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.

 


Admin Assistant, SPD@Bedok

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for answering telephone and e-mail enquiries
  • 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 co-ordinate 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 in managing the office administration matters such as
    – organising and maintaining an efficient and effective filing system
    – maintaining inventories and fixed assets
    – maintaining pupils’ records in soft and hard copy; and
    – collecting and maintaining monthly statistical records of programmes and activities
  • Other duties include
    – providing administrative, data entry and operations support
    – requesting and maintaining office supplies
    – participating in events organised/supported by SPD as when required
    – co-ordinating of training programmes
    – attending and contributing regularly to staff meetings and 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
  • A team player

 


Therapist Assistant (Day Care), 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 vehicle as well
    – Assist and guide clients in the performance of their prescribed exercise routines and programmes
    – Lead clients in group physical and cognitive session
    – Co-ordinate with other colleagues to provide quality care to clients
  • Administration
    – Responsible to and liaise with the therapists in all matters pertaining to administration
    – Report clients’ progress to the therapists in-charge
    – Maintain client’s therapy records
    – Engage in administrative duties relevant to departmental work
  • Centre care/maintenance
    – Maintain rehabilitation equipment and report malfunctioning or wear and tear
    – 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 in an emergency
    – Establish and maintain good interpersonal relationships between clients and staff
    – Attend and participate in in-service education programmes
    – Report to centre manager of any incident occurred or injury sustained by clients during the course of working
    – Any other duties assigned from time to time

Requirements

  • Qualifications
    – Minimum tertiary education with at least 1 year working experience on patient care
    – Stable long-term work history
  • Knowledge
    – Understand the organisation’s role in the community
    – Understand the various programmes and functions provided by the organisation
  • Skills/Expectations
    – Effective problem solving skills, and good communications and interpersonal skills
    – To attend training and in-house education programmes
    – Able to perform basic emergency procedures such as control bleeding, application of dressing’s slings and splints
    – Be expected for duties during weekends, and/or any time after office hours, if deemed necessary
    – Have 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
    – Certified medically fit for employment by a registered medical practitioner
  • Personal attributes
    – Have capacity to work effectively in response to work demands (ie. respond to client’s needs in different circumstances, including critical incidents)
    – Able to contribute to a positive team culture where members strive for highest standards of service delivery
  • Experience
    – Possess strong commitment to team environment dynamics with the ability to contribute expertise and follow leadership directives at appropriate times
    – Understand care and responsibilities of job role

 


Therapy Assistant, Rehabilitation Centre

Responsibilities

  • Assist therapists and other professional staff in the implementation of prescribed therapy treatment or treatment process both in the centre and at home
  • Ensure the safety and well-being of the clients under your care at all times
  • Be aware of safety procedures and never to leave client unattended, and to monitor clients during treatment so as to ensure their safety
  • Assist clients in ADL activities and accompany clients to the toilet where necessary
  • Assist clients in their ADL activities (e.g. uninary catheterisation and urinary drainage system care) and other simple nursing care or first aid (e.g. wound dressing)
  • Take and document vital signs (e.g. blood pressure and heart rate) of the clients prior to commencement of therapy and alert therapists on any abnormality in the vital signs before therapy sessions
  • Assist therapists in keeping track of basic statistics and data (e.g. updating of the daily attendances, appointment cards, updating meeting details, etc)
  • Maintain clean supply of linen regularly
  • Prepare clients and therapy equipment before each therapy session, this includes opening of centre at the beginning of the day
  • Assist and/or conduct routine exercise/group therapy/activities sessions as formatted by the therapists
  • Donning and doffing of prosthetics, orthotics etc where necessary
  • Provide necessary feedback/information with regards to clients’ behaviour to therapists
  • Be responsible for up-keeping and maintaining all therapy equipment and report any maintenance and repairs required
  • Maintain cleanliness and infection control measures in the department
  • Ensure that the department is locked up at the end of the day
  • Work in liaison with personnel from the various disciplines
  • Work in liaison with the volunteers (such as student therapists) who are helping in the treatment of the clients
  • Porter clients from the various departments to the rehabilitation department in accordance to client’s treatment schedule where required
  • Attend and contribute regularly at staff meetings, case conference and team meetings
  • Any other duties as per organisation’s needs

Requirements

  • Basic patient handling skills
  • Communication in local languages
  • Good team player

 


Programme Executive, Day Activity Centre

Responsibilities

  • Client care
    – Plan and co-ordinate therapeutic and training activities and events for clients in and outside of SPD premises 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
  • Programme management
    – Plan and schedule programme activities for clients in DAC and for DAC without Walls
    – Organise and manage events relating to programme – briefing, logistics, co-ordination with other partner organisations
    – Maintain proper administrative records related to programmes
    – Establish collaboration with community partners, and volunteers/voluntary groups for running of programmes
    – Maintain good working relations with existing partners and cultivate new partners
  • Administration
    – Maintain relevant administrative records, including client activity participation records, lesson plans etc
    – 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
  • Possess strong planning and organisational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

 


Learning Support Educator, Early Intervention Programme for Infants & Children (EIPIC)

Responsibilities

You will be responsible and work closely with early childhood educators and allied health professionals to enhance the teaching and learning of young children across developmental areas in a typical early childhood settings.

  • Provide specific differentiated intervention method to the children in the areas of educational needs, behaviour learning, social and social communication skills
  • Provide consultation, support, demonstration and skills transferred to early childhood educators to manage children with mild learning difficulties in typical classroom setting
  • Integrate the various specialised therapeutic approaches into ongoing intervention and educational practise
  • Administer screening and evaluate children’s learning with standardised early development tools
  • Develop Individualised Education Plan (IEP) and progress report
  • Work co-operatively with families and preschools to support children’s learning and development

Requirements

  • Specialist Diploma in Early Childhood Learning Support (SDELS)
  • Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education (Teaching) or DECCE-T or equivalent
  • Advanced Diploma in Early Childhood Intervention (Special Needs) (ADESN) or Certificate in Special Needs Support (NIE) would be added advantage
  • Minimum 2 years working experiences in the early childhood sector
  • Possess good communication skills and the ability to engage children
  • Nurturing and dedicated to the development and well-being of children
  • Self-driven team player with positive attitude
  • Able to work independently with minimum supervision

 


Employment Support Specialist, Employment Support Programme

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

 


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

 


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