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Associate Psychologist

Careers@Gov
Agency: Ministry of Education
Job no.: 528997
Work type: Contract
Location: Singapore
Categories:Education, Public Relations/Corporate Communications/Psychology

The wealth of a nation lies in its people - their commitment to country and community, their willingness to strive and persevere, their ability to think, achieve and excel. Our future depends on our continually renewing and regenerating our leadership and citizenry, building upon the experience of the past, learning from the circumstances of the present, and preparing for the challenges of the future. How we bring up our young at home and teach them in school will shape Singapore in the next generation.

The mission of the Education Service is to mould the future of the nation, by moulding the people who will determine the future of the nation. The Service will provide our children with a balanced and well-rounded education, develop them to their full potential, and nurture them into good citizens, conscious of their responsibilities to family, society and country.

Job Description

As an Associate Psychologist in the Special Educational Needs Division, you will provide psychological services to schools as well as work with Senior Educational Psychologists to assist in developing and reviewing policies, programmes and resources through research.

Your key responsibilities include:

• Providing consultation to mainstream schools on support structures and processes for students with special educational needs
• Assisting in the development, monitoring and evaluation of support structures and processes, programmes and resources for mainstream schools to support students with special educational needs
• Assisting in research on issues related to special educational needs
• Providing consultation to schools and parents to support students with special educational needs
• Assisting in the design and conduct of training programmes on special educational needs for schools

 

Professional and Career Development Opportunities

Successful candidates will receive in-house specialised training in Psychology and be supervised by qualified Educational Psychologists.  Outstanding Associate Psychologists who have consistently performed well may also be offered the opportunity to pursue a Masters in Educational Psychology after gaining sufficient experience on the job.

 

Requirements

• A degree in Psychology; those with related working experience would be at an advantage
• Effective team player with good interpersonal and communication skills
• Embraces the value of professionalism with a strong passion and drive to work with students with special needs and external stakeholders

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