Occupational Therapist (Children Care) ( Job No : JOB-2021-03728 )

Metta Welfare Association
  • Children & Youth
Metta PreSchool @ Punggol

Metta PreSchool has been in operation for over 8 years since its official opening on 31 July 2010. The centre receives cases from SG Enable through referrals from hospitals. Enrolment will take place after the initial screening process is complete. Our centre provides Early Intervention Programme for Infants and Children (EIPIC), aged between 2.5 to 6 years old with special needs, ranging from Autism spectrum Disorder, Global Development Delay to Speech and Language Delay.

The children attend a 3 hour session programme twice a week. The multi-disciplinary team consists of teachers, occupational therapists and speech and language therapists. They come together to discuss and set specific and measurable 1 year goals for the Individualised Education Plan (IEP) of each child. The IEP focuses on 6 domains: fine motor, gross motor, adaptive, cognitive, social communication and social skills.

About The Role

1. To work with students on a one-to-one or group setting based on their levels of functioning
2. To evaluate and document students’ occupational therapy needs and progress at regular intervals, monitor training programmes and review their effectiveness
3. To provide occupational therapy consultation, support, and update on the student’s progress and status to relevant members of the rehabilitation team and caregivers
4. To be involved in discussions of student-related issues with caregivers
5. To maintain efficient occupational therapy records of student and document
6. To engage in administrative duties relevant to departmental work
7. To evaluate of effectiveness or relevance of programme
8. To keep abreast of latest development in service delivery of occupational therapy-related areas to ensure that therapy programmes are kept updated
9. To conduct in-house training programmes for relevant staff, caregivers or volunteers in the organization
10. To assess and identify individual needs of students and formulate or develop and implement appropriate individualized occupational therapy programmes. These would include Activities for Daily Living, upper limb function and control, sensory and perceptual skills, cognition, behavior and social skills training, pre-vocational assessment, etc
11. To comply with NCSS and MSF requirements: SSR, PES and QA
12. To be involved in research where possible, relevant to areas of occupational therapy service delivery

Candidate Requirements
Technical Competencies:

• Interest in working with children with special needs

Core Competencies:

• Able to work both independently and within a multi-disciplinary team
• Hardworking, meticulous and responsible

Preferred achievements / characteristics:

• Minimum Diploma or Degree in Occupational Therapy or equivalent.
• Minimum 2 years of related experience in Preschool setting is advantageous
• Registered with Singapore’s Allied Health Professions Council

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.
Job Post Status
Job Details
Area of Specialisation:

Employment Type:
Full Time (Permanent)
Profession Type:
Occupational Therapist
Min Educational Qualification:
Polytechnic Diploma
Posting Date:

21 Oct 2021

Closing Date:

31 Dec 2021

Salary Range
SGD   3000.00 - 4800.00
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