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 [...]
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 [...]
Yes. We screen applicants based on their previous experience, performance during a phone interview and reference checks. All our allied health assistants undergo the following checks: Proof of identity check Working with Children’s Check National Police Check Disability Workers Exclusion List check NDIS Clearance Phone interview Professional Reference checks Fully vaccinated from COVID-19 Upon being [...]
This is decided at the Team Meeting. Everybody has different needs, so the frequency of check-ins between an AHP and the therapy assistant will vary. We do recommend check-ins to occur every 4 to 6 weeks to ensure the allied health assistant is supported, guided and has the most up-to-date therapy plan on how to best [...]
During the meet and greet, both parties should discuss as much as possible to ensure they will be a suitable fit. Topics to cover should include availability, expectations, experience and ongoing sessions. Please refer to our meet and greet guide for more information about what happens and what should be discussed.
You can meet with more than one allied health assistant. However, given the high demand from families for therapy assistants, you will only be able to organise one meet and greet at a time. We found that allowing clients to book multiple Meet and Greets slows down the matching process significantly for other clients and [...]
There is no limit on how many allied health assistants you can work with, as long as each of them are involved in a Team Meeting with you and your allied health professional. If you require several hours of therapy on multiple days per week and a single allied health assistants is not available to [...]
The creator of the Fora account can book a meet and greet with an allied health assistant by: Logging into your Fora account. The allied health assistant's application will appear on your dashboard. You will be able to view their degree, experience and availability for sessions. Applications expire after 6 days. If you feel the [...]
Invoicing occurs fortnightly. If you are paying for the service privately, or if your NDIS funding is self or plan-managed, you will be emailed an invoice that can be paid via direct bank transfer or PayID. Participants with agency-managed NDIS funding can request to have their invoices sent to them. Allied health assistants are not [...]
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.