Student Welfare Officer



Job Description

As a Student Welfare Officer (SWO), your main role is to provide social support to the students at-risk under your charge, which may include working with their families and other community partners to address barriers to learning and strengthening the safety net for these students.

Your key responsibilities include:

  • Providing student-centric casework support and consultation to the students at-risk and their families with the focus on parenting and the well-being of these students

  • Acting as a mentor for these students at-risk and empowering them to make informed life choices

  • Developing, coordinating and running relevant prevention programmes for these students with their families, where necessary

  • Visiting homes to assess the needs of students at-risk and their families

  • Making referrals to the relevant agencies for the students’ families and following through the cases when necessary, to enhance the families’ access to community resources and services

  • Working with the student support team of the school for early identification, case management and proactive measures to prevent and manage risk behaviours among the student population in the school

  • Monitoring and managing statutory cases

  • Helping to re-integrate the students who have been absent from school for long periods of time.

Job Requirements

  • Applicants should possess the disposition and qualities to work with children and youths

  • Relevant experience in the social service sector, working with and supporting at-risk students and families would be an advantage

  • Be passionate about working with students at-risk and their families, regarding them positively and believing in their potential

  • Be culturally sensitive, emotionally stable, resourceful, resilient, and open to diverse views

  • Applicants should hold a tertiary qualification in any discipline, with preferably at least 5 years of working experience; those without a tertiary qualification and with relevant experience and expertise may also apply

Remuneration & Benefits

Student Welfare Officers are appointed on the Allied Educator Scheme of Service. Successful candidates will be offered appointment on a contract basis.

The starting salary ranges from $1,680 - $4,610.

Your appointment grade and starting salary will take into consideration the relevance of your experience to the position, time spent on the job, and your academic training. You will be granted additional salary increments if you have completed full-time National Service.

Note: The above is applicable to candidates appointed with effect from October 2018. All salaries are subject to review and change.

Other service benefits include:

  • School Holiday Scheme (similar to teaching staff)

  • Medical leave - 14 days sick leave (if no hospitalisation) and up to 60 days sick leave (with hospitalisation)

  • Subsidised medical and dental benefits

  • Use of Government Holiday Bungalows

  • Group Insurance Scheme at low premium

Application Details

The application for the Student Welfare Officer position is currently closed. You may leave your details here to be informed of future recruitment exercises.