This qualification reflects the role of workers who provide therapeutic and program related support to allied health professionals. The worker is required to conduct therapeutic and program related activities under the guidance of an allied health professional. Supervision may be direct, indirect or remote and must occur within organisation requirements. The worker is required to identify client circumstances that need additional input from the allied health professional. The worker may be engaged to work in a specialty area or work generically across the organisation in delivery of allied health assistance services. The worker, in conjunction with the allied health professional, may have responsibility for supervising other allied health assistance workers.

CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services

Jim is able to communicate effectively with clients, colleagues, management and other industry providers.

CHCCCS001 Address the needs of people with chronic disease

Jim is able to determine and address specific issues faced by people who have a chronic disease, in the context of contributing to a holistic approach to support.

CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance

Jim is able to research information about compliance and ethical practice responsibilities, and then develop and monitor policies and procedures to meet those responsibilities.

HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems

Jim is able to work with basic information about the human body and to recognise and promote ways to maintain healthy functioning of the body.

HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Jim is able for a worker to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others in work environments that involve caring directly for clients. He will have a focus on maintaining safety of the worker, the people being supported and other community members.

BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

Jim is able to understand and respond to instructions; to carry out routine tasks and communicate with a range of internal/external clients in a medical environment; as well as use appropriate medical terminology.

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

Jim is able to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status

Jim is able to obtain and interpret information about client health status and to check a client’s physical health. He has a detailed knowledge of anatomy and physiology.

CHCLAH001 Work effectively in the leisure and health industries

Jim is able to work in a context within which leisure and health work occurs and to effectively support its role in enhancing well being.

CHCLAH002 Contribute to leisure and health programming

Jim is able to contribute to the creation, planning, coordination, delivery and evaluation of appropriate leisure and health activities for individuals and groups.

CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

Jim is able to facilitate the empowerment of people with disability to deliver rights based services using a person-centred approach. It should be carried out in conjunction with individualised plans.

CHCLAH003 Participate in the planning, implementation and monitoring of individual leisure and health programs

Jim is able to participate in planning, implementation and evaluation of programs providing activities for individuals.

HLTAHA004 Support client independence and community participation

Jim is able to work with clients in their home and community to facilitate rehabilitation goals through supporting independence in daily living and optimising community access and participation in the context of a rehabilitation plan.

HLTAHA024 Work within a community rehabilitation environment

Jim is able to work with clients to support rehabilitation within the community according to a rehabilitation plan.

CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people

Jim is able to respond to the goals and aspirations of older people and provide support services in a manner that focuses on improving health outcomes and quality of life, using a person-centred approach.

CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia

Jim is able to provide person-centred care and support to people living with dementia. It involves following and contributing to an established individual plan.