Careers

A Meaningful Career at Children's Aid Society

2019 marks Children’s Aid Society’s 117th year serving the community. Through the years, we have adapted our programmes and services to meet evolving social needs. At Melrose Home (Children’s Aid Society), we provide a nurturing home away from home for vulnerable children and youth who are coping with family violence and child neglect issues.

Moving forward, we strive to play a bigger role in preventive work for our vulnerable beneficiaries and support underserved families in the rest of the community. This will be achieved through a new service centre in Woodlands that aims to deliver early psychological and therapeutic interventions for children and youth in need. This  is scheduled to start operations in early 2019.

If you are interested to be a part of our dynamic team and advocate for the successful lives, stable families, and a strong community, below is a list of our available positions.

Please send your resume to recruitment@childrensaidsociety.org.sg

Current Vacancies

Your Role

  • Provide supervision in the Home and to ensure adequate care of the residents at all times.
  • Provide guidance for residents in supporting their growth and development, which include laundry, medical, meal services, health & hygiene, homework, escort & supervision etc.
  • To promote self-regulation, reinforce Home Rules and manage disciplinary situations in a safe and sensitive manner.
  • Work with a multi-disciplinary team consisting of Guidance Officers, Social Workers, Residential Care Managers and Youth Workers in the development and delivery of biopsychosocial and educational programmes for residents.
  • Involve in planning programme & activities for the residents

Requirements

Technical Competencies

  • NITEC in Community Care & Social Services
  • Able to develop and deliver biopsychosocial or educational programmes for residents.

Core Competencies

  • Demonstrate kindness and concern toward every individual
  • Uphold high ethical standards and demonstrate a high level of trust and honesty in words and actions
  • Show passion and commitment
  • Teamwork
  • Act in the best interests of beneficiaries

Preferred achievements / characteristics

  • Preferably some working experiences with children & youth
  • Able to work on two shifts, weekends & Public Holidays (5 days work week)
    (AM Shift : 7am to 4pm OR PM Shift :12.45pm to 9.45pm

Key Responsibilities

  1. Clinical

1.1       Assess and identify individual psycho-social needs of clients, formulate/develop and implement appropriate individualised psychological intervention programmes.

1.2       Work with clients on a one-to-one basis, group or special setting based on their levels of function and severity of psychological issues.

1.3       Participate in the intake assessment session with other professionals when required to assess suitability of candidates for treatment (including Psychological Testing & Assessment).

1.4       Evaluate and document clients’ psychological needs and progress.

1.5       Refer clients to the relevant specialists for consultation and appropriate intervention.

1.6       Provide psychological consultation, support and update on the clients’ progress and status to caregivers and all those involved in the care team.

1.7       Be involved in case conference discussions of client-related issues with caregivers and members of the care team.

1.8       Train and teach staff in the techniques of managing challenging behavior and other relevant topics, as and when required.

1.9       Attend and contribute regularly to the following:

  • Staff Meeting;
  • Case Conference;
  • Any other meeting as and when necessary.
  1. Administration
  • Maintain clear records of all clients under care.
  1. Professional / Staff Development

3.1       Keep abreast of development in areas pertaining to Psychology, in order to initiate and implement new programmes, in liaison with the other relevant personnel.

  • Keep abreast of latest development in service delivery of Psychology and related areas to ensure that services are kept updated.
  • Conduct in-house or external training programmes for relevant staff, caregivers and volunteers in the organization / community

For Seniors

  • Provide clinical supervision for junior psychologists including case consultation, guidance on professional ethics, direct supervision etc.
  • Review clinical case notes / recordings and provide appropriate clinical guidance and feedback to junior psychologists.
  • Co-lead or lead practice-based research contributing to the improvement of clinical practice, treatment outcomes and advancement of knowledge.
  • Co-lead or lead in sharing, presentation and/or publication of best practices, practice-based research at appropriate platform approved by the Society.

Work experience and skills

Qualification

  • Master’s degree in clinical / Counselling / Educational Psychology

Key Skills

  • Ability to conduct psychological assessment independently
  • Ability to provide psychological consultation independently
  • Excellent communication and listening skills
  • Empathy and the ability to deal with people in distress
  • Ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • Problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Well developed written and verbal communication skills with good organisational and time management

Experience

  • 6-8 years of experience in clinical assessment, treatment/rehabilitation
  • Preferably Registered with SPS or Chartered with BPsS and/or licenced to practice psychology in USA, UK or Australia.
  • Candidate with good supervisory skills will be considered for Senior Position