1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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3421-17 Disabilities Services Officer

Works in a range of adult service units which provide education and community access to people with intellectual, physical, social and emotional disabilities.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Diploma or higher qualification or at least 3 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification. Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • assesses client training needs and plans, develops, implements and evaluates education and training programs
  • liaises with community groups, parents and residential workers in the development of training programs for community orientation, independent living skills, daily living activities, literacy and numeracy, communication and vocational training
  • liaises with employers and employment agencies to place clients in jobs and provide intensive on-the-job training and continuing monitoring in competitive or integrated supported employment programs
  • may establish recreation and support networks and provide recreation and community orientation training for their clients
  • may negotiate work contracts, manage the business aspects of the operation and provide occupational training and on-going support in segregated supported employment programs

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