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Youth Casework Officer - Singapore Boys'/Girls' Home

Agency: Ministry of Social and Family Development
Job no.: 553142
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:

Youth Residential Service (YRS) is responsible for the rehabilitation, protection and reintegration of youth placed in secure care at the Singapore Boys’ Home (SBH) and Singapore Girls’ Home (SGH). The Homes are gazetted as a Juvenile Rehabilitation Centre for youth offenders dealt with by the Youth Court and as a Place of Safety for youths admitted on a Family Guidance Order, Care and Protection Order or under the Women’s Charter.

Brief description of Job Scope:

You will be responsible in managing youths who have been placed in residential care. You will work with these youths and their family to strengthen their socio-emotional development and social networks, and prepare them for reintegration into the community


 Your work includes the following:

  • Case management: formulating and implementing care plans for youths under your charge
  • Conduct intervention programmes with youths and their caregivers in both individual and group settings
  • Work closely with stakeholders such as caregivers, school authorities, employers and community partners to address risks’ and needs identified

Competencies required:

  • Tertiary qualifications in social sciences preferably with related experience
  • At least 1 year of experience working in the social service industry
  • Comfortable in spoken and written English as the position requires regular preparation and presentation of reports
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good analytical skills and the ability to influence effectively
  • A team player who can work independently
  • Self-motivated and resourceful

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