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Senior Post-Care Service Officer / Post-Care Service Officer

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Agency: Ministry of Social and Family Development
Job no.: 553143
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 reviewing and implementing the post care services for youths discharging from SBH and SGH, as well as providing case work interventions for youths during their stay at the Homes.

Responsibilities:

Your work includes the following:

Primary Duties

  • Oversee the implementation of post-care services in YRS
  • Management of appointed social service agencies and monitoring of compliance to standards set for the service delivered
  • Engagement with key stakeholders in ensuring smooth running of post care services
  • Support ongoing evaluation of programme through data management

Secondary Duties

  • 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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