Ms Agnes Chia
Care Corner Singapore Ltd
Ms Agnes Chia graduated with a Bachelor of Science majoring in Economics and also a Masters of Social Sciences (Social Work) from the National University of Singapore. She began her career in the social services since 2000 and joined Care Corner in 2001. It was then when she started working with families, groups and micro-communities. Miss Chia is currently Group Director of Care Corner Singapore Limited overseeing five Family Services Centres, a family violence specialist centre (Project StART) and an early intervention child services unit under its Family and Community Services Group. Miss Chia’s passion lies in locality development and community organization. She has developed and implemented several community programmes and local self-help programmes through the Family Services Centres in Care Corner. Other than having worked in the family services, Miss Chia also leads Care Corner Project StART, a family violence specialist centre. She spent the past five years and more working on developing and providing specialist services to support persons affected by family violence. Miss Chia’s work involves assisting persons who experience spousal violence, elder abuse, child abuse as well as disability abuse.
Miss Chia is also well-versed in social leadership, social administration and organizational development for the non-profits. She serves as the President of the Singapore Association of Social Workers and volunteers her time in several other boards and committees in the social service sector.
Download summary of Tuning in to the Leaders [Session 15].
Social Work Moving Forward
Ms Agnes Chia shares the importance of trans-disciplinary work as social issues get more complex. She also encourages social workers to explore new and creative ways of conducting supervision moving forward.
Ms Agnes Chia shares how social work processes can be applied into community work practice. She also shares how social workers should approach and do community intervention through community mapping and involvement.
Insights into Social Work
Ms Agnes Chia shares how social work relates to the concept of re-distribution. She also elaborates on the practice jurisdiction and boundaries of social work.