What CAN an allied health assistant do?
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 and healthcare history at the initial handover with the client’s AHP.
- Help clients in using assistive technology or supportive devices if required.
- Document sessions, progress and collect data via online timesheet and note-taking tool.
- Relay the information provided by the client’s allied health professional to the clients and their carers; i.e. therapeutic regimens, general information, and promoting wellness and health maintenance.
- Attend and observe a session between the client and the client’s allied health professional with permission from the client/client’s parent or guardian and AHP.
- Maintain and monitor goal objectives as specified by the client’s allied health professional.
- Contribute to an allied health professional’s effectiveness by identifying client care issues.
- Maintain regular communication with the client’s allied health professional.