Core competencies of Developmental Educators

The values and attitudes that underpin the core competencies of developmental educators are:

  • A genuine interest in people with disability, their families, and their support services
  • An empathic approach to complex human service issues
  • A belief in the empowerment of people with disability and their families/carers, and
  • Enthusiasm for the disability profession

The developmental educator’s competencies are grouped into 9 core competencies that reflect the general areas of skill and knowledge that are deemed necessary for developmental educators to function effectively in the provision of services to people with disability and their families, in a range of settings.

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Developmental Educator Core Competencies