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.

     


    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 propositions.

     

    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 CRM and NAV 
    • 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, Adults & Elderly Services 

    Provide social work intervention and project/event management to support the work in the Adult and Elderly Services.

     

    Responsibilities

    • Casework Management

    - Administer financial assistance and/or seek deviation for clients 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 (if necessary, Home Visit); 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 assessment of client/family and submit social report with action plans based on assessment of client and family

    - Participate actively in case discussions and conferences internally within a multi-disciplinary context and externally

    - Work with therapist, workshop supervisors and/or Employment Support staff in planning for client’s individualised care plan

    - Network with other agencies to tap on community resources to provide intervention support to clients

    - Prepare case history information, psychosocial assessment, 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/needs of the employment landscape pertaining to persons with disabilities and co-ordinate community resources to enhance their employability

    - Network with relevant referral agencies and stakeholders serving persons with disabilities and be part of the outreach efforts

      

    • Group Work

    - Plan, develop and implement curriculum, psycho-educational training and group work for PWDs and/or their caregivers

    - Evaluate effectiveness of the training or group work interventions

     

    • Project Management

    - Assist and/or plan events such as SPD open house or caregivers’ appreciation day or other projects as assigned

     

    • Professional Development

    - Participate in developmental programs and supervision for personal and professional growth & development

    - Maintain minimum requirements for renewal of membership with professional association

     

    • Admin Duties

    - Other duties as required/assigned by the supervisor or Head of Division

     

    Requirements

    • Degree in Social Work from recognised institutions 
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to build relationships 
    • Preferably with minimum 2 years’ experience in employment or disability work

     


    Healthcare Therapy Assistant, SPD@Toa Payoh 

     

    Responsibilities

    • Client Care

    - Assist in the maintenance rehabilitation of clients

    - Assist physiotherapist and occupational therapist in implementing the rehabilitation programme of clients

    - Assist client in their ambulation and movement in the centre and during transferring up and down from ambulance as well

    - Assist and guide clients in the performance of their prescribed exercise routines and programmes

    - Lead clients in group exercise session

    - Provide assistance to clients’ basic needs such as toileting, having meals, etc

    - Provide basic nursing care to clients

    - Co-ordinate with other colleagues to provide quality care to clients

     

    • Administration

    - Responsible to and liaise with supervisor in all matters pertaining to administration

    - Report clients’ progress to supervisor

    - Maintain client’s therapy and/or nursing records

    - Engage in administrative duties relevant to departmental work

      

    • Centre Care/Maintenance

    - Maintain rehabilitation equipment and reports malfunctioning or wear and tear to duty supervisor

    - Ensure that all electrical items are switched off before leaving the centre

    - Ensure that all entrances are locked after end of the day

     

    • Others

    - Assist in general duties of all staff involved at the centre

    - Respond to emergencies

    - Establish and maintain good interpersonal relationships clients and staff

    - Attend and participate in in-service education programmes

    - Report to supervisor on any incidents or injuries sustained by clients that may occur during the course of working

    - Any other duties may be assigned from time to time

     

    Requirements

    • Minimum GCE “O” or “N” Levels with at least 1 year working experience on patient care  
    • Effective problem solving skills, good communications and interpersonal skills 
    • Able to perform basic emergency procedures such as control bleeding, application of dressing’s slings and splints
    • Capacity to meet the physical demands of the position which includes a broad range of activities, e.g. stooping, bending, lifting, grip strength and other physical requirements related to the role 
    • Capacity to work effectively in response to work demands (responding to client needs in a different circumstance including critical incidents)
    • A team player with the ability to contribute to a positive team culture where members strive for highest standards of service delivery  

     


    Workshop Supervisor, Sheltered Workshop (1-Year Temp)

    Provide supervision and care for clients in contract work at onsite and offsite training environment.

     

    Responsibilities

    • Responsible for client management at both onsite and offsite locations. 
    • Assign work to clients and supervise them in carrying out the contract work.
    • Ensure productivity, quality and timeliness in the delivery of contract work, as well as compliance with the rules and regulations of Sheltered Workshop. 
    • Conduct training in work skills development and monitor progress of clients in meeting customer requirements in commercial projects undertaken.
    • Develop, maintain and update Individual Care Plan, training and assessment records of clients.
    • Manage client incident and report when the need arises.
    • Provide clients with job coaching and transport management during job placement.
    • Help to ensure timely payment of invoices from customers providing contract work.
    • Responsible for all matters pertaining to client management and administration.
    • Responsible for all safety issues at onsite and offsite locations and report to Programme Manager and/or Senior Workshop Supervisor on any accident or injury that may be sustained by clients during the course of training/ work.
    • Responsible for the inventory and maintenance of all tools and equipment and report to Programme Manager and/or Senior Workshop Supervisor if any tools and equipment is faulty or missing.
    • Accompany clients to attend offsite functions as and when necessary.
    • Attend and contribute regularly to staff meetings.
    • Any other duties as and when necessary.

     

    Requirements

    • Minimum GCE ‘O’ Levels  
    • Conversant in English 
    • Experience in managing people with disabilities 
    • A good team player with initiative, adaptable and ability to multi-task 
    • Good interpersonal and communication skills
    • Willingness to learn and develop professionally
    • Proficient in MS Office 

      


    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 

    • Client Care

    - Develop and implement clients’ Individual Care Plans (ICP) and monitor their progress

    - Plan and co-ordinate therapeutic and training activities and events for clients using a pro-active, collaborative, creative and person-centred approach

    - Assist clients in performing areas of self-care such as feeding, grooming and toileting (including diaper changing) and in maintaining good standards of hygiene

    - Ensure client’s safety and well-being at all times

     

    • Administration

    - Maintain client’s attendance and administrative records, including ICPs, Case conference reports etc

    - Maintain effective and regular communication with 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

    • At least an ‘O’ Level/’A’ Level/ITE Certification from a recognised educational institution 
    • Relevant experience in the fields of Special Education or Social services is preferred
    • Experience in Community Service with exposure to youths/adults with disabilities is an added advantage
    • Good command of spoken and written English
    • Demonstrate a commitment to and an understanding of social inclusion as well as the values associated with promoting independence
    • Patient, positive and passionate about working with adults with disabilities
    • Strong commitment of care toward adults with disabilities and a positive mindset towards their development and growth 
    • Self-motivated and keen to develop professionally
    • Work effectively both as an individual and as part of a multi-disciplinary team
    • Able to do cross-divisional work as necessary

     


    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 Aide, 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.