mind while waiting for a permanent position to be advertised.

 

Want to hear what it's like to work with Your World Healthcare from one of our current Speech and Language Therapists? Click the video below:

 


Band 6 Speech and Language Therapist required for ALD role in the West Midlands area

Speech & Language West Midlands temporary £22 - £24 per hour

Your World has a fantastic opportunity in West Midlands for an experienced Band 6 Speech and Language Therapist who specialises in adult learning disabilities.

Ref: YW-QPP9 | Posted: 12th May, 2017 | Closing Date: 26th Jun, 2017

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Band 6 Speech and Language Therapist required for ALD role in South West London

Speech & Language South East London temporary £22 - £25 per hour

Your World has a fantastic opportunity in South East London for an experienced Band 6 Speech and Language Therapist who specialises in Adult Learning Disabilities.

Ref: YW-KM02 | Posted: 12th May, 2017 | Closing Date: 30th Jun, 2017

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Band 6 Speech and Language Therapist required for Adult Community role in the North London area

Speech & Language North London temporary £22 - £25 per hour

Are you an outgoing Band 6 Speech and Language Therapist with experience working in a community role? Your World has a fantastic opportunity for you in North London.

Ref: YW-zvNy | Posted: 12th May, 2017 | Closing Date: 30th Jun, 2017

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Band 6 Speech and Language Therapist required for Acute Hospital in the West Midlands area

Speech & Language West Midlands temporary £22 - £24 per hour

Your World Healthcare is looking for an experienced Band 6 Adult Acute Speech and Language Therapist to work within a Hospital in West Midlands.

Ref: YW-QPdZ | Posted: 12th May, 2017 | Closing Date: 30th Jun, 2017

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Band 6 Speech and Language Therapist required for Mainstream Schools in Essex

Speech & Language Essex temporary £22 - £24 per hour

Are you an experienced Band 6 Speech and Language Therapist ? Your World has an opportunity not to be missed in Essex .

Ref: YW-exLW | Posted: 12th May, 2017 | Closing Date: 26th Jun, 2017

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