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Counselling
Guide those in need towards making their own choices and overcoming obstacles, by helping them discover their strengths and fortitude.

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Counsellor

A counsellor works with families and caregivers to help individuals better understand their social and psychological needs. As a counsellor, you help clients develop skills, access resources and tap on support services for multifaceted issues, including poverty, disability, addiction, delinquent behaviour, marital and mental health problems.

Key Responsibilities

 
The counsellor empowers clients, so that they can be self-sufficient and discover their own strengths in resolving difficulties and challenges.
  • Interview clients individually, in families or in groups.
  • Assess their situation and help them develop strategies and plans for the future.
  • Plan and implement assistance programmes for clients, including crisis intervention and referrals to the relevant agencies.

Education Requirements

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Counsellor A minimum of a postgraduate diploma from a recognised course and with 600 postgraduate clinical hours, is required to become a SAC Registered Counsellor. Please refer to Singapore Association for Counselling for the full list of recommended programs. Singapore Association for Counselling (SAC)

 

Information as of February 2018. Job titles may vary across agencies.
 

Career Progression

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Possible Workplaces

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  • Community Health Centres
  • Day Activity Centres
  • Day Care Centres
  • Family Service Centres
  • Halfway Houses
  • Hospitals
  • Mental Health Facilities
  • Nursing Homes
  • Private Practices
  • Retirement Homes
  • Senior Community Centres
  • Special Education Schools
  • Special Students Care Centres
  • Voluntary Children’s Homes

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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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Scholarship 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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Tribe Experience for Students

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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

Scholarship 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

Tribe Experience for Students

Explore ways to experience how it is like working in social service alongside like-minded professionals

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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