They may work as part of a team of professionals (including doctors, psychologists, teachers, and therapists) and family members to develop and carry out plans that support behavioural, residential, social, or employment goals.
Disability Management Worker may have to work in various settings including client’s home, care/rehabilitation centre, schools, community, healthcare centre, and recreational and leisure centres. Practitioners may need to attend meetings or other functions.
$13.38 – $31.53
$26,081 – $61,477
Social and community service workers (4212)
Certified return-to-work co-ordinator - disability management
Certified return-to-work facilitator - disability management
Intellectual disabilities worker
Return-to-work co-ordinator - disability management
Return-to-work facilitator - disability management
Social rehabilitation officer
Social rehabilitation technician
Social rehabilitation worker
Minimum of a Diploma in the Human Services sector (including but not limited to LPN, Psychology, Child & Youth Worker, Social Work, Sociology, Justice Studies) A certificate or diploma in disability studies can be an asset
$13.38 - $31.53
$26,081 - $61,477
Employment outlook is good to fair in most provinces. More information is available here.
This is a growing but relatively small occupation. There are a limited number of new positions created each year.
One-year relevant experience in the human services field
Certificate and diploma programs are available at many colleges. Examples include:
Disability studies diploma at Bow Valley College
Disability studies certificate at Bow Valley College
Rehabilitation and Disability Management diploma at Simon Fraser University
Disability Support Worker certificate at Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Team player, compassionate, attentive to the clients, passionate for working with people with disabilities, critical thinking skills, interest to explore new things and taking challenges, strong communication skills, highly responsible, able to stay calm under pressure, ability to consistently project a positive, professional image, on and off the job; the ability to maintain a balanced perspective; excellent organizational and time management skills; an interest in facilitating individual and organizational growth; negotiation skills; Valid CPR/First Aid certificate may be required
Work hours vary with the setting of the employment. Residential settings may require shift work. Other settings may offer more regular hours. Evening and weekend work are often required.
Enrolling into above mentioned programs and obtaining relevant degrees are usually required. Also, volunteering in different social and health services organizations could help.