Community & Disability Services
To develop your career in the field of community and disability services, we offer programs to enable you to work in a whole range of community settings with individuals and groups of people.
The Tasmanian Polytechnic's Community and Disability services qualifications can lead to a range of employment opportunities including:
Alcohol and Other Drugs Worker
Individuals working in the area of alcohol and other drugs work provide support to people with alcohol and/or other drug issues, and their families.
Community Development/Community Services/Community Education Worker
Assist community groups to identify their needs, participate in decision-making and help to develop appropriate services and facilities.
Employment Services Consultant
Assist employers to locate, secure and maintain suitable employment for clients.
Disability Services Worker
Work with clients in community or residential facilities assisting with the maintenance of their independence, personal care and/or other day-to-day activities.
Mental Health Worker
Provide a range of community services to clients with mental health issues, and implement health promotion and community interventions.
Protective Care Worker
Work with children and young people whose care is being managed through child protection or the youth justice agencies.
Social Housing Officer
Be responsible for the delivery of social housing services to tenants, applicants and the community.
Work in a wide range of services with individuals, families, groups and communities in order to assist them in effectively addressing their circumstances or concerns through providing education, personal development or practical support.
Work with and support young people - individually or in groups - to deal with social, emotional or financial problems.