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Office of the Director of Social Welfare

ATTACHMENTS

As social workers, collaborative work with other social service organisations is a key component in working with our clients. Recognising the need for deeper professional development in some of these areas, a few progressive agencies have come forward to provide short term attachment opportunities for social workers to help them understand better their areas of specialisation.


If you are interested in any of these attachment opportunities, you should fulfil the following criteria:
1. Be social work trained
2. Have at least 3 years working experience in your agency
3. Preferably work in a social work setting


You should also discuss such career development decisions with your current supervisor to determine fit and relevance.


Please contact the person in charge of the attachment, as listed.


For interested applicants, please download the form here. After filling up the details, send it to
(a) the contact person in charge of the attachment and
(b) CC: Hew_Jia_Lin@msf.gov.sg


You may access the list of attachments available here or refer to the list below

 
SPD

EIPIC (Early Intervention Programme for Infants & Children)

Duration 12 Weeks

Exposure to disability sector; understanding of the EIPIC framework; reaching out to families with special needs children, caregiver outreach and also, supervision of junior SWs.

Target Group

Social workers with basic supervision training and good clinical knowledge

Attachment Reason

Exposure to supervision of junior SWs, providing caregivers support, case management and reaching out to more caregivers

Contact Person

 
SPD

Return to Work (Rehab SW)

Duration 12 Weeks

Counselling and helping clients with stroke, Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) and other disabilities to successfully return to work or to meaningful engagement

Target Group

Social workers who are independent and are able to lead support groups.

Contact Person

 
Fei Yue Community Services

Cluster Support & Senior Group Home

Duration 4 Weeks

Exposure to Cluster Support service, social work/Senior Group Home care coordination/Volunteers & Befriending

Target Group

Social Workers

Attachment Locations

1. Cluster Support & Senior Group Home (Choa Chu Kang/Bukit Panjang)
2. Cluster Support & Senior Group Home (Hougang/Serangoon)

Frequency of Attachment

Preferred periods: Jan to Feb 2018, Apr to May 2018, Jul to Aug 2018

Contact Person

 
Fei Yue Community Services

Eldercare - Senior Activity Centre

Duration 6 Weeks

Exposure to role of SAC in monitoring wellness and meeting the wellness needs of the seniors particularly the frail, homebound, vulnerable and with little/no family support

Target Group

Senior Cluster Support Staff and those involved in providing eldercare services

Frequency of Attachment

Preferred periods: 5 Mar 2018 to 13 Apr 2018, 14 May 2018 to 22 Jun 2018

Contact Person

 
Rainbow Centre

Building community connections for Persons with Disability

Duration 3 months

Opportunity to work with PwD and people in their ecosystem in building their visibility, engagement and connection in their community.

Target Group

Community social workers, social service practitioners with experience and/or an interest in community work

Frequency of Attachment

Preferred periods: January–March 2018, July–September 2018

Contact Person

 
AMKFSC Community Services Ltd

Safe and Strong Families (Preservation) (Child Protection Work)

Duration 12 Weeks

Exposure to doing CP work as a child protection agency within the community

Target Group

Social Workers

Frequency of Attachment

At least two days a week

Contact Person

 
Centre for Collaborative Practice (AMKFSC Community Services Ltd)

Indirect Social Work Practice in the Community

Duration 12 Weeks

Exposure to collaborative work within AMKFSC and within the social service sector

Target Group

Social Workers

Frequency of Attachment

At least two days a week

Contact Person

 
MSF Children in Care Division

Children in Care

Duration 8 – 12 weeks

Exposure to fostering work by supporting youths/aging out youths, by using their expertise as a youth social worker.

Target Group

1. Youth or Youth-at- risk agencies
2. Mental health agencies
3. EIPIC or other special needs agencies

Attachment Reason

1. Exposure to fostering work by supporting children and youths/ natural parents, by using their expertise as mental health social worker.
2. Exposure to fostering work by supporting special needs toddlers and children using their expertise as workers from the special needs sector.

Frequency of Attachment

Preferred period: Between Jan – Dec 2018

Contact Person

 
MSF Probation and Community Rehabilitation Service (PCRS)

Working with offenders in the community

Duration 2 – 3 months

Experience how PCRS works with offenders in the community

Target Group

Social workers from various sectors (at least 2 years of experience)

Attachment Reason

Exposure to how PCRS works with persons who commit crime during their period on community rehabilitation

Contact Person

 
Ng Teng Fong General Hospital and Jurong Community Hospital

Medical Social Work in restructured hospital

Duration 8 Weeks

Exposure to social work in restructured hospital with patients

Target Group

Social worker

Attachment Reason

Exposure to social work in restructured hospital with patients in one of these areas:
- Patients at end-of-life/with terminal conditions
- Patients with losses in health (grief and bereavement)
- Patients who are unable to return to pre-morbid care arrangement (Care and discharge planning)
- Patients in financial difficulty (Healthcare financing)
- Patients in crisis (e.g. sudden death, HOTA, suicide, family violence) (Crisis intervention)

Contact Person

 
Ng Teng Fong General Hospital and Jurong Community Hospital

Medical Social Work in community hospital

Duration 8 Weeks

Exposure to social work in community hospital with patients

Target Group

Social worker

Attachment Reason

Exposure to social work in community hospital with patients in one of these areas:
- Patients at end-of-life/ with terminal conditions
- Patients with losses in health (grief and bereavement)
- Patients who are unable to return to pre-morbid care arrangement (Care and discharge planning)
- Patients in financial difficulty (Healthcare financing)

Contact Person

 
Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Palliative Social Work Fellowship Programme

Duration 6 months (full-time), 1 year (part-time)

Individuals will be able to acquire and enhance their knowledge of the clinical, psychosocial, ethical and spiritual issues in palliative care.

Target Group

Social workers with a keen interest to care for people living with life-limiting illnesses

Attachment Reason

Individuals will be able to acquire and enhance their knowledge of the clinical, psychosocial, ethical and spiritual issues in palliative care.

Fellows will also develop skills for assessment, interventions and management in clinical practice, along with the skills to appraise current services and future developments in the provision of palliative care social work.

Central to this programme is the possibility for customisation and individualised learning that is relevant to the individual’s interest and/or organisational needs. Fellows will also have opportunities for multi-site attachment, as well as inter-professional learning.

Contact Person

 
Tan Tock Seng Hospital

General Attachment to Department of Care & Counselling

Duration Depends on learning needs of applicants

Working with people with life-limiting illnesses, communicable diseases, multiple medical conditions and so on.

Target Group

Social workers with a keen interest in acute health social work, particularly in the areas of infectious disease social work, critical care social work, geriatric social work, rehabilitation social work and chronic disease management

Attachment Reason

- People with life-limiting illnesses (Palliative Social Work)
- People with communicable diseases (Infectious Disease Social Work)
- People who are 65 years old and above with multiple medical conditions (Geriatric Social Work)
- People who are recipients of trauma care, intensive care and home ventilation (Critical Care Social Work)
- People who need to increase their functioning status in order to re-integrate back into society (Rehabilitation Social Work)
- People living with prolonged non-communicable diseases (Chronic Disease Social Work)

Contact Person

 
St Luke’s Hospital

Medical Social Work and Care Integration at a Community Hospital

Duration 8 – 12 weeks

Exposure to social work in the Intermediate and Long Term Care Sector with patients

Target Group

Senior Social worker

Attachment Reason

Exposure to social work in the Intermediate and Long Term Care Sector with patients in one of these areas:
- Patients at end-of-life and life limiting illnesses (Palliative Care (includes Advance Care Planning)
- Dementia Care
- Healthcare Financing
- Geriatric Social Work and Rehab Care (including care and discharge planning, post discharge care coordination service)
- Community based care – Home Care Services, Day Rehab Care, Outpatient Services
- Other areas – learn about community partnerships, managing referrals and bed management, disease specific care path and Special Interest Groups

Contact Person

 
KK Women's and Children's Hospital

Management of social high risk cases – Risk Management and Crisis Intervention

Duration Depends on learning needs of applicants

Cases involving children

Target Group

Senior Social worker

Attachment Reason

2 types of cases under this group:
1. Children who are admitted to hospital with medical problems but unable to be discharged because family is assessed to have high social risk that will compromise on the welfare/well-being of the child
2. Children who are admitted to the hospital due to non accidental injuries.

Contact Person

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Last Reviewed On Mon, Apr 9, 2018