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As a Therapist, you provide specialised care in areas of physical, sensory, speech-language disabilities and more to people in need.

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Occupational Therapy

As an Occupational Therapist, you specialise in helping people of all ages with physical, sensory and/or cognitive impairments to develop, recover or maintain their daily living and working skills.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assess service users' development and determine the functional skills necessary for everyday life.
  • Develop rehabilitation programmes to help rebuild lost skills and restore confidence.
  • Recommend environmental modifications that help service users participate in school, home and community tasks more independently.
  • Educate parents and caregivers on correct handling and positioning techniques to minimise the risk of exacerbating disability.
  • Design training strategies for parents, caregivers, teachers, training officers and other therapists.

Education Requirements

To be a/an Minimum
Requirements
Recommended
Programmes
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Occupational Therapist Bachelor in Science (Occupational Therapy) • SIT’s Bachelor in Science (Honours) in Occupational Therapy

• Refer to Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) for list of recognised qualifications available local and overseas
• For mid-careerist, refer to Career Conversion Programme for Occupational Therapist (CCPOT).

• The Professional Council – Singapore Association of Occupational Therapists (SAOT)

 

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
  • Early Intervention Centres
  • Special Education Schools
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing Homes
  • Preschools
  • Senior Day Activity Centres
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Centres

Here's how you can get started

Career 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

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

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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

Career 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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