Disabilities Services Officer

Disabilities Services Officers work in a range of service units which provide education and community access to people with intellectual, physical, social and emotional disabilities.
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    Overview

    Disabilities Services Officers work in a range of service units which provide education and community access to people with intellectual, physical, social and emotional disabilities.

    Day-to-day

    • supports families and provides education and care for disabled persons in adult service units, group housing and government institutions
    • assesses clients' needs and plans, develops and implements educational, training and support programs
    • interviews clients and assesses the nature and extent of difficulties
    • monitors and reports on the progress of clients.

    Considerations

    • Requires driving
    • Stressful

    To become a Disabilities Services Officer

    • You usually need a formal qualification in caring for the disabled, human welfare, psychology or social work to work as a Disabilities Services Officer. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

      Find a Diploma or Certificate in Health Support Services

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