Careers | SPD - Singapore

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  • Begin Your Journey with SPD

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

    The HR Department

    E-mail: HR Personnel

     

    Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

     

     

    SPD Study Award

    The SPD Study Award programme offers you an opportunity to take up a career as a Social Service Professional in SPD and help build an inclusive community for people with disabilities in Singapore. Find out more here.

     

     


    Assistant Director, Human Resource

    You will work with the Director of the Organisational Development Division in providing leadership, directions and lead the full spectrum of HR functions in SPD.

     

    Responsibilities

    • Human Resource (HR)

    - Work with your divisional director, SPD’s senior management team and relevant internal and external stakeholders in mobilising resources to implement HR initiatives

    - Source and put up proposals, and work with relevant internal and external parties to secure resources and funding to build HR capabilities

    - Oversee the annual staff performance appraisal exercise, salary reviews, bonus payments and manpower budgeting for SPD

    - Support the Director, Organisational Development and work with senior management to ensure proper HR systems are in place. Help build proper structures and processes to support SPD, and formulate and understand all strategic HR needs and development to help achieve SPD’s vision and mission 

    - Provide advice and thought leadership to senior management in HR matters, and continuously improve and develop HR policies and systems to strengthen SPD’s ability to attract and retain capable human resources

    - Provide leadership and guidance to the team of HR specialists to deliver the full spectrum of HRM and HRD services

    • Any Other Duties 

    - As part of the senior management, you will be required to lead inter-divisional projects, and any other duties and tasks assigned by the Executive Director or Director, Organisational Development Division

     

    Requirements

    • Master’s or bachelor degree in any discipline related to business or HR related field with at least 5 years of relevant experience
    • Analytical, flexible, resilient and ability to see different perspectives and draw connectivity
    • People centered, able to manage relationship with stakeholders to build long-term capabilities and achieve resource efficiency

     


    Administration Executive 

    To provide facilities and administration support to the organisation.

     

    Responsibilities

    • Handle facilities management for satellite centres and provide support role at SPD HQ

    - Work with satellite centres’ staff and outsourced facilities management service vendors to ensure full compliance to the contract scope and expectations

    - Review work orders to ensure that assignments are completed within schedule

    - Oversee vendors in carrying out the service maintenance programme

    - Assist in planning for emergency evacuation plan such as table-top exercise and fire drill 

    • Handle procurement functions for the Admin Department

    - Perform sourcing, evaluation of quotations and seek approval for purchases

    - Review purchase arrangements to ensure value for money purchases for the benefit of the organisation and clients

    - Verify work done, perform good receipt and process invoices for payment

    • Handle contract management

    - Administer and ensure proper filing of all SPD’s contracts and agreements

    - Administer and support the renewal of contracts for the Admin Dept such as transport providers, insurance policy etc

    - Ensure all contracts/agreements are renewed in time

    • Liaise with funding bodies, vendors and internal staff to manage Corporate Services related projects.  Ensure project activities are completed according to schedule and ensure claims are submitted timely and accurately to the funding bodies and authorities.  Examples of such projects include renovation and cyclical maintenance projects, multi-function device management etc 
    • Manage meeting schedule of the Executive Director and provide administrative support for President’s transport arrangement
    • Others job assigned

    - Assist in setting up meeting room for board meeting, SPD events and activities

    - Assist in card access system, printing and phone line management for all staff 

    - Covering duty at reception when necessary

    - Assist in covering car park and transport management when necessary

    - Other administrative duties as assigned

     

    Requirements

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

     


    Psychologist, Children Services Division 

    The primary aim of the Psychologist, Early Intervention Programme for Infants and Children (EIPIC) is to work collaboratively as part of a trans-disciplinary EIPIC team to educate families/staff/other stakeholders and support clients, to address clients’ developmental/ learning/emotional/ behavioural issues.

     

    Responsibilities

    • Key Responsibilities

    - Organise and undertake psycho-educational assessment of clients as appropriate

    - Develop and implement appropriate intervention strategies to address clients’ developmental/learning/emotional/behavioural issues

    - Participate in admissions screening of EIPIC applicants

    - Support clients throughout the EIPIC continuum, including out-of-centre placements

    - Provide consultation to support stakeholders (e.g., family and staff) in management of clients’ developmental/learning/emotional/behavioural issues

    - Support teachers in developing/implementing/monitoring clients’ IEPs

    - Maintain up-to-date records of psychologist’s assessment/intervention with clients, and consultation with families/staff/other stakeholders

    - Work closely with other EIPIC staff and clients’ parents/caregivers

    - Conduct training for SPD staff, parents/caregivers on appropriate topics, as needed

    - Submit reports, logs and assessment reports, etc., as required

     

    • Professional/Staff Development

    - Attend relevant training and courses

    - Attain/Maintain credential of Registered Psychologist (Singapore)

    - To attend and contribute regularly to a) staff Meetings, b) EIPIC and centre meetings, clinical supervision, psychology team meetings, and c) any other meetings as and when necessary

    - Be involved in networking with other community organisations

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

      

    • Other Duties

    - As may be assigned from time to time by Director/Assistant Director Children Services Division and Executive Director, SPD

     

    Requirements

    • Recognised Master’s Degree in Educational or Clinical Psychology
    • Preferably, the psychologist should be registered, or eligible in the near future for registration, with the Singapore Psychological Society (SPS) as a Registered Psychologist (Singapore)
    • Good communication and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to build relationships
    • Good organisation and planning skills

     


    Training Officer, Day Activity Centre

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

     

    Responsibilities

    • Implement clients’ Individual Care Plans (ICP) and monitor their progress. 
    • Plan and co-ordinate activities and events for clients using a pro-active, collaborative and creative approach.
    • Maintain client’s attendance and administrative records. 
    • Plan, develop and supervise client’s daily activities.
    • Assist clients in areas of self-care, feeding, grooming and toileting (including diaper changing).
    • Ensure client’s safety and well-being at all times.
    • Work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
    • Actively liaise with the 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

    • Minimum “O” levels 
    • Professional Qualifications in Therapy Assistance/Social Service/Disability Management an advantage 
    • Experience in direct handling of adults with disabilities will be an advantage 
    • Good written and oral communication skills in English. Competency in another language is added advantage 
    • Compassionate, patient, positive and passionate about working with adults with disabilities
    • Willingness to learn and develop professionally
    • Work effectively both as an individual and in a team  
    • Commitment of care for our clients and a positive mindset towards their development and growth
    • Good interpersonal skills
    • Able to manage stress and regulate emotions

     


    Senior Occupational Therapist/Occupational Therapist

     

    Responsibilities

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

     

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

     

    Requirements

    • Masters, Degree or Diploma in Occupational Therapy or its equivalent (preferably recognised by the Allied Health Professional Council).
    • Eligible for registration as Occupational Therapist under the Allied Health Professions Act 2011.
    • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Fluency in local languages will be an advantage.
    • Applicants for the position of Senior Occupational Therapist should have at least 5 years of relevant working experience, including one year of clinical supervision to practicing Occupational Therapists.
    • Experience in management and multi-agency collaboration will be an advantage for Senior Occupational Therapist position. 

     


    Senior Physiotherapist/Physiotherapist

     

    Responsibilities

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

     

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

     

    Requirements

    • Masters, Degree or Diploma in Physiotherapy or its equivalent (preferably recognised by the Allied Health Professional Council).
    • Eligible for registration as Physiotherapist under the Allied Health Professions Act 2011.
    • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Fluency in local languages will be an advantage.
    • Applicants for the position of senior physiotherapist should have at least 5 years of relevant working experience, including one year of clinical supervision to practicing Physiotherapists.
    • Experience in management and multi-agency collaboration will be an advantage for Senior Physiotherapist position. 

     


    Senior Speech Therapist/Speech Therapist

     

    Responsibilities

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

     

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

     

    Requirements

    • Masters or Degree in Speech Therapy or its equivalent (preferably recognised by the Allied Health Professional Council).
    • Eligible for registration as speech therapist under the Allied Health Professions Act 2011.
    • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Fluency in local languages will be an advantage.
    • Applicants for the position of Senior Speech Therapist should have at least 5 years of relevant working experience, including one year of clinical supervision to practicing speech therapists.
    • Experience in management and multi-agency collaboration will be an advantage for Senior Speech Therapist position.
    • Fluency in local languages will be an advantage. 

     


    Senior Teacher, Early Intervention Programme for Infants and Children

     

    Responsibilities

    To assist the Centre Manager in:

    • Identifying staff training and development needs
    • Mentoring, supervising and evaluating the teaching staff in relation to the teaching and learning programmes, which entails i) providing support and encouragement to Teachers and Teacher Assistants in order to ensure a high standard of professionalism in their service delivery, ii) providing classroom observations, examining lesson plans and written assignments etc, iii) checking teaching files and documentation periodically, and iv) participating in performance appraisal of teaching staff including recommendation for confirmation of staff appointment.
    • Planning of the classroom allocations, placement of teaching staff and class time-tabling.
    • Checking class registers and monitoring attendance of clients and teaching staff.
    • Developing standard operating procedures and guidelines that facilitate smooth operation of the centre.
    • Recruitment of teaching staff.
    • All activities and matters of the centre, as directed by the Centre Manager.
    • Recommending and organising teaching/learning materials and to encourage their effective use in the classrooms.
    • Conducting orientation for of newly recruited teaching staff.
    • Be involved in the process for new intakes of pupils (e.g. initial screening) and internal transfers between classes.
    • Supervising Teachers and Teacher Assistants.
    • Curriculum development and case discussions.
    • In-service training for Teachers and Teacher Assistants.
    • Regulation of duties and discipline of teaching staff of the classes in-charge.
    • Planning, participating and chairing case conferences.
    • Planning and procuring necessary resources for the centre.
    • Leading and/or participating in special projects (e.g. EIPIC Consultancy Project).
    • Supervising external students on placement (e.g. ADECI) with centre.
    • To teach 21 hours a week or as directed by the Centre Manager
    • To attend relevant training and courses
    • To attend and contribute regularly to i) staff meetings, ii) any other meetings where necessary
    • To be involved in networking with other community organisations.
    • To participate in events organised/supported by SPD or research projects as assigned
    • Any other duties may be assigned from time to time by Director, Services Division and Executive Director, SPD

     

    Requirements

    • Minimum Diploma in Special Education/Advanced Diploma in Early Childhood Intervention (Special Needs), with relevant teaching experience.
    • At least 5 years of experience in teaching children with special needs.
    • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Experienced in working with young children using English as a medium of instruction. 

     


    Teacher, Early Intervention Programme for Infants and Children

     

    Responsibilities

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

     

    Requirements

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

     


    Teacher 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.