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Support / Executive, Home Visitation (ECDA, KidSTART)

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Agency: Ministry of Social and Family Development
Job no.: 540356
Work type: Permanent/Contract
Location: Singapore
Categories: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!

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.

Responsibilities

Support Functions for the Home Visitation Programme

  • Under the supervision of the Home Visitor, conduct observations and assessments of older children (age 2 to 6) during home visits when required
  • Engage older children (age 2 to 6) at home visits with structured activities at home visits and group sessions while the Home Visitors demonstrate and conduct learning activities with caregivers and the index children
  • Develop materials and procure resources for use by Home Visitors to conduct learning activities in parent-child interaction and development-centred parenting
  • Accompany caregivers and/or their children’s medical appointments, immunisations or therapy sessions

Competencies

Functional/Technical Competencies

  • Tertiary qualifications in social work, counselling, psychology or equivalent
  • At least 1 year of work experience in the social service sector
  • Fluency in another language such as Malay, Mandarin or Tamil will be useful
  • Willing and able to work on some weekday evenings and weekends
  • Empathetic towards the needs and challenges of caregivers
  • Passionate and committed to work with caregivers and their children

 

Generic Competencies

  • Excellent team player with good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Meticulous and ability to organise and manage data and knowledge of data processing software such as MS Excel
  • Flexible and nimble towards organisational change and development
  • Motivated towards learning and professional development

 

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