Speech and Language Therapist

The job role consists of helping treat the speech and language in people of all ages so they can communicate better. The job role may also include helping people with eating and swallowing difficulties.

Therapists will be working with:

  • People with speech impediments
  • People with trouble understanding or producing speech
  • People with trouble swallowing or eating
  • Stroke patients
  • People with learning difficulties
  • People with physical difficulties
  • People suffering with Dementia
  • People with cancer in the mouth/throat

People with head injuries and lack of hearing/deafness

Therapists will have the opportunity to work in several working environments, including hospitals, health centres, schools and general practitioners.

Job Vacancies:

When a pre-registration programme in speech and language therapy is completed and you have registered with the health professions council, you will be able to apply for jobs in speech and language therapy. Most vacancies will be advertised on the NHS trust websites (e.g www.jobs.nhs.uk).

Speech and Language Therapy for children and adults is available at Chesterfield Royal NHS Foundation Trust. The children’s services for North Derbyshire are based in the Women’s and Children’s Directorate(See children’s services).

The services for Adults are based in the Clinical Specialist Services Division with all the other allied health professions. In and outpatient services are provided on site. We provide specialist services in the management of acquired speech, language, voice and swallowing difficulties associated with stroke and other neurological difficulties, head and neck cancer, voice disorders and dysfluency (stammering).

The service provides the videofluoroscopy service for North Derbyshire jointly with the Imaging Directorate. All the therapists employed are HPC (Health Professions Council) and RCSLT (Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists) registered.

The department is based in Outpatient Suite 5 and can be contacted on (01246) 512080, Monday to Friday 8.30 to 5.15 pm.

Student Information:

For information on our Speech and Language Therapy department, placement information and student induction handbook, click here.