Allied health assistant
Role and key duties
Allied health assistants assist professional staff by visiting clients, preparing written and verbal reports, and helping clients and carers with personal care tasks.
Duties may include: providing care for the sick, aged or disabled in the home, including personal and hygiene care such as showering, bathing and dressing; caring for incontinent people with prolonged periods of bed rest; making sure the client has a healthy diet; assisting in the provision of client services in the home, clinic, hospital or day centre; constructing, adjusting and fitting aids and equipment, including splints; under the direction of an occupational therapist, assisting clients in self-care, skills of daily living, and diversional and other rehabilitation activities with the aim of improving safety and independence of the client in these tasks; and reporting any unusual circumstances.
Minimum qualification required
Completion of a Traineeship with Certificate III in Health Service Assistance (Allied Health Assistance) or a Traineeship in Health Support Services (Client/Patient Services)
Traineeship with Certificate III in Health Service Assistance (Allied Health Assistance) or a Traineeship in Health Support Services (Client/Patient Services).