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: recruit@spd.org.sg

     

    Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

     

     

     


    Employment Support Specialist

    Responsibilities 

    • Contribute as a team player in the multidisciplinary 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 

    Senior IT Executive (Business Applications)

    This position takes the lead engagement and is directly responsible across all phases of the assigned IT systems and projects life-cycle support. The individual will work closely with SPD users as well as external IT support vendors to ensure best of class IT systems and services delivery to ensure continuous work productivity enhancement and good value-add proposition.

     

    Responsibilities 

    • Responsible for all IT business solutions evaluation, procurement, implementation and life-cycle support including any relevant external IT vendors liaison and management 
    • Act as IT champion and a strong conduit in facilitating all SPD business processes and workflow translation into workable and sustainable IT solutions which improve work productivity and efficiency 
    • Provide strong processes ownership and documentations support for all internally or externally developed IT solutions 
    • Lead all external IT vendors liaison, appraisal and management to assure SPD operational readiness
    • Lead all relevant IT solution projects tender proposal, evaluation and implementation 
    • Work with all relevant stake-holders to secure IT solutions buy-in and management approval for execution 
    • Manage daily IT operations support on incidents and service requests, including auxiliary coverage to all relevant IT end-user or infrastructure support as necessary
    • Provide support to any other IT projects or duties as assigned 

     

    Requirements 

    • 3-5 years working with users and vendors on IT application systems 
    • Strong in IT business processes and workflow analysis
    • Experienced in managing IT projects especially SDLC in enterprise applications 
    • Preferred working knowledge on Microsoft Dynamics suit of solutions including NAV and CRM.
    • Possess good knowledge of Microsoft end-users platform including Windows operating systems for server and client, as well as Office suite such as Office 365, SharePoint and OneDrive
    • Strong in soliciting information and communicating requirements with users and vendors

    • Possess a Degree or Diploma in computer science


    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 

    • Attends relevant training and courses. 
    • Attends and contributes regularly to the following staff meetings and any other meetings as and when necessary. 
    • To participate in events organised/supported by SPD as when 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. 
    • Engages 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. 


     

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