Social Service Careers

The social service sector provides services for the well-being of the community and assists disadvantaged individuals in dealing with life’s challenges. As the statutory body in charge of the sector, the National Council of Social Service (NCSS) is the coordinating body for more than 450 Voluntary Welfare Organisations (VWOs) offering more than 2,100 social service programmes. To support these programmes, the sector’s manpower is projected to grow at an average of 5 per cent annually. Today, we have some 13,000 social service professionals serving different groups of people in need.

Discover how you can make a difference in the lives of many – dive into the social service sector and join the ranks of our social service professionals!

Our efforts are focussed on the following key social causes:
  • Nurturing children and youths for success
  • Empowering persons with disabilities to live independently
  • Keeping families together
  • Helping the elderly live with dignity
Professions such as social workers, therapists, psychologists, special education/early intervention teachers, social service assistants and administrative personnel are very much in demand. If you decide to pursue any of these rewarding roles, you have myriad opportunities to work with children, youths, families, people with disabilities and the elderly.