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Job Openings in Autism Association (Singapore) / Eden School

Last Update: 29 Oct 2014


The Autism Association (Singapore) (AAS), www.autismlinks.org.sg, is one of the non-profit organizations in Singapore, dedicated to support individuals with autism and help them lead meaningful lives in society. AAS runs two Early Intervention Centres for children with autism, and a Day Activity Centre for adults with autism.

 

In addition, Eden School, www.edenschool.edu.sg, started by AAS, offers a quality education for students with autism who require more time in building foundational skills and/or are assessed to be more suitable for a vocational route. It now offers a unique blend of Functional Academics, Pre-Vocational and other important Life Skills.

 

Due to our rapid expansion to serve more clients and students, we invite people who have proven commitment and competence to join us in transforming the lives entrusted to us.


SPED TEACHER

Responsibilities:

  • Developing a differentiated curriculum combining functional academics, life skills and vocational skills
  • Delivering lessons using a combination of methodology that is pupil-focused, fun and autism-friendly
  • Creating a structured environment for meaningful learning
  • Implementing and monitoring progress of students’ Individual Education Plan goals
  • Collaborating effectively with parents to generalize skills learnt in school

Requirements:

  • Minimum 5 GCE ‘O’ Levels (or equivalent) including English Language and Mathematics and
  • 2 ‘A’ /H2 Level passes & 2 ‘AO’ /H1 Level passes (including General Paper or Knowledge Inquiry) / A good overall International Baccalaureate Diploma score or
  • A Diploma or Degree from a recognized local educational institution; or Diploma in Autism, Education or Special Education
  • Relevant experience in teaching special needs students will be an advantage
  • This position is open to Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents only
  • Working location: Eden School, 101 Bukit Batok West Ave 3 S(659168)

SPED TEACHER (ART)

Responsibilities:

  • Developing a differentiated art curriculum
  • Planning, conducting and delivering art lessons using a combination of methodology that is pupil-focused, fun and autism friendly
  • Individualizing instructions to meet students' needs
  • Talent identification and developmetn
  • Preparation of teaching materials
  • Upkeep of art room inventory
  • Budget planning and purchasing
  • Progress reporting
  • All other duties as assigned by the school management

Requirements:

  • A Diploma or Degree from a recognized art institution
  • Preferably art trained
  • Experience working with special needs individual will be an advantage
  • Good command of verbal and written English
  • Strong organizational skills, keen to details and can work with minimum supervision
  • Team player, flexible and have strong sense of responsibility
  • Experience working in Social Service Sector is an advantage
  • This position is open to Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents only
  • Working Location: Eden School (101 Bukit Batok West Avenue 3 S(659168)

SPED TEACHER (PHYSICAL EDUCATION)

Responsibilities:

  • Develop differentiated PE curriculum
  • Deliver quality education services to students with autism so that each child is developed to the best of his/her potential in life skills
  • Plan and deliver effective differentiated Physical Education lessons to cater to different needs of the students
  • Be actively involved in Co-Curricular and Committee duties as assigned by the school
  • All other duties as assigned by the school management

Requirements:

  • A Diploma or Degree in Physical Education from a recognized educational institution
  • 1 Year of relevant work experience
  • Teaching or Nursing experience is an advantage
  • Good command of verbal and written English
  • Strong organizational skills, keen to details and can work with minimum supervision
  • Team player, flexible and have strong sense of responsibility
  • Experience working in Social Service Sector is an advantage
  • This position is open to Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents only
  • Working Location: Eden School (101 Bukit Batok West Avenue 3 S(659168)

EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAMME TEACHER (CLEMENTI)

Responsibilities:

Delivers the following under the supervision of an assigned mentor:

  • Assesses autism learning needs of students using key assessment documents and processes
  • Plans appropriate lessons and activities to meet the goals as listed in the child's Individualised Educational Plan (IEP)
  • Uses autism specific strategies in implementation of intervention to achieve IEP goals
  • Prepares appropriate materials for lesson delivery
  • Monitors, documents and reports on progress of child on IEP goals
  • Works closely with parents / careers throughout child's intervention process
  • Initiates discussions with team members on combined sessions
  • Submits all reports and data sheets on a timely basis.

Requirements:

  • Diploma / Degree in Early Childhood Education or Pre-school Teaching or equivalent
  • Relevant teaching experience preferred
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Ability to work well in a team
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  • Desire to learn about Autism and expand knowledge base
  • Passion to work with young children and their families to maximize their talents and potential
  • This position is open to Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents only
  • Working Location: Eden Children’s Centre (Clementi)

DAY ACTIVITY CENTRE (DAC) COACH (HOUGANG/CLEMENTI)

Responsibilities:

Performance of Clients

  • Maintain and develop a proper system of administration of Client's Individualized Education Plan (IEP), Individual Care Plan (ICP), attendance, training programme records and administrative records
  • Plan and execute all therapeutic and training activities for Clients
  • Supervise Clients during all outdoor activities ensuring safety and welfare
  • Create / improve supervision methods as advised by Consultants

Welfare of Clients

  • Ensure that the welfare and behaviour of Clients are appropriately taken care of, as advised by Consultants
  • Pre / post Agency Visits for transfer cases to ensure smooth transition of Clients
  • Regular Home Visits to monitor Clients welfare

Documentation

  • Prepare and submit IEPs, ICPs, Progress Reports, Lesson Plans and Incident Reports to the HOC and / or Consultants
  • Ensure that up-to-date Client records, including details of assessment are maintained
  • Collect learning data and maintain documentation file

Requirements:

  • At least 3 years of relevant work experience in the fields of Special Education, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Psychology, etc.
  • At least a Diploma from a recognized educational institution in the fields mentioned above
  • Experience in Community Service with exposure to youths / adults with autism is an added advantage
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Meticulous and good organizing skills
  • Team player and able to work independently
  • This position is open to Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents only
  • Working Location: Hougang Ave 6

 


DAY ACTIVITY CENTRE (DAC) ASSOCIATE COACH (HOUGANG/CLEMENTI)

Responsibilities:

Performance of Clients

  • Assist in maintaining a proper system of administration of Client's Individualized Education Plan (IEP), Individual Care Plan (ICP), attendance, training programme records and administrative records
  • Assist in the execution of all therapeutic and training activities for Clients
  • Develop, prepare and manage inventory of all training materials
  • Supervise Clients during all indoor/outdoor activities ensuring safety and welfare
  • Assist in creating / improving supervision methods as advised by Supervisors/Consultants

Welfare of Clients

  • Ensure that the welfare and behaviour of Clients are appropriately taken care of, as advised by Supervisors/Consultants
  • Participate in Pre / Post Agency Visits for transfer cases to ensure smooth transition of Clients
  • Participate in Regular Home Visits to monitor Clients welfare
  • Ensure cleanliness and safety standards at the centre
  • Preserve confidentiality of Clients at all times

Requirements:

  • Minimum 3 GCE "O" Level Passes including English and Maths
  • Experience in Community Service with exposure to youths / adults with autism is an added advantage
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Good organization skills
  • Compassionate and patient personality
  • Committed to the education and nurturing of youths / adults with autism
  • Team player and able to work independently
  • Self-motivated and keen to develop professionally
  • This position is open to Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents only
  • Working Location: Hougang Ave 6

JOB COACH

Responsibilities:

  • To train Eden School students standard or modified modules for vocational courses
  • To conduct assessment of students strengths, needs and interests
  • To develop coaching plan, prepare suitable training materials and maintenance of work sites
  • To conduct on-site and off-site observation and coaching
  • To conduct meeting with parents on students' progress and other updates
  • Work with Level Heads and Job Coaches to identify and train students
  • Ensure that autism friendly features are put in place in teaching
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Level Heads, Vice Principal and/or Principal

Requirements:

  • Possess 5 'O' Level (including English and Mathematics),'A' Level / Diploma / Degree in Psychology or other allied courses
  • Relevant experience working with students in a school or vocational setting is preferred
  • Relevant work experience in hospitality industry (e.g. Cleaning, Housekeeping, F&B, etc.) will be an advantage
  • Evident proficiency in English Language
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Ability to work well in a team
  • Desire to learn about Autism and expand knowledge base
  • Passion to work with young children and their families to maximize their talents and potential
  • This position is open to Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents only

SENIOR PSYCHOLOGIST

Responsibilities:

  1. Assessment
    • Conduct functional behaviour analysis and develop Individual Behaviour Plans (IBPs)
    • Conduct screening assessments related to school admission, vocational and other Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) related assessments

  2. Intervention
    • Plan and execute intervention programmes for students with autism in group or individual setting
    • Coach key partners to apply educational and behavioural techniques to carry out intervention plans at home and in class
    • Provide behavior management support to students and attend to school student behavior crisis line
    • Coordinate activities related to case management of students
    • Facilitate training for caregivers / staff
    • Any other responsibilities required by your Supervisor

  3. Leadership Duties
    • To articulate the Autism Therapist's role scope and responsibilities to teachers, other school professionals, administrators, support personnel, families and the community
    • To provide routine reporting on agreed KPIs for Autism Therapists service provision
    • To positively influence the development of programs and policies & procedures to promote best practice in Autism Therapists service provision
    • To be directly involved in the assessment of needs and development of Autism Therapists services to meet priority needs areas in consultation with leaders
    • To provide Supervision and Mentorship inducting new professionals and/or supervising / mentoring new Autism Therapists.
    • To be involved in WeCAN Carer Training as required.
    • To establish and maintain professional linkages to the national and international Psychology Professional bodies.
 

Requirements:

  • Possess a Masters in Psychology or equivalent
  • With at least 5 years relevant work experience in the same or related field
  • A member of Singapore Psychological Society or must be eligible for full registration
  • Evident proficiency in English Language
  • Strong problem solving and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member in a fast paced work environment
  • Desire to learn about Autism and has the passion to serve autism community and their families
  • This position is open to Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents only

AUTISM THERAPIST

Responsibilities:

  1. Assessment
    Responsible to conduct the following:
    • Intake Assessment for students applying to Eden School
    • Representation Assessment
    • Vocational Assessment
    • Behavioural Assessment
    • External Transitional Assessment
    • High Needs Grant Assessment

  2. Coaching
    • Supervision in 5 features / Discrete Trial Teaching / Visual Teaching
    • Responsible in coaching new teachers in foundational competencies
    • Implement behavior plans with teachers
    • Assist and support teachers in all major school events

  3. Behaviour Management
    • Attend to Crisis Hotline for any behaviour issues
    • Craft Individual Behaviour Plans for students

  4. Monitoring
    • Coordinates student's behaviour management cases and follow up behaviour plans

  5. Project Development
    • Responsible in development of ASD supports

  6. Trainings
    • Participate in AITC training and PCN sharing

  7. Perform any other duties as assigned by the Principal
 

Requirements:

  • Degree holder in Psychology, preferably 2nd upper honours
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
  • Good command of verbal and written English
  • Strong organizational skills, keen to details and able to work with minimum supervision
  • Team player, flexible and have strong sense of responsibility
  • Has the desire to learn about autism, possesses the patience to teach students with special needs
  • Has the passion to help and assist students with special needs in maximizing their talents and potentials
  • This position is open to Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents only

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

Responsibilities:

  • Adapts school and classroom environment, tools and materials for the purpose of improving student functioning and facilitating student access to curricular and instructional activities
  • Assesses students' fine motor and development skills for purpose of determining their needs and develop recommendations
  • Implements therapeutic activities for providing appropriate care to students and/or support the student's IEP plan for use in classrooms
  • Participates in collaborative consultation model to provide requested information, review/revise students' occupational therapy goals, develop plans for services and make recommendations to implement goals
  • Maintenance of files/records, intervention equipments and supplies
  • Provide training, consultation, and instruction to teachers on the use of adaptive devices and equipment for the purpose of ensuring such devices are used appropriately and optimal benefits are achieved
  • Researches resources and methods (e.g. intervention and treatment techniques) for the purpose of determining the appropriate approach for addressing students' functional goals

 

Requirements:

  • Possess a Diploma / Degree / Post-graduate Qualification in Occupational Therapy
  • Relevant working experience as an Occupational Therapist with children in a school or hospital setting is preferred
  • Evident proficiency in English Language
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Ability to work well in a team
  • Qualifies to be registered with the Allied Health Professional Council as a Full-time Registered Therapist
  • Desire to learn about Autism and expand knowledge base
  • Passion to work with young children and their families to maximize their talents and potential
  • This position is open to Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents only

SPEECH LANGUAGE THERAPIST

Responsibilities:

  • Assesses and identifies speech, language and functional communication needs in children with Autism
  • Assesses formally and informally an student's current profile and the influence of the communication partner and the learning environment across everyday situations
  • Participates in a Collaborative Consultation Model with the members of AITC team, teachers, families, etc. for the purpose of providing requested information, reviewing/revising student's communication therapy goals/objectives, developing plans for services and/or making recommendations to implement goals
  • Implements evidence-based therapeutic activities and instruct students, teachers, parents and other involved persons for the purpose of facilitating effective communication for students and/or supporting the student's IEP plan for use in the classroom
  • Presents information (e.g. student assessment findings, coaching feedback, etc.) for the purpose of communicating information, gaining and providing feedback to others
  • Makes necessary referrals to external speech language therapy services when intervention needs exceed classroom intervention scope
  • Provides AAC training, consultation and instruction to teachers on the use of alternative/augmentative communication supports
  • Researches resources and methods (e.g. intervention and treatment techniques, assessment tools and methods, community resources, etc.) for the purpose of determining the appropriate approach for addressing student's functional goals
  • Maintain files and/or records (e.g. assessment notes, progress reports, coaching logs, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities and/or follow standard operational procedures
  • Maintain inventory equipment and supplies in clean and proper working condition for the purpose of implementing therapy goals

 

Requirements:

  • Possess a Bachelor or Master's Degree in Speech and Language Pathologist
  • Relevant working experience as a Speech and Language Therapist in a school or hospital setting is preferred
  • Evident proficiency in English Language
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Ability to work well in a team
  • Qualifies to be registered with the Allied Health Professional Council as a Full-time Registered Therapist
  • Desire to learn about Autism and expand knowledge base
  • Passion to work with young children and their families to maximize their talents and potential
  • This position is open to Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents only

Critical Success Factors!!

  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team
  • A pro-active approach to problem solving
  • Strong desire to learn about the culture of autism
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic and challenging work environment
  • A genuine desire to serve the special needs community

Remuneration package will commensurate with your academic qualifications and relevant work experiences. Attractive opportunities for job enlargement and career advancement are available.

 
If you are interested and suitably qualified, we invite you to submit your resume to HR Team at HR@autism-association.org.sg. We regret to inform that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.


Closing Date: 30 Nov 2014



Eden School is supported by the following organisations and other donors: