Allied Health assistants

About Support Coordination

Key points on this page:

  • We can help support children and young people who have NDIS Plans where Capacity Building is Self-Managed or Plan Managed.
  • Allied Health Assistants can work in your home or any place in the community that you choose.

About the service

Our flexible and mobile Allied Health Assistant service helps children, young people and their families work towards achieving their goals. Working under the supervision of Allied Health Professionals, in the comfort of your own home, they are specialists in embedding therapy strategies into routines.

Unlike Support Workers, Allied Health Assistants work under the direction of Allied Health Professionals and need to report progress back to them.

How it works

Our Allied Health Assistants work collaboratively with Allied Health professionals from other organisations, such as therapy services, schools, and health services. In early 2021 we will increase this service and our Therapy Assistants will work cooperatively with Brighter Connections Allied Health Professionals.

Using the service

Allied Health Assistants are not specifically listed in NDIS plans. We can help support children and young people who have NDIS Plans where Capacity Building is Self-Managed or Plan Managed. 

Frequently asked questions

Where is funding for Allied Health Assistants located in my plan?

Funding for Allied Health Assistants comes out of the Capacity Building budget in your NDIS plan. It is not actually the Allied Health Assistant that is funded but any support that will help you achieve the goal. The funds in the plan can be used flexibly, as long as they are being used to achieve the goal.

Can I use an Allied Health Assistant to save money?

Allied Health Assistants are funded from the same part of the NDIS Plan as Allied Health Professionals. You receive approximately 3.5 hours of Allied Health Assistant support for 1 hour of Allied Health Professional. Allied Health Assistants must work under the direction of a qualified registered professional, receive ongoing supervision and report back on progress toward goal attainment.

Can the Allied Health Assistant come to my home?

Brighter Connections offers a flexible, mobile Allied Health Assistant service.  This means the Allied Health Assistants can work in your home or any place in the community that you choose. 

How is an Allied Health Assistant different to a Support Worker?

The biggest difference between Allied Health Assistants and Support Workers is that Allied Health Assistants work under the direction of Allied Health Professionals and need to report progress back to them.