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Social Work
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Social Work

As a Social Work professional, you apply your skills in community development and intervention to uplift the lives of individuals in need. Your work centres around programmes that are empowering and rehabilitative. Along with your team, you strive to bridge social gaps, fostering a community in which everyone has an equal chance to succeed in life.

Key Responsibilities

Education Requirements

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Requirements
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Social Worker • Bachelor in Social Work 

• Be a registered social worker with the Singapore Work Accreditation and Advisory Board
• NUS’s Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Social Work

• SUSS’s Bachelor of Social Work

• NUS’s Graduate Diploma in Social Work

• SUSS’s Graduate Diploma in Social Work

• Degree from an accredited foreign university
 
• Professional Conversion Programme for Social Worker (PCPSW)  for mid-careerist is available. For more information
 
• Refer to Social Worker Competency Framework

 
Social Work Associate Diploma • Nanyang Polytechnic’s Diploma in Social Sciences (Social Work)

• Social Service Institute’s WSQ Diploma in Social Service
 
Social Service Assistant Certificate • NITEC in Community Care & Social Services NFCSZ
 
• SSI’s WSQ Advanced Certificate in Social Service
 
Information as of January 2019. Job titles may vary across agencies.

Career Progression

Possible Workplaces

  • Children & Youth Agencies
  • Children & Young Persons Residential Care Homes
  • Early Intervention Centres
  • Family Service Centres
  • Hospitals
  • Senior Activity Centres
  • Senior Citizens Homes
  • Special Education Schools
  • Special Needs Centres

Here's how you can get started

Professional Conversion Programme

This programme equips you with the skills and knowledge to become a qualified social service professional in social work, physiotherapy, speech-language therapy, or as an Early Intervention teacher.

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Scholarships and Awards

Scholarships and awards are available through NCSS to outstanding individuals with strong leadership qualities, passion and a commitment to work in the social service sector.

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Sector Internship Programme

Enjoy the opportunity to work alongside like-minded social service professionals, and experience the culture of working together to make lives count.

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Training and Development

Whether you’re in social service, a new entrant or mid-careerist, training programmes are available to equip you with the skills and knowledge to pursue a career in the social service sector.

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Volunteering Opportunities

Gain exposure to social service, and start acquiring the skills to work effectively with people who have different needs and abilities.

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Here's how you can get started

Professional Conversion Programme

This programme equips you with the skills and knowledge to become a qualified social service professional in social work, physiotherapy, speech-language therapy, or as an Early Intervention teacher.

Learn More

Scholarships and Awards

Scholarships and awards are available through NCSS to outstanding individuals with strong leadership qualities, passion and a commitment to work in the social service sector.

Learn More

Sector Internship Programme

Enjoy the opportunity to work alongside like-minded social service professionals, and experience the culture of working together to make lives count.

Learn More

Training and Development

Whether you’re in social service, a new entrant or mid-careerist, training programmes are available to equip you with the skills and knowledge to pursue a career in the social service sector.

Learn More

Volunteering Opportunities

Gain exposure to social service, and start acquiring the skills to work effectively with people who have different needs and abilities.

Learn More

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