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What is a Career in Allied Health Assistance?

Allied Health Assistants are a supporting role, as they assist Allied Health Professionals in the care of patients and clients. Typical duties for an Allied Health Assistant would include administrative tasks, communication with patients, co-ordination and implementation of health and welfare programs.

 

Learn more about the specific roles and responsibilities for each career pathway:

Responsibilities of an Allied Health Assistant

 

Communicate with other health care and allied health professionals and clients

 

 Carry out administrative duties including client record keeping, and booking in clients for appointments

 

 Confirm and discuss therapy and treatment plans and programs with supervising allied health professional

 

 Prepare clients for therapy under the direction of supervising allied health professional

 

 Support and coach clients to achieve identified therapy goals under supervision of allied health professional

Responsibilities of a Physiotherapy Assistant

 

 Prepare for delivery of a client-specific physiotherapy program

 

 Deliver physiotherapy program based on treatment plan

 

 Assist with programs for clients with varying abilities to participate

 

 Assist with exercise program according to the instruction of treating physiotherapist

 

 Guide the client to complete the program according to prescribed treatment plan

 

 Monitor the client during and after the program according to the prescribed treatment plan

 

 Carry out administrative duties including client record keeping, and booking in clients for appointments

Responsibilities of a Community Rehabilitation Assistant

 

 Work with the supervising health professional to identify client access support requirements and daily living activities that need to be addressed as part of the rehabilitation plan

 

 Participate in rehabilitation planning, involving the supervising health professional and client, to provide adequate and appropriate resources to promote independence

 

 Identify support and services provided to the client in conjunction with the health team

 

 Identify any aides, appliances, modifications or other services and/or supports that might be required to facilitate client and discuss with supervising health professional

 

Responsibilities of an Exercise Assistant

 

 Identify client fitness requirements

 

 Assist with the coordination and delivery of exercise sessions

 

 Develop customised program plans for clients

 

 Monitor and evaluate exercise programs

 

 Develop customised training sessions that include a variety of exercises and equipment to meet client needs.

+ Allied Health Assistant

Responsibilities of an Allied Health Assistant

 

Communicate with other health care and allied health professionals and clients

 

 Carry out administrative duties including client record keeping, and booking in clients for appointments

 

 Confirm and discuss therapy and treatment plans and programs with supervising allied health professional

 

 Prepare clients for therapy under the direction of supervising allied health professional

 

 Support and coach clients to achieve identified therapy goals under supervision of allied health professional

+ Physiotherapy Assistant

Responsibilities of a Physiotherapy Assistant

 

 Prepare for delivery of a client-specific physiotherapy program

 

 Deliver physiotherapy program based on treatment plan

 

 Assist with programs for clients with varying abilities to participate

 

 Assist with exercise program according to the instruction of treating physiotherapist

 

 Guide the client to complete the program according to prescribed treatment plan

 

 Monitor the client during and after the program according to the prescribed treatment plan

 

 Carry out administrative duties including client record keeping, and booking in clients for appointments

+ Community Rehabilitation Assistant

Responsibilities of a Community Rehabilitation Assistant

 

 Work with the supervising health professional to identify client access support requirements and daily living activities that need to be addressed as part of the rehabilitation plan

 

 Participate in rehabilitation planning, involving the supervising health professional and client, to provide adequate and appropriate resources to promote independence

 

 Identify support and services provided to the client in conjunction with the health team

 

 Identify any aides, appliances, modifications or other services and/or supports that might be required to facilitate client and discuss with supervising health professional

 

+ Exercise Assistant

Responsibilities of an Exercise Assistant

 

 Identify client fitness requirements

 

 Assist with the coordination and delivery of exercise sessions

 

 Develop customised program plans for clients

 

 Monitor and evaluate exercise programs

 

 Develop customised training sessions that include a variety of exercises and equipment to meet client needs.

5 Reasons You'll Love a Career as an Allied Health Assistant

 

Spend your days helping people

As an Allied Health Assistant you’ll have an active role in contributing to the improvement, recovery and health of clients. 

There’s high demand for Allied Health Assistants

The Allied Health Industry is growing, and is the 4th highest industry for job growth within Australia. You’ll be in demand now and well into the future. 

Follow your own path with flexible career pathways

There’s so many different career pathways you can choose within the Allied Health sector. 

Get your foot in the door – for a long-term career

Becoming an Allied Health Assistant is the ideal stepping stone for starting your career in the Allied Health Industry. 

 

Work with Allied Health Professionals to build a valuable network  

As an Allied Health Assistant you’ll be working with qualified Allied Health Professionals, who can share their knowledge and experience to help you succeed with your career.

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How to become an Allied Health Assistant

Study the Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

Career Outlook

Employment Growth

Projection until 2020  (in thousands)

97,700  Jobs in 2020

reference: joboutlook.gov.au

Long Term Employment Growth (10 years)

refrence: joboutlook.gov.au

Demand for Qualified Allied Health Assistants

 

reference: joboutlook.gov.au

Average Weekly Full Time Earning

(before tax)

reference: joboutlook.gov.au

Future Employment Growth

(5 Year Projection 2015 – 2020)

 

 

reference: joboutlook.gov.au

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