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Psychologist (Centre for Trauma Recovery / Centre for Forensic Mental Health)

Agency: Ministry of Social and Family Development
Job no.: 534548
Work type: Permanent/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!

The Rehabilitation and Protection Group (RPG) in MSF provides services for the rehabilitation of adult and youth offenders and the protection of children and families. We are passionate and committed to making a difference in the lives of these children, youth, and families, and are looking for like-minded individuals who share the same passion as us to join our dynamic and life-changing team.


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.


CFPS is recruiting for a Psychologist for each of their 2 centres:


  1. Centre for Trauma Recovery (CTR)

The Centre for Trauma Recovery (CTR), a team within CFPS, works with children, youth, vulnerable adults and families who have been impacted by trauma or abuse. We provide psychological assessment and therapy services, conduct trainings and talks, and also provide consultation to internal and external MSF partners. In addition, psychologists will have opportunities to be deployed either in an external agency-based treatment setting or within a residential setting working with children/youth. Continual clinical training, staff support and supervision will be provided. There will also be opportunities for research in areas of child trauma and abuse.


If you have a dedication and passion to impact children, youth and families with complex emotional and behavioural needs arising from child abuse/trauma, we invite you to join our team of dynamic and committed professionals.



  1. Centre for Forensic Mental Health (CFMH)

The Centre for Forensic Mental Health (CFMH) in CFPS works with youth/adult offenders and their families. We provide psychological assessments that help guide decisions about the rehabilitation pathways of offenders, and therapy services primarily for violent and sexual offenders. We conduct training and provide consultation services in clinical forensic psychology to internal partners in MSF as well external partners such as VWOs, hospitals, and other ministries. You will have the opportunity to work with probationers and/or youth residing in our residential services.


If you have a special interest in working with youth/adult offenders and their families, come join a team of dynamic and passionate professionals. CFMH is dedicated to your continued clinical training and supervision. We also provide opportunities for research and programme evaluation in areas of offending behaviour.



  • Provide psychological assessment and evidence-based therapy services, as well as conduct training for our partners
  • Provide consultation services to internal partners in MSF as well external partners such as social service agencies, hospitals, and other ministries.


Technical/Functional Competencies required:

  • Minimally a Master’s degree in Clinical, Forensic or Counselling Psychology
  • At least 3 years of experience in Clinical, Forensic or Counselling Psychology setting after completion of postgraduate degree is preferred
  • Good report writing skills


Generic Competencies required:

  • Effective interpersonal skills to engage both internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team

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