Ms Wu Mei Ling has been a social worker for more than 18 years with 13 years of them spent working closely with schools to reach out to and support students as a school social worker. She has contributed to the alleviation of Singapore school social work practice to the international scene by presenting papers at the ASEAN seminar for school social work. Currently, she serves as the Executive Director of Student Care Services and the Chairperson of the school social work chapter under the Singapore Association of Social Workers.
Ms Wu Mei Ling shares with us how social work has changed her perspective on life and how it has shaped her way of thinking. She also elaborates on the importance of understanding the needs of a changing society.
What difference would a formal education in social work make to one seeking to help the vulnerable in society? What extra skills or knowledge would one acquire that would help one to better help another? Hear what Ms Wu Mei Ling has to say about the value-add of a social work education.
Ms Wu Mei Ling shares her journey of moving from being a social worker on the ground to one working in a managerial position. She elaborates on the new skills she had to acquire and the changes she had to make in her thinking patterns.