STUDENT WELFARE OFFICER

Job Description:

The Student Welfare Officer (SWO) provides social support to the students at-risk which may include working with their families and other community partners to address barriers to learning and strengthening the safety net for these students.

Your key responsibilities include:

  • Providing student-centric casework support and consultation to the students at-risk and their families with the focus on parenting and the well-being of these students
  • Acting as a mentor for these students at-risk and empowering them to make informed life choices
  • Developing, coordinating and running relevant prevention programmes for these students with their families, where necessary
  • Visiting homes to assess the needs of students at-risk and their families
  • Making referrals to the relevant agencies for the students’ families and following through the cases when necessary, to enhance the families’ access to community resources and services
  • Working with the student support team of the school for early identification, case management and proactive measures to prevent and manage risk behaviours among the student population in the school
  • Monitoring and managing statutory cases
  • Helping to re-integrate the students who have been absent from school for long periods of time.

Other duties include:

  • Provide support to the school in coordinating family support services
  • Work alongside school staff to understand the family dynamics and needs of the identified students. This will include conducting interviews with students and parents, and home visits where necessary
  • Make referrals to relevant external agencies for help, such as Family Support Centres (FSC) and Social Service Offices (SSO)
  • Work with relevant social agencies and/or procure groceries for families in need, where necessary
  • Provide regular updates on status of cases being followed up
  • Provide support for school programmes where needed, e.g. work with school staff to chaperon students to external activities
  • Support the Parents Support Group in recruitment, relay of information, coordinating parent volunteers to assist in school activities and organising an annual Family Camp

Job Requirements:

  • Applicants should possess the disposition and qualities to work with youths
  • Relevant experience in the social service sector, working with and supporting at-risk students and families would be an advantage
  • Be passionate about working with students at-risk and their families
  • Be culturally sensitive, emotionally stable, resourceful, resilient, and open to diverse views
  • Applicants should hold a university degree; those without a degree and with relevant experience and expertise may also apply

Only Singaporeans may apply (Closing date: 25 Feb 2019)

Interested applicants please download the application form and email your completed form with full resume, copies of academic certificates and contact details to NLS_Career@ite.edu.sg.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Shortlisted applicants will be notified within a month from application closing date.