Careers | SPD - Singapore

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  • Begin Your Journey with SPD

    At the SPD, we work in partnership with people with disabilities to develop their potential to the fullest so that they can be self-reliant and independent.

     

    We are a non-profit organisation providing a variety of programmes and services for people with disabilities such as rehabilitation, early intervention, day care, vocational training, sheltered employment, education support, technology support and special transport.

     

    We are a dynamic and progressive team. We offer a varied job scope with plenty of opportunities to network with people from all walks of life. If you have the passion to work in a non-profit organisation, we invite you to join us.

     

    Download our job application form for any of the following positions. Remuneration will commensurate with qualifications and experience. Interested candidates are invited to e-mail their detailed resume stating current and expected salary to:

     

    The HR Department

    E-mail: HR Personnel

     

    Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

     

     

    SPD Study Award

    The SPD Study Award programme offers you an opportunity to take up a career as a Social Service Professional in SPD and help build an inclusive community for people with disabilities in Singapore. Find out more here.

     

     

     


    Manager, Sheltered Workshop 

     

    Responsibilities

    • Making a Social Impact

    - Assist the Reporting Officer to initiate outreach activities such that persons with disabilities can be cared for under the Sheltered Workshop programme

    - Assist the Reporting Officer to bring in projects that can meaningfully engage/train persons with disabilities who are in the Sheltered Workshop programme

    - Assist the Reporting Officer to proactively pursue external corporations for training/work opportunities

    - Assist the Reporting Officer to sustain and scale the programme so that more persons with disabilities can benefit from the programme

     

    • Operations

    - Work closely with ground supervisors to ensure seamless and efficient delivery of production workflow within the Sheltered Workshop

    - Maintain a conducive environment that is safe and clean

    - Provide opportunities for persons with disabilities to be exposed to different work projects

    - Ensure that the day-today operation matters are swiftly attended to

    - Ensure that finished products have gone through quality checks

    - Work with the team to meet the Key Performance Indicators that are set

    - Any other administrative work

      

     

    Requirements

    • At least three years of supervisory or managerial experience
    • Diploma and above in any discipline
    • Good managerial and leadership skills with ability to lead a multi-disciplinary team
    • Good command of spoken and written English
    • Good command of Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint
    • Ability to converse in Mandarin and preferably other local dialects
    • Work experience in a Voluntary Welfare Organisation (VWO) is an added advantage or exposure to the nature of VWO work

     


    Senior Executive, Volunteer Management 

     

    Responsibilities

    • Volunteer Development, Management and Relations

    - Work with the Manager, Volunteer Management as well as with other programme heads in identifying volunteer opportunities that relate to the needs of SPD

    - Recruit, develop, manage, train, deploy and retain SPD volunteers to complement and augment SPD’s human resource capital, increase engagement with the community, and promote the interest and welfare of SPD

    - Work with other divisions to implement, monitor and evaluate volunteer initiatives and activities to ensure effectiveness in meeting SPD’s objectives

    - Develop, review and streamline volunteer policies, systems procedures and standards of volunteer service in SPD for greater efficiency

    - Initiate, manage SPD’s volunteer acknowledgement and appreciation programmes and activities

    - Organise and coordinate volunteer training programmes

    - Sustain volunteer involvement/interests and evaluating volunteer performances

    - Network with external agencies on volunteerism needs and trends, and possible collaborations

    - Explore and garner available resources in the market to adopt/implement a volunteer management database system for SPD 

     

    • Work on organisational wide, or cross-divisional projects as assigned from time to time 
    • Any other duties as assigned by the Executive Director, or the Director, Organisational Development

     

     

    Requirements

    • Bachelor Degree in any discipline related to social sciences or business administration 
    • 3 to 5 years of experience in community or volunteer Management 
    • Analytical, flexible, resilient, adaptable and ability to see different perspectives and draw connectivity 

     


    Administrative Assistant (Part Time), Resource Development 

     

    Responsibilities

    • Prepare, compile and sort documents for data entry. 
    • Data entry into CRM, ensuring accuracy of data.
    • Acknowledgement of contributions. 
    • Verify details and correct data where necessary.
    • Obtain further information for incomplete documents.
    • Some measure of outdoor work is required.

     

    Requirements

    • Minimum GCE ‘O’ Level 
    • Proficient in MS Office 
    • Meticulous, detail-oriented 
    • Accurate typing skills 
    • A team-player
    • Ability to perform light manual work

     


    Psychologist, Children Services Division 

    The primary aim of the Psychologist, Early Intervention Programme for Infants and Children (EIPIC) is to work collaboratively as part of a trans-disciplinary EIPIC team to educate families/staff/other stakeholders and support clients, to address clients’ developmental/ learning/emotional/ behavioural issues.

     

    Responsibilities

    • Key Responsibilities

    - Organise and undertake psycho-educational assessment of clients as appropriate

    - Develop and implement appropriate intervention strategies to address clients’ developmental/learning/emotional/behavioural issues

    - Participate in admissions screening of EIPIC applicants

    - Support clients throughout the EIPIC continuum, including out-of-centre placements

    - Provide consultation to support stakeholders (e.g., family and staff) in management of clients’ developmental/learning/emotional/behavioural issues

    - Support teachers in developing/implementing/monitoring clients’ IEPs

    - Maintain up-to-date records of psychologist’s assessment/intervention with clients, and consultation with families/staff/other stakeholders

    - Work closely with other EIPIC staff and clients’ parents/caregivers

    - Conduct training for SPD staff, parents/caregivers on appropriate topics, as needed

    - Submit reports, logs and assessment reports, etc., as required

     

    • Professional/Staff Development

    - Attend relevant training and courses

    - Attain/Maintain credential of Registered Psychologist (Singapore)

    - To attend and contribute regularly to a) staff Meetings, b) EIPIC and centre meetings, clinical supervision, psychology team meetings, and c) any other meetings as and when necessary

    - Be involved in networking with other community organisations

    - Participate in events organised / supported by SPD or research projects as assigned

      

    • Other Duties

    - As may be assigned from time to time by Director/Assistant Director Children Services Division and Executive Director, SPD

     

    Requirements

    • Recognised Master’s Degree in Educational or Clinical Psychology
    • Preferably, the psychologist should be registered, or eligible in the near future for registration, with the Singapore Psychological Society (SPS) as a Registered Psychologist (Singapore)
    • Good communication and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to build relationships
    • Good organisation and planning skills

     


    Training Officer, Day Activity Centre

    Provide care and activities to support our beneficiaries to increase participation and promote independence.

     

    Responsibilities

    • Implement clients’ Individual Care Plans (ICP) and monitor their progress. 
    • Plan and co-ordinate activities and events for clients using a pro-active, collaborative and creative approach.
    • Maintain client’s attendance and administrative records. 
    • Plan, develop and supervise client’s daily activities.
    • Assist clients in areas of self-care, feeding, grooming and toileting (including diaper changing).
    • Ensure client’s safety and well-being at all times.
    • Work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
    • Actively liaise with the parents, family members and/or caregivers.
    • Support ad hoc volunteer events/outings on weekends.
    • Co-ordinate and participate in case conferences to discuss clients’ development and other related matters.

     

    Requirements

    • Minimum “O” levels 
    • Professional Qualifications in Therapy Assistance/Social Service/Disability Management an advantage 
    • Experience in direct handling of adults with disabilities will be an advantage 
    • Good written and oral communication skills in English. Competency in another language is added advantage 
    • Compassionate, patient, positive and passionate about working with adults with disabilities
    • Willingness to learn and develop professionally
    • Work effectively both as an individual and in a team  
    • Commitment of care for our clients and a positive mindset towards their development and growth
    • Good interpersonal skills
    • Able to manage stress and regulate emotions

     


    Registered Nurse, SPD@Toa Payoh 

     

    Responsibilities

    • Organisation of Existing Data Records

    - Undertake and ensure safe, effective and quality nursing care to clients

    - Operate as an effective team member and co-ordinate with other colleagues to give a quality care to clients

    - Ensure continual staff clinical education/training and professional growth in nursing skills

    - Ensure clients care delivery complies with company’s policies and procedures

    - Responsible for Infection Control standards of the centre

    - Respond and co-ordinate in emergency situations

    - Attend regular meeting with centre staff

    - Involve with quality improvement projects

    - Client management – ensure high satisfaction level and quality service delivery to clients

     

    • Administration

    - Familiar with clients’ referral, registration and other administrative procedure

    - Liaise with internal and external auditor in all audit matters

     

    • Other Duties

    - Responds in an emergency

    - Any other duties may be assigned from time to time

     

     

    Requirements 

    • Qualifications

     - Registered with Singapore Nursing Board 

    - A Certificate/Diploma in Nursing and/or a Degree in Nursing. Teaching qualification is an advantage

    - Stable long term work history

    - Community service or equivalent

     

    • Skills/Expectations

    - Effective problem solving skills, good communications and interpersonal skills 

    - Ability to make sound judgement and decisive in decision making

    - Attend training and in-house education programmes

    - Certified medically fit for employment by a registered medical practitioner

     

    • Personal Attributes

    - Capacity to work effectively in response to work demands (responding to client needs in a different circumstance including critical incidents) 

    - Ability to contribute to a positive team culture where members strive for highest standards of service delivery

    - Ability to adapt to change and willingness to embrace new strategies and techniques

     


    Senior Occupational Therapist/Occupational Therapist

     

    Responsibilities

    We are seeking experienced Occupational Therapists who are passionate about working in the community in the following areas: Paediatric Rehabilitation (Early Intervention Programme, Continuing Therapy and Special Schools), Adult Rehabilitation, Community-Based Rehabilitation (Day Care Centres, Day Rehabilitation Centres and Nursing Homes), Vocational Rehabilitation as well as in the field of Assistive Technology.

     

    You will join a dynamic team of allied health professionals to provide a wide range of services to our partners in the community sector. You will be required to assess and identify the needs of individual clients so that appropriate therapeutic intervention and programmes may be recommended/implemented. You may also be involved in conducting group therapy and public education/outreach in certain programmes. Additionally, you will need to keep abreast of the latest research and developments on occupational therapy and be involved in networking with hospitals and other community organisations. Senior Occupational Therapists will be expected to take on supervisory and administrative roles in addition to clinical work.

     

    Requirements

    • Masters, Degree or Diploma in Occupational Therapy or its equivalent (preferably recognised by the Allied Health Professional Council).
    • Eligible for registration as Occupational Therapist under the Allied Health Professions Act 2011.
    • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Fluency in local languages will be an advantage.
    • Applicants for the position of Senior Occupational Therapist should have at least 5 years of relevant working experience, including one year of clinical supervision to practicing Occupational Therapists.
    • Experience in management and multi-agency collaboration will be an advantage for Senior Occupational Therapist position. 

     


    Senior Physiotherapist/Physiotherapist

     

    Responsibilities

    We are seeking experienced Physiotherapists who are passionate about working in the community in the following areas: Paediatric Rehabilitation (Early Intervention Programme, Continuing Therapy), Adult Rehabilitation and Community-Based Rehabilitation (Day Care Centres, Day Rehabilitation Centres and Nursing Homes).

     

    You will join a dynamic team of Allied Health Professionals to provide a wide range of services to our partners in the community sector. You will be required to assess and identify the needs of individual clients so that appropriate rehabilitative treatment may be provided. You will work with clients on a one-to-one or group basis based on the level of function and severity of the disability of the clients. You may also be involved in conducting public education/outreach in certain programmes. Additionally, you will need to keep abreast of the latest research and developments on physiotherapy and be involved in networking with hospitals and other community organisations. Senior Physiotherapists will be expected to take on supervisory and administrative roles in addition to clinical work.

     

    Requirements

    • Masters, Degree or Diploma in Physiotherapy or its equivalent (preferably recognised by the Allied Health Professional Council).
    • Eligible for registration as Physiotherapist under the Allied Health Professions Act 2011.
    • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Fluency in local languages will be an advantage.
    • Applicants for the position of senior physiotherapist should have at least 5 years of relevant working experience, including one year of clinical supervision to practicing Physiotherapists.
    • Experience in management and multi-agency collaboration will be an advantage for Senior Physiotherapist position. 

     


    Senior Speech Therapist/Speech Therapist

     

    Responsibilities

    We are seeking experienced Speech Therapists who are passionate about working in the community in the following areas: Paediatric Rehabilitation (Early Intervention Programme, Continuing Therapy and Special Schools), Adult Rehabilitation and Community-Based Rehabilitation (Day Care Centres and Nursing Homes).

     

    You will join a dynamic team of Allied Health Professionals to provide a wide range of services to our partners in the community sector. You will be required to assess and identify the needs of individual clients so that appropriate therapeutic intervention and programmes may be recommended/implemented. You may also be involved in conducting group therapy and public education/outreach in certain programmes. Additionally, you will need to keep abreast of the latest research and developments on speech therapy and be involved in networking with hospitals and other community organisations. Senior Speech Therapists will be expected to take on supervisory and administrative roles in addition to clinical work.

     

    Requirements

    • Masters or Degree in Speech Therapy or its equivalent (preferably recognised by the Allied Health Professional Council).
    • Eligible for registration as speech therapist under the Allied Health Professions Act 2011.
    • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Fluency in local languages will be an advantage.
    • Applicants for the position of Senior Speech Therapist should have at least 5 years of relevant working experience, including one year of clinical supervision to practicing speech therapists.
    • Experience in management and multi-agency collaboration will be an advantage for Senior Speech Therapist position.
    • Fluency in local languages will be an advantage. 

     


    Senior Teacher, Early Intervention Programme for Infants and Children

     

    Responsibilities

    To assist the Centre Manager in:

    • Identifying staff training and development needs
    • Mentoring, supervising and evaluating the teaching staff in relation to the teaching and learning programmes, which entails i) providing support and encouragement to Teachers and Teacher Assistants in order to ensure a high standard of professionalism in their service delivery, ii) providing classroom observations, examining lesson plans and written assignments etc, iii) checking teaching files and documentation periodically, and iv) participating in performance appraisal of teaching staff including recommendation for confirmation of staff appointment.
    • Planning of the classroom allocations, placement of teaching staff and class time-tabling.
    • Checking class registers and monitoring attendance of clients and teaching staff.
    • Developing standard operating procedures and guidelines that facilitate smooth operation of the centre.
    • Recruitment of teaching staff.
    • All activities and matters of the centre, as directed by the Centre Manager.
    • Recommending and organising teaching/learning materials and to encourage their effective use in the classrooms.
    • Conducting orientation for of newly recruited teaching staff.
    • Be involved in the process for new intakes of pupils (e.g. initial screening) and internal transfers between classes.
    • Supervising Teachers and Teacher Assistants.
    • Curriculum development and case discussions.
    • In-service training for Teachers and Teacher Assistants.
    • Regulation of duties and discipline of teaching staff of the classes in-charge.
    • Planning, participating and chairing case conferences.
    • Planning and procuring necessary resources for the centre.
    • Leading and/or participating in special projects (e.g. EIPIC Consultancy Project).
    • Supervising external students on placement (e.g. ADECI) with centre.
    • To teach 21 hours a week or as directed by the Centre Manager
    • To attend relevant training and courses
    • To attend and contribute regularly to i) staff meetings, ii) any other meetings where necessary
    • To be involved in networking with other community organisations.
    • To participate in events organised/supported by SPD or research projects as assigned
    • Any other duties may be assigned from time to time by Director, Services Division and Executive Director, SPD

     

    Requirements

    • Minimum Diploma in Special Education/Advanced Diploma in Early Childhood Intervention (Special Needs), with relevant teaching experience.
    • At least 5 years of experience in teaching children with special needs.
    • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Experienced in working with young children using English as a medium of instruction. 

     


    Teacher, Early Intervention Programme for Infants and Children

     

    Responsibilities

    As a member of a multi-disciplinary team in the rehabilitation service, you will play an instrumental role in the development and implementation of Individual Educational Programme (IEP) for the child with learning needs. You are responsible for the planning and teaching of early childhood curriculum to the children; and work with the therapists in the team to empower the primary caregivers with the needed techniques to carry out intervention plans both at home and in class. You will also assist in the supervision of the Teacher Assistants assigned to your class.

     

    Requirements

    • Minimum Diploma in Early Childhood/Pre-School Teaching/Early Years/Special Education, with relevant teaching experience.
    • Advanced Diploma in Early Childhood Intervention (Special Needs) preferred.
    • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Experienced in working with young children using English as a medium of instruction. 

     


    Teacher Assistant, Early Intervention Programme for Infants and Children

     

    Responsibilities

    As a member of a multi-disciplinary team in the rehabilitation service, you will need to assist the teachers during lessons, supervising the children in areas of feeding, grooming, toilet training and/or other daily living skills training sessions. You will help manage the children's behaviour using appropriate behaviour intervention techniques, ensure safe arrival and departure of the children to the classroom; and take care of the children during field trips or out-of-class activities. You are responsible for the clerical duties associated with classroom activities, as well as the preparation of materials for classroom teaching. You need to maintain good rapport with the teachers, parents/caregivers, volunteers and other staff members.

     

    Requirements

    • Minimum 5 GCE 'O' or 'A' Level credits.
    • Experienced in working with young children using English as a medium of instruction.
    • Good communication and interpersonal skills as well as being a team player. 

     


     

    E-mail us at HR Personnel for more information.