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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 National Health Service Agenda for Change scales speech and language therapy support workers are paid on Band 3, £17,760 to £20,727 a year.

Assistant practitioner speech and language therapy support workers are on Band 4, £20,302 to £22,910 a year. The current pay scales are from April 2017.

Conditions

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Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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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
35193
1.9 %
RISE
2023
35852
  United Kingdom
2018
351904
2.8 %
RISE
2023
361665

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What Does it Take?

You should be:

Training

Getting On

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: 0117 922 1155
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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