Careers | SPD - Singapore

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  • Begin Your Journey with SPD

     

    At the SPD, we work in partnership with people with disabilities to develop their potential to the fullest so that they can be self-reliant and independent.

     

    We are a non-profit organisation providing a variety of programmes and services for people with disabilities such as rehabilitation, early intervention, day care, vocational training, sheltered employment, education support, technology support and special transport.

     

    We are a dynamic and progressive team. We offer a varied job scope with plenty of opportunities to network with people from all walks of life. If you have the passion to work in a non-profit organisation, we invite you to join us.

     

    Download our job application form for any of the following positions. Remuneration will commensurate with qualifications and experience. Interested candidates are invited to e-mail, fax or mail their detailed resume stating current and expected salary, and with a recent photograph attached, to:

     

    The HR Department

    SPD

    2 Peng Nguan Street

    SPD Ability Centre

    Singapore 168955

    Fax: 6323 7008

    E-mail: HR Personnel

     

    Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

     

     

     


    Sales Co-ordinator, Sheltered Workshop (5 months contract)

    Provide sales and administrative support for seasons’ greeting cards project.

     

    Responsibilities

    • Maintain and update customer database. 
    • Manage customer hotline.
    • Handle enquiries and walk-in sales. 
    • Make sales calls to existing customers.
    • Co-ordinate with designers and printers on the printing of the cards upon receiving orders.
    • Perform quality check of the cards before delivery to cards.
    • Generate invoices to customers.
    • Work with transport co-ordinator on the logistic arrangement with regards to delivery and collection of goods.
    • Generate monthly report of sales.
    • Maintain and generate inventory report of the cards.
    • Assist in the follow-up of debtors with outstanding payments, if required.
    • Perform any other duties assigned from time to time by the supervisor.

     

    Requirements

    • Minimum GCE ‘N’ Level 
    • Conversant in English and Mandarin
    • Proficient in MS Office suite, and Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
    • A self-motivated team player, adaptable and ability to multi-task
    • Good interpersonal and communication skills

     


    Administrative Co-ordinator, Schemes & Grants

    You will be responsible for providing administrative and logistical support for the Inclusion Advancement Division, which administers various schemes and grants that provide financial assistance to beneficiaries, scholarships and education support programme for students with disabilities, coordinates advocacy and outreach efforts, and training programmes conducted by various departments within SPD.

     

    Responsibilities

    • Support the Assistant Director/Manager in administering the various programmes under the Division. 
    • Handle enquiries about the various programmes with professionalism.
    • Handle full set of administrative procedure of schemes and grants including processing of application, monitoring and tracking of funds/grants and client database in accordance to the standard operating procedure/quality manual. 
    • Provide administrative support for the preparation and sending out of vouchers, cheques and related documents.
    • Provide administrative and logistical support for events such as scholarship interviews and bursary award ceremonies organised by the division including RSVP, booking of venues, catering, etc.
    • Provide general administrative support for the division including creation of purchase orders, requisition of stationery, printing of name cards, etc.
    • Any other duties assigned as and when necessary.

     

    Requirements

    • A Nitec/Higher Nitec/Diploma/Certificate in any discipline with at least 2 years of working experience 
    • Proactive, meticulous, possess good communication and interpersonal skills, and a good team player
    • Must have good knowledge of working with Microsoft MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint  

     


    Training Officer, Day Activity Centre

    Provide care and activities to support our beneficiaries to increase participation and promote independence.

     

    Responsibilities

    • Promote person-centred approaches to care by working effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team to meet the needs of the people we support. 
    • Take a pro-active and creative approach to supporting our clients, maximising their potential by enabling them to engage in meaningful activities and opportunities.
    • Ensure the physical and psycho-social well-being of all clients are identified and promoted. 
    • Be responsible for recording, developing, planning and evaluating support plans.
    • Promote and adhere to good practice in all areas of work with regard to beneficiaries, caregivers, colleagues’ volunteers and any other stakeholders.
    • Help beneficiaries attain and maintain good standards of hygiene and personal care, providing assistance as appropriate.
    • This role will involve manual-handling, provision of toileting and feeding assistance. If required training will be provided.
    • Actively liaise with the caregivers of the people we support, in a way that promotes and encourages open communication and feedback.
    • Support adults with disabilities in the areas of i) Activities of Daily Living (e.g. assist in performing toileting, diaper changing, feeding tasks), ii) Community Living Skills (e.g. train in performing simple household task, road safety, socialisation), iii) Pre-Vocational Skills (e.g. train clients in sorting, simple packing, letter folding tasks) and iv) Social Recreation (e.g. facilitate art and craft groups, singing, outing)
    • Involvement in ad hoc volunteer events/outings on weekends

     

    Requirements

    • Positive attitude, passion and willingness to develop skills within Training Officer’s role 
    • Demonstrate a commitment to and an understanding of social inclusion as well as the values associated with promoting independence 
    • Previous experience working with adults with disabilities would be desirable 
    • Possess good organisation skills and problem solving skills 
    • Excellent communication skills including written and oral communication
    • Have good working knowledge of issues related to supporting persons with disabilities would be beneficial
    • Ability to motivate both clients and peers  
    • Need to be objective, with an empathetic approach and a good understanding of how to support people during times when they challenge services
    • Take responsibility and be accountable for own actions
    • Demonstrate commitment to the values of SPD
    • Minimum GCE 'N' or 'O' Levels
    • Qualifications in Therapy Assistance/Social Service/Disability Management an advantage
    • Paid or volunteer experience working with people with disabilities preferred

     


    Administrative Assistant (Part-Time), Resource Development

     

    Responsibilities 

    • Prepare, compile and sort documents for data entry.
    • Data entry into CRM, ensuring accuracy of data.
    • Acknowledgement of contributions. 
    • Verify details and correct data where necessary.
    • Obtain further information for incomplete documents.
    • Some measure of outdoor work is required.

     

    Requirements

    • GCE 'O' Level 
    • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office Suite
    • Meticulous, detail-oriented
    • Accurate typing skills
    • A team-player
    • Ability to perform light manual work

    Registered Nurse, SPD@Toa Payoh 

     

    Responsibilities

    • Undertake and ensure safe, effective and quality nursing care to clients. 
    • Operate as an effective team member and co-ordinate with other colleagues to give a quality care to clients.
    • Ensure continual staff clinical education/training and professional growth in nursing skills. 
    • Ensure clients care delivery complies with company’s policies and procedures. 

     

    Requirements

    • Registered with Singapore Nursing Board 
    • A Certificate/Diploma in nursing and/or a degree in nursing 
    • Teaching qualification is an advantage 
    • Stable long term work history 
    • Community service or equivalent  

     


    Social Worker, Transition To Employment  

     

    Responsibilities

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

     

    Casework Management 

    • Handle the initial I&R enquiries and preliminary assessment for TTE programmes. 
    • Handle financial deviation cases; assist clients 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 (home visit where necessary)
    • 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 clients 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. 
    • To work with therapists and employment support specialists in planning for clients' individualised care plans.
    • To work with various community organisations or resources within clients’ social system to enable him/her to live independently.
    • Prepares case history information, psychosocial assessment and social work treatment plans. 
    • Document and maintain case files and prepare reports according to the required documentation standard.
    • Conduct closure of cases upon achieving sustainable service outcomes for clients.

     

    Community Work 

    • Identify the changing trends and 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. 

     

    Group Work

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

      

    Project Management

    • Assist and/or plan events, such as caregivers' appreciation day, or other projects as assigned. 

      

    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. 

     

    Administration 

    • Any other admin duties as required/assigned from time to time by Programme Manager (TTE)/Senior Manager (CSSD) and Executive Director, SPD.  

     

     

    Requirements

    - Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related discipline; those with experience preferred

    - Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to build relationships.


    Social Worker, Early Intervention Programme for Infants and Children

     

    Responsibilities

    To provide Social Work support to the children and their families in Early Intervention Programme for Infants and Children (EIPIC) programme

     

    Social Work Functions 

    • Provide casework intervention and supportive counselling to families of children attending EIPIC at the centre. 
    • Conduct Parent Support Group work sessions and caregivers training for the parents/caregivers of children attending EIPIC. 
    • Conduct home visits and school visits. 
    • Participate and contribute professionally as a member of a multi-disciplinary team in the initial screening, parent orientation and management of the children for the programme. 
    • Participate in case conferences of clients. 
    • Find out various resources for caregivers and children by collaborating with other VWOs. 

     

    Outreach Programmes 

    • Carry out public education projects. 
    • Sustain, motivate and train volunteers assisting the programme. 

     

    Supervisory

    • Provide supervision for the social work assistant for the programme.

      

    Information and Referral 

    • Serve as a primary point of direct administrative contact and liaison with the external institutions, such as SG Enable, Agency for Integrated Care, Department of Child Development, etc., under the respective programmes and parents/clients who are referred to these programmes. 
    • Provide information to parents when necessary. 
    • Network with other VWOs, hospitals, institutions and other community organisations.

      

    Professional/Staff Development 

    • Attend relevant training and courses. 
    • Attend and contribute regularly to the following staff meetings and any other meetings as and when necessary. 
    • Participate in events organised/supported by SPD where required.

     

    Administration 

    • Be responsible to and liaise with the Centre Manager/Programme Head/Director, Manager and other senior staff in all matters pertaining to administration. 
    • Engage in administrative duties relevant to departmental work. 
    • Any other duties assigned by the Director/Programme Head, EIPIC and/or Centre Manager. 

     

    Any Other Duties 

    • As may be assigned from time to time by Centre Manager/Programme Head, EIPIC/Director, Services Division and Executive Director, SPD.

     

    Requirements

    - Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related discipline.

    - Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to build relationships.


    Senior Occupational Therapist/Occupational Therapist

     

    Responsibilities

    We are seeking experienced Occupational Therapists who are passionate about working in the community in the following areas: Paediatric Rehabilitation (Early Intervention Programme, Continuing Therapy and Special Schools), Adult Rehabilitation, Community-Based Rehabilitation (Day Care Centres, Day Rehabilitation Centres and Nursing Homes), Vocational Rehabilitation as well as in the field of Assistive Technology.

     

    You will join a dynamic team of allied health professionals to provide a wide range of services to our partners in the community sector. You will be required to assess and identify the needs of individual clients so that appropriate therapeutic intervention and programmes may be recommended/implemented. You may also be involved in conducting group therapy and public education/outreach in certain programmes. Additionally, you will need to keep abreast of the latest research and developments on occupational therapy and be involved in networking with hospitals and other community organisations. Senior Occupational Therapists will be expected to take on supervisory and administrative roles in addition to clinical work.

     

    Requirements

    - Masters, Degree or Diploma in Occupational Therapy or its equivalent (preferably recognised by the Allied Health Professional Council).

    - Eligible for registration as Occupational Therapist under the Allied Health Professions Act 2011.

    - Good communication and interpersonal skills.

    - Fluency in local languages will be an advantage.

    - Applicants for the position of Senior Occupational Therapist should have at least 5 years of relevant working experience, including one year of clinical supervision to practicing Occupational Therapists.

    - Experience in management and multi-agency collaboration will be an advantage for Senior Occupational Therapist position. 


    Senior Physiotherapist/Physiotherapist

     

    Responsibilities

    We are seeking experienced Physiotherapists who are passionate about working in the community in the following areas: Paediatric Rehabilitation (Early Intervention Programme, Continuing Therapy), Adult Rehabilitation and Community-Based Rehabilitation (Day Care Centres, Day Rehabilitation Centres and Nursing Homes).

     

    You will join a dynamic team of Allied Health Professionals to provide a wide range of services to our partners in the community sector. You will be required to assess and identify the needs of individual clients so that appropriate rehabilitative treatment may be provided. You will work with clients on a one-to-one or group basis based on the level of function and severity of the disability of the clients. You may also be involved in conducting public education/outreach in certain programmes. Additionally, you will need to keep abreast of the latest research and developments on physiotherapy and be involved in networking with hospitals and other community organisations. Senior Physiotherapists will be expected to take on supervisory and administrative roles in addition to clinical work.

     

    Requirements

    - Masters, Degree or Diploma in Physiotherapy or its equivalent (preferably recognised by the Allied Health Professional Council).

    - Eligible for registration as Physiotherapist under the Allied Health Professions Act 2011.

    - Good communication and interpersonal skills.

    - Fluency in local languages will be an advantage.

    - Applicants for the position of senior physiotherapist should have at least 5 years of relevant working experience, including one year of clinical supervision to practicing Physiotherapists.

    - Experience in management and multi-agency collaboration will be an advantage for Senior Physiotherapist position. 


    Senior Speech Therapist/Speech Therapist

     

    Responsibilities

    We are seeking experienced Speech Therapists who are passionate about working in the community in the following areas: Paediatric Rehabilitation (Early Intervention Programme, Continuing Therapy and Special Schools), Adult Rehabilitation and Community-Based Rehabilitation (Day Care Centres and Nursing Homes).

     

    You will join a dynamic team of Allied Health Professionals to provide a wide range of services to our partners in the community sector. You will be required to assess and identify the needs of individual clients so that appropriate therapeutic intervention and programmes may be recommended/implemented. You may also be involved in conducting group therapy and public education/outreach in certain programmes. Additionally, you will need to keep abreast of the latest research and developments on speech therapy and be involved in networking with hospitals and other community organisations. Senior Speech Therapists will be expected to take on supervisory and administrative roles in addition to clinical work.

     

    Requirements

    - Masters or Degree in Speech Therapy or its equivalent (preferably recognised by the Allied Health Professional Council).

    - Eligible for registration as speech therapist under the Allied Health Professions Act 2011.

    - Good communication and interpersonal skills.

    - Fluency in local languages will be an advantage.

    - Applicants for the position of Senior Speech Therapist should have at least 5 years of relevant working experience, including one year of clinical supervision to practicing speech therapists.

    - Experience in management and multi-agency collaboration will be an advantage for Senior Speech Therapist position.

    - Fluency in local languages will be an advantage. 


    Senior Teacher, Early Intervention Programme for Infants and Children

     

    Responsibilities

    To assist the Centre Manager in:

    - Identifying staff training and development needs

    - Mentoring, supervising and evaluating the teaching staff in relation to the teaching and learning programmes, which entails

    • providing support and encouragement to Teachers and Teacher Assistants in order to ensure a high standard of professionalism in their service delivery,
    • providing classroom observations, examining lesson plans and written assignments etc,
    • checking teaching files and documentation periodically, and
    • participating in performance appraisal of teaching staff including recommendation for confirmation of staff appointment.

    - Planning of the classroom allocations, placement of teaching staff and class time-tabling.

    - Checking class registers and monitoring attendance of clients and teaching staff.

    - Developing standard operating procedures and guidelines that facilitate smooth operation of the centre.

    - Recruitment of teaching staff.

    - All activities and matters of the centre, as directed by the Centre Manager.

    - Recommending and organising teaching/learning materials and to encourage their effective use in the classrooms.

    - Conducting orientation for of newly recruited teaching staff.

    - Be involved in the process for new intakes of pupils (e.g. initial screening) and internal transfers between classes.

    - Supervising Teachers and Teacher Assistants.

    - Curriculum development and case discussions.

    - In-service training for Teachers and Teacher Assistants.

    - Regulation of duties and discipline of teaching staff of the classes in-charge.

    - Planning, participating and chairing case conferences.

    - Planning and procuring necessary resources for the centre.

    - Leading and/or participating in special projects (e.g. EIPIC Consultancy Project).

    - Supervising external students on placement (e.g. ADECI) with centre.

    - To teach 21 hours a week or as directed by the Centre Manager

    - To attend relevant training and courses

    - To attend and contribute regularly to the following:

    • Staff meetings
    • Any other meetings where necessary

    - To be involved in networking with other community organisations.

    - To participate in events organised/supported by SPD or research projects as assigned

    - Any other duties may be assigned from time to time by Director, Services Division and Executive Director, SPD

     

    Requirements

    - Minimum Diploma in Special Education/ Advanced Diploma in Early Childhood Intervention (Special Needs), with relevant teaching experience.

    - At least 5 years of experience in teaching children with special needs.

    - Good communication and interpersonal skills.

    - Experienced in working with young children using English as a medium of instruction. 


    Teacher, Early Intervention Programme for Infants and Children

     

    Responsibilities

    As a member of a multi-disciplinary team in the rehabilitation service, you will play an instrumental role in the development and implementation of Individual Educational Programme (IEP) for the child with learning needs. You are responsible for the planning and teaching of early childhood curriculum to the children; and work with the therapists in the team to empower the primary caregivers with the needed techniques to carry out intervention plans both at home and in class. You will also assist in the supervision of the Teacher Assistants assigned to your class.

     

    Requirements

    - Minimum Diploma in Early Childhood/Pre-School Teaching/Early Years/Special Education, with relevant teaching experience.

    - Advanced Diploma in Early Childhood Intervention (Special Needs) preferred.

    - Good communication and interpersonal skills.

    - Experienced in working with young children using English as a medium of instruction. 


    Teacher Assistant, Early Intervention Programme for Infants and Children

     

    Responsibilities

    As a member of a multi-disciplinary team in the rehabilitation service, you will need to assist the teachers during lessons, supervising the children in areas of feeding, grooming, toilet training and/or other daily living skills training sessions. You will help manage the children's behaviour using appropriate behaviour intervention techniques, ensure safe arrival and departure of the children to the classroom; and take care of the children during field trips or out-of-class activities. You are responsible for the clerical duties associated with classroom activities, as well as the preparation of materials for classroom teaching. You need to maintain good rapport with the teachers, parents/caregivers, volunteers and other staff members.

     

    Requirements

    - Minimum 5 GCE 'O' or 'A' Level credits.

    - Experienced in working with young children using English as a medium of instruction.

    - Good communication and interpersonal skills as well as being a team player. 


     

    E-mail us at HR Personnel  for more information.