Therapy aides assist professional staff by visiting clients, preparing written and verbal reports, and helping clients and carers with personal care tasks.
Duties & Tasks
Therapy aides may perform the following tasks:provide general care, comfort and ongoing therapy to patients as directedassist patients with recreational and leisure activitiesinstruct and assist people with a disability with self-care and daily living activitiesassist patients with performing routine physiotherapy or hydrotherapy exercises on an individual or group basisreport on action taken, client progress and any unusual circumstances.
Therapy aides are not qualified to diagnose conditions or prescribe treatment. They work under the direction of professional staff such as physiotherapists, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, diversional therapists and social workers.
- emotional maturity able to relate well to frail, sick or people with disability of all ages caring, understanding, patient and calm.