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, fax or mail their detailed resume stating current and expected salary, and with a recent photograph attached, to:

     

    The HR Department

    SPD

    2 Peng Nguan Street

    SPD Ability Centre

    Singapore 168955

    Fax: 6323 7008

    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.

     

     


    Employment Support Specialist (one-year contract), Employment Support Programme

     

    Responsibilities

    • Contribute as a team player in the multi-disciplinary team in employment planning, placement and support services for clients. 
    • Secure open employment and apprenticeship opportunities for clients.
    • Conduct job search and liaise with potential employers on internship and employment issues for clients.
    • Co-ordinate job placement process, including work place assessment, employment negotiation and job task analysis. 
    • Provide job coaching including pre-employment preparation, on-the-job training and facilitation of a support network for clients.
    • Maintain up-to-date client information including assessment, job placement and job support records.
    • Any other duties as assigned by the Programme Head as and when necessary.

     

    Requirements

    • Diploma/Degree holder, preferably in psychology, social work, occupational therapy or related disciplines 
    • At least 2 years’ of experience in relationship management, customer service, career coaching or vocational counseling will be an advantage
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

     


    Employment Support Specialist, Employment Support Programme

     

    Responsibilities

    • Contribute as a team player in the multi-disciplinary team in employment planning, placement and support services for clients. 
    • Secure open employment and apprenticeship opportunities for clients.
    • Conduct job search and liaise with potential employers on internship and employment issues for clients.
    • Co-ordinate job placement process, including work place assessment, employment negotiation and job task analysis. 
    • Provide job coaching including pre-employment preparation, on-the-job training and facilitation of a support network for clients.
    • Maintain up-to-date client information including assessment, job placement and job support records.
    • Any other duties as assigned by the Programme Head as and when necessary.

     

    Requirements

    • Diploma/Degree holder, preferably in psychology, social work, occupational therapy or related disciplines 
    • At least 2 years’ of experience in relationship management, customer service, career coaching or vocational counseling will be an advantage
    • Strong communication and interpersonal 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

    • 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. 

     

    Requirements

    • 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  

     


    Social Work Associate, SPD@Tampines - Early Intervention Programme for Infants and Children

     

    Responsibilities

    To provide support to Social Workers in the processes to better serve the needs of the children and their families in the Early Intervention Programme for Infatns and Children (EIPIC).

     

    Key Responsibilities

    • Be the first point of contact for clients referred in EIPIC where it is to provide service information and follows up on any updates pertaining to the client's status in the programme.
    • Assists in the NMTS and processing of fee deviation for families who require financial aid.
    • Provides support to the Social Worker (SW) in offering casework intervention and supportive counselling to families of children attending EIPIC at the centre.
    • Supports the SW in the running of caregiver events and training such as Parent Support Group (PSG), parents’ talk.
    • Assists the SW in completing the administrative and muster reports to the respective ministry/ Centre Manager.
    • Conducts home visits and school visits with other EIPIC team members whenever necessary.
    • Participates and contributes professionally as a member of a transdisciplinary team.
    • Provides various resources for caregivers and children by collaborating with other VWOs and agencies.

     

    Outreach Programmes

    • Helps in outreach/public education projects to publicise EIPIC services or bring in resources to benefit the children.

     

    Information and Referral

    • Provides information to parents when necessary.
    • Network with other VWOs, hospitals, institutions and other community organizations.

     

    Professional/ Staff Development

    • Attends relevant training and courses.
    • Attends and contributes regularly to the following:

    - Staff Meetings

    - Any other meetings as and when necessary

    • To participate in events organized / supported by SPD as when required.

     

    Administration

    • Be responsible to and liaise with the Centre Manager/ Assistant Manager, SWs in all matters pertaining to administration.
    • Engages in administrative duties relevant to departmental work.

     

    Any Other Duties

    • As may be assigned from time to time by Centre Manager/Assistant Manager and immediate supervisor.

     

    Requirements

    • A recognised Diploma in Social Work (Social Sciences) or WSQ Diploma in Social Service,
    •  Possesses good communication and interpersonal skills,
    • Good working knowledge of word processes and computer skills;
    • A good team player
    • Candidates with prior experience will be an advantage.

     


     

    Social Worker, Transition To Employment  

     

    Responsibilities

    To provide social work support to the clients from Transition To Employment (TTE)

     

    Casework Management 

    • Handle the initial I&R enquiries and preliminary assessment for TTE programmes. 
    • Handle financial deviation cases; assist clients to apply for financial assistance to allow them to live independently and participate in the community and employment actively. 
    • Conduct needs and intake assessment on severity, key risks and protective factors for intervention (home visit where necessary)
    • Provide counselling services to help clients and caregivers to manage issues associated with their disabilities to prepare them for vocational pursuit and/or independent community living. 
    • Conduct proper assessment of clients and submit social report with recommendations based on assessment of client and family. 
    • Network with other agencies to tap on community resources to provide intervention support to clients for the smooth transition of clients back to vocational pursuit. 
    • Participate and contribute professionally as a member of a multi-disciplinary team. 
    • To work with therapists and employment support specialists in planning for clients' individualised care plans.
    • To work with various community organisations or resources within clients’ social system to enable him/her to live independently.
    • Prepares case history information, psychosocial assessment and social work treatment plans. 
    • Document and maintain case files and prepare reports according to the required documentation standard.
    • Conduct closure of cases upon achieving sustainable service outcomes for clients.

     

    Community Work 

    • Identify the changing trends and needs of the employment scene especially for persons with disabilities. 
    • Network with potential employers for better support of persons with disabilities in their vocational pursuits. 

     

    Group Work

    • Plan and implement psycho-educational training and support groups for persons with disabilities and/or their caregivers.
    • Evaluate effectiveness of group work interventions.
    • Propose new group work intervention curriculum.

      

    Project Management

    • Assist and/or plan events, such as caregivers' appreciation day, or other projects as assigned. 

      

    Professional Development 

    • Participate in developmental programmes and supervision for personal and professional growth and development. 
    • Maintain minimum requirements for renewal of membership with professional association. 

     

    Administration 

    • Any other admin duties as required/assigned from time to time by Programme Manager (TTE)/Senior Manager (CSSD) and Executive Director, SPD.  

     

     

    Requirements

    - Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related discipline; those with experience preferred

    - Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to build relationships.

     


    Social Worker, Early Intervention Programme for Infants and Children

     

    Responsibilities

    To provide Social Work support to the children and their families in Early Intervention Programme for Infants and Children (EIPIC) programme

     

    Social Work Functions 

    • Provide casework intervention and supportive counselling to families of children attending EIPIC at the centre. 
    • Conduct Parent Support Group work sessions and caregivers training for the parents/caregivers of children attending EIPIC. 
    • Conduct home visits and school visits. 
    • Participate and contribute professionally as a member of a multi-disciplinary team in the initial screening, parent orientation and management of the children for the programme. 
    • Participate in case conferences of clients. 
    • Find out various resources for caregivers and children by collaborating with other VWOs. 

     

    Outreach Programmes 

    • Carry out public education projects. 
    • Sustain, motivate and train volunteers assisting the programme. 

     

    Supervisory

    • Provide supervision for the social work assistant for the programme.

      

    Information and Referral 

    • Serve as a primary point of direct administrative contact and liaison with the external institutions, such as SG Enable, Agency for Integrated Care, Department of Child Development, etc., under the respective programmes and parents/clients who are referred to these programmes. 
    • Provide information to parents when necessary. 
    • Network with other VWOs, hospitals, institutions and other community organisations.

      

    Professional/Staff Development 

    • Attend relevant training and courses. 
    • Attend and contribute regularly to the following staff meetings and any other meetings as and when necessary. 
    • Participate in events organised/supported by SPD where required.

     

    Administration 

    • Be responsible to and liaise with the Centre Manager/Programme Head/Director, Manager and other senior staff in all matters pertaining to administration. 
    • Engage in administrative duties relevant to departmental work. 
    • Any other duties assigned by the Director/Programme Head, EIPIC and/or Centre Manager. 

     

    Any Other Duties 

    • As may be assigned from time to time by Centre Manager/Programme Head, EIPIC/Director, Services Division and Executive Director, SPD.

     

    Requirements

    - Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related discipline.

    - Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to build relationships.


    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

    • providing support and encouragement to Teachers and Teacher Assistants in order to ensure a high standard of professionalism in their service delivery,
    • providing classroom observations, examining lesson plans and written assignments etc,
    • checking teaching files and documentation periodically, and
    • 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 the following:

    • Staff meetings
    • 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.