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Psychologist (Functional Family Therapy), Clinical and Forensic Psychology Service

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Agency: Ministry of Social and Family Development
Job no.: 518850
Work type: Contract
Location: Singapore
Categories:Public Relations/Corporate Communications/Psychology, Social and Community Development

“We are Professionals with Passion for People”

The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) develops the “heartware” for Singapore through our policies, community infrastructure, programmes and services. Our mission is to nurture resilient individuals, strong families and a caring society that can overcome challenges together.

We are committed and passionate in developing a strong social service sector, and play key roles in shaping the future of Singapore. Through these efforts, we hope to play a part in helping our citizens achieve their hopes and aspirations for themselves and their families.

A career in MSF is a challenging and fulfilling one that allows you to make a difference in shaping the lives of Singaporeans. If you are driven and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, we welcome you to be part of the MSF Family!

Responsibilities

The Clinical and Forensic Psychology Service (CFPS) provides specialized psychological services to children, youth and families in the areas of abuse and trauma recovery and forensic mental health. If you have a special interest in working with children and their families, come join a new team of dynamic and passionate family therapists that provides Functional Family Therapy (FFT) to children and their families (FFT training and supervision will be provided). In your role as a psychologist, you will provide psychological assessments, conduct training, and provide consultation services to stakeholders within MSF, as well external partners such as VWOs, hospitals and other ministries.

 Requirements

At least a Masters degree in Forensic or Clinical Psychology. At least 3 years of work experience in a related setting after completion of postgraduate degree is preferred.

Candidates must be open to learning and applying a new therapeutic model that will require them to work with highly disruptive families, as well as non-traditional working hours (e.g., evening sessions or sometimes weekends). Being strengths-focused and relentless (e.g., persistent in engaging families and achieving goals) are essential traits that candidates should have. In addition, candidates should also possess effective interpersonal skills, good report writing skills, and be able to work in a multidisciplinary team.

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