Allied Health Assistants

Emma Furness

Allied Health Assistant

Bachelor of Science (Genetics & Psychology) (2016)
Masters of Teaching (Primary & Secondary) (2019)

Allied Health Assistants

Emma completed her Masters of Teaching at Deakin University after finishing her Bachelor of Science at Monash University. She is now completing a Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance. After working for six years as a private tutor and then classroom teacher, Emma became more concerned about the children being left behind in traditional schooling and consequently turned her attention to early intervention. She loves how the team at Happy Chatter work together to provide services and care for those who need it most.

Emma supports a variety of clients by delivering both occupational therapy and speech pathology services. She has experience delivering the Zones of Regulation curriculum to promote emotional awareness and using the We Thinkers Social Thinking program by Michelle Garcia to improve social thinking. Emma supports children with their speech, language and literacy development through evidence-based programs and play based learning.

In her downtime, Emma enjoys reading from her never-ending ‘To Be Read’ book pile, playing board games and going on walks around her local creek. Emma enjoys working in such a tightknit and supportive team and loves to see her clients reach their goals.

Kate Milton

Allied Health Assistant

Cert IV Allied Health Assistance (OT)
Bachelor of Psychological Science (in progress)

Kate is an Allied Health Assistant specialising in Occupational Therapy, but being an AHA you may be seeing her doing Speech Pathology as well! Kate has been working in the community as a support worker for all ages before extending her skills at Happy Chatter.

Kate loves to help people and see them achieve their goals. She especially loves working with children and watching them grow and develop.

Kate is a mum of 3 and enjoys spending time on the weekends with her family and watching them play sport. She has recently found a love for gardening and nurturing her veggie patch. Kate’s other hobbies include, reading, walking her dog (Chino), and craft.

Join our team

Happy Chatter offers a workplace based on respect,
client-focused care,
and a healthy love of food. As with our clients, we want each staff member to feel supported in reaching their full potential.

Each staff member is an integral part of the team. There is always something to do to help each other out, whether you’re a Speech Pathologist, an Occupational Therapist, a Receptionist
an Allied Health Assistant, or a volunteer!

Training: We provide structured training tailored to your progress as you grow with us. All clinicians are offered guidance including mentoring and supervision. There is something for everyone here with our in-house PDs, regular debrief sessions and practical training.

We work with these values at the core of our team

Positivity

We are positive about our achievements, capability, and look forward to the future.

Integrity

We are careful to be honest with each other, do the right thing, and be transparent in our work and our interactions.

Understanding

We all have different personalities, drivers and work styles. What we understand about our colleagues can help us interact constructively.

Communication 

We value open communication where there is honest encouragement, constructive criticism, and no gossip triangles.

Respect

We respect each other as colleagues by keeping shared workspaces tidy, including kitchen and admin, and by following through at work.

We work with these values at the core of our team

Positivity

We are careful to be honest with each other, do the right thing, and be transparent in our work and our interactions.

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Understanding

We all have different personalities, drivers and work styles. What we understand about our colleagues can help us interact constructively.

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Respect

We respect each other as colleagues by keeping shared workspaces tidy, including kitchen and admin, and by following through at work.

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Integrity

We are careful to be honest with each other, do the right thing, and be transparent in our work and our interactions.

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Communication

We value open communication where there is honest encouragement, constructive criticism, and no gossip triangles.