Social Work

Social Work

Social Workers assist clients and their families to cope with issues resulting from disabilities and helping the clients to realise their full potential.

Social Workers offer the following services:

Information and Referrals

  • Follow up on referrals to the Association
  • Arrange initial screening sessions with Trans-Disciplinary team of professionals regarding the suitability of referred clients for enrolment into any programmes
  • Refer clients to suitable service agencies in the community if necessary

Casework and Counseling

  • Provide psycho-social assessment of the clients’ family situation
    •  Home visitations
    • Provide counselling to individual clients and their families to clarify options and strengthen decision making

Financial Assistance

  • Provide means testing of clients to establish their eligibilities for subsidies from various existing schemes
  • Assess families for financial assistance applications to purchase recommended equipment from internal and external resources

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Link with Community Resources

  • Provide linkages with other social service providers and community groups to meet the multiple needs of the clients
  • Connect clients and their families to appropriate resources and support networks in the community

Parents and Caregivers Support

  • Facilitate training sessions for parents on relevant topics to enable them to be effective caregivers
  • Facilitate mutual support  among parents to reinforce positive caregiving behaviours
  • Conduct support groups for parents and caregivers

Agency Visits

  • Organise agency visits for parents of graduating students to assist them in their child’s transition planning

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