Collage of S P D professionals working with an elderly lady, a young girl and a man

Be part of a dynamic and progressive team that helps people with various disabilities and of all ages to maximise their potential and integrate into mainstream society.

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 offer a varied job scope with plenty of opportunities to network with people from all walks of life.

Come to SPD and make an impact. Download our job application form for any of the listed positions and e-mail your detailed resume stating current and expected salary to:

The HR Department
E-mail: HR Personnel

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. Remuneration will commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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.

Therapy Assistant, Adult and Elderly Services

Responsibilities

  • Assist the 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. To monitor clients during treatment so as to ensure safety of clients.
  • 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. To alert therapist before therapy session for any abnormality in the vital signs.
  • 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 session as formatted by the therapists.
  • Assist in donning and doffing of prosthetics, orthotics etc where necessary.
  • Provide necessary feedback/information with regards to clients’ behaviour to the therapist.
  • Be responsible for up keeping and maintenance of all therapy equipment and report any maintenance and repair required of the equipment.
  • Maintain the 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 rehab department in accordance to client’s treatment schedule, if required.
  • Attend and contribute regularly at the following:
    • Staff meetings
    • Case conference and team Meetings
  • Any other duties as per organisation’s needs

 

Requirements

  • Possess basic patient handling skills.
  • Ability to communicate in local languages.
  • Good team player.

 

Operations Supervisor, Employment Support Programme

To provide supervision and care for clients in contract work 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 at the workplaces.
  • Conduct training in work skills development and monitor progress of clients in meeting customer requirements.
  • Develop, maintain and update Individual training plan, training and assessment records of clients.
  • Manage client incidents during the course of training/ work and report them when the need arise.
  • Provide clients with job coaching and transport management.
  • Help to ensure timely payment of remuneration to clients by employers providing contract work.
  • Responsible for all matters pertaining to client management and administration.
  • Attend and contribute regularly to staff meetings.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Programme Head as and when necessary.

 

Requirements

  • Minimum GCE ‘O’ Levels.
  • Experience in managing people with disabilities.
  • A strong team player with initiative, adaptable and able to multi-task.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient in computer skills.

 

Outreach & Volunteer Assistant Manager/Manager, ESH@Tampines

Responsibilities

i) Administration & Operations

  • Recommend and implement policies and practices for the efficient and effective operation and management of services under your purview.
  • Supervise or oversee a small team to perform required outreach and volunteer management.
  • Responsible for achieving key performance indicators, providing progress reports and assisting in data analysis for planning and reporting purposes.

ii) Community Outreach & Networking

  • Responsible for outreach to referral agencies, community, schools, public service organisations and hospitals for client referrals and enrolment.
  • Participate in events organised or supported by SPD and assist the organisation in developing strong networks with other SSAs, community organisations and funding bodies like, MSF, NCSS, MOH, SG Enable and more.

iii) Volunteer development, management and relations

  • Identify and create volunteer opportunities that relate to the needs of ESH to attract and engage volunteers meaningfully and regularly.
  • Recruit, develop, manage, train, deploy and retain ESH volunteers to increase engagement with the community, and promote the interest and welfare of ESH services.
  • Monitor and evaluate volunteer activities to ensure effectiveness in meeting ESH’s objectives
  • Develop and review volunteer policies, procedures and standards of volunteer service in ESH.
  • Manage volunteer acknowledgement and appreciation programmes and activities.
  • Network with external agencies and corporates on volunteerism needs and possible collaborations.
  • Oversee the sustaining of volunteer involvement/interests and evaluating of volunteer performances.

iv) Work on cross-divisional projects as assigned from time to time.

v) Any other duties as assigned by the ESH Lead, or the Director, Adult & Elderly Services

 

Requirements

  • A Master’s or Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline related to social sciences or marketing with at least 5 years of relevant experience.
  • Track record of working with volunteers, corporates, community groups and foundations.
  • Analytical, flexible, resilient and ability to see different perspectives and draw connectivity.
  • Confident as an independent worker and also a good team player.
  • Able to work in the evenings, Saturdays and/or Sundays.

 

Lead Executive/Manager, Governance and Corporate Support, CEO Office

Responsibilities

i) Assist the CEO to discharge his/her duties of Ex-Officio Secretary in Board and Society related matters such as:

  • Co-ordinating Board meetings, preparing meeting agenda, and taking minutes of meeting for review and approval;
  • Supporting the CEO by following up on the administrative actions as required by the Board;
  • Co-ordinating and organising events e.g. Annual General Meeting and any ad-hoc meetings as requested by the Board; and
  • Handling membership applications, maintenance of register and matters related to membership rights and obligations.

ii) Work with the CEO and the Senior Management Team in developing and implementing good corporate and board governance practices, ensuring that the organisation complies with the relevant legislation, regulations and government agencies’ requirements including PDPA.

iii) Work with the CEO, Senior Management Team, and the Board in implementing changes to ensure legal and regulatory compliance and best practices in areas relevant to the organisation’s business and operations. The candidate should be familiar with various legislation, regulations and laws (e.g. Employment Act, Charities Act, Societies Act, PDPA and intellectual property law).

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in any subject with at least 5 years of related work experience in handling corporate secretarial works.
  • Good spoken and written English.
  • Legal background will be an added advantage as the candidate may be required to review and give advice on and where necessary, draft legal documents, contracts, and agreements such as funding agreements, training deeds, MOUs, etc.

Technical Competencies

  • Proficient in MS office.
  • Good knowledge of Charity Code of Governance.
  • Excellent communication, organisation, and coordination skills.
  • Ability to multi-task, meet deadlines and work with minimal supervision.

 

Training Officer, Day Activity Centre

Responsibilities

i) 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.
  • Rotate in accompanying clients between SPD and the clients’ homes in a chartered van.
  • Ensure client’s safety and well-being at all times.

ii) 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.
  • To maintain the cleanliness and infection control measures in the department.

 

Requirement

  • 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.

 

Care Aid (Part-Time) 

Responsibilities

  • Assist Training Officers in helping clients board on and disembark from vans at the centre.
  • Assist Training Officers in engaging clients during planned activities, including in-centre activities and outings.
  • Assist clients in self-care, including feeding, toileting, and maintaining good standards of personal hygiene.
  • Assist Training Officers in maintaining standards of cleanliness and hygiene of materials, equipment, and activity areas used by clients, according to prevailing guidelines.

 

Requirements

  • Patient and positive about working with adults with moderate to severe physical, intellectual, and/or multiple disabilities.
  • Adaptable and keen to learn strategies in working with different individuals with disabilities.
  • Experience in working with people with moderate to severe disabilities is preferred.

 

Social Worker, Children Services 

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).

i) Casework and 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.

ii) 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 graduands.

iii) Collaborations and Outreach

  • Lead or participate actively in collaborations efforts with external stakeholders such as preschools, SPED, primary schools and community partners.

iv) Professional Development and Education

  • Participate in developmental programmes and supervision for personal and professional growth and 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.

v) Administrative Duties

  • Other duties as required/assigned by the immediate supervisor, Centre Manager or Head of Division.

 

Requirements

  • 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.

 

Social Worker, Adult & Elderly Services 

Responsibilities

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

i) Casework Management

  • Handle the initial I&R enquiries & preliminary assessment for TTE programme.
  • Handle financial deviation cases; assist client to apply for financial assistance to allow them to live independently and participate in the community and employment actively.
  • Conduct needs and intake assessment on severity, key risks and protective factors for intervention (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 proper assessment of client and submit social report with recommendations based on assessment of client and family.
  • Network with other agencies to tap on community resources to provide intervention support to clients for the smooth transition of clients back to vocational pursuit.
  • Participate and contribute professionally as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Work with therapists and employment support specialists in planning for client’s individualised care plan.
  • Work with various community organisations or resources within clients’ social system to enable them to live independently.
  • 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.

ii) Community Work

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

iii) Group Work

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

iv) Project Management

  • Assist and/or plan events such as caregiver’s appreciation day or other projects as assigned.

v) Professional Development

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

vi) Admin Duties

  • Other admin duties as required or assigned from time to time by TTE Programme Manager and CEO, SPD.

 

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, those with experience are preferred
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to build relationships.

 

 

Healthcare Therapy Assistant, SPD@Toa Payoh

Responsibilities

i) 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 transport.
  • Assist and guide clients in the performance of their prescribed exercise routines and programmes.
  • Lead clients in group exercise and cognitive session.
  • Provide assistance to clients’ basic needs such as toilet, meals, etc.
  • Provide basic nursing care to clients.
  • Co-ordinate with other colleagues to provide quality care to clients.

ii) 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

iii) 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.

iv) Others

  • Assist in general duties of all staff involved at the centre.
  • Responds in an emergency
  • Establish and maintain good interpersonal relationships clients and staff.
  • Attend and participate in in-service education programmes
  • Report to Supervisor of any incident or injury 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.
  • 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.
  • Ability to contribute to a positive team culture where members strive for highest standards of service delivery.

 

Social Worker, Adult & Elderly Division

To drive social work intervention for clients in Specialised Case Management Programme (SCMP) and Sheltered Workshop (SWS).

Responsibilities

i) Casework Management

  • Handle the initial I&R enquiries and preliminary or initial assessment for the programmes.
  • Handle financial deviation cases; assist SCMP & SWS clients to apply for financial assistance to allow them to live independently and participate in the community 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 proper assessment of client and submit social report with recommendations based on assessment of client and family.
  • Network with other agencies to tap on community resources to provide intervention support to clients for the smooth transition of clients back to community.
  • Participate and contribute professionally as a member of a multi-disciplinary team (SWS). Work with therapists and related staff for client’s individualised care plan. Involve in case discussions with the rest of the team in particular the admission and discharged cases.
  • Work with various community organisations or resources within clients’ social system to enable them to live independently.
  • 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.

ii) Community Work & Outreach

  • Identify the changing trends/needs of the seniors and SWS clients.
  • Initiate and execute outreach activities so that more persons with disabilities can benefit from these programmes.

iii) Caregiver Support, Group Work & Training

  • Lead and implement caregiver support, psycho-educational training and support groups for the client groups.
  • Evaluate effectiveness of group work and caregiver support interventions.

iv) Project Management

  • Lead and drive community projects and social work initiatives such as caregiver wellness programme, resources and initiatives.

v) Professional Development

  • Provide clinical supervision to support the development of social work associates and interns, where qualified.
  • Participate in developmental programs and supervision for personal and professional growth and development.
  • Maintain minimum requirements for renewal of membership with professional association.

vi) Admin Duties

  • Other admin duties as required/assigned from time to time by Lead Social Worker, SWS Manager, Director Adult & Elderly Services or CEO, SPD.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or related discipline; those with experience are preferred.
  • Experience in social work practice or related discipline preferred.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to build relationships to work on issues.

 

Employment Support Specialist, Employment Support Programme

Responsibilities

  • Contribute as a team player in the multi-disciplinary team in employment planning, training, job placement as well as support services for clients.
  • Pursue and engage employers towards securing job and internship opportunities for clients in open, supported and/or sheltered employment.
  • Conduct job search and liaise with employers on internship and employment issues for clients.
  • Recommend training for clients to improve employability.
  • Co-ordinate job placement process, including workplace 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 and accurate clients and employers’ information including assessment, pre-placement engagement, job placement and job support records.
  • Organise and participate in outreach activities to enrol persons with disabilities to employment and training programmes and encourage employers to engage persons with disabilities.
  • 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.
  • A strong team player with initiative, adaptable and able to multi-task.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills as well as ability to build rapport with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Proficient in computer skills.
  • Experience in working in multi-disciplinary teams will be an advantage.

 

Educational Psychologist, Children Services

The primary aim of the Educational 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

  • To organise and undertake psycho-educational assessment of clients as appropriate.
  • To develop and implement appropriate intervention strategies to address clients’ developmental/ learning/emotional/ behavioural issues.
  • To participate in admissions screening of EIPIC applicants.
  • To support clients throughout the EIPIC continuum, including out-of-centre placements.
  • To provide consultation to support stakeholders (e.g., family and staff) in management of clients’ developmental/ learning/emotional/ behavioural issues.
  • To support teachers in developing/implementing/monitoring clients’ IEPs.
  • To Conduct Psychological Assessments for Special School Placements
  • To maintain up-to-date records of psychologist’s assessment/intervention with clients, and consultation with families/staff/other stakeholders.
  • To work closely with other EIPIC staff and clients’ parents/caregivers.
  • To conduct training for SPD staff, parents/caregivers on appropriate topics, as needed.
  • To submit reports, logs and assessment reports, etc., as required.
  • Other duties as may be assigned from time to time by Director/Assistant Director Children Services Division and Chief Executive Officer, SPD.

Requirement

  • At least a 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.

 

EIPIC Teacher Aide, Children Services

Responsibilities

  • Assist teacher in conducting lessons, preparing resources for teaching.
  • To assist teachers in:
    • Teaching individual and group lessons
    • Preparing materials and classroom for teaching activities
    • Supervising pupils during feeding, grooming, toilet training, and/or other daily living skills training sessions.
    • Taking care of pupils on field trips, special events and other out of class activities.
  • Carrying out the admin duties associated with classroom activities such as:
    • Typing, photocopying and distributing lesson plans and teaching materials
    • Preparing and distributing case conference reports/ reviews and notes
    • Maintaining pupil records, class registers, and filing etc.
    • Cleaning teaching aids.
    • Maintaining a safe, tidy, neat and conducive learning environment
    • Record attendance and temperature onto the PSMS and conduct daily health screening of the children on their arrival to centre.
    • To ensure safe arrival and departure of pupils.
    • To attend to sick pupils in need of minor first aid.
    • To attend EIPIC Centre meetings, case discussions, home visits, and other relevant staff development training as and when required.
  • To maintain good rapport with parents/caregivers, volunteers and other staff members.
  • To share opinions, ideas and information that may be of assistance to the smooth running of the class.
  • To carry out any other duties as directed by the Senior Teacher/Centre Manager.

Requirement

  • 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.

 

EIPIC Teacher, Children Services

Responsibilities

  • To lead and conduct classes under the direction and supervision of the Senior Teachers/Assistant Senior Teacher/Reporting Manager. This entails the following:
  • Assess the developmental needs of the children and plan Individual Educational Programme (IEP) and Progress Report (PR) to address the needs of the children in the assigned classes.
  • Manage or chair case conference discussions with parents, caregivers, teachers and therapists/ Allied Health Professionals (AHPs).
  • Plan, facilitate and evaluate quality intervention strategies, developmentally and culturally appropriate classroom activities, experiences and environments for the children through the lessons.
  • Monitor, assess, record and report development and progress of the children. Reporting is necessary for home visit, centre visit, discharge and Special Education (SPED) application.
  • Conduct individual and group activities (including field trips) for the children.
  • Conduct home visits and centre visits along with other staff members of the professional team.
  • To share responsibilities for the upkeep and maintenance of the classrooms to ensure cleanliness and safety of the environment, as well as the sourcing, purchasing, creating and inventory of all equipment, teaching aids and resources in the classrooms.
  • To cover classes/ sessions whenever necessary and share responsibilities on all matters pertaining to the assigned classes.
  • To monitor attendance of children and ensure proper health check and temperature taking of the children.
  • To work in close liaison with the staff members of the professional team that includes other teachers, teacher aides and therapists/ AHPs.
  • To guide Assistant Teachers/ Teacher Aides in executing intervention and development strategies in collaboration with parents, caregivers, other teachers and therapists/ AHPs.
  • To guide parents and caregivers in executing intervention and development strategies for the children.
  • To maintain regular contact or communications with parents and caregivers through the various communication modalities such as the communication book, electronic systems or applications, telephone and emails.
  • To report any accident or injury, that may occur to a child, to the Reporting Manager, and to record it in the Incident/Accident Record Book.
  • To conduct sharing or training on topics related to teaching during in-house teacher training sessions, and topics relevant to caregivers during caregiver support programme.
  • Professional/ Staff Development
  • Other Duties as assigned from time to time by Assistant Director/ Director of Children Services Division and Chief Executive Officer of SPD.

Requirement

  • Minimum Diploma in Early Childhood/ Pre-School Teaching/ Early Years/ Special Education, with relevant teaching experience.
  • Advanced Diploma in Early Childhood Intervention (Special Needs) will be preferred.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experienced in working with young children using English as a medium of instruction.

 

Senior Social Worker, Children Services

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

Responsibilities

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 to help clients and caregivers.
  • Conduct and administer appropriate financial assessment and assistance.
  • Provide appropriate intervention and to the families of children attending early intervention.
  • Participate actively in case discussions and case conferences within a trans-disciplinary setting.
  • Participate actively and contribute home behaviours descriptors with other Early Intervention (EI) professionals to discuss and come up with a holistic family-centred intervention plan under the Early Childhood Holistic Outcomes (ECHO) framework.
  • Conduct home and school visits with other early intervention professionals whenever necessary using the Routine Based Conversation as much as possible.
  • Prepare case history information, psychosocial assessment and 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.

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 graduates.

Collaborations and Outreach

  • Network actively with external stakeholders such as pre-schools, special schools, 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.

Administrative Duties

  • Other duties as required/assigned by the immediate supervisor, Centre Manager or Head of Division.

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.

 

Social Worker, Adult & Elderly Services

Responsibilities

Casework Management

  • Handle the initial I&R enquiries & preliminary or initial assessment for the programmes.
  • Handle financial deviation cases; assist SCMP & SWS clients to apply for financial assistance to allow them to live independently and participate in the community 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 proper assessment of client and submit social report with recommendations based on assessment of client and family.
  • Network with other agencies to tap on community resources to provide intervention support to clients for the smooth transition of clients back to community.
  • Participate and contribute professionally as a member of a multi-disciplinary team (SWS). Work with therapists and related staff for client’s individualised care plan. Involve in case discussions with the rest of the team in particular the admission and discharged cases.
  • Work with various community organisations or resources within clients’ social system to enable him/her to live independently.
  • 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 & Outreach

  • Identify the changing trends/needs of the seniors and SWS clients.
  • Initiate and execute outreach activities so that more persons with disabilities can benefit from these programmes.

 Caregiver Support, Group work & Training

  • Lead and implement caregiver support, psycho-educational training and support groups for the client groups
  • Evaluate effectiveness of group work and caregiver support interventions.

Project management

  • Lead and drive community projects and social work initiatives such as caregiver wellness programme, resources and initiatives.

 Professional Development

  • Provide clinical supervision to support the development of social work associates and interns, where qualified.
  • 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 admin duties as required/assigned from time to time by Lead Social Worker, SWS Manager, Director Adult & Elderly Services or CEO, SPD

 

Requirement

  • A bachelor’s degree in Social Work or related discipline; those with experience are preferred.
  • Experience in Social Work practice or related discipline preferred.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to build relationships to work on issues.

 

Occupational Therapist/Senior Occupational Therapist

Responsibilities

We are seeking Occupational Therapists who are passionate about working 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.

Requirement

  • Masters or Degree in Occupational Therapy or its equivalent (preferably recognised by the Allied Health Professional Council in Singapore).
  • Eligible for registration as Occupational Therapist under the Allied Health Professions Act 2011 in Singapore.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • 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.

 

Physiotherapist / Senior Physiotherapist

Responsibilities

We are seeking 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.

Requirement

  • Masters or Degree in Physiotherapy or its equivalent (preferably recognised by the Allied Health Professional Council in Singapore).
  • Eligible for registration as Physiotherapist under the Allied Health Professions Act 2011 in Singapore.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • 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.