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Speech and language therapists are responsible for the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of speech, language, fluency and voice disorders caused by disability, injury or illness.


  • Assesses, tests and diagnoses a client’s condition
  • Designs and initiates appropriate rehabilitation and/or remedial programmes of treatment
  • Treats speech and language disorders by coaching and counselling clients or through the use of artificial communication devices
  • Attends case conferences and liaises with other specialists such as doctors, teachers, social workers and psychologists
  • Counsels relatives to help cope with the problems created by a patient’s disability
  • Writes reports and maintains client caseloads.

Entry Requirements

Entrants require a recognised graduate or postgraduate degree that encompasses both theory and clinical practice. Successful completion of these courses leads to eligibility for a certificate to practice and membership of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists. Full membership is granted after completion of a year of supervised, post-qualifying experience.

Current Vacancies

Speech and Language Therapy Technical Instructor Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
Bangor - Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board - 9 Jan 2018
Specialist Speech and Language Therapist Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
Huddersfield - Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust - 1 Jan 2018
Specialist Speech and Langauge Therapist Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS FoundationTrust
Chester - Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust - 10 Jan 2018
Specialist Speech and Langauge Therapist
Blacon Children's Centre, Chester - NHS Jobs - 10 Jan 2018
Occupational Therapist Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
Ashton-Under-Lyne - Pennine Care NHS FT - 12 Jan 2018

What could I earn?

Up to £30,680

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