Speech and Language Therapy Jobs & Recruitment in the UK
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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 choice of available jobs, 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 trouble 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 practising 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 speciality 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:
Speech & Language Reading contract £23-£30 per hour
Your World Healthcare is looking for an experienced Band 6 or 7 adult SLT to work within a hospital in Reading on a contract basis.
Ref: YW-lzQkv | Posted: 28th Feb, 2020 | Closing Date: 17th Apr, 2020
Speech & Language Enfield contract £23-£30 per hour
Your World Healthcare is looking for an experienced Band 6 adult SLT to work within Enfield on a contract basis.
Ref: YW-nNd1D | Posted: 28th Feb, 2020 | Closing Date: 17th Apr, 2020
Speech & Language Romford contract £23-£30 per hour
Your World Healthcare is looking for an experienced Band 6 or 7 adult SLT to work within a hospital in Romford on a contract basis.
Ref: YW-yr10q | Posted: 28th Feb, 2020 | Closing Date: 17th Apr, 2020
Speech & Language Islington contract 23 - 26
Are you an outgoing Band 6 Adult Speech & Language Therapist with experience working in a community role? Your World Healthcare has a fantastic contract opportunity for you in Islington.
Ref: YW-zmZ8d | Posted: 28th Feb, 2020 | Closing Date: 13th Apr, 2020
Speech & Language North London contract £22-£26 per hour
Are you looking to make a difference in Speech & Language Therapy? Based in North London, this contract role is perfect for a motivated adult who enjoys helping others.
Ref: YW-x25b9 | Posted: 28th Feb, 2020 | Closing Date: 17th Apr, 2020
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