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Early Intervention

An Early Intervention Teacher works with infants and children below the age of 7 with special needs, including those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as well as physical, sensory, intellectual or multiple disabilities. As an Early Intervention Teacher, you’ll help children in need to develop and maximise their full potential.

Key Responsibilities

The role of an Early Intervention Teacher requires an understanding of child development from a holistic perspective, as well as the unique needs of each child and how to apply teaching strategies to help them learn best.
  • Employ intervention strategies to improve and enhance the development of their communication, cognition, sensory-motor and social skills.
  • Collect and analyse student data and other records for planning and preparation.
  • Conduct assessments periodically to evaluate the needs and progress of each student.
  • Close collaboration with the students' families and other professionals to help each child achieve their personalised development goals.
  • Conduct lesson plans and create learning aids

Education Requirements

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Requirements
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Early Intervention Teacher (Trained) • Fully trained by going through the Advanced Diploma in Early Childhood Intervention (Special Needs) or Specialist Diploma in Early Childhood Intervention (Special Needs) (SDESN) NIEC’s Specialist Diploma in Early Childhood Intervention (Special Needs) (SDESN)

National Institute of Early Childhood Development (NIEC)

 

Refer to Early Intervention Care and Education Competency Framework

Early Intervention Teacher (Untrained) • Diploma
*Employers will send untrained teachers to the course to become a qualified trained teacher.
 
 
NIEC’s Diploma in Early Childhood Development & Education (ECDE)
National Institute of Early Childhood Development (NIEC) 
Early Intervention Teacher Assistant • Local Diploma or: 

• Two 'A'/H2 Level passes and two 'AO'/H1 Level passes (including General Paper or KI) or:

• An international Baccalaureate Diploma

 
Professional Conversion Programme available for Early Intervention Apprentice Teacher.  

 

Information as of January 2019. Job titles may vary across agencies.

Career Progression

Possible Workplaces

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  • Early Intervention Centres
  • Preschool Centres
  • Student Care Centres

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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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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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