Ascend Health

Helping university students get better prepared for their careers

Stand out from the crowd when you graduate

You can get paid a great rate and have access to flexible and local work. Plus track your progress to pay rises, all whilst learning important skills that you don't get taught at university.

Join our exclusive community

Career Progression

We love transparency. It's why we keep it simple by showing you what you need to do to level up your pay. Track it from your own personal dashboard.

Exclusive Events

Our exclusive events bring you closer to industry leaders and provide more training opportunities for those that want to lead from the front.

Team Training

Monthly team trainings provide you with practical tools that you can use in your role at Ascend Health and your future careers in health.

Work with Therapists

You can connect with our team of therapists that have worked in a variety of health roles for many years. Get their unique insights whilst you study.

Ascend Health graduates are in high demand

Not only do you get real-world experience and gain valuable skills working alongside experienced therapists, there are great opportunities to fast-forward your career progression. Become a sought-after and supercharged new-graduate therapist by working at Ascend Health whilst you're studying. The work hours are flexible and you'll have a clear pathway that you can monitor within your personalised dashboard. Plus, get great pay, with an average wage for students being $34/hr on a part-time contract.


0-6 months

Support Worker

6-24 months

Team Leader

18-24 months

Therapy Assistant

24-36 months

New Graduate

0-12 months

Jnr Therapist

12-36 months

Why work for Ascend Health Group?

Currently, people with disabilities have poor access to support services, with long wait times, low-quality services, and a lack of choice. Ascend Health Group’s innovative model is boosting access to desperately-needed support services while offering invaluable training and practical experience to university students studying health related degrees.

Therapy students typically graduate with limited experience of working with people with cognitive disabilities or how to treat patients in the home, resulting in poor job satisfaction and high dropout rates from therapy professions.

More than 50% of therapists seek a career change after only five years, and a recent Victorian study found the average career length for physiotherapists is seven years.

Gain valuable experience

Get ahead of the crowd when you leave university. With support from experienced Team Leaders, you'll gain valuable experience and insights that is just not taught in university.

High quality training

Be part of a team that is dedicated and enthusiastic about helping others. Our extensive training will ensure you're comfortable helping those that are most in need.

How to apply

Learn more about the role of support workers

Our goal at Ascend Health Group is to help our members wherever possible to transition to a life of independence and community participation. This means that the work that support workers can do varies greatly because of the many different abilities and life situations of our members.

You might help with the everyday tasks around the home like cleaning, gardening, showering, toileting, cooking, or help with your daily living activities like dressing, grooming and eating. You might also help members with activities that allow a person to participate effectively in their environments, including meal preparation, transport to events or appointments, or helping with employment and volunteer activities for example.

Support Worker Role

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