Psychologist ( Job No : JOB-2022-02341 )

Children's Aid Society
  • Children & Youth
Melrose Care - Counselling & Psychotherapy Services

Melrose Care, Childrens Aid Society (CAS) strives to play a bigger role in preventive work for vulnerable children, youths, and underserved families. Located at Blk 557 Woodlands Drive 53, Melrose Care is a regional counselling centre with specialized therapies such as Art Therapy, Play Therapy and TFCBT for children, youth, and families in need in the community.

Our Team
Our multidisciplinary team of qualified mental health care and social care professionals specialize in working with children, youth, and families. We work collaboratively with other professionals such as social workers, school counselors, teachers, and doctors in a child or youth life. We also partner with other social service agencies such as Family Service Centres (FSCs) and Children and Youth Homes to advance and make available therapy and counselling services to the most vulnerable in the community.

About The Role

Key Responsibilities

1. Clinical
1.1 Assess and identify individual psycho-social needs of clients, formulate and develop and implement appropriate individualised psychological intervention programmes
1.2 Work with clients on a one-to-one basis, group, or special setting based on their levels of function and severity of psychological issues.
1.3 Participate in the intake assessment session with other professionals when required to assess the suitability of candidates for treatment (including Psychological Testing and Assessment).
1.4 Evaluate and document psychological needs and progress of clients
1.5 Refer clients to the relevant specialists for consultation and appropriate intervention.
1.6 Provide psychological consultation, support, and update on the progress and status of clients to caregivers and all those involved in the care team.
1.7 Be involved in case conference discussions of client related issues with caregivers and members of the care team.
1.8 Train and teach staff in the techniques of managing challenging behavior and other relevant topics, as and when required.

2. Professional and Staff Development
2.1 Keep abreast of development in areas pertaining to Psychology, in order to initiate and implement new programmes, in liaison with the other relevant personnel
2.2 Conduct in-house or external training programmes for relevant staff, caregivers, and volunteers in the organization and community

Candidate Requirements
Technical Competencies:

Master’s degree in Psychology
Ability to conduct psychological assessment and consultation independently

Core Competencies:

Excellent communication and listening skills
Empathy and the ability to deal with people in distress
Ability to remain calm in stressful situations
Problem-solving and decision-making skills
Well developed written and verbal communication skills with good organisational and time management

Preferred achievements / characteristics:

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.
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Employment Type:
Full Time (Permanent)
Profession Type:
Counselling Psychologist
Min Educational Qualification:
Master (91)
Posting Date:

20 Jun 2022

Closing Date:

19 Jul 2022

Salary Range
SGD   3500.00 - 5000.00
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