SPEECH & LANGUAGE THERAPISTS
A CAREER TO
There’s many benefits to working with us as a Speech and Language Therapist, here’s just a few:
- Work for a trust that stands by its values : Kindness, Courage and Respect
- Work for a trust that encourages you to develop and further your career
- Work in a friendly, supportive environment
- Live in an area that balances excellent amenities and natural beauty with low cost of living
- Live in close proximity to some fantastic northern cities and great transport links to the rest of the UK and Europe
- With fantastic days out and outstanding schools there’s something for all the family.
For more information on working for us as a Speech and Language Therapist please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are considering a career as a Speech and Language Therapist we’ve put together the following information that we hope will help you on your journey.
Speech and Language Therapist Career Information
We support children and young people from birth to 17 years with Speech, Language and Communication needs. For most children this will mean help developing their spoken communication. For other children it may include using visual communication strategies, for example: Makaton signing, use of pictures or objects.
At Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS FT we offer the following services:
- Acquired communication/swallowing disorders
- Voice disorders
- Fluency disorders (stammering)
- Acquired neurological conditions (e.g. stroke, head injury)
- Progressive neurological conditions (e.g. dementia, multiple sclerosis)
- Undergone oral surgery and laryngectomy (removal of the voice box).
- Using speech sounds
- Understanding language
- Putting words together
- Developing vocabulary
Qualified speech and language therapists register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and will need to keep their skills up to date with continuing professional development. Like most areas within the NHS there is the possibility of being able to specialise in one particular area such as asstammering, cleft palate or learning disability.
How much will I earn?
Speech and language therapists generally start on a Band 5 position and work roughly 37.5 hours a week.
Becoming a Speech and language Therapist
Speech and language therapists need to have completed a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) approved degree in order to practice as a speech and language therapist.
Once established as a speech and language therapist you may be able to move into a teaching or research post. Alternatively, a management pathway may be a possibility either within a speech and language therapy department or as a more general manager.