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Social Worker

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Work type: Full-Time
Location: Lorong Napiri
Categories: Social Work/Counselling

Primary Objectives of Position
To maximize the potential of children with developmental needs by facilitating timely access to child
centric and family-centric early intervention services.
To be an integral part of a collaborative professional team providing holistic assessments and
interventions to children and their caregivers to maximize their potential for development, improved
quality of life, and smooth transition into special or mainstream schools.
To provide client and family centric social work interventions to support families by connecting families
to relevant schemes and community resources, safeguarding the safety and welfare of children
through case management and counselling services, caregivers education and skills training, support
groups, and community participation programmes.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Timely access to child-centric and family centric early intervention services
  • Support the Referral to enrolment work processes of EIC, such as outreach activities, centrevisits, initial screenings, enrolment of new students, etc.
  • Consolidate information and documents necessary for Means Test and Financial Assistance applications, and work with AWWA’s Registry to fulfil documentation and audit requirements
    of EIC Funding bodies.
  • To implement EIC work processes pertaining to the client’s journey with AWWA EIC, i.e.
    enrolment to withdrawal / discharge as outlined in SOP.

Case Management

  • Collaborative Team approach
  • To be an integral part of the EIC’s Collaborative Professional Team, consisting of Teachers,Allied Health Professionals and Social Workers.
  • To pro-actively promote the clients’ holistic learning & development, and attainment of child /family centric goals through collaborative goal setting, Team discussions, Parent Teacher Conferences, recommendation and implementation of appropriate class placements, in-class and / or home-based support, parents / caregivers engagement and coaching, and referrals to
    suitable services within / outside AWWA.
  • To facilitate smooth transition of graduating students to suitable special or mainstream schools,i.e. collaborative consultation with professional staff and parents / caregivers on educational
    pathway, suitable school placement, Special School applications, etc.

Client and family centric Social Work Intervention

  • To conduct financial assistance assessment and connect needy families to relevant assistance schemes, within and outside AWWA. families, to manage and mitigate risks related to child
    safety and welfare, family violence, caregiver stress and wellbeing through classroom observations, caregivers interviews via various modes of engagement (including home visits).
  • To generate and prioritize intervention plans to address needs of the family, i.e. individual case work, caregiver psycho-education, group work or connecting to community and / or government
    agencies / resources.
  • To liaise with and contribute to case conferences with relevant helping agencies (FSC, HDB,MOH, MSF, hospitals- KKH, NUH, SCS, Sg Enable etc) to support families in need.
  • To work wth professional colleagues and caregivers to generate and implement Individual Caregiver Support Plan (ICSP).
    To maintain updated documentation of work carried out, i.e. case recording, salesforce data management system, SW outputs, etc.

Programme Planning

  • To carry out needs assessments to identify service gaps and needs of clientele (including caregivers) and apply the information and knowledge to programme planning and design.
  • To plan and implement caregiver embed programmes to support and empower caregiving families in AWWA, i.e. workshops, support groups, bonding and respite programmes, community participation programmes, etc.
  • To work with relevant EIC and / or AWWA departments and volunteers in planning and implementing the above-mentioned programmes.
    To conduct programme evaluation and clients satisfaction surveys to evaluate the outputs and outcome of the programmes.

Training & development

  • To apply the principles and protocols as guided by SASW professional Code of Ethics, which can be found at this link:
    https://www.sasw.org.sg/docs/SASW%20Code%20of%20Professional%20Ethics%20%203rd%20Revision%20(on
    line).pdf
  • To participate actively in professional sharing, case consultations, individual and group supervision, training programmes and continuing education for personal and professional
    development so as to stay current and relevant in practise.
  • To be engaged in evidence-based practice through keeping up with research findings on relevant practice areas and tracking of current trends by keeping up with updates and news on
    the disability sector.
  • Any other relevant duties as assigned by supervisor or Centre Manager, Director, CEO or Management.

Job Specifications
Minimum Education / Qualifications
Bachelor in Social Work
Minimum Years of Relevant Experience
Candidates with at least 3 years of experience are preferred.
Experience in Disability Social work or experience in working with families of special needs will e an added advantage.


Knowledge/Skills

  • Able to do needs assessment and address the needs using various modes of intervention like roupwork, case management that involves casework and counselling, planning and implmeniting relavant programmes
  • Microsoft office skills.
  • Attributes (functional or leadership competencies)
  • Dynamic team player with good interpersonal and presentation skill.
  • Meticulous and organised.

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