Female Disabilities Services Officer works on some life planning skills with her male client

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.

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.

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Apprenticeships may be available

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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