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Therapy Aide
Also known as Therapist's Assistant.
Assists therapists in providing therapy programs and in the direct care of their patients in a variety of health, welfare and community settings. Registration or licensing may be required.
Training time 0.5 - 2 years
Avg. weekly wage $1,112
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 14,500

What does a Therapy Aide do?

  • assisting patients with their personal care needs such as showering, dressing and eating
  • assisting patients with their mobility and communication needs
  • participating in planning the care of individuals
  • following therapy plans such as interventions to assist those with dementia and behavioural problems
  • observing and reporting changes in patients' condition, and reporting complaints about care
  • assisting with rehabilitation exercises, basic treatment and delivering medications

Specialisations

  • Diversional Therapist's Assistant
  • Occupational Therapist's Assistant
  • Physiotherapist's Assistant

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