(i) Student Welfare Officer
- Provide social support to at-risk students and work with their families and other community partners to address barriers to learning and strengthening the safety net for these students;
- Put in place suitable processes and system for needs analysis, early identification, and referral and casework interventions to support at-risk students;
- Provide student-centric casework support and consultation to the students at-risk and their families with the focus on parenting and the students’ well-being;
- Act as a mentor for these students and empower them to make informed life choices;
- Develop, coordinate and run relevant prevention programmes for these students with their families, where necessary;
- Visit homes to assess the needs of students at-risk and their families;
- Make referrals to the relevant agencies for the students’ families to enhance their access to community resources and services;
- Work with the student support team of the school for early identification, case management and proactive measures to prevent and manage risk behaviours among the school students;
- Monitor and manage statutory cases;
- Help engage and re-integrate students who have been absent from school for extended periods.
- A passionate team player who has the commitment and disposition to work with at-risk students and their families;
- Cultural sensitivity, and an openness to diverse views;
- Emotional stability, resourcefulness and resilience;
- A tertiary qualification in social work or counselling, or relevant experience and expertise
- Preferably at least 5 years of working experience in a youth social work setting e.g. experience in conducting Guidance Program (GP), Youth-At-Risk Engagement (YARE), Enhanced Step-up (ESU), knowledge of parenting programs like Signpost and Triple P etc., familiarity with other family support agencies e.g. FSCs, SSOs, DSSAs, CPS would be an advantage.
(ii) Allied Educator (School Counsellor)
- To work with the school counselling team to develop an effective counselling programme that is developmental, preventive, remedial & responsive to support the social and emotional needs of students;
- To provide counselling support, individually and in group setting, to help students improve self-management and overcome behavioral challenges;
- To work with students to identify their strengths, interests, and needs so as to help them strengthen their academic, personal and social development;
- To guide and support at-risk/high-needs students to develop prosocial behaviours;
- To work together with AED(LBS) to provide intervention support to students with special educational needs (SEN) and enable them to adjust to the school and classroom learning environment well;
- To identify high-needs students and families for referral to external agencies e.g. family service centre (FSC) for assistance;
- To partner relevant stakeholders e.g. parents, FSC, MSF, police etc. to support the behavioural improvement of at-risk/high-needs students;
- To help parents and teachers identify potential behavioral problems with their students, and provide students with support as they try to overcome disabilities or developmental problems;
- To monitor students in classroom and play settings, and suggest changes to the curriculum so that it better meets the needs of the students;
- To provide periodic updates on the counselling programme to school management;
- To conduct professional sharing on the school counselling programme and intervention support for teachers and parents;
- Degree or Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling / Psychology.
- Able to work with students from diverse family backgrounds.
- Possess resourcefulness to work effectively and efficiently in a fast-paced work environment.
- Has positive attitude, able to work under pressure, meticulous and able to work independently.
- Good oral and written communication skills.
- Good interpersonal skills and ability to work as a team.
- Caring, responsible and driven.
HOW TO APPLY
Please email the application form, together with a detailed resume with a recent photograph, stating your academic/professional qualifications, working experience, and current and expected salaries to Ms Marina Wong at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate the job title on the subject heading of your email.
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Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.