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Speech and Language Therapy Support Worker

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Speech and language therapy support workers assist speech and language therapists in helping clients with a wide range of speech, language and eating and drinking difficulties. These can be due to a range of conditions, including physical disabilities, illness or injury. They work with patients of all ages.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Pay rates can vary depending on whether you are working with the NHS, with a private practice, or are self-employed. Within the NHS Agenda for Change scales speech and language therapy support workers salaries are on Band 2, £17,460 to £19,470 a year. With experience this can rise to Band 3, £18,292 to £21,349 a year.

Assistant practitioner speech and language therapy support workers are on Band 4, £20,911 to £23,597 a year. The current pay scales are from September 2018.

Conditions

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
34925
2 %
RISE
2023
35620
  United Kingdom
2018
347077
2.8 %
RISE
2023
356656

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What Does it Take?

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Training

Getting On

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Courtesy of NHS Education Scotland

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT)
Tel: 020 7378 3012
E-mail: info@rcslt.org
Website: http://www.rcslt.org/
Twitter: @RCSLT
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RCSLT/

Skills for Health
Tel: 0207 388 8800
E-mail: contactus@skillsforhealth.org.uk
Website: http://www.skillsforhealth.org.uk/
Twitter: @Skillsforhealth
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skillsforhealth1

Skills for Health is the Sector Skills Council for the health sector.

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