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Established in 1957, Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore (CPAS) aims to empower children and adults with cerebral palsy and multiple disabilities to realise their full potential and to lead a life of dignity. CPAS provides fully integrated programmes and services including early intervention and special education for children and youths and rehabilitation services, day activity centre programmes, vocational training and gainful employment, all at the highest standards of passion, integrity, care and excellence.  Dedicated to creating an awareness of cerebral palsy, CPAS also advocates for equal opportunities for all persons.  We invite aspiring and talented individuals to join us as:

Administration Assistant


Responsibilities

  • Provide administrative support to Adult Services Department (AS), liaise with departments within the organisation and maintain centre coordination.
  • Ensure that all relevant documents are ready for admission and discharge as per admission and discharge Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Ensure clients/trainees personal information database record is updated.
  • Prepares monthly clients/trainees attendance report.
  • Maintain and keep an inventory of keys that belongs to AS.
  • Update and maintain the filing system (e.g. clients’/trainees documents, minutes of meeting, petty cash etc.)
  • Prepare and monitor drivers’ schedule to facilitate the daily transport deployment schedule base on the booking received.
  • Coordinate and arrange upcoming AS Sub-Committee meetings.

Requirements

  • Minimum ‘O’ level.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Words, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Meticulous, good organization skills and able to multi task
  • High reliability and integrity in handling confidential information and cash.

 

Psychologist (Renewal Contract)


Responsibilities

  • Conduct behavioural interventions such as emotional and behaviour management for children that hinder with learning.
  • Conduct standardised and non-standardised, dynamic testing /initial screening assessment, progress monitoring, and relevant assessments to inform suitable placement (educational or vocational) to early intervention & Special school children
  • Monitor intervention goals, plan and outcome for class or individual intervention
  • Guide staff and parents in implementing emotional, learning and behavioural interventions, customised to needs of individual student
  • Provide consultations to parents/caregivers/teachers
  • Conduct parenting/ social skills/therapeutic groups for children and parent’s
  • Conduct training for staff
  • Participate in research and programme evaluation projects
  • Keep proper records of all assessments, interventions.
  • Maintain inventory of department and make recommendations for purchases of new materials and equipment.
  • Participate actively in sub-committee meetings/Projects (some of which include Case & Review sub-committee & Professional Sub-committee etc) or any ad-hoc project
  • Assist HOD in the administration of the department.
  • Undertake any other responsibilities and duties as deemed necessary and beneficial for the Association to attain its Mission and Vision.

Requirements

  • A Master Degree in Educational/Clinical/Developmental/Applied Psychology.
  • Relevant clinical experience with children and adolescents preferred
  • Conversant in learning, emotion and social development skills, child development and classroom management skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work independently in a multidisciplinary team
  • Eligible for full membership with Singapore Psychological Society or registration with the Singapore Register of Psychologists or Eligible for registration with APHRA/ HCPC/ APA

 

Teacher Aide (2 Years Contract)


Role
The role of a Teacher Aide is to support the teacher in the classroom to achieve and enhance instructional and behavioral objectives for the students.

Responsibilities

  • Assist classroom teacher in performing specific duties as assigned or undertaking specialized tasks to achieve and enhance instructional and behavioural objectives
  • Work with class students as assigned relief teacher in the absence of the class teacher
  • Lift, move, and operate adaptive equipment
  • Assist students with personal care tasks, including lavatory, clothing, hygiene, diapering, toileting, and wash-up routines
  • Assist students with mobility needs such as, lifting and positioning students, lifting in and out of wheelchairs; loading and unloading on the bus; transporting students in and around the school and on field trips
  • Monitor students so as to maintain a safe and positive learning environment
  • Assist students during snack time
  • Perform work-related assignment as required, such as events, CCAs, and PLTs, etc.

Requirements

  • At least 3 GCE “O” level passes.
  • A Certificate In Educational Studies is preferred
  • Possess basic computer skills

 

Teacher (7 months Contract)


Role

The role of a SPED Teacher is to design and develop specialised lesson plans to help students with special needs to cope and achieve their learning objectives. The SPED Teacher will be working closely with allied health professionals, social workers, psychologists, families and the community so as to help the students to reach their fullest potential and enjoy an enhanced quality of life.

Responsibilities

  • Provide direct and indirect instructional support to students in a positive environment.
  • Employ special educational strategies and techniques during instruction to improve the development of sensory- and perceptual-motor skills, language, cognition, and memory.
  • Instruct students in academic subjects using a variety of techniques such as phonetics, multi-sensory learning, and repetition to reinforce learning and to meet students’ varying needs and interests.
  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining an environment conducive to learning for all students.
  • Work in tandem with Teacher Aide to achieve quality outcomes for the students.
  • Meet with parents to discuss their children’s progress and to determine priorities for their children and their individualized educational needs.
  • Confer with parents, administrators, testing specialists, social workers, and other professionals to develop individualized education programs (IEPs) designed to promote students’ educational, physical, and social/emotional development.
  • Maintain accurate and complete student records and prepare reports on children and activities, as required by school.
  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to students.
  • Serve as a member of a multidisciplinary/transdisciplinary team as appropriate.
  • Maintain professional competence by participating in staff development activities, curriculum development meetings, and other professional opportunities.
  • Perform related work as required, such as events, CCAs, and PLTs, etc.

Requirements

  • Five ‘O’ Level passes (including English & Math), two ‘A’/H2 Level passes and two ‘AO’/H1 Level passes (including General Paper or Knowledge Inquiry).
  • A recognized local polytechnic diploma.
  • A good overall International Baccalaureate Diploma score.
  • A heart to serve in the special needs sector.
  • Working hour may be beyond office hours.
  • A heart to serve in the special needs sector.

 

Senior Executive / Assistant Manager, GROW (Goodwill, Rehabilitation and Occupational Workshop)   


Responsibilities

  • The responsibilities of the Senior Executive / Assistant Manager, GROW are described below. The Senior Executive / Assistant Manager, GROW will be managing a team of 13 comprising Workshop instructor/Aides/Wardens.
  • Supervise and coach staff to plan, support and implement programmes and services of GROW.
  • Develop and implement policies to ensure trainees’ welfare and the smooth operation of the workshop.
  • Ensure that workshop rules pertaining to personal safety, work hazards and prescribed training procedures are adhered to by staff and trainees.
  • Plan and carry out activities for trainees, according to the trainees’ Individual Training Plan (ITP).
  • Maintain and develop proper system of administration of trainees’ ITP; attendance and training programme records; and other administrative records in accordance to the Programme Evaluation System / Best Practice Guidelines.
  • Ensure the welfare of trainees, referring any inappropriate client behaviour or welfare needs to the appropriate professional service for intervention.
  • Ensure the safety, attendance, punctuality and welfare of trainees at the site and all other areas (such as during travel/outings at fairs). Ensure that trainees are supervised at all times during outdoor activities.
  • Be motivated to assist trainees to reach their full potential in all work assigned and where possible prepare trainees for open employment.
  • Plan, initiate, negotiate and secure suitable work for trainees. Plan and set monthly targets to source for adequate and suitable work for the trainees.
  • Strategies, develop and manage the business potential and profitability of projects in the trainees’ interest, including marketing activities and customer management.
  • Prepare records, submissions and reports in full compliance with the funding agencies’ requirements and deadlines.
  • Liaise with parents/guardians of trainees pertaining to the management of trainees.
  • Ensure that volunteers are working towards the organizational interest, objectives and goals.
  • Provide appropriate training and supervision to volunteers.
  • Show consistent efforts in motivating and sustaining its pool of volunteers;
  • Regularly show appreciation for the volunteers’ contributions;
  • Have in place a good system of volunteer records;
  • Have a regular and appropriate appraisal and review system for the volunteers.
  • Maintain good public relations and uphold the image of the Association.
  • Work as a team and participate positively and actively to ensure quality service delivery that is in line with the mission, goals and objectives of the Association.

Requirements

  • Degree/Diploma graduate with considerable years of relevant working experience.
  • Strong interest and passion to serve people with multiple disabilities.
  • Effective leader who communicates well, is a good listener and is firm and fair.
  • Possesses good organizational skills and able to leverage on technology.
  • Able to take stress and has high emotional stability.
  • Analytical with problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • A good team player who is also able to lead and work with cross functional teams and creative / innovative to achieve project goals.
  • Has good business acumen and able to reach out to existing / new network of contacts to secure new work assignments for trainees.
  • A heart to serve in the special needs sector.

 

Advocacy & Marketing Assistant Manager


Responsibilities

  • Create, develop and execute compelling marketing initiatives with the goal of driving fundraising and advocate for the cause of CPAS.
  • Build relationships with key donors and engage them on a long term basis.
  • Develop and implement community engagement plans.
  • Drive events to ensure smooth delivery of activities and seek out giving opportunities.
  • Engage stakeholders and integrate volunteers into suitable programs.
  • Monitor KPIs across projects and measure the effectiveness of the activities.
  • Curate suitable campaigns/projects to raise awareness of Cerebral Palsy and CPAS and advocate for an inclusive society.

Requirements

  • Possess a minimum of 5-7 years of relevant working/comparable experience in the area of sales, key-client solutions, fundraising and/or events management.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Excel & PowerPoint) & Photoshop CS.
  • Possess copywriting skill, with strong interpersonal and able to pitch for resources/support.
  • Be a team member with strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Energetic, results-driven, highly organized and self-motivated; enjoys start-up environment.
  • Possess a Degree from a relevant discipline or its equivalent.
  • Prior exposure to the social service sector through volunteering would be helpful.
  • Highly organized, self-motivated and committed to working with a diverse staff.
  • Able to create and maintain effective administrative systems and processes.
  • Able to think strategically and innovatively.
  • Committed to high standards, professional and conscientious approach.
  • Flexible working attitude and adaptable.
  • Flexibility to work occasional unsocial hours, weekends, evenings and travel – as required.
  • A heart to serve in the special needs sector.

 

Senior Speech & Language Therapist   


Role

To assess, diagnose, treat and provide intervention in accordance to the service delivery models for clients with  speech, language, communication and swallowing disorders across the programmes. In addition, providing supervision and mentoring to the entry-level speech and language pathologists, students pursuing courses on speech and language therapy, and training teachers, parents, and volunteers involved in the treatment process. The job role also includes undertaking and guiding research projects, conducting specialised clinics and carrying out certain administrative responsibilities as directed by the head of the department.

Responsibilities

  • Assessment, Identification & Implementation of Therapy Programs
  • Crating and periodical reviewing of Standard Operating Procedures for setting up special clinics such as Feeding and Swallowing Clinic, Assistive Technology Clinic, etc.
  • Implementing the SOPs in the clinic ensuring smooth workflow interms of referrals, providing appropriate equipment, procuring and loaning of items, and other logistics.
  • Clinical Supervision to provide on-the-job training, mentorship and guidance for new SLPs, SLP TAs and students pursuing undergraduate/postgraduate course in Speech and Language Pathology.
  • Ensure that efficient speech therapy records of clientele are kept and information on the following are properly recorded.
  • Keep abreast of latest development in service delivery of speech therapy related areas to ensure that therapy programs are kept updated.
  • Conduct in-house training programs for relevant staff, teachers, parents, caregivers and volunteers in the organization.

Requirements

  • Masters in Speech and Language Pathology / Therapy, Full Registration under AHPC, with atleast 5 years of experience in providing supervision and mentoring to entry-level and junior therapists, handling projects and research work simple assessment of family needs. Skills to collaborate and network with internal and external recourses.
  • A heart to serve in the special needs sector.

 

Speech and Language Therapist


Responsibilities

  • Able to assess, diagnose, recommend and plan speech-language treatment programs for clients
  • Implement individual and/or group therapy sessions
  • Manage a range of diagnosis, including cerebral palsy (CP), ASD, GDD, speech and language delay, multiple disabilities, etc
  • Work collaboratively with therapists, teachers and families to meet client’s needs
  • Be involved in conducting parent/ caregiver training and in-services
  • Continual professional development through workshops and conferences
  • Participate in advocacy and outreach activities and programmes
  • Opportunities to work in the Feeding & Swallowing Clinic and Assistive Technology Clinic will be provided

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor degree in Speech-Language Pathology or accredited university recognized by Allied Health Professionals Council, Singapore
  • Preferably at least one year of experience as a Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Excellent communication skills with good command of verbal and written English
  • Strong commitment and motivation to work in Interdisciplinary settings
  • ​Preferably a​ member in the Speech And Language Therapy Singapore (SALTS)
  • A heart to serve in the special needs sector

 

Salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience. Candidates who meet the pre-requisites are invited to email their applications to recruit_hr15@cpas.org.sg, enclosing their resume and indicating the relevant position, their current and expected salary. Alternatively, candidates may send their application to:

The Human Resource Department

Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore

Cerebral Palsy Centre

65 Pasir Ris Drive 1, Singapore 519529

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

 

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