Disability and Developmental Education

Example Job Adverts

Please find below some recent job advertisements sourced by the Careers and Employer Liaison Centre (CELC). 

It should be noted that this is not an exhaustive list, but is merely meant to demonstrate the employment opportunities available to graduates of this discipline.

Department of Communities and Social Inclusion (Community and Home Support SA - Disability Services - Accommodation Services South), Developmental Educator

Duties: The Developmental Educator is a role within Community and Home Support SA and is accountable to the Team Manager for: providing direct assistance to individuals and families with complex needs, including the assessment of client needs, the coordination of supports and the provision of family support; creating developmental programs with an emphasis on functional skill enhancement; contribute to community based services and informal support networks so that individuals with disability are able to achieve their full potential and attain a quality lifestyle.
Essential Minimum Qualifications: Appropriate degree or equivalent qualification in disability and community rehabilitation.

Guide Dogs SA.NT, Project Officer, Hearing Services

You will join and support our team of self-motivated people who provide innovative solutions for the needs of the blind, vision impaired, deaf, hearing impaired and families with children living with Autism.
Your part in the team will be to undertake projects within Hearing Services including the Specialised Smoke Alarm project. This includes involvement in research projects, development of resources, delivering services per Government funding contracts, activity reporting, coordination of client referrals, providing community presentations and facilitating services to maximise growth and sustainability.

Your superior organisation skills in managing projects, facilitating groups and individuals and advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office will be valuable, as will your ability to communicate effectively with hearing impaired clients. You will work with a multi-skilled team and you should have the ability to work collaboratively but unsupervised and show good initiative. It is important that you understand client confidentiality issues and be flexible around working in a busy, open plan office.

To assist in the work of Guide Dogs SA.NT you will need the ability to establish credibility and gain the confidence of a wide range of people from diverse backgrounds. You will have the chance to work autonomously and prioritise your workload to meet set deadlines.

Leveda Inc, Volunteer Support Officer

Reporting to the Volunteer Coordinator, the successful candidate will use their demonstrated experience and initiative to focus on:

• Interviewing potential volunteers for a range of roles within Leveda
• Liaising with service managers and traveling to services to support strong communication between volunteers and Leveda services
• Providing general and administrative support to the Volunteer Coordinator.

Key Criteria

• Own vehicle and driver's licence
• National Police Clearance
• Previous experience working with volunteers
• Experience with Microsoft Office
• High level administrative skills
• Knowledge of the disability sector.