As a Student Welfare Officer (SWO), you will provide social support to at-risk students. You will also work with their families and other community partners to address barriers to learning and strengthening the safety net for these students.
Roles and responsibilities
- Provide student-centric casework support and consultation to the students at-risk and their families with the focus on parenting and the students’ well-being.
- Act as a mentor for these students at-risk and empower them to make informed life choices.
- Develop, coordinate and run relevant prevention programmes for these students with their families, where necessary.
- Visit homes to assess the needs of students at-risk and their families.
- Make referrals to the relevant agencies for the students’ families to enhance their access to community resources and services.
- Work with the student support team of the school for early identification, case management and proactive measures to prevent and manage risk behaviours among the school students.
- Monitor and manage statutory cases.
- Help re-integrate students who have been absent from school for long periods of time.
- A passion and disposition for working with at-risk students and their families, and a positive belief in their potential.
- Cultural sensitivity, and an openness to diverse views.
- Emotional stability, resourcefulness and resilience.
- A tertiary qualification, or relevant experience and expertise.
- Preferably at least 5 years of working experience. Relevant experience in the social service sector, working with and supporting at-risk students and families would be an advantage.
Salary and benefits
SWOs are appointed on the Allied Educator Scheme of Service. Successful candidates will be hired on a contract basis.
Your starting salary will range from $1,730 to $4,610. Your exact salary takes into consideration:
- Your relevant work experience and time spent on the job.
- Your academic training.
- Whether you have completed full-time National Service.
You will also be eligible for these benefits:
- Time off during school holidays, as long as your services are not required during that time.
- Subsidised medical and dental benefits.
- 14 days of medical leave without hospitalisation, and up to 60 days with hospitalisation.
- 10 days of urgent leave for private matters, subject to approval.
Applications for this position are open and will close on 29 January 2021.
Visit Careers@Gov to apply for this position.
- Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
- Incomplete application forms will not be considered.