The Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped (SAVH) is a Voluntary Welfare Organization. Our vision is to promote the needs, interests and aspirations of the visually impaired.
SAVH invites committed and competent individual to join our team of professionals in advancing the well-being and aspirations of the persons with visual handicapped in Singapore. If you are looking for a career that is both challenging and rewarding, our organization is the right place for you.

Following positions are available. Interested applicants, please send full resume with salary expectation to:
hr_savh@savh.org.sg

JOB VACANCIES:

Stakeholder Engagement, Branding and Communications Director

Job Specification

To plan, develop and implement SAVH’s rebranding strategies, communications and public relations activities, and oversee major marketing campaigns as a key point of contact.

Job Description

  1. Lead division-wide strategic and business planning, evaluation and professional development and transformation initiatives.
  2. Develop and drive SAVH’s Stakeholder Engagement, Branding & Communications plan and ensure adherence to the goals and objectives.
  3. Work closely with client-services colleagues to design and implement communications and effective messaging strategies.
  4. Ensure communications are culturally competent and reach diverse audiences.
  5. Responsible for developing and implementing internal and external communication strategy as well as managing Public Affairs and Stakeholder Engagement.
  6. Manage organizational partnerships that support organizational branding and fundraising goals.
  7. Develop, implement, and evaluate annual marketing and communications plan that includes social media, print and digital content and email marketing.
  8. Oversee the development, design, distribution and maintenance of high quality print and electronic collateral including but not limited to annual reports, brochures, presentations and newsletters.
  9. Identify trends, monitor events and influencers to anticipate opportunities for SAVH to engage in and/or lead the national conversation on sustainable inclusion of the vision impaired in all spheres of lives in Singapore.
  10. Guide the strategy on press outreach, including messaging in press releases, creation of press kits and materials, interview preparation, responses to media requests.
  11. Responsible for the day to day running of the all public-facing delivery and also play an active role in the day to day management of SAVH as a whole.
  12. Develop close partnership with members of the media, assist in fundraising appeals and events, represent SAVH at public events.
  13. Evaluate staff development and training needs, responsible for manpower planning and recruitment.

Requirements

  • Minimum Bachelor Degree preferably in areas of communications and marketing related fields.
  • At least 5 years in senior management level, with years of experience in public relations, communications, marketing, social media and change management.
  • Proven track record in developing a broad spectrum of proactive media relations campaigns and demonstrated ability to communicate effectively to diverse audiences.
  • Over 5 years’ experience in a communications/stakeholder relations role with a comprehensive understanding of innovative communication methods, including leveraging and maximizing traditional, digital and social media channels.
  • Able to lead multiple projects at once and ensure strong integration across the organization.
  • Excellent oral, written and presentation skills for communications content relevant for diverse audiences.
  • Motivation, drive and a self-starting attitude.

Client Services Director

Job Specification

To promote the welfare of the vision impaired in Singapore, manage and direct all vocational rehabilitation and social service programs for SAVH.

Job Description

  1. Develop, administer and review services to promote the Mission, Vision, and Values of SAVH.
  2. Coordinate all services, evaluate performance, prepare and monitor long term and short term budgets for the division.
  3. Recommend changes to plan of care, perform appropriate assessment on all clients as related to their professional, vocational rehabilitation and social services needs.
  4. Responsible for the day to day running of all client-facing service delivery and also play an active role in the day to day management of the division as a whole.
  5. Has responsibility for forward planning – is able to take the lead and responsibility for the Client Services and delivery teams and manages and head off any problems personally or knows when to pull the management team together to plan for dealing with any issues before they happen.
  6. Liaise with external agencies or service providers to provide resources and services to the clients.
  7. Builds relationships with each level of client management and manages relationships efficiently to ensure their faith in the Association and the abilities of services delivered.
  8. Ensures clients communications is up-to-date (estimates, contact reports, timelines etc) in line with the Association’s processes.
  9. Experience in growing, managing and inspiring internal teams; strong leadership and organizational skills must be complemented by relationship building management style.
  10. Evaluate staff development and training needs, responsible for manpower planning and recruitment.

Requirements

  • Minimum Degree or relevant Vision Rehabilitation-related education.
  • At least 5 years in senior management position in a corporate organization, with relevant years of experience in transformation, restructuring, and change management processes, tools and techniques preferred.
  • Experience in growing, managing and inspiring internal teams; strong leadership and organizational skills must be complemented by relationship building management style.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to work with vision impaired clients, prospects and partners by telephone, email and in person.
  • Able to lead multiple projects at once and ensure strong integration across the organization.
  • Motivation, drive and a self-starting attitude.

Orientation & Mobility Instructor

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.

Prerequisites

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