Disability services instructors assess training needs, conduct training programmes and organise employment or recreation and leisure activities for people with intellectual, physical, sensory, social or emotional disabilities.
Personal requirements of a Disability Services Instructor
- understanding and acceptance of people with disability
- good communication, organisational and leadership skills
- enthusiastic and self-motivated
- patient and flexible.
Duties & Tasks of a Disability Services Instructor
Disability services instructors may perform the following tasks:
- determine the needs of people with disability, including those needs which may be met through training or work experience
- plan, develop and implement education and training programmes and check on how well they have worked
- talk to parents, residential care workers, community groups, employers and other interested people.
Working conditions for a Disability Services Instructor
Disability services instructors may be required to work outside normal business hours. This depends on the nature of the training involved and could include a wide variety of tasks, such as organising a paper round or recreation and leisure activities.