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Agency: Ministry of Social and Family Development
Job no.: 553327
Work type: Contract
Location: Singapore
Categories:Training and 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!

The Work and Skills Immersion Programme (WSIP) in MSF is targeted at jobseekers who are keen in the social service sector. Under this programme, successful applicants will be placed on a non-renewable contract till 30 Dec 2022, and can look forward to a development programme consisting of:

  • MSF orientation and foundational programmes to gain a good understanding of the social service landscape, including our local social compact, the network of stakeholders in the sector and available assistance schemes.
  • Domain-specific training, including in-house programmes and courses by the Social Service Institute, to develop professional competencies required for the roles that hires play in strengthening families, protecting the vulnerable and building a more inclusive society; and/or
  • Hands-on experience with casework and projects, including partnership with social service agencies and other organisations in the sector to deliver our social services.

 

The Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) serves as the regulatory and developmental agency for the early childhood sector in Singapore, overseeing key aspects of children’s development below the age of 7 across both kindergartens and child care centres. The Professional Development Department in ECDA seeks to uplift the quality of the early childhood sector through setting of professional standards and promoting professional development.

 

Responsibilities: You will work with a team to support the expansion in provision of, and raising the quality of Tamil Language (TL) lessons in the preschool sector through the following ways:

  • Source, assess and curate short courses for TL educators
  • Evaluate TL teaching in preschools
  • Manage the development and distribution of Mother Tongue Language teaching resources for the preschool sector

 

Competencies required:

  • Tertiary qualifications
  • Relevant experience in early childhood or education
  • Proficiency in the Tamil Language is required
  • Interested in contributing to the early childhood sector
  • A team player who is able to work independently
  • Possess good writing and project management skills

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