Begin Your Journey with SPD

At 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: 

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.

 

Educational Psychologist, Development Support

Responsibilities

As a member of a multi-disciplinary team in the Development Support (DS) Programme, the Educational Psychologist will play an instrumental role in on-site psycho-educational assessment, intervention and consultation to enhance educational/psychosocial/ functioning in pre-schoolers with mild developmental needs and caregivers in mainstream kindergartens and childcare centres.  You will also be actively involved providing direct therapy sessions, school briefings, case filter meetings, case reviews/IEP meetings. Close collaboration is essential with the Programme Head, clinical supervisor/s, other staff of the DS team, the child’s parents, early childhood educators. You are also required to conduct training/workshops and provide consultation to SPD staff, early childhood educators, teachers, and caregivers on aspects of cognitive, behavioural and emotional development of young children. Clear, up-to-date documentation is essential.

Requirements

  • A Master’s degree in Educational/School Psychology, from an accredited university.
  • A member of Singapore Psychological Society or a registered psychologist.
  • At least 2 years’ experience as an educational psychologist.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to build relationships.
  • Good organisation and planning skills.
  • Leadership qualities and fluency in local languages will be an advantage.

 


Social Worker, Early Intervention Programme for Infants & Children (EIPIC)

Responsibilities

You will be responsible to provide social work intervention and comprehensive case management services to serve the needs of the children and their families in the Early Intervention Programme for Infants and Children (EIPIC).

  1. Casework & Case Management
  • Establish rapport and build professional relationship with client and caregivers
  • Conduct intake and needs assessment during first contact and screening to ascertain the level of complexity, key risks and protective factors of the case and prepare for necessary intervention that includes information and referral and basic counselling services to help clients and caregivers.
  • Plan, organise and lead the caregiver’s orientation programmes for new enrolments in the programme.
  • Conduct and administer appropriate financial assessment and assistance.
  • Provide appropriate intervention and supportive counselling to the families of children attending early intervention.
  • Participate actively in case discussions and case conferences within a trans-disciplinary setting.
  • Work closely with other Early Intervention (EI) professionals to come up with a holistic family-centred intervention plan.
  • Conduct home and school visits with other early intervention professionals whenever necessary.
  • Prepare case history information, psychosocial assessment, social work intervention plans.
  • Plan, organise and lead transition planning briefings and actively follow up with parents and external stakeholders on application to SPED/mainstream schools or transition to the next stage of education.
  • Document and maintain case files and prepare reports according to the required documentation standard.
  • Conduct referral and closure of cases upon achieving sustainable service outcomes for clients.

2. Play Therapy

  • Working closely within a trans-disciplinary team in identifying and assessing the child’s psycho-social and emotional needs.
  • Providing therapy for children presenting with behavioural or emotional issues stemming from adjustment, anxiety and fears, abuse or neglect, bereavement and loss, or childhood illness and hospitalisation.
  • Equipping caregivers with knowledge and skills to support children coping with emotional stress or trauma.
  • Encouraging and supporting parents to provide a safe and nurturing environment for their children.
  • Participating in teaching programmes such as in-service talks, public talks, workshops, etc.

3. Group Work

  • Plan, develop and conduct psycho-educational training and group work for children, caregivers and other EI professionals.
  • Plan and conduct caregiver and parent support group programmes.
  • Plan and conduct orientation programmes for new entrants and transition briefings for graduants. Collaborations and Outreach
  • Lead or participate actively in collaborations efforts with external stakeholders such as pre-schools, SPED, primary schools and community partners. Professional Development & Education
  • Participate in developmental programs and supervision for personal and professional growth & development in accordance with the National Social Work Competency Framework (NSWCF).
  • Network with other professionals in the EI and disability sector.
  • Maintain minimum requirements for accreditation and renewal of membership with relevant professional associations. Administrative Duties
  • Other duties as required/assigned by the immediate supervisor, Centre Manager or Head of Division.

JOB HOLDER REQUIREMENT

  • Recognised Degree/Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work or Counselling.
  • Relevant experience in the fields of Early Intervention/Special Education or social services is preferred.
  • Professionals that are accredited as a social worker/social service practitioner (RSW/RSSP) with SASW are preferred.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.  Patient, positive and passionate about working with children with special needs and their families.
  • Works effectively both as an individual and as part of a trans-disciplinary team.

 


Senior Executive/ Executive, Administration

Responsibilities

  1. Facilities Management
    1. Point of contact to coordinate with satellite centres’ staff and outsourced facilities management service vendors to ensure full compliance to the contract scope and expectations
    2. Provide support role for SPD HQ facilities management
    3. Review work orders to ensure that assignments are completed within schedule
    4. Oversee vendors in carrying out the service maintenance programme
    5. Assist in planning for emergency response plan including fire safety management, pandemic plan and etc.
  1. Procurement functions
    1. Perform sourcing, evaluation of quotations and seek approval for purchases.
    2. Ensure adherence to procurement policy
    3. Review purchase arrangements to ensure value for money purchases for the benefit of the organisation and clients
    4. Verify work done, perform good receipt and process invoices for payment
  1. Contract and Insurance Management
    1. Administer and ensure proper filing of all SPD’s contracts and agreements
    2. Administer and support the renewal of contracts for the Admin Dept such as transport providers, insurance policy etc
    3. Liaise with insurers for claim related issues
    4. Ensure all contracts/agreements are renewed in time
  1. Transport Management
    1. Supervise and co-ordinate outsourced transport providers to ensure efficient and safe operation in transportation for our clients
    2. Coordinate with appointed vendor for vehicle servicing and maintenance
  1. Project Management
    1. Liaise with funding bodies, vendors and internal staff to manage Corporate Services related projects
    2. Ensure project activities are completed according to schedule and ensure claims are submitted timely and accurately to the funding bodies and authorities.  Examples of such projects include renovation and cyclical maintenance projects, multi-function device management etc
  1. Others job assigned
    1. Assist in setting up meeting room for board meeting, SPD events and activities
    2. Assist in card access system, printing and phone line management for all staff
    3. Covering duty at reception when necessary
    4. Assist in covering car park and transport management when necessary
    5. Other administrative duties as assigned

Requirements

  • Diploma/Degree holder in any discipline
  • At least 5 years of relevant working experience for Diploma holder and 3 years of relevant working experience for Degree holder
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Excel preferred
  • Knowledge of ERP (Microsoft Dynamics NAV) will be an advantage
  • Proactive, meticulous, possess good communication and interpersonal skills, and a good team player
  • Only Singaporeans may apply

 


Associate Psychologist, Early Intervention Programme for Infants & Children (EIPIC)

Responsibilities

As a valued member of our trans-disciplinary EIPIC team providing support for young children with developmental delays/disorders, you will play an instrumental role in assisting families/staff/other stakeholders to develop and implement strategies for enhancing the learning and behaviour patterns of our students.

You will also be actively involved in developing and implementing appropriate student interventions, and assisting with organising and conducting psycho-educational assessment, in consultation with the Programme Head and Clinical Supervisor.

You will need to participate in administrative meetings, clinical supervision sessions, case conferences, admissions screenings and Individual Educational Programme meetings.

You are also required to assist in conducting training for the staff and caregivers on aspects of cognitive and psychosocial  development in young children.

Requirements

  • At least a bachelor’s degree with honours in Psychology.
  • Good communication and relationship-building skills.
  • Good organization and planning skills.
  • Prior experience working with children and/or special education will be an advantage.
  • Fluency in local languages will be an advantage.

 


Administrative Assistant, SPD@Bedok

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for answering telephone and email enquiries diligently.
  • Responsible for fee collection and cash management and depositing cash/cheque into bank.
  • Responsible to coordinate all maintenance issues of the centre with the assigned technicians/companies.
  • Liaise with social worker, social work assistant and make arrangement for initial screening, case conference etc., as and when needed.
  • Prepare and dispatch various letters and memos for parents/caregivers.
  • Prepare Form-12, raise purchase requisition in the NAV and coordinate delivery order of the resources for the centre.
  • Provide administrative support to the respective committees of various events, trainings of the centre and children services.
  • Responsible to manage the following Office administration matters:
    • organising and maintaining an efficient and effective filing system
    • maintain inventories and fixed assets
    • Maintenance of pupils records in soft and hard copy; and
    • collection and maintenance of monthly statistical records of programmes and activities
  • Other services such as:
    • provide administrative, data entry and operations support
    • requesting and maintaining office supplies
    • participating in events organised / supported by SPD as when required
    • coordination of training programmes
    • attend and contribute regularly to staff meetings; any other meetings as and when necessary.
  • Any other duties assigned as and when necessary.

Requirements

  • Minimum GCE O or A level with experience.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills as well as being a team player.

 


Operations Assistant (Vital Project)

Responsibilities

  • Sorting and preparing documents in the files for digitalisation
  • Scan documents into images
  • Perform quality check of scanned images, and rescan correctly
  • Carry out 100% reconciliation of scanned images and hardcopies
  • Accurately tag document types to assigned folder
  • Assemble scanned documents back into their respective files
  • Assist in supervising new team members
  • Work closely with other team members to achieve target set

Requirements

  • Minimum ‘O’ Level and above
  • Prior working experience preferred
  • Meticulous and attention to detail
  • Good organisation and planning skills
  • Good English literacy in reading
  • Good numeracy and counting
  • Good teamwork
  • Comfortable at prolonged computer usage
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills

 


Administrative Assistant, SPD@Tampines

Responsibilities

  • Answering calls, corresponding emails, preparing statistical reports and compiling financial tabulations. Requires strong computer skills; flexibility; excellent interpersonal skills; and the ability to work well with all levels of internal management and staff, as well as external clients and stakeholders. Abiding to Personal Data Protection Act is required.
  • Address enquiries and maintain follow-ups over phone, email and in person, with clients stakeholders and internal departments in a professional manner
    • Liaise with relevant stakeholders and personnel to ensure smooth operation in service provision
  • Prepare monthly statistical reports and other departmental ad-hoc projects as needed.
  • Responsible to manage the following office administration matters
    • Perform data entry, photocopying and scan documents when necessary
    • Provide general administrative and clerical support inclusive of mailing, scanning, faxing, and copying to management when necessary
    • Organize and maintain an efficient and effective electronic and hard copy filing
  • Prepare logistics for meetings and departmental training as necessary.
  • Other services such as:
    • Attend and contribute regularly to the following: Staff meetings; any other meetings as and when necessary.
    • Participate in events organized/ supported by SPD as when required.
    • Any other duties assigned by Manager, Assistant Director and/or Director as and
      when necessary.

Requirement:

  • Basic Qualifications: Diploma holder/ Certificate in relevant job skills
  • Competent communication skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office Word, Excel, Powerpoint.
  • Proficient in local languages.

 


Relief Teacher, Early Intervention Programme for Infants and Children

We are looking for qualified, experienced teachers to fill short-term needs at the centres.  The relief teachers will be contracted on an ad-hoc basis and must be available at short notice.

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.

Requirement

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

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 CEO, 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 CEO, 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