The Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped (SAVH) is a Social Service Agency. Our vision is to promote the needs, interests and aspirations of the visually impaired with a mission to help them help themselves by acquiring new skills and gaining self-reliance to cope with the integration into society. SAVH invites committed and competent individual to join our team in advancing the well-being and aspirations of our visually handicapped in Singapore. If you are looking for a career that is meaningful, challenging and rewarding, join us

Following positions are available. Interested applicants, please submit full and updated resume with current and expected salary to:
hr_savh@savh.org.sg. Only selected candidates will be notified.

 

JOB VACANCIES:

Social Worker

Duties & Responsibilities:

1. Undertake social casework and provide individual and family counselling as a member of the Vision Rehabilitation team.

2. Conduct assessments of intake of clients and family/caregiver interviews and register them for SAVH services.

3. Compile and maintain clients’ case history and update case records at all times.

4. Evaluate clients’ eligibility to various assistance schemes and services.

5. Provide counselling and support to help clients and their families/caregivers with social behavioral, emotional, psychological, developmental, marital, financial and other problems.

6. Coordinate cases in collaboration with other SAVH disciplines/services for more effective service delivery.

7.Liaise with Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC) and Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) and other Healthcare Institutions on client referrals, prescription of Low Vision Devices (LVDs), updating Optometrists of LVDs at our Assistive Device Centre (ADC) and coordination use/loans of LVDs with clients/healthcare institutions.

8. Encourage and support clients while they go through the vision rehabilitation programme.

9. Help clients in referring to other internal services/programmes and external service agencies (e.g. SSO, FSCs, Community Development Councils etc).

10. Network with other social service agencies, professional and community groups to widen knowledge base and to broaden support capability for clients.

11. Submit statistics on the Vision Rehabilitation Programme to funders through the EPES system.

12. Submit monthly reports on the Social Work Department to the Executive Director.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from a recognised university.
  • Fresh graduates welcomed.
  • Must possess good written and spoken English and Mandarin, ability to communicate in local dialects would be an advantage .
  • Positive team player, passion to serve, problem solving, would be an advantage.

Interested applicants, please send full resume with current and salary expectation to: hr_savh@savh.org.sg

Fundraising Executive

Duties & Responsibilities

1. Assisting the Fundraising Manager with the daily operations and activities.

2. Implementing fundraising projects.

3. Help attract new donors and maintain rapport with existing donors for their continued support.

4. Conduct research, data mining and analysis for donor projects.

5. Working with organizations which support us in fundraising projects.

6. Acting as liaison with NCSS and external agencies for all donation related activities.

7. Assisting in licensing policy and application.

8. Assisting in drafting and updating best practice guidelines for fundraising.

9.Assisting in the issue of receipts for all donations and the safe custody of donation boxes.

10. Assisting in preparing and presenting proposals and reports for fundraising.

11. Working with students for various school volunteer projects.

12. Handling all enquiries from general public; producing brochures, posters, video presentations and other related materials for publicity and public education purposes.

13. Educating the public, students, visitors, volunteers on vision impairment.

14. Liaise with finance department for processing of donations.

15. Assisting in preparing regular reports for internal and external reporting.

Requirements

  • Diploma holder and above with at least 2 years of relevant experience.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Independent, organised, meticulous, analytical and creative with good problem-solving skills.
  • Team player with excellent oral, written, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Able to juggle multiple projects and work under pressure.

Interested applicants, please send full resume with current and salary expectation to: hr_savh@savh.org.sg

Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

Head of Department - Employment & Employability and Advocacy

Duties & Responsibilities

1. Supervise and evaluate relevant training programmes for the Visually Impaired.

2. Co-ordinate training programmes conducted by training providers.

3. Identify and implement suitable skills development programmes for the Visually Impaired.

4. Tap the relevant training grants to support the training of the Visually Impaired.

5. Collaborate with job portals for job matching for the Visually Impaired with employers.

6. Partner with employers to hold job fairs.

7. Arrange internships, traineeships and attachments for the Visually Impaired.

8. Partner social enterprises to generate employment and training opportunities.

9. Liaison with public transport operators, banking, government agencies on accessibility issues.

10. Oversee the Department and the daily operations.

11. Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor or the Executive Director.

Requirements

  • Preferably a Degree of Social Sciences from a recognised university.
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant working experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Word, Excel
  • Independent, organised, meticulous, analytical and creative with good problem-solving skills.
  • Team player with excellent oral, written, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Able to juggle multiple projects and work under pressure.

Interested applicants, please send full resume with current and salary expectation to: hr_savh@savh.org.sg

Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

Orientation & Mobility Trainer

Duties & Responsibilities

1. Assist Occupational Therapist/Orientation & Mobility Supervisor in assessing and conducting Basic Cane Technique (BCT) for clients.

2. Assist Occupational Therapist/Orientation & Mobility Supervisor in assessing and conducting Orientation and Mobility (O&M) training for clients.

3. Provide basic sighted guide training for clients, caregivers and/or public.

4. Support administrative matters for the Occupational Therapist.

5. Assist in ad-hoc events/matters.

Requirements

  • Minimum GCE “N” Level.
  • Bilingual an advantage.
  • Enjoy working outdoors.
  • On-the-job training provided.

Interested applicants, please send full resume with current and salary expectation to: hr_savh@savh.org.sg