Careers

A Meaningful Career at Children's Aid Society

2021 marks Children’s Aid Society’s 119th year serving the community. Through Children’s Aid Society’s two services, Melrose Home (35 Boon Lay Avenue) and Melrose Care (Blk 557, #01-63, Woodlands Drive 53), the Society aims to provide a holistic range of residential care, specialized therapy, and psychological services to support and empower the most vulnerable in our community through their challenges of adverse family circumstances, family violence, and child neglect.

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

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Your Role
As a caregiver to our residents, please note that this position requires you to work on shift, either AM or PM (till 10 p.m.) and during weekends, including Public Holidays.

• 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.

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
  • Patience, show passion, and commitment.
  • Teamwork & outgoing.
  • 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

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Your Role
To build partnerships with community supporters who are keen to contribute to our organisation through volunteerism and philanthropic means. This includes having to support fundraising initiatives and the management of relations with donors and volunteers to meet the needs of the organisation.

<Fundraising & Partnerships>
• Liaise closely with organisations and individuals with regards to monetary donations, donations-in-kind, and fundraising initiatives to meet the needs of the organisation
• Develop and implement fundraising initiatives, campaigns and events
• Maintain good relationships with existing donors and cultivate new pipelines (including funding/grants)
• Participate in networking sessions to enhance organisational profile
• Leverage on technology and digital platforms to improve public awareness and fundraising outcomes
• Ensure compliance with prevailing regulatory requirements for fundraising activities & collaborations

<Administration>
• Maintain proper donor & donations records
• Prepare monthly reports for Management
• Seek information on the latest trends and resources in donor management and fundraising practices
• Perform the function of the secretariat for committee meetings
• Perform any other duties assigned by the Manager, Community Partnerships, or Executive Director.

Qualifications:
• Minimally a Degree preferably in Marketing, Mass Communications, Business Administration or equivalent
• Good knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
• Knowledge of web-editing, design & photography skills will be an advantage
Requirements:
• At least 1 year of experience in similar roles
• Strong communication, writing, and editing skills in both English and Chinese languages
• A team player with good interpersonal and communication skills
Preferred achievements / characteristics:

• Prior experience working in the social service sector and/or a good track record in fundraising
will be an advantage

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Your Role
To build partnerships with community supporters who are keen to contribute to our organisation through volunteerism and philanthropic means. This includes having to support fundraising initiatives and the management of relations with donors and volunteers to meet the needs of the organisation.

<Volunteer Management>
• Responsible for the recruitment and selection of volunteers;
• Organise orientation and training sessions for volunteers;
• Work with internal entities and identify activities & programmes where volunteers can be involved;
• Evaluate volunteer programmes and ensure they meet organisation’s objectives;
• Organise the annual Volunteer Appreciation event

<Communications>
• Establish and maintain regular communications & engagement with stakeholders through various communcations channels;
• Develop and maintain good relationships with media partners;
• Coordinate and arrange approved visits to Melrose Home and Melrose Care;
• Maintain and regularly update organisation’s website and social media accounts;
• Produce marketing/educational collaterals, donor impact report & annual report;
• Craft media releases and handle media queries & requests
• Perform any other duties such as fundraising and administration as assigned by the Manager, Community Partnerships, or Executive Director.

Qualifications:
• Minimally a Degree preferably in Marketing, Mass Communications, Business Administration or equivalent
• Good knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
• Knowledge of web-editing, design & photography skills will be an advantage
Requirements:
• At least 1 year of experience in similar roles
• Prior experience working in the social service sector will be an advantage
• Strong communication, writing, and editing skills in both English and Chinese languages
• A team player with good interpersonal and communication skills

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Your Role
To build partnerships with community supporters who are keen to contribute to our organisation through volunteerism and philanthropic means. This includes having to support fundraising initiatives and the management of relations with donors and volunteers to meet the needs of the organisation.

<Administration>
• Perform data collation and data entry and maintain proper donor, donations, volunteer & volunteering records
• Attend to donors and volunteers enquiries
• Track progress of fundraising initiatives
• Responsible for sourcing and applying for funding/grants
• Responsible for inventory management (merchandise items, donated items and donation boxes)
• Support the fundraising and volunteer management teams in the implementation of fundraising and volunteering initiatives
• Assist in the preparation of documentation (e.g. MOUs) for partnerships & collaborations and ensure proper filing
• Liaison with Auditors
• Prepare monthly reports for Management
• Seek information on the latest trends and resources in donor & volunteer management
• Perform the function of the secretariat for committee meetings
• Perform any other duties assigned by the Manager, Community Partnerships, or Executive Director.

Qualifications:
• Minimally a Diploma preferably in Marketing, Mass Communications, Business Administration or equivalent
• Good knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
• Knowledge of web-editing, design & photography skills will be an advantage
Requirements:
• At least 1 year of experience in similar roles
• Meticulous with an eye for details
• Proficient in English and Chinese languages – written and spoken
• A teamplayer with good interpersonal and communication skills
Preferred achievements / characteristics:

• Prior experience working in the social service sector will be an advantage

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Your Role

  • Assess and identify individual psycho-social needs of clients, formulate/develop and implement appropriate individualized psychological intervention programmes.
  • Work with clients on a one-to-one basis, group, or special setting based on their levels of function and severity of psychological issues.
  • Participate in the intake assessment session with other professionals when required to assess the suitability of candidates for treatment (including Psychological Testing & Assessment).
  • Evaluate and document clients’ psychological needs and progress.
  • Refer clients to the relevant specialists for consultation and appropriate intervention.
  • Provide psychological consultation, support, and update on the clients’ progress and status to caregivers and all those involved in the care team.
  • Be involved in case conference discussions of client-related issues with caregivers and members of the care team.
  • Train and teach staff in the techniques of managing challenging behavior and other relevant topics, as and when required.
  • Maintain clear records of all clients under care.
Technical Competencies:

-Master’s degree in Educational Psychology
•6-8 years of experience in clinical assessment, treatment/rehabilitation
•Preferably Registered with SPS or Chartered with BPsS and/or license to practice psychology in the USA, UK, or Australia.

Core Competencies:

•Ability to conduct & provide psychological assessment & consultation independently
•Empathy and the ability to deal with people in distress
•Problem-solving and decision-making skills
•Well developed written and verbal communication skills with good organizational and time management

Preferred achievements / characteristics:

<For those applying for Senior>

  • Provide clinical supervision including case consultation, guidance, and review
    clinical case notes etc and provide clinical guidance and feedback to juniors
  • Co-lead/lead practice-based research on clinical practice, treatment outcomes
  • Supervisory skills

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Your Role

  • Assess and identify individual psycho-emotional and relational needs of clients, formulate/develop and implement appropriate individualised play therapy intervention programmes.
  • Conduct play therapy sessions providing guided self-expression experiences to help clients recover from or cope with cognitive, emotional, or relational difficulties.
  • Communicate with clients during play therapy sessions to build rapport, acknowledge their progress, or reflect upon their reactions to the therapeutic play process.
  • Design play therapy sessions or programs to meet client’s goals or objectives.
  • Write treatment plans, case summaries, or progress or other reports related to individual clients or client groups.
  • Observe and document client reactions, progress, or other outcomes related to play therapy.
  • Participate in the intake assessment session with other professionals when required to assess suitability of candidates for treatment.
  • Evaluate and document clients’ psycho-emotional and relational needs and progress.
  • Refer clients to the relevant specialists for consultation and appropriate intervention.
  • Provide consultation, support and update on the clients’ progress and status to caregivers and all those involved in the care team.
  • Be involved in case conference discussions of client-related issues with caregivers and members of the care team.
Technical Competencies:

• Bachelor/Master degree in Counselling / Therapy / Social Work
• Specialist Certification / Registration in Play Therapy
• 2-8 years of experience in assessment, therapy for children, teens and adults in a similar sector

Core Competencies:

• Empathy and an open and friendly manner
• Ability to gain the trust of children
• Resilience and insight for working with children in emotional distress
• Broad knowledge of child development
• A good understanding of the different ways children communicates their feelings

Preferred achievements / characteristics:

<For those applying for Senior>

  • Provide clinical supervision including case consultation, guidance & review clinical case notes & provide clinical guidance and feedback to juniors
  • Co-lead practice-based research contributing to clinical practice, treatment outcomes & advancement of knowledge & best practices