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ALLIED HEALTH ASSISTANCE

What is an Allied Health Assistant (AHA)?

The role of an Allied Health Assistant is to provide therapeutic and program-related support to clients under the guidance of an Allied Health Professional (such as an OT).  

What are the benefits of having an Allied Health Assistant? 

  • AHA sessions can work complimentary with your regular allied health therapy services. Clients have more opportunities to work towards the same goals with two or more of our awesome team members!   

 

  • Sessions with an AHA are cost effective. This means that clients can receive services more frequently than they would in comparison only seeing the Allied Health Professional. 

 

  • AHA’s can assist in preparing resources for families such as visual supports or activities to practice skills at home.   

 

 

Please note that AHA services are only available to clients who have an acting Allied Health Professional (such as an OT) as part of their team. It is ultimately up to the Allied Health Professional to determine if it is an appropriate service to meet the needs of the client.  

 

It is mandatory that the Allied Health Professional and AHA meet on a regular basis to monitor progress and for the Allied Health Professional to make clinical decisions. AHA’s are not to make clinical decisions, changes to programs or give advice to families. The meetings form part of the service and the frequency is determined based on client need and performance.  

FORMAT

AHA sessions are booked in 10-session blocks to work towards identified goals made in collaboration with the family and Allied Health Professional. Progress towards these goals will be reviewed at session 8 to determine if another block is required.  

COST

$86.50 per hour 

Sessions are charged at 60 minutes; 45 minutes contact time and 15 minutes to account for preparation and notes.

Cancellation policy:

48+ hours notice: No cancellation fee

24-48 hours notice: 90% of intended fee

24 hours or less: 100% of intended fee

To Book

Email: admin@lifeskillshub.com.au

Phone: 08 8180 0761

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Meet Our AHA's

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Josh

Allied Health Assistant, Future OT & Photo Enthusiast

Josh has experience in providing support to young individuals and possesses an enthusiastic and kind nature. He also has a diverse set of interests, such as photography, reading, sports, anime, video editing, hiking, and cooking. In his role, Josh will aid in facilitating some of our groups and offering mentorship to young people.

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Chanteal

Allied Health Assistant, Future OT & Animal Lover

Those who have met Chanteal know that her warm, empathetic and kind presence helps our clients feel safe and secure. She always has a smile on her face and brings a vibrant energy to LSH! A 2nd year Occupational Therapy student at UniSA, she is passionate about helping young people reach their goals and improve their quality of life.

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Julie

Allied Health Assistant, Future OT & Lover of Crafts

Julie is one of our dedicated mentors! Julie has previous experience in support work and vacation care. Her warm and gentle nature supports her ability to connect with others. You will always find Julie lending a helping hand around LSH! She is passionate when it comes to working with young people and their families to achieve goals and thrive.

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Jaime

Allied Health Assistant
& Admin Assistant

Our clients are always drawn to Jaime's kind and gentle demeanour. It is not uncommon to find a little (or big!) person sitting next to Jaime on the desk having a chat about animals or crafts (she is a BIG animal lover)! Jaime's warm presence made her a great match to assist our groups as a mentor, whilst she is studying a certificate in education support.

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Matt G

Allied Health Assistant, Future OT & Qualified Pilot

Matt is an enthusiastic individual with a passion for helping young people. He thrives on building skills on self-belief, leadership, and confidence, drawing from his own experience of being bullied. Matt encourages students to build their self-worth and not let others' opinions define them. Fun fact - he’s also a qualified pilot!

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Kayla

Allied Health Assistant
& Future OT

Kayla has been with LSH since 2020. She facilitates some of our group therapy sessions and has a small caseload of 1:1 clients for mentoring services. She has an interest in video games, cooking, sports, and the movies, and loves building strong relationships with her clients, getting to know her clients on a deeper level and seeing them thrive!

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Matt J

Allied Health Assistant
& Future OT

Matt is a mentor at Life Skills Hub, and you’ll often find him assisting with our cooking and Minecraft groups as well as working with 1:1 clients. He has an easy-going personality and a calm nature to help our young people feel at ease! He is currently studying a degree in Occupational Therapy and loves gardening!

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Meaghan

Allied Health Assistant, Future OT
& Craft Creative

Meaghan is a Health Science and Occupational Therapy student who has a passion for working with young people across a broad range of areas. She has previous experience working in Out of School Hours Care which has assisted her to develop a range of skills that help her to connect with young people and embrace their individuality.  

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Sam

Allied Health Assistant
& Dog Lover

Sam is a mentor at life skills hub and can also be found at reception assisting the admin team. Sam is friendly and inviting, with a positive attitude and finds helping others extremely rewarding.  Sam has seen the early years of development's importance and has learnt valuable knowledge about inclusion, growth and development.  

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