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Senior Home Visitor/ Home Visitor (ECDA, KidSTART)

Agency: Ministry of Social and Family Development
Job no.: 540355
Work type: Permanent/Contract
Location: Singapore
Categories:Administration Support, 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!

KidSTART was introduced as a three-year pilot programme in 2016 to provide upstream support to children (aged 0-6) from low-income families in the areas of childhood development, health and social service. As we prepare to expand into new regions over the next few years, the Ministry of Social and Family Development is setting up a dedicated agency to implement the KidSTART programme and deepen partnerships between the community and Government to give these children a good start in life.

Click here for more information on KidSTART.

Description of Division/Branch:

You will be part of the KidSTART Home Visitation Programme team, which delivers a range of early childhood development programmes, including supporting parents through home visits and support groups, and to assess and monitor the progress of children’s health and development.  The programme actively engages families, social/ community partners and government agencies to provide systematic, integrated and holistic support to children and their families.


To provide support, guidance, knowledge and skills to enhance parents' capacity in child development directly to families in their homes through regular and consistent home visits.

  • Possess sound assessment skills on the needs and risks of children/parents/caregivers to ascertain the intensity and customisation of intervention.
  • Build rapport, engagement and cultivate a positive relationship with parents/caregivers to ensure that child development knowledge and skills are imparted effectively
  • Create and facilitate learning opportunities for parents in the areas of parent-child interaction, development-centred parenting and family well-being.
  • Motivate, assess and monitor the parents' ability to conduct, practise and incorporate the knowledge and skills in child development
  • Conduct screening and ongoing assessment of child development, maternal and family wellbeing
  • Provide information and knowledge on medical, dental, mental health services, early childhood development, developmental issues for families and children, with support from a multi-disciplinary team comprising of paediatricians and nurses, and healthcare, early childhood and social service providers.
  • Excellent collaborative skills to partner community and social service agencies (eg. FSCs, SSOs) to provide the necessary support for the families and their children, which includes regular case conferences and discussions.
  • Participate actively and contribute to discussions in team meetings, supervision sessions, training and multidisciplinary case reviews.
  • Conduct coaching and supervision for new home visitors (post of Senior Home Visitors)
  • Contribute to the regular reviews of existing programmes and processes with the team
  • Contribute to the evaluation and fidelity monitoring of service delivery through consistency in administrative work, provision of data and information on cases in a timely manner.
  • Contribute to the development and organisation of group sessions/activities to reinforce child development knowledge and skills, mental wellbeing of caregivers, and create opportunities for peer support among caregivers.
  • Contribute to the efforts of outreach and recruitment of new families to participate in the Home Visitation Programme.



Functional/Technical Competencies

  • Tertiary qualifications in Early Childhood Development, Psychology, Nursing, Social Work, Counselling or equivalent
  • Three to five years of work experience in the early childhood development or social service sectors
  • Two to three years of supervisory responsibilities with a good track record (for the post of Senior Home Visitor)
  • Fluency in another language such as Malay, Mandarin or Tamil will be useful
  • Passionate and committed to work with caregivers and their children
  • Empathetic towards the needs and challenges of caregivers
  • Capacity to reflect on key strengths and needs and motivated to enhance personal effectiveness and efficiency at work
  • Willing and able to work on some weekday evenings and weekends

Generic Competencies

  • Excellent team player with good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Flexible and nimble towards organisational change and development
  • Motivated towards learning and professional development

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