Last Updated: 29 March 2021

Student Welfare Officer

Provide mentoring and social support to at-risk students. Learn more about the role and how to apply for it.


As a Student Welfare Officer (SWO), you will provide social support to at-risk students. You will also work with their families and other community partners to address barriers to learning and strengthening the safety net for these students.

Roles and responsibilities

  • Provide student-centric casework support and consultation to the students at-risk and their families with the focus on parenting and the students’ well-being.
  • Act as a mentor for these students at-risk and empower them to make informed life choices.
  • Develop, coordinate and run relevant prevention programmes for these students with their families, where necessary.
  • Visit homes to assess the needs of students at-risk and their families.
  • Make referrals to the relevant agencies for the students’ families to enhance their access to community resources and services.
  • Work with the student support team of the school for early identification, case management and proactive measures to prevent and manage risk behaviours among the school students.
  • Monitor and manage statutory cases.
  • Help re-integrate students who have been absent from school for long periods of time.


  • A passion and disposition for working with at-risk students and their families, and a positive belief in their potential.
  • Cultural sensitivity, and an openness to diverse views.
  • Emotional stability, resourcefulness and resilience.
  • A tertiary qualification, or relevant experience and expertise.
  • Preferably at least 5 years of working experience. Relevant experience in the social service sector, working with and supporting at-risk students and families would be an advantage.

Salary and benefits

SWOs are appointed on the Allied Educator Scheme of Service. Successful candidates will be hired on a contract basis.

Your starting salary will range from $1,730 to $4,610. Your exact salary takes into consideration:

  • Your 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.
Learn more about the benefits as a Public Officer.


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