Community-Centric Intervention in Social Services

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Course Category:

Volunteer Management

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Fees (Please note that the fees listed are for your reference only. The final course fee may vary.)
Name Fee (Excludes GST) Fee (Includes GST)
Course Fee (Before Funding) $ 850.00 $ 909.50


The Community-Centric Intervention in Social Services course is designed to cater to more experienced social work practitioners. It serves to provide the theoretical underpinnings and concepts involving the community practice within social work. The course seeks to engage participants in the discourse of advocating community causes within Singapore, leading to conceptualizing holistic intervention approaches that better integrates community stakeholders involvement within their course of work.

Target Participants:

Existing social workers with portfolios that involve direct or indirect impact to the community, and/or other social service practitioners in a similar capacity (i.e. hospitals, VWOs) with at least two (or more) years experience in a social service setting.

Learning Outcome:

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

1. Breakdown the various theoretical ideas and concepts about community practice in social work

2. Analyse the roles and functions of a community practitioner in the championing of community causes within Singapore

3. Relate existing community needs assessment to community based problem-solving

4. Outline a holistic strength-based perspective intervention approach to integrate community-centric intervention and community stakeholders involvement


This course includes assessment components.
Assessment may be conducted during and/or after the course. As there is an assessment component for this course, grading and processing of results can only take place after course completion. Learners who pass the assessment(s) will be awarded with a Certificate of Achievement from SSI. Your Certificate will only be ready for collection from SSI approximately 4 weeks from the end of the course.

Fee Remarks:

WDA funding is available for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents only. Terms and conditions apply.

VCF funding is available for foreigners who are staff of member VWOs of NCSS via Direct Training Application. Terms and conditions apply.

Trainer Profile:

Associate Professor Ngiam Tee Liang is an Associate Professorial Fellow at the Department of Social Work, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore. He was formerly the Department Head and a Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP).

He holds a Ph.D. (Social Welfare) from the University of California, Berkeley, a M.Sc. (Econs) in Social Planning from the University College of Swansea (Wales) and a B.Soc.Sci (Hons) in Social Work and Sociology from the former University of Singapore.

He has extensive involvement of over forty years in various capacities on a number of national and international councils and committees of both governmental and non-governmental organisations. Some of the organisations he is presently associated with in Singapore include the (1) Ministry of Health, (2) Ministry of Defence, (3) Ministry of Home Affairs, (4) Ministry of Social and Family Development, (5) KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, (6) South West Community Development Council and (7) Wheelock College in Singapore.

He has researched and written on various social policy and planning issues, including the Singapore welfare system, human security, family, ageing, youth and disability concerns. He also teaches community work modules at the Department of Social Work, National University of Singapore and had both practice-placement and work experiences as a social community worker before.

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