Job Purpose:
You shall be working closely with various stakeholders to provide assessment, intervention, consultation and training services to address clients’ learning/emotional/behavioural needs and difficulties and to facilitate clients’  vocational training/job placement. In addition, you are required to conduct assessment and review for students/trainees applying to APSN schools and sheltered workshop.
Key Responsibilities:
Consultation & Assessment
  • Work with clients and their families to:
    • Identify and address learning and behaviour problems that interfere with school/ centre success
    • Evaluate eligibility for special education services (within a multidisciplinary team)
    • Support students’/trainees’ social, emotional, and behavioural health
    • Coach and promote parenting skills and enhance home–school collaboration
    • Make referrals and help coordinate community support services
  • Work with Teachers/ Instructors/ Trainers to:
    • Identify and resolve academic barriers to learning
    • Design and implement student progress monitoring systems
    • Design and implement academic and behavioral interventions
    • Support effective individualized instructions
    • Create positive classroom environments
Intervention
  • Provide counselling, instructions, and mentoring for students/trainees with social, emotional, and behavioural problems
  • Increase achievement by assessing barriers to learning and determining the best instructional strategies to improve learning
  • Promote wellness and resilience by reinforcing communication and social skills, problem solving, anger management, self-regulation, self-determination, and optimism
Prevention
  • Share information, strategies with school staff and administrators
  • Conduct treatment programmes for selected students and to proactively address potential risk factors with respect to students’/clients’ academic, emotional, social development and well-being
Workshops
  • Support understanding and management of students’/trainees’ learning emotional and behavioural issues through parents’ education sessions and professional development sessions for teachers.

Skills and Experiences

Job Requirements:
  • Possess a Masters in Applied Psychology/ Clinical Psychology from an accredited university and be registered/eligible for registration with SRP or an equivalent professional body.
  • Possess a minimum of 2-3 years of work related experience with relevant exposure in the area of intellectual disability or other related disabilities.
  • Good communication, team work, and interpersonal skills
  • Passionate for working with persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • Clarity and organised thought processes with good verbal and written communication capabilities.
  • Proven experience in clinical setting, counselling practices, scientific research, teaching, and well-versed in occupational and educational psychology
Additional Notes to Applicants:
  • APSN operates 4 Special Education (SPED) Schools and 1 Sheltered Workshop (Centre for Adults) with locations as below:
    • APSN Chaoyang – Ang Mo Kio
    • APSN Katong School – New Upper Changi Road
    • APSN Tanglin School – Alexandra Road
    • APSN Delta Senior School – Choa Chu Kang; and
    • APSN Centre for Adults – Jalan Ubi
  • Do indicate your interest in School-Based or Centre-Based work and your preferred work locations when you apply.

Head over to https://www.jobstreet.com.sg/en/job/psychologist to apply.