Adjunct Learning & Behavioural Support [FAJ(LBS)] and Adjunct School Counsellor [FAJ(SC)]

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The Flexi-Adjunct Schemes allow former LBS and SC to re-join MOE on an adjunct basis to supplement the main LBS and SC workforce. Individuals with relevant qualifications and experience can also apply to be a FAJ(LBS) or FAJ(SC). FAJ(LBS) and FAJ(SC) are deployed to our schools to provide support for students with mild special educational needs and students with social-emotional needs and mental health issues respectively.


  • Former AED(LBS) or individuals with at least a diploma or degree in special education.

  • Former SC or individuals with a relevant counselling qualification recognised by the Singapore Association for Counselling (SAC).

  • FAJ(LBS) are expected to provide support and intervention to students with mild special educational needs while FAJ(SC) provide direct counselling intervention to at-risk students and case consultations to school personnel and parents, FAJ(SC) also provide training to teachers and parents on counselling-related issues. Schools decide on the deployment of officer based on school needs.

Contract duration
  • Minimum engagement period of 1 day, for at least 5 hours in a day.

  • Capped at 10 weeks to align with an academic term.

Committed Workload
  • Minimally 5 hours for each day of engagement and up to 40 hours per week.
Commitment Incentive
  • Eligible for Commitment Incentive (CI) if contract duration is 4 weeks or more, subject to officer serving the entire contract duration and fulfilling the total committed hours. CI will be paid in the next payroll cycle following the end of the committed period.

  • In-service LBS and SC officers currently on no-pay leave who are registered as FAJ(LBS) or FAJ(SC) are not eligible for CI.

Payment Policy
  • Wages for work performed between the 1st and 15th (both dates inclusive) of each month will typically be paid on the 23rd of that month, and wages for work performed between the 16th and the last day (both dates inclusive) of each month will typically be paid on the 8th day of the following month.

  • Not paid on Sundays and scheduled school holidays. Paid on public holidays that fall within the officer's appointment period.

Leave Benefits (with effect from 1 Jan 2018)
  • Eligible for statutory leave benefits if cumulative length of service is 3 months or more in the same school. Benefits are pro-rated based on contract duration and workload (where applicable). Exception is for shared parental leave (SPL), where individuals will be eligible for SPL as long as (i) the spouse is eligible for maternity leave or adoption leave and, (ii) has declared that she wishes to share the leave with him.

  • Contracts which are (i) 14 calendar days or more, (ii) renewed within 30 calendar days of the previous contract, and (iii) in the same school, are considered continuous service.

Please refer to the table for details.

Application Procedure
  • Applicants are to register as FAJ(LBS) or FAJ(SC) online via the Relief Employment Management System (REMS) portal. You will require a valid email account to create a user account to access the system.

  • If your application is successful, your name will be included in the registry of successful applicants. Schools will contact you directly if they require your services. Successful registration in REMS does not guarantee employment in schools.

  • Please note that inactive applicants (i.e. applicants who do not have at least one assignment in one year) will be deregistered.

Application Status
  • You can check the status of your application in REMS.

  • Processing time may take up to 4 weeks. Due to the volume of applications, some applications may require a longer processing time.


You may contact the REMS helpdesk at:

on the following:

  • Submission of application;
  • Updating of personal particulars;
  • Updating of bank account details;
  • Enquiry on salary and CPF payment.

The helpdesk operates on Mon to Fri from 7.30 am to 6.30 pm, excluding public holidays.

For a list of frequently asked questions, please refer to this page.