Last Updated: 18 October 2021

Allied Educator (Learning and Behavioural Support)

1. Overview

As an Allied Educator (Learning and Behavioural Support), or AED (LBS), you will provide support to students with mild special educational needs (SEN) in mainstream schools. Examples of special educational needs are dyslexia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), mild autism spectrum disorders, sensory impairments, and physical impairments.

If you would like to be an AED(LBS) but do not have the relevant qualifications or experience, you can apply through our sponsored foundational training programme. The programme will equip you with the necessary skills to support our students with mild special educational needs.

Programme length: 1-year sponsored training.

Bond length: 2 years.

Note: If you would like to work on a short-term basis, you can apply to be a Flexi-Adjunct Learning and Behavioural Support.

Roles and responsibilities

You will be expected to support students with special educational needs in the following areas:

  • Intervention support.
  • Systems consultation in the area of educational development.
  • Liaise with stakeholders, such as parents or external agencies, to ensure continued support for them.


  • A passion for working with students with special educational needs.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • A tertiary qualification, or relevant experience and expertise working with SEN students.

Compulsory Untrained School Stint

Prior to admission into the foundational training programme, you would need to undertake a compulsory school stint. This stint allows you to affirm your interest to be an AED(LBS), and lets us assess your suitability for the role. If you successfully complete the stint, you will be enrolled in the foundational training programme.

Salary and benefits

You will be appointed on the Allied Educator Scheme of Service, and will be hired on a contract basis.

Your starting salary will range from $1,800 and $4,610 while undergoing the Untrained School Stint in school and if enrolled, during the foundational training programme as well. Your exact salary takes into consideration:

  • You relevant work experience and time spent on the job.
  • Your academic training.
  • Whether you have completed full-time National Service.

Note: Information on salaries are accurate at the point of publication but may be subject to review and change.

You will also be eligible for these benefits:

  • Time off during school holidays, as long as your services are not required during that time.
  • Subsidised medical and dental benefits.
  • 14 days of medical leave without hospitalisation, and up to 60 days with hospitalisation.
  • 10 days of urgent leave for private matters, subject to approval.

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