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Student Welfare Officer

Agency: Ministry of Education
Job no.: 541639
Work type: Permanent/Contract
Location: Singapore
Categories:Education, Social and Community Development

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 a Student Welfare Officer (SWO), you will provide social support to the students at-risk. You will also work with their families and other community partners to address barriers to learning and strengthening the safety net for these students.

Your key responsibilities include:

  • Provide student-centric casework support and consultation to the students at-risk and their families with the focus on parenting and the student's well-being.
  • Acting as a mentor for these students at-risk and empower them to make informed life choices
  • Develop, coordinate and run relevant prevention programmes for these students with their families, where necessary
  • Visit homes to assess the needs of students at-risk and their families
  • Make referrals to the relevant agencies for the students’ families to enhance their access to community resources and services
  • Work with the student support team of the school for early identification, case management and proactive measures to prevent and manage risk behaviours among the school students
  • Monitor and manage statutory cases
  • Help re-integrate the students who have been absent from school for long periods of time

Job Requirements

  • A passion and disposition for working with at-risk students and their families, and a positive belief in their potential
  • Cultural sensitivity, and an openness to diverse views
  • Emotional stability, resourcefulness and resilience
  • A tertiary qualification, or relevant experience and expertise
  • Preferably at least 5 years of working experience. Relevant experience in the social service sector, working with and supporting at-risk students and families would be an advantage

Please be informed that only short-listed applicants will be notified for interview.

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