Find a career in Speech and Language Therapy

Find a Career in SLT-01

Working as a Speech and Language Therapist (SALT) can be equally rewarding as it is challenging. SALT’s can help a range of different patients from new born babies, all the way through adulthood. Their job consists of helping patients who have difficulties with communication, eating, drinking and swallowing.

They tend to help children with:

  • Learning difficulties
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Language delay or impairment
  • Hearing impairments
  • Social interaction difficulties
  • Dyslexia

They help adults with:

  • Neurological impairments
  • Head, neck or throat cancer
  • Mental health issues
  • Learning difficulties
  • Physical disabilities
  • Hearing impairments

Career development

You may decide to join the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, this helps recently qualified individuals a chance to keep up-to-date with research, courses, conferences and seminars where therapists can exchange ideas and skills.

Freeland therapists can also join the Association of Speech and Language therapists in Independent practice.

You may also choose to specialise in a particular area of practice like learning disabilities which could lead you to become a teacher or researcher.

As well as in hospitals, SALT’s can also work in:

  • Mainstream and specialist schools
  • Community clinics
  • Prisons and young offender institutions

You may also have the opportunity to work abroad as many SALT’s take up their own practice increasing their number of private clients alongside NHS work.

At Total Assist we have a dedicated Allied Health Professional (AHP) desk with friendly Recruitment consultants who are ready to assist you in any way that they can. If you would like to contact the team today call on: 01708388055, email AHP@totalassist.co.uk or visit: http://totalassist.co.uk/ahp-hss/registration/ to complete our quick online registration form.

You can also earn up to £200 from our Recommend a friend scheme, allowing you to refer friends, colleagues and family to Total Assist. Terms and conditions apply.

References:

https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/explore-roles/allied-health-professionals/speech-and-language-therapist