Youth Work: Identify and Apply Effective Intervention Programme

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Children, Youth and Family

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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) $ 650.00 $ 695.50
Nett Fee (after SSG funding) $ 195.00 $ 208.65


This course is an intermediary level course specifically designed to raise the competencies of learners who are currently involved in Youth Work in Singapore. This evidenced-based course conceptualised around local research for Youth Work will equip Learners with the knowledge and skills to apply advanced therapeutic techniques such as dietary planning, understanding the role of confounds, and effectively using body language, to enhance the efficacy of Youth Intervention Programmes in Singapore such as:

— The Time Out Programme
— The Guidance Programme
— The Enhanced STEP-UP Programme
— Drop-In Centres / After-Care Programmes
— The Streetwise Programme

The course is based on content utilised in the provision of Clinical Supervision to Social Workers and Counsellors in the Social Service Sector, and incorporates theories and techniques from the domains of:

• Social Work (e.g. relationship-building skills);
• Counselling (e.g. treatment modalities for youth);
• Biology (e.g. understanding neurological functions of adolescents); and
• Psychology (e.g. understanding adolescent development).

In addition, learners will also acquire techniques to work effectively with schools and caregivers / families of ‘At-Risk’ Youth. These include producing professional reports.

Target Participants:

The target audience include Social Workers, Social Work Assistants / Associates, Case Managers, Counsellors, Psychologists, Youth Workers, Programme Coordinators, Programme Managers, Programme Executives, Allied Educators, School Counsellors, Centre Managers / Executive Directors, Law Enforcement Officers, and any practitioner who is interested in working with Youth.

The recommended prerequisite years of experience for learners to attend the course is between two (2) to five (5) years. Additionally, it is recommended that learners attend the ‘Introduction to an Evidence-Based Approach in Youth Work’ course prior to this course.

The skills and knowledge for this course, which the learner is assumed to possess, are as follows:
• Be able to listen and speak English at a proficiency level equivalent to the Employability Skills System Workplace Literacy (WPL) Level 6
• Be able to read and write English at a proficiency level equivalent to the Employability Skills System Workplace Literacy (WPL) Level 6
• Be able to use numeracy skills equivalent to the Employability Skills System Workplace Numeracy (WPN) Level 6

Learning Outcome:

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

1. Use Biological, Psychological and Social Work components to engage with ‘At-Risk’ Youth in Singapore
2. Apply techniques to effectively work with schools and families of ‘At-Risk’ Youth in Singapore
3. Apply techniques to enhance the effectiveness of Intervention Programmes for Youth in Singapore


Mode of Delivery:
Blended learning (facilitated classroom training and online course materials)

Online course materials: Learners will be required to access the online resources prior to the facilitated classroom training session.

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 an electronic Certificate of Achievement from SSI. You will receive an email notification when your e-Cert is ready for download in your NCSS e-Services account.

Fee Remarks:

SSG funding is available for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents only. For more information on SSG Training Grants, please visit:
SkillsFuture Singapore Funding.
SkillsFuture Credit.

VCF funding is available for foreigners who are staff of NCSS Member Social Service Agencies via Direct Training Application.

Terms and conditions apply. Applicants of above training grants should inform SSI upon submission of your application.

Trainer Profile:

Mr Praveen Nair is currently a Psychologist and Senior Consultant with more than 19 years of rich clinical, supervisory and management experience. A clinician with a specialty in Forensic Interventions and Counselling, he is presently a Consultant for Social Service Organisations, schools, private companies, Government bodies and law firms. Apart from being the first Psychologist in Singapore to have developed an intervention programme contextualised for ‘at-risk’ youth of the country, Praveen is also the first Psychologist in Singapore to conduct WDA and university accredited training programmes in Advanced Counselling Skills and Understanding Criminality in Singapore Youth.

Praveen is a Full Member with the Singapore Psychological Society and an MSF Certified Practitioner for the Management of Family Violence. He is also a member of the prestigious Golden Key International Honour Society that has recognised him for outstanding academic achievements, leadership and social service.

Furthermore, Praveen was a Clinical Supervisor for a Family Service Centre & Family Resource Centre, and is presently a Clinical Supervisor for Monash University’s Master of Counselling course in Singapore. He also lectured in Psychology & Counselling for Murdoch University and Northumbria University.

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