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Habit Coach (Allied Health Assistant) – Pakenham

About Everyday Independence
With over 40 hubs across Australia, Everyday Independence is a dynamic organisation committed to changing the game for people with disabilities.

We do this by providing Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech Pathology, Positive Behaviour Supports, Early Childhood Supports and Habit Coaches. 

Working in the social model, our united team of talented change-makers is on a mission to make inclusion possible for all Australians.


About The Role
As a Habit Coach at Everyday Independence, you will:

  • Support NDIS participants in Pakenham and Warragul.
  • Work at participant’s home or a community location (you will be required to drive to/from sessions).
  • Support participants across all ages and stages of life.
  • Work under the guidance of the primary therapist (Occupational Therapist, Speech Pathologist, Physiotherapist, Key Worker or Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner), you’ll play a vital part in enabling the participant to develop greater independence and work towards reaching their full potential.

What does a typical Habit Coach session look like?
You will be responsible for implementing the therapy plan provided by the primary therapist. Sessions will vary depending on the participant and their individual goals, as outlined in the therapy plan. Here are some examples of the types of goals you may work on with participants in your sessions:

  • Supporting Independence: Assist a high-school-aged participant in independently accessing public transport for commuting to and from school.
  • Promoting Healthy Habits: Support an adult participant in purchasing groceries and completing weekly meal preparation to foster healthy eating habits.
  • Encouraging Social Engagement: Assist a 5-year-old participant in completing their after-school routine while focusing on engaging in social play activities such as turn-taking.

What do you need to be successful?
To work as a Habit Coach, you’ll:

  • Be studying a university degree in Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology or Physiotherapy (minimum 2nd year)

OR

  • Have completed a Certificate 3 or 4 in Allied Health Assistance or an equivalent qualification, with demonstrated experience in a similar position (for example, Allied Health Assistant, disability support worker, education support assistant, etc)

Not sure if your qualifications or experience are a match? Don’t hesitate to email your resume to Careers@everydayind.com.au and our friendly Talent Acquisition Team can point you in the right direction.

You’ll also:

  • Have consistent and ongoing availability to work. Our working hours are Monday to Friday 7am – 7pm.
  • Be available minimum two (2) days a week to support participants during their afternoon routines (3:30pm – 6:30pm) as this is the most highly requested time for Habit Coach sessions. 
  • Be open to travel to regional/surrounding areas.
  • Demonstrated ability to follow instructions.
  • Demonstrate emotional intelligence and empathy.
  • Maintain clear focus on the goals and outcomes of our participants.
  • Act professionally and always follow company protocol.
  • Be self-motivated, reliable and can work autonomously.
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written.
  • Demonstrated passion for working within the disability sector and make a difference in people’s lives.
  • A valid Australian drivers license and access to your own vehicle.
  • NDIS Workers Screening Check.
  • Working with Childrens Check.

  

What We Offer

  • Continuous Learning: Guidance and support provided by industry-leading Allied Health professionals to help you excel.
  • Opportunities for Growth: Growth opportunities are endless! Explore clinical, mentoring/education or operational leadership career pathways.
  • Supportive Environment: Work in a supportive, interdisciplinary environment, collaborating with experts in the field.
  • Everyday Perks: We offer a range of additional perks including pet-friendly hubs, in-house career coaching, professional development budget, wellbeing days, paid parental leave, regular social events and access to confidential counselling services through our Employee Assistance Program.

  

Join the Change-Makers

Be a part of a team that’s changing the game for people with disabilities and making inclusion possible for all Australians.

Apply Today and start your journey as a change-maker in a role that aligns with your passions and career goals.

JOB DETAILS

  • Category
    Allied Health Team
  • Sub Category
    Habit Coach
  • Location
    Pakenham – VIC
  • Employment Term
    Casual
  • Job Posted
    03/06/2024
  • Closing Date
    01/07/2024

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