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APSN Education Services Ltd.

Address: 900 New Upper Changi Road, Singapore 467354
Phone: +65 6479 6252
Email: enquiry@apsn.org.sg

APSN Chaoyang School

Address: 10 Ang Mo Kio Street 54 Singapore 569184
Phone: +65 6456 6922
Email: cys@apsn.org.sg

APSN Katong School

Address: 900 New Upper Changi Road Singapore 467354
Phone: +65 6445 8027
Email: ks@apsn.org.sg

APSN Tanglin School

Address: 143 Alexandra Road Singapore 159924
Phone: +65 6475 1511
Email: ts@apsn.org.sg

APSN Delta Senior School

Address: 3 Choa Chu Kang Grove Singapore 688237
Phone: +65 6276 3818
Email: dss@apsn.org.sg

APSN Ltd.

Address: 11 Jalan Ubi Block 2 #02-12 Singapore 409074
Phone: +65 6479 6252
Email: enquiry@apsn.org.sg

APSN Centre For Adults

Address: 11 Jalan Ubi Block 4, #01-31 Singapore 409074
Phone: +65 6346 2425
Email: cfa@apsn.org.sg

APSN Student Care Centre

Address: 10 Ang Mo Kio Street 54 Singapore 569184
Phone: +65 6637 9812
Email: scc@apsn.org.sg

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Career Opportunities

Be Part of APSN 

As an organisation, APSN believes in training employees and investing in their career development. We look after employees’ needs in order to strengthen morale and job satisfaction.

We benefit as a member of National Council of Social Service (NCSS) from extensive training programmes which we participate in.

Come onboard for a rewarding career that turns your passion into a profession! We welcome new members to contribute to our warm and vibrant culture, in an environment that embraces knowledge-sharing and collaboration.

Current Opportunities

APSN aspires to promote lifelong learning, drive community partnerships, and enhance the quality of life of those serve. Join us and impact lives every day! Interested applicants, please write in to recruitment@apsn.org.sg.

Manager, HR Business Partnering

The Manager, HR Business Partnering will partner with the division leaders to achieve strategic organisation goals and provide hands-on consultation and solutions across many areas including but not limited to talent acquisition, talent development, employee relations, rewards and change management. He/she acts as the key contact person for the employees and managers in the divisions and play a critical role in bringing and aligning effective HR solutions to achieve organisational strategies and goals.

Key Responsibilities:

Business Partnering

  • Drive the overall people support for divisions assigned.
  • Partner with the division leaders to develop and implement manpower plans whether we Buy, Build and/or Borrow.
  • Provide efficient acquisition of talents to meet division needs.
  • Provide guidance and coaching to managers on all HR matters.
  • Drive, influence and support change management to improve operational efficiencies and planned growth.
  • Communicate effectively any HR-related policies changes and updates to all levels of staff in division assigned.

Talent Acquisition

  • Specialise in end-to-end recruitment functions which include job postings, screening, shortlisting and interviewing candidates, and making job offers.
  • Manage and expand recruitment channels/campaigns/networking to find the right talents and to ensure that we build a robust and consistent candidates’ pipeline.
  • Stay up-to-date with recruitment best practices including use of technology to improve operational efficiencies.

Rewards Management

  • Manage the rewards (compensation & benefits) and performance management portfolios effectively, ensuring internal equity and market competitiveness.
  • Lead in the yearly rewards budgeting exercise and put up recommendations to Senior Management on rewards parameters.
  • Drive annual performance and salary review process.

HR Projects

  • Lead and drive various staff engagement programs including the Bi-Annual People Opinion Survey.  Ensure that planned actions to improve engagement are drawn and implemented in a timely and effective manner.
  • Plan, manage and lead HR-related or cross-functional projects as when as assigned.

Job Requirements:

  • Degree in relevant discipline
  • Minimum 10 years of relevant HR experience with at least 3 years in HR business partnering roles preferred.
  • Prior working experience in non-profit organisation will be an added advantage.
  • Meticulous, analytical and self-motivated.
  • Customer-focused mindset and comfortable in interacting with people at all levels.
  • Good communication (both oral and written) and presentation skills.
HR Executive, Rewards Administration & Reporting

The job incumbent will be responsible for the preparation and processing all rewards-related administration matters including monthly payroll and CPF submissions.  He/She will produce HR reports for analysis and decision making as well as administer statutory reports and survey forms as required.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Handle full spectrum of Payroll processing in-compliance with Company policies and statutory requirements.
  • Process and submit statutory claims and reports.
  • Administer and process various staff benefits programs.
  • Liaise with 3rd party vendors on benefits administration matters including insurance renewals and reviews.
  • Assist in annual rewards review programs.
  • Attend to internal & external auditors’ queries relating to payroll and benefits administration.
  • Generate regular and ad-hoc HR statistical reports.
  • Assist in ad-hoc projects as assigned.

Job Requirements:

  • Diploma/Degree in related discipline. Fresh graduates who are welcome to apply.
  • Some experience in handling full spectrum of payroll processing and benefits administration will be preferred.
  • Good knowledge of the Singapore Employment Act, CPF, Income Tax and related legislations.
  • Meticulous, analytical and self-motivated.
  • Customer-focused mind-set and comfortable in interacting with people at all levels.
  • Good communication skills.
Senior/Executive, Corporate Communications

Job Responsibilities:

  • To develop and implement branding strategies, campaigns and programmes to gain mindshare for APSN brand
  • Establish and maintain relationships with media, and prepare media releases for APSN events
  • Manage, copywrite and produce communication collaterals such as corporate brochures, newsletters, annual report and other APSN materials
  • Increase APSN’s social media presence and engagement
  • Render communication & publicity support to APSN’s fundraising efforts
  • Content management and update of APSN’s website
  • Constant communication with management and teams in APSN schools and centres for updates of initiatives and

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor Degree in Mass Communication / Marketing or equivalent
  • At least 2 years of relevant experience
  • Familiar with website CMS
  • Experience in digital marketing and social media content creation / management, applying data analytics to assess effectiveness
  • Strong proficiency in English language, both spoken and written. A second language will be an added advantage
  • Attention to details, with the ability to work independently and in a team, to meet deadlines
  • Work in a team to plan, manage, execute and optimise integrated end-to-end publicity campaigns, both online and offline, and across various platforms
  • Ability to communicate with stakeholders of all levels.
Instructor

Job Responsibilities:

  • Train, coach and assess students (in collaboration with other Instructors, Teachers and APs) in school and on-site to meet industrial standards and requirements of work places incorporating Work-readiness Skills and Work Habits – hard and soft skills.
  • Develop training packages (lesson plan, assignments, and presentation slides with resources, assessment plans and trainer guide) for each vocational area based on competency standards of the Skills Future framework.
  • Monitor students’ performance using CATs (Continuous Assessment Tools) and SWPs (Standard Work Performance)
  • Plan and perform situational and ecological assessments prior to work experience and job attachment.
  • Accompany students for selection, interview and job orientation.
  • Provide on-site training/supervision as and when needed.
  • Establish and maintain employers’ database and archive/safe keep all documents and correspondences.
  • Align the vocational curriculum to WSQ Framework and develop a responsive vocational curriculum, incorporating sensory integration, home-school-partnership to meet the diverse needs of students and the requirements of industrial standards.
  • Facilitate and support the implementation, review of the vocational education curriculum to enable students to achieve competencies in both hard and soft skills.
  • Ensure and maintain readiness of quality teaching resources and to provide quality vocational training.
  • build and maintain a functional network between school and industrial partners to ensure provision of up-to-date industrial training.
  • partner the HOD, other instructors and teachers in the development and implementation of an innovative and inclusive vocational education programme.

 

Job Requirements:

  • Minimum Polytechnic diploma or equivalent with 2 years of relevant working experience
  • Possess good problem solving skills to identify issues and create action plans.
  • Able to communicate with diverse groups; maintaining confidentiality; working as part of a team; and meeting deadlines and schedules
  • Able to work under limited supervision following standardized practices and/or methods
  • Good People management skills – leading, guiding, and/or coordinating with others
  • Experience working with chronic conditions such as Special Needs and/or Mental Illness.

 

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.
Job Coach

Job Purpose:

  • To provide Job Support Services to ATI trainees and alumni.

Key Responsibilities:

Job Support and Coaching

  • Conduct work readiness assessment, site assessment to identify job duties and employer analysis to achieve better job matching.
  • Actively involve trainees and caregivers to take proactive and self-determined steps in trainees’ career aspirations and development
  • Facilitate job search process between trainees, caregivers and employers (eg. preparation of resumes, parental consent for interviews, arrangement of job interviews, job orientation)
  • Coach trainees at worksite to fulfil required job tasks, while incorporating social skills, communication skills, self-management skills and etiquette skills necessary at work place.
  • Work closely with alumni to implement and review their vocational goals and complete individual behavioural plan
  • Mentor employers at different hierarchical levels to provide natural support for trainees at worksite.

Employer Engagement and Partnership

  • Source for new employers and employment opportunities.
  • Partnership networking
  • Manage and maintain robust collaborative relationship with database of existing employers.
  • Function as the main point of contact and service for assigned core / strategic employers.
  • Assess needs of new and existing employers, and deliver user-friendly induction and education sessions to employers.
  • Obtain feedback from employers on education and support provided.
  • Assist new and existing employers to access resources available to employers of PWDs.
  • Work closely with employers at different hierarchical levels to promote harmonious industrial relations, resolve worker-centric issues including grievance handling, conflict resolution, negotiation of terms and conditions of employment, and develop policies and procedures involving employment for AC trainees.
  • Assist in conducting employer survey annually for areas of improvement for training and coaching purposes.
  • Provide consultation to stakeholders (trainees, caregivers, ATI & CFA instructors, etc.) to help them gain a better understanding of different employers’ needs and expectations.
  • Work as a team with ATI & CFA Allied Professionals such as Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, and Social Worker to mediate and manage expectations of employers and caregivers to meet the needs of trainees at work.

Administration & Others

  • Submit monthly reports to RO
  • Write articles for APSN newsletter
  • Update monthly reports pertaining to employer database, trainee employment records and waitlists.
  • Conduct case management meetings
  • Submit weekly and monthly logs to RO
  • Perform any other duties as and when assigned by RO

Job Requirements:

  • Degree or Diploma in any discipline with minimum 2 years of experience in relevant industries.
  • Possess minimum 2 years of relevant work experience.
  • Possess experience working with persons with mild intellectual disabilities (MID).
  • Patient, team player and able to co-create new content tailored for students/trainees with MID.
  • Passionate, well organised, meticulous & independent
  • Able to communicate with students, trainees, caregivers and associates of different culture/ backgrounds, preferably conversant in major local dialects (in order to provide consultation to local dialects speaking stakeholders (trainees, caregivers, ATI & CFA instructors, etc.) to help them gain a better understanding of different employers’ needs and expectations.)
Occupational Therapist

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide assessment and treatment plan to cater to individual student’s occupational therapy needs and implementation of treatment programs to enhance their skills including proper documentation of their progress
  • Review treatments periodically, evaluating students’ progress and making changes to treatments as needed

Job Requirements:

  • Recognized diploma/degree in Occupational Therapy with minimum 2 years clinical experience
  • Good team player with strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Relevant work experience with children and young adults with intellectual disability would be an advantage
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Relevant work experience with children and young adults with intellectual disability is an advantage
  • Preferably with industrial knowledge in Work, Health and Safety
  • Valid practising certificate with Allied Health Professional Council (AHPC)
  • ACTA certified would be highly preferred.

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.
Senior / Psychologist

Focused on supporting trainees’ vocational training and employment needs.

Responsibilities:

  • Must be a team player and able to work closely with the other Allied Professional disciplines in a hybridized multi-trans disciplinary approach.
    • As part of APSN CFA’s right siting efforts, psychologists must be able to work collaboratively and consultatively with our Occupational Therapist, and where relevant, our Job Coaches, by providing recommendations based on your assessments of APSN CFA’s applicants’ and trainees’ motivation, cognitive abilities, limitations and socio-psychological assets.
    • Must be willing and able to work closely with our instructors and Job Coaches in supporting the needs of our trainees and help shape their behaviour in real-life situations (e.g., in training environment).
    • Must have working knowledge about motor planning and sequencing in task performance to be able to evaluate work tasks’ suitability, trainee’s physical limitations and safety concerns.
  • Must have a very sound working knowledge of the latest version of the DSM as more than 40% of persons with Intellectual Disabilities would develop a serious mental health condition in their life time and many have co-morbidity with other developmental concerns (e.g., ASD, rare genetic disorders, cerebral palsy, trisomy 21).
    • Must be able to plan timely periodical information collection of our trainees’ progress through various sources (e.g., observations, report by instructors, etc.) and able to analyse the information to provide current, succinct, valid and meaningful impression of relevant trainees.
    • Must be able to quickly formulate and deliver appropriate evidenced-based, data-driven intervention strategies for mental health and behavioural issues.
    • Must be familiar with the commonly used mental health medications and their possible side effects.
    • Must have a strong foundation on behaviour-based intervention that is dynamic, robust and practical (talk therapy alone does not usually work for people with MID).
    • Must be familiar with commonly used standardized assessments and able to meaningfully interpret medical and psychological reports in forming a clinical impression of the applicant/trainee.
    • Must be familiar in managing aggressive and/or potentially aggressive behaviour.
  • Must be a strong communicator with clear professional boundaries
    • Able to communicate with caregiver with empathy and able to instill hope without distorting expectations regardless of the situation.
    • Able to communicate key clinical information to facilitate professional communication with our partners (e.g., IMH, MSF, other disability care SSA).
    • Sensitive to the needs of the fellow colleagues and able to advocate for the trainees’ needs in an amiable manner.
    • Able to conduct outreach to partners (e.g., employers, medical resident students) and public in an authentic manner to create awareness, promote inclusivity and facilitate appreciated integration of person’s with mild intellectual disabilities in the community.
  • Must have strong leadership qualities
    • Strong ethical practices
    • Able to think holistically and always mindful of the organizational vision and the role that CFA plays in the lives of our trainees.
    • Is updated on and must be able to contribute to discussion the current local and global issues/research/publications/laws/policies related to special needs.
    • Able to provide supervision on clinical and case management work.
  • Good to have abilities to do clinical research.

Requirements:

  • Possess a Masters in Clinical Psychology from an accredited university and be registered/eligible for registration with SRP or an equivalent professional body.
  • Possess 2-3 years of work related experience with relevant exposure in the area of intellectual disability or other related disabilities.

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.
Social Worker

Key Responsibilities:

Provide support to clients and their families inclusive but not limited to the following:

  • Conduct means-testing assessment for low-income/ needy families
  • Conduct casework and manage case consultations
  • Network and partner with relevant stakeholders and organisations
  • Prepare social reports and ensure documentations are in place
  • Make referrals when necessary
  • Work closely with multi-disciplinary team and/ or agencies to deliver care/ case plans

Job Requirements:

  • Degree and/or Graduate Diploma in Social Work or equivalent from recognised universities
  • Must be registered with Singapore Association of Social Worker (SASW) Accreditation Board
  • Possess minimum 2 to 3 years of relevant work experience
  • Possess experience working with Persons with Special Needs and/or Mental Illness
  • Patient, team player and able to co-create new content tailored for Clients with Mild Intellectual Disabilities (MID)
  • Passionate, well organised, able to work both in a team and independently
  • Effectively bilingual to communicate with clients and associates of different culture/backgrounds
  • Team player with good communication, interpersonal skills and excellent customer service skills
  • Passion to serve and work with Persons with Special Needs and their families
  • Able to manage Persons with Special Needs in the event of meltdowns

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.
Speech & Language Therapist

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide professional inputs to support understanding of clients’ speech, language and communication difficulties to teachers, parents/caregivers, professional staff, administrators and the public.
  • Participate in collaborative problem-solving to assist teachers, parents / caregivers, professional staff and administrators with practical ideas and recommendations in the setting of goals, selection and design of intervention programs, etc.
  • Provide screening, identification, assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up services for people with speech and language disorders.
  • Measure outcomes of treatment and conduct continuous evaluation of the effectiveness of practices and programs to improve and maintain quality of services.
  • Maintain efficient client records and documentation. i.e. assessment reports filing in students’ confidential file.
  • Evaluate and document speech therapy needs of the clients and their progress at regular intervals, monitor training programs and review their effectiveness
  • Engage in administrative duties relevant to department work
  • Evaluate effectiveness and relevance of speech therapy programs to ensure it is up-to-date
  • Conduct in-house training programs for relevant staff/parents/caregivers/volunteers in the organisation.

Requirements:

  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in speech pathology from an accredited college or university.
  • Competent in Microsoft applications including Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Strong in verbal and written English, as well as being a good listener
  • Attention to detail, reliability, takes initiative, ability in maintaining confidentiality, high level of stress tolerance, good time management and interpersonal skills as well as client-service orientation
  • Knowledge of disorders and aetiology, auditory, training, swallowing disorders, AAC, oral myodysfunctional disorders

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.
Teacher

The Teacher will be responsible for planning, developing, delivering and evaluating appropriate individualised educational services, learning programmes and instructions for special needs students in both self-contained and integrated settings, in consultation with other school personnel.

Key Responsibilities

  • Prepare lesson plans that are well organised for the year and varied according to the needs of students, and with well selected instructional materials (IM) to achieve specific instructional objectives consistently
  • Deliver effective and interesting lessons with good use of varied teaching techniques to stimulate learning and with very good time management consistently.
  • Command the respect of the class and maintain good discipline while remaining approachable and warm, organising class activities and materials appropriately
  • Plan and implement appropriate educational goals consistently and effectively
  • Monitor consistently and effectively the students’ performance and take appropriate follow-up actions

Requirements

  • University degree or equivalent preferably specialising in special education
  • Appropriate Special Education endorsements
  • Prior experience in diagnosing and assessing learning disorders
  • Prior experience in educating special needs students
  • Effective classroom and student behaviour management skills
  • Working knowledge of educational technology applications
  • Good student management and instructional skills
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of current special education practices and methodologies

Working Location

APSN Tanglin School

Teacher Aide

The Teacher Aide will be assisting our APSN teachers in planning, developing, delivering and evaluating appropriate individualised educational services, learning programmes and instructions for special needs students in both self-contained and integrated settings.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist teachers in managing students in classrooms and community-based activities
  • Monitor and record the progress of students
  • Liaise and network with other professionals, parents and care-givers to meet the pastoral and cognitive needs of students
  • Supervise and assist individual or small groups of students in activities/educational tasks set by teachers
  • Assist teachers in preparation of instructional materials and/or classroom environment for lessons
  • Provide support for students with Mild Intellectual Disability (MID), Autism and other developmental disabilities. Priority is to support these students in developing skills to enhance personal care and independence, and support daily lessons/activities in and beyond the classroom (including student profiling)
  • Work with functional committees to plan and implement school-wide educational and recreational programmes
  • Collaborate and consult with allied professionals, parents, caregivers and external agencies to ensure quality support and well-being of students

Requirements

  • Minimum GCE A-Level, Polytechnic Diploma or equivalent
  • Good time management, problem solving and decision making skills
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Effective classroom and student behaviour management skills
  • Prior experience in diagnosing and assessing learning disorders
  • Prior experience teaching persons with MID
  • Working knowledge of educational technology applications
  • Knowledge of current special education practices and methodologies
Vocation Education Trainer (Retail Operations)

Job Responsibilities:

Curriculum and instructional excellence

  • Plan engaging and well-paced lessons taking account of the diverse learner profiles of students
  • Deliver lessons using evidence-based pedagogy and meaningful activities, to meet the educational needs of individual students
  • Implement appropriate modes of assessment to monitor student progress by providing accurate feedback , and implementing suitable instructional supports to close gaps
  • Plan and deliver comprehensive vocational educational programmes (On-Site Training) to develop students’ work-related skills

Holistic student development

  • Build a strong relationship with students by demonstrating care, concern and encouragement
  • Design and implement positive, robust classroom routines and practices to create and maintain a safe and conducive learning environment as well as foster student development and well-being
  • Implement techniques and behaviour plans to manage students with complex and challenging behaviours

Professional development

  • Proactively engage in professional development for knowledge and skills development
  • Participate in professional learning teams to foster collaborative learning between staff members

Organisation management and development

    • Manage daily administrative tasks (e.g. track attendance, collect forms, update families/caregivers.)
    • Perform Department Quality Assurance Management (QAM) tasks

Job Requirements:

  • Degree/ Diploma/ Higher NITEC in Retail (Operations)
  • Experience in teaching/ special needs education would be an advantage
  • Technical Skills Specific- Student Development/Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
  • Behavioural Skills – Interpersonal, Classroom Management, Takes Initiative, Effective Communication, Team Player
  • Language Skills-Strong in spoken and written English
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in Supervisory or Managerial position

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