Occupational Therapist ( Job No : JOB-2020-01394 )

Association For Persons With Special Needs
  • Children & Youth
  • Disability
  • Mental Health
APSN Chaoyang School

Chaoyang School is a special education school catering to students with mild intellectual disability (MID), ranging from 7 to 12 years old. Like other special education schools, the school offers customised educational programmes to develop students’ potentials and to help them be independent, self-reliant and contributing members of the society. The students also receive support from allied health care professionals for their differentiated learning needs and learning preferences. Chaoyang School has its team of support services called the Allied Professionals (AP) which includes psychologists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, and social workers. The main role of the APs is to support the students’ learning needs by collaborating closely with the teachers for the facilitation of the students’ holistic development.

About The Role

You shall be responsible for assessing and identifying individual needs of students &/or trainees with occupational therapy issues and concerns. You will also formulate, develop and customise appropriate occupational therapy programs for the students &/or trainees.
• Assess the underlying skills and issues related to hand function, oral motor function, visual motor and perceptual skills, sensory awareness/processing, self-care and pre-vocational tasks in the educational setting.
• Review suitability of referrals for occupational therapy intervention.
• Gather informative data through formal and informal assessment. These would include parents/guardian, teacher’s interview; classroom observation and review of student’s personal file etc.
• Provide individual and/or group occupational therapy session that will improve students’/ trainees’ functional performance and skills.
• Select and prepare functional activities that can be easily modified to match students’/ trainnes’ skill and interest thus ensure success.
• Keep proper inventory of all equipment and fixtures with regular updating.
• Propose and justify budget for the appropriate OT program
• Liaise with various professional disciplines in the rehabilitative treatment process.

Candidate Requirements
Technical Competencies:

• Valid practising certificate with Allied Health Professional Council (AHPC)

Core Competencies:

• Relevant work experience with children and young adults with intellectual disability would be an advantage

Preferred achievements / characteristics:

• Recognized diploma/degree in Occupational Therapy with 3 to 5 years clinical experience
• Good team player with strong communication and interpersonal skills

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

Intellectual Disability

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

18 Jun 2020

Closing Date:

17 Jul 2020

Salary Range
SGD   3000.00 - 4000.00
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