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Diversional Therapy Assistant

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A Diversional Therapy Assistant supports Diversional Therapists to plan, design, coordinate and implement recreation and leisure-based activity programs.

Need organisational & problem-solving skills.


Role Description:

  • A Diversional Therapy Assistant supports Diversional Therapists to plan, design, coordinate and implement recreation and leisure-based activity programs to support, challenge and enhance the psychological, spiritual, social, emotional and physical wellbeing of individuals.

Where you might work:

  • You may work in aged care facilities, youth or community centres and other organisations that provide social assistance within the community. You may also work with organisations that offer healthcare and social services to people with specific disabilities, such as blindness or deafness. You may also work in private practices or consultancies.

Personal attributes:

  • You need to have a caring and compassionate nature with good communication skills and a willingness to help people. You need excellent organisational, problem-solving and motivational skills.

Salary:

  • Middle of the range starting salary in Australia $44,100 based on 77 salaries in Queensland.
    (Reference: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, 2018.)


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Career Pathway - Allied Health Assistance

Members of the allied health team provide care for patients and their families and help people improve their physical and psychological wellbeing.