Everyday Independence Careers
Habit Coach (Allied Health Assistant) Careers
Accelerate the Growth of Life Enhancing Habits
Habit Coaches are a supportive member of our therapy team and work closely with a person’s therapist to incorporate routines into their life. They do this by providing bursts of support between therapy sessions – from helping a child with their morning activities to get ready for school, to supporting a person confidently use public transport by themselves so they can move around their community.
Our Habit Coaches play a key role in building people’s skills and confidence so they can engage more with everyday life.
“Working as a Habit Coach has given me a greater understanding of what I’m studying and how I can put that learning into practice.
It’s given me a head start into the workforce and I get to work with some amazing therapists who’ve offered me a lot of support. I get to experience what working as an Occupational Therapist is like.”
– Izzy, Habit Coach and second year Occupational Therapy student.
Your New Everyday
As a Habit Coach, you will support therapists to implement a therapy plan that enables a person with a disability to achieve the everyday tasks and moments that many take for granted, and to work towards achieving their life goals.
Here are some of the activities our Habit Coaches did last week:
- Worked alongside a therapist at a person’s home, to understand their goals, strengths and interests, and strategies to help them achieve those goals.
- Worked independently with the person in their home and local community, for three hours, to put in place habits and routines.
For example, our Habit Coach Connor, supported his client to make his own breakfast, do his laundry, create a grocery list and accompanied him to the supermarket, because his client’s goal is to move out of his parents’ house and into his own home.
- Dropped into an Everyday Independence local hub to connect and learn from an interdisciplinary team of therapists.
What’s In It For Me?
Whether you’re a qualified Allied Health Assistant who’s looking for part-time work to balance family commitments, or an undergraduate student looking to apply what you’ve learnt at university, you have choice and control over your hours.
You’ll be supported by some of the best therapists in the industry, across different disciplines, to engage in rewarding work in a community-based setting.
By joining a growing team of over 500 team members, you’ll have pathways to move into other roles within the organisation – from clinical specialisation to operational leadership.
Be part of something bigger – join a united, traiblazing team pushing harder to make inclusion possible for all Australians!
What Qualifications Do I Need to Become a Habit Coach?
At the heart of it, we’re looking for passionate people who are innovative and flexible in how they support people to reach their full potential. You might be a:
- Person with a Cert. III or IV in Allied Health Assistance (or similar) or have qualifications in disability (for example, a Diploma in Personal Support).
- Person with a Cert. IV in Education Support.
- Student studying a Bachelor’s degree (Years 2, 3, or 4) of:
- Allied Health Professional (Speech Pathology, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy)
- Education or early childhood
- Nursing or Midwifery
- Psychological science
- Exercise Science, Health Science, Public Health or Physiology
Sign Me Up!
If you don’t see a role in your local area, we still encourage you to apply. List your preferred locations in your application and we’ll get in touch as soon as a position in your area becomes available.
Alternatively, you can call our Talent Acquisition Team on 1300 179 131 to discuss your options.