Careers

A Meaningful Career at Children's Aid Society

2018 marks our Society’s 116th year serving the community. Through the years, we have adapted our programmes and services to meet evolving social needs. At Melrose Home, 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-emotional and relational needs of clients, formulate/develop and implement appropriate individualised art therapy intervention programmes.

1.2       Conduct art therapy sessions providing guided self-expression experiences to help clients recover from or cope with cognitive, emotional, or relational difficulties.

1.3       Communicate with clients during art therapy sessions to build rapport, acknowledge their progress, or reflect upon their reactions to the artistic process.

1.4       Design art therapy sessions or programs to meet client’s goals or objectives.

1.5       Write treatment plans, case summaries, or progress or other reports related to individual clients or client groups.

1.6       Observe and document client reactions, progress, or other outcomes related to art therapy.

1.7       Participate in the intake assessment session with other professionals when required to assess suitability of candidates for treatment.

1.8       Evaluate and document clients’ psycho-emotional and relational needs and progress.

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

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

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

1.12      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 Art Therapy, in order to initiate and implement new programmes, in liaison with the other relevant personnel.

  • Keep abreast of latest development in service delivery of Art Therapy 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 Senior

  • Provide clinical supervision for junior art therapists including case consultation, guidance on professional ethics, direct supervision etc.
  • Review clinical case notes / recordings and provide appropriate clinical guidance and feedback to junior art therapists.
  • 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

  • Bachelor/Master’s degree in counselling / Therapy / Social Work

Key Skills

  • Specialist Certification / Registration in Art Therapy
  • Excellent artistic abilities, creativity, imagination and enthusiasm
  • Maturity, patience and a calm, respectful manner
  • A strong empathy with and commitment to helping people from all walks of life
  • Ability to deal with difficult, perhaps painful and embarrassing situations
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and listening skills
  • A strong knowledge and understanding of the theory and practice of psychotherapy and the role art can play in treatment

Experience

  • 2-8 years of experience in assessment, therapy for children, teens and adults in a similar sector
  • Candidate with good supervisory skills will be considered for Senior Position

Key Responsibilities

  1. Clinical

1.1       Assess and identify individual psycho-emotional and relational needs of clients, formulate/develop and implement appropriate individualised play therapy intervention programmes.

1.2       Conduct play therapy sessions providing guided self-expression experiences to help clients recover from or cope with cognitive, emotional, or relational difficulties.

1.3       Communicate with clients during play therapy sessions to build rapport, acknowledge their progress, or reflect upon their reactions to the therapeutic play process.

1.4       Design play therapy sessions or programs to meet client’s goals or objectives.

1.5       Write treatment plans, case summaries, or progress or other reports related to individual clients or client groups.

1.6       Observe and document client reactions, progress, or other outcomes related to play therapy.

1.7       Participate in the intake assessment session with other professionals when required to assess suitability of candidates for treatment.

1.8       Evaluate and document clients’ psycho-emotional and relational needs and progress.

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

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

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

1.12      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 client under care.
  1. Professional / Staff Development

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

  • Keep abreast of latest development in service delivery of Play Therapy 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 Senior

  • Provide clinical supervision for junior play therapists including case consultation, guidance on professional ethics, direct supervision etc.
  • Review clinical case notes / recordings and provide appropriate clinical guidance and feedback to junior Play Therapists.
  • 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

  • Bachelor/Master degree in Counselling / Therapy / Social Work / Play Therapy
  • Specialist Certification / Registration in Play Therapy

 Key Skills

  • Empathy and an open and friendly manner
  • Ability to gain the trust of children
  • Resilience and insight for working with children in emotional distress
  • Good spoken and written communication skills
  • Broad knowledge of child development
  • A good understanding of the different ways children communicates their feelings
  • Ability to work with difficult behaviour or facts, without making judgements

Experience

  • 2-8 years of experience in assessment, therapy for children, teens and adults in a similar sector
  • Candidate with good supervisory skills will be considered for Senior Position

Key Responsibilities

  1. Clinical

1.1       Assess and identify individual psycho-emotional and relational needs of clients, formulate/develop and implement appropriate individualised counselling or psychotherapy intervention.

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

1.3       Participate in the intake assessment session with other professionals when required to assess suitability of candidates for treatment and/or therapy.

1.4       Evaluate and document clients’ psycho-emotional and relational needs and progress.

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

1.6       Provide counselling 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 Counselling and Psychotherapy, in order to initiate and implement new programmes, in liaison with the other relevant personnel.

  • Keep abreast of latest development in service delivery of Counselling 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 Senior

  • Provide clinical supervision for junior counsellors including case consultation, guidance on professional ethics, direct supervision etc.
  • Review clinical case notes / recordings and provide appropriate clinical guidance and feedback to junior counsellors.
  • 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 counselling / Psychotherapy

Key Skills

  • Excellent listening and communication skills.
  • The ability to develop a non-judgemental approach.
  • An understanding of confidentiality and professional boundaries.
  • Resilience, patience and humility.
  • A genuine interest in others.

Experience

  • 2-8 years of experience in counselling, psychotherapy for families, children etc.
  • Preferably Registered with Singapore Association for Counselling
  • Candidate with good supervisory skills will be considered for Senior Position

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

Job Summary

Oversee the planning, development, administration, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of counselling and psychological services and standards in the Centre. This includes reviewing the Centre’s SOPs pertaining to the delivery of services and recommending revisions to ensure compliance to the latest regulations and administrative procedures.

  1. Job Functions as Manager, Counselling & Psychological Service Centre

1.1      Oversee the identification, planning, development, administration, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of existing and new programmes and activities that meet the needs of the community.

1.2      Network and liaise with relevant organizations, including schools, family service centres grassroots organisations and other agencies in promoting the Centre’s services and monitor service delivery.

1.3      Work with the Executive Director to plan and prepare the annual budget for the Centre.

1.4      Prepare reports and attend meetings of the Counselling & Psychological Service Centre Sub-Committee and CAS Executive Committee as well as essential meetings with MSF, NCSS and related parties.

1.5      Provide direction, supervision and guidance to the Multidisciplinary clinical team and ensure compliance to regulations and administrative procedures. This includes holding internal team supervision and multidisciplinary team consultation (with appointed external experts) regularly.

  1. Job Functions as Member of CAS Management Team

2.1      Undertake the responsibility in overseeing the day-to-day operation of the Counselling & Psychological Service Centre.

2.2      Promote and strengthen community’s awareness and utilization of the Centre’s services and programmes.

2.3      Build, maintain and enhance the CAS’s culture among the staff team in the Centre through the implementation of CAS’s HR, Operations and other policies.

2.4      Involved or lead in organisation-wide project or programme as assigned by the Executive Director.

Work experience and skills

Qualification

  • Master’s or Doctoral degree in Counselling / Social Work / Psychology

Key Skills

  • Ability to lead and manager a multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to oversee and manage a social service / clinical service centre
  • Excellent communication and listening skills
  • 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

  • 5-10 years of clinical experience in social work, counselling or psychology.
  • 3-5 years of experience in overseeing social service programmes or delivery of clinical services
  • Some experience in community networking & partnerships work
  • Preferably with at least 3 years of clinical supervision experience