An allied health professional is a qualified professional that has completed their training and is a certified practitioner with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) or their relevant professional peak body. They often have specialist knowledge within their domain. Most often, our allied health assistants are not qualified therapists. They are either: studying or [...]
Foras allied health assistants will have one or more of the following education backgrounds: Undergraduate and postgraduate students enrolled in accredited allied-health degrees (Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Speech Pathology). Allied Health Assistants (completed a Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance). Graduate therapists (Allied-health university students who have recently completed their degree). Interim therapists (those who [...]
An Fora team member will review the application once submitted. If the application is missing information or we need to clarify the information provided, we will contact you. Once we finalise the application, a de-identified profile will be created and will be ready to be viewed by allied health assistants in your area on the [...]
The account creator will be the one who: receives notifications about matches with allied health assistants reviews profiles when assistants apply to work with the client books a meet and greet with the selected candidate
Previously known as Ally Assist, Fora is a service for NDIS participants who are seeking additional support alongside their Allied Health Professional (AHP) through an allied health assistant (AHA). We aim to find a suitable allied health assistant based on location, availability and experience level. Learn more about Fora Here.
An allied health assistant's role is to help you build your capacity and increase your independence. They do this by: Helping you to implement your therapy plan and strategies created by your allied health professional (AHP). Seeing you in-between your appointments with allied health professionals. Helping you practice and reinforce what you've learned with your [...]
In order to be linked with a Fora allied health assistant: You need to have an ongoing relationship with an Allied Health Professional (AHP). Your AHP must be willing to provide a handover to the selected therapy assistant and provide support and guidance every 4 to 6 weeks to ensure the therapy plan is up-to-date. [...]
To ensure that we can find an allied health assistant that is suitable for you, we will ask you to provide your therapy goals, your Allied Health Professionals’s details, your location, your availability and any other preferences for therapy assistance. We also ask if there are any challenging behaviours that an allied health assistant needs [...]
To ensure you are achieving your best outcomes and complying with NDIS guidelines, all allied health assistants must be linked with your allied health professional. With your permission, we will contact your allied health professional, to ask a few questions: Do they think it is appropriate for you to work with an allied health assistant [...]
With your permission, Fora contacts your AHP directly to check that they are happy to provide guidance to your allied health assistant (and in what capacity). To do this, we require their full name, email and the name of their organisation. This will need to be provided to us when you fill out an application [...]
Fora acknowledges the Wurundjeri and the Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation, the Traditional Custodians of the land upon which we work. We pay our respects to their Elders, past and present and future.