Speech Pathology allied health assistants: Work with clients of all ages. Tasks include helping non-verbal individuals use augmentative and alternative communication devices, supporting individuals with social skills, and helping children reach developmental milestones. Speech Therapy allied health assistants often work with children with autism spectrum disorder, developmental delay and other speech disorders.
For sessions less than 2 hours long the pay structure is as follows: Day Minimum pay per session Minimum pay per session incl. superannuation Weekdays $60.80 $67.18 Saturday $77.40 $85.52 Sunday $99.60 $110.05 For 1.5 hour sessions, note-writing time will now be included in the 2-hour minimum pay. For sessions lasting 2-hours or more the [...]
Physiotherapy allied health assistants often work with children living with cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophies, developmental delay, and adults who have had strokes or acquired brain injuries. They handle muscular and neurological-based caseloads with a mix of tasks including rehabilitation, mobilisation, pain management, and preventative techniques.
Occupational therapy allied health assistants: Work with clients of all ages. Tasks may include helping children with emotional regulation, routine management, practising fine and gross motor tasks, or assisting with hydrotherapy. Help young adults with community engagement, public transport training and developing independence with ADLs. OT allied health assistants often work with children living with [...]
You have no strict requirements regarding support work and personal care. You will be provided with information about a client's needs before you apply to work with them. An allied health assistant’s primary role is to help build a client’s capacity. This said, sometimes your role and responsibilities won’t appear ‘therapeutic’, e.g helping a client [...]
For clients, families, allied health professionals, and Fora to feel comfortable that you have the skills to be an allied health assistant, ideal candidates have the following experience and skills: Work or volunteer experience working with children and adults with disabilities or mental health disorders Completion of university or TAFE placements working with children or [...]
If you are in the earlier stages of your degree and do not have a lot of experience, you can still become an allied health assistant. In this case, we recommend you apply only to work with clients with low needs. When working with a client with low needs, your role might be similar to that [...]
To be eligible to apply, you must have at least ONE of the following: Be currently enrolled in or have graduated from the following accredited Australian university degrees: Occupational Therapy Physiotherapy Speech Pathology Completion of a Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy or Speech Pathology degree at an international university Completion of a Certificate IV in Allied Health [...]
Both Fora and the allied health assistant will fill out a worker injury claim form We will send the form to our insurance company The insurance company will investigate The insurance company decides next steps and informs parties involved
Fora assumes all responsibility for the actions of our allied health assistants and provides all the necessary insurances, i.e. Professional Indemnity, Public Liability and WorkCover Insurance. A client's AHP is not liable for the actions of Fora’s allied health assistant. Allied health assistants do not fall under the professional indemnity insurance of client's therapists, they [...]
An allied health assistant can: Implement an allied health professional's (AHPs) therapy strategies and programs in the client's home or community. This includes instructing, encouraging, and assisting clients in performing therapy-related activities, as well as other daily living activities. Interview a client at the Meet & Greet, receive and understand information about a client’s condition [...]
By creating a Fora worker profile you're letting us know you'd like to work casually as an Allied Health Assistant (AHA). An allied health assistant's role is to help a client build their capacity and increase their independence. You would do this by: Helping clients to implement the therapy plan and strategies created by a [...]
It is crucial to recognise that an allied health assistant does not replace an allied health professional. An allied health assistant MUST NOT: Make an assessment, diagnosis or treatment plan for a client. Modify a treatment plan in a way that has not been recommended by a therapist. Verbally or in-writing make recommendations or suggestions [...]
Our allied health assistants handle caseloads of a variety of ages (from infants to the elderly) and conditions (physical and intellectual disabilities): Paediatric clients have conditions that include ASD, ADHD, speech delays, global developmental delay, cerebral palsy, global coordination disorder, down syndrome, intellectual disability. While adult clients present conditions such as post-stroke, multiple sclerosis, acquired [...]
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.