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AHA/AHT/Novice Therapist Program

We are building an innovative framework for our next generation of great clinicians

In our QLD team, we are currently carrying out a significant reform of our support system to our allied health assistant/allied health therapy trainee. The reform is based on the feedback provided by our previous AHA/AHT as well as our new graduate therapists that we are trying to build up a sustainable, supportive & feasible framework to help our new generation of clinicians to grow. 

We have included the following focused areas of change,

with the support of our clinical educator and AHT coordinators:​

  1. Progressive role & task changes as per the allied health trainee's level of experience and availability;

  2. Appointment of a primary supervisor to each of the trainee to ensure their regular access to supervision and support ;

  3. Rotational caseload between physical, psychosocial & paediatrics caseloads;

  4. Involvement of AHA/AHT in CPD and quality improvement activities;

  5. Loyalty and performance reward for successful candidates who transitioned from an AHT to a new graduate/novice level of clinician

We are ongoingly reviewing this model and we will be inviting the AHA/AHT to contribute to this process. We are confident that it will continue to evolve to provide better support and growth opportunity for our next generation of GRS clinicians. 

Job Opportunities

Casual basis

(UG 1-3rd years/PG first year)

Allied Health Assistant (AHA)
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  • Supported by AHT co-ordinator and supervised clinician (case-based)

  • Implement therapy programs set up therapist

  • Assist with resource development and Ol projects

  • Participate in group therapy programs

  • Being introduced to low/medium level cases

  • May or may not have assigned clinician for individual development plan

  • Paid allowance to join in GRS group in-serivces/training workshops

Full-time employment

(UG 4th year/PG 2nd year- after last placement till 6 months post graduate)- must be an AHT before

Allied Health Assistant (AHA)
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  • Supported by AHT co-ordinator, clinical educator (CE) and assigned clinician as primary supervisor

  • Some autonomy in conducting certain assessment/therapy under the guidance of the supervised clinician

  • Rotational caseload based on individual learning needs/developmental plan

  • Routine involvement in GRS group in-sericces/training workshops

  • Full completion of AHT competency tool

block days during placement breaks

(UG 4th year/PG 2nd year- prior to last placement)

Allied Health Assistant (AHA)
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  • Supported by AHT co-ordinator and assigned clinician as primary supervisor

  • Opportunity to participate in certain assessments/develop assessment report under the guidance of the supervised clinician

  • Paid allowance to join in GRS group in-serivces/training workshops

  • Opportunity to be exploded in more complex cases

  • To commence the completion of AHT competency tool to develop relevant clinical skills

Full-time employment

New graduate/must be a graduate from AT traineeship program

Allied Health Assistant (AHA)
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  • Supported clinical educator (CE) and assigned senior clinician as primary supervisor

  • High level of autonomy in conducting certain assessment/therapy under the guidance of the supervised clinician

  • Rotational caseload based on individual learning needs/developmental plan

  • Routine invovlement in GRS group in-sericces/training workshops

  • Opportunity to become AHT coordinator- a valuable experince to higher level duty for service development and coordiantion

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