Accelerate the Growth of Life Enhancing Habits
Habit Coaches (or Allied Health Assistants) are supportive members of our therapy team, working closely with a person’s therapist to build new habits and incorporate routines into their life.
Habit Coaches provide bursts of support between therapy sessions to enable people to build their confidence and skills to engage in everyday life.
When you join Everyday Independence as a Habit Coach, you’ll be supported by some of the best therapists in the industry, across different disciplines, to engage in rewarding work in the community. You’ll have pathways to move into other roles within the organisation – from clinical specialisation to operational leadership.
“Working as a Habit Coach has 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.
What Do Our Habit Coaches (Allied Health Assistants) Do?
Your healthcare assistant job duties involve supporting therapists to implement therapy plans. These enable people with disabilities 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 jobs our Habit Coaches did last week:
- Worked alongside a therapist at a person’s home to understand their goals, strengths and interests, and developed strategies to help them achieve those goals.
- Worked independently with the person in their home and local community to put in place habits and routines.
For example, our Habit Coach Connor supported his client to make his own breakfast, do his laundry and create a grocery list. Then accompanied him to the supermarket, because the 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.
A Rewarding and Flexible Pathway
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 learned at university, you have choice and control over your hours.
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 Individual 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
Jobs for Habit Coaches (Allied Health Assistants)
Administration Assistant (Participant Access)
- Be part of a purpose-driven organisation
- Fun & supportive work environment
- Strong administrative background essential
- Operational + Clinical career pathways to pursue your career goals
- Therapy Consultants & mentors to build your skills & confidence
- Limitless learning opportunities delivered by industry leading clinicians
Speech Pathologist- Central Highlands
- 2 additional wellbeing days + purchase leave + parental leave options
- Flexible working hours + locations to create your ideal work life balance
- Online Pilates + yoga + food + fun hub social events + bring your dog to work
Graduate Physiotherapist - Hume Moreland
- Supervision, mentoring, self-directed learning
- Intensive 12 month program
- Flexible working hours to create your ideal work life balance
Occupational Therapist - Barwon
- Therapy mentors to guide you and build your skills + confidence
- Dedicated admin support so you can do your best work
- Tailored induction programs that set you up for success