International Careers

 

Paid international positions are becoming increasingly more available. Such opportunities offer the clinician a once in a lifetime opportunity to live in a foreign country for a few months to a year or even for life! With such opportunities come perks as well. Some of these benefits can include a housing allowance, paid round trip airfare, and a very nice salary.

A few things to keep in mind when searching for an international career:

  • Check the visa requirements
  • Check the required qualifications and determine whether your credentials obtained from your home country match-up (for example, the ad may note that a Bachelor’s degree is required, but a Bachelor’s degree in the field from the UK or Australia is the equivalent of a Master’s degree in the USA or Canada in the eyes of the international employer. The majority of the time, this means the US or Canadian citizen would still require a Master’s degree to work in this position).
  • Check language requirements. Do you need to speak the language of the country you will serve?
  • ASHA provides additional tips on working abroad and links that will assist with the job search on their Working Abroad page.
  • For more information on how to transfer your credentials between the USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, or New Zealand, visit my page, Qualification Transfer: Mutual Recognition Agreement.

Here are a few sites that place qualified SLP/SLTs in an international work setting:

  • SLT Jobs Worldwide is a useful facebook page which posts about work opportunities overseas.
  • Global Medical Careers offers paid positions in various countries including the UK, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, USA, Ireland, Australia, Singapore, and Qatar.
  • Your World Healthcare offers short and long-term paid positions in countries such as Singapore and Saudi Arabia. Check regularly for updated job postings.
  • Bob’s Speech Therapy features job and course listings for clinicians wishing to work internationally or gain additional certification. Featured countries include the UK, Australia, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, India, Malaysia, Canada, USA, Ireland, and New Zealand.
  • Working as a Travel SLP in the USA is a popular option for clinicians wishing to travel and work throughout the States. Short-term contracts provide SLPs with the opportunity to work in different areas of the the States and develop their clinical skills in a variety of settings. Many benefits including accommodation and travel are included.

 

 

8 thoughts on “International Careers

  1. Hi Kristien,
    We are three families with three beautiful Autistic boys ages between 5-7, in Jeddah Saudi Arabia,all the boys are receiving there required ABA therapy, currently our SLP therapist contract is running out and we are looking to replace her with a well qualified and experience male/female SLP.
    If you have some one who is English is his original language ( British, American, Canadian) please let me

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    • Hi Hassan. Apologies for the late response. I have not been on the site for awhile. Are you still in need of an SLP? If so, I have received some interest from people who might want to work with your family. Thanks!

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    • Greetings “,
      I am currently located in Dubai and fully licensed American speech therapist. Please let me know if you are in need of a therapist still.
      Regards,
      Marie

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      • Hello,
        thank you for answering back, as there is a scarcity of therapist in KSA, there is always people looking. if you send you CV and contacts i would forward to people who is interested.
        Regards,

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  2. I am a newly qualified Speech and Language therapist graduating from the National University of Ireland, Galway in June 2016. I am eager to work abroad and would appreciate some more information on the necessary requirments.

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    • Thank you for answering back, we already hired anSLP from England. But there is a great need for qualified SLP’s in my area. So if you send me there CV’s I can share it with concern parties.

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  3. Hi Kristin. My name is Jessy and I am a fellow SLP and the co-founder of Therapy Abroad. I wanted to let you know about my organization and ask if you could include a link on your page. I started Therapy Abroad to help students and gain experience in overseas settings, obtain real world observation, and hopefully increase interest in working overseas after the graduate. We currently have programs in Belize and India with plans to offer opportunities in several more countries in the next couple of years. http://www.therapyabroad.org

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