Occupational Therapist

Metta Welfare Association| Date Posted: 28-Apr-2019
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Job Description

Metta PreSchool @Punngol (MPSP) has been in operation for over 8 years since its official opening on 31 July 2010. The centre receives cases from SG Enable through referrals from hospitals. Enrolment will take place after the initial screening process is complete. Our centre provides Early Intervention Programme for Infants & Children (EIPIC), aged between 2.5 to 6 years old with special needs, ranging from Autism spectrum Disorder, Global Development Delay to Speech and Language Delay.

The children attend a 3-hour session programme twice a week. The multi-disciplinary team consists of teachers, occupational therapists and speech and language therapists. They come together to discuss and set specific and measurable 1-year goals for the Individualised Education Plan (IEP) of each child. The IEP focuses on 6 domains: fine motor, gross motor, adaptive, cognitive, social communication and social skills.

As an Occupational Therapist, the candidate is responsible in the following areas:

  1. To work with students on a one-to-one or group setting based on their levels of functioning
  2. To evaluate and document students’ occupational therapy needs and progress at regular intervals, monitor training programmes and review their effectiveness
  3. To provide occupational therapy consultation, support, and update on the student’s progress and status to relevant members of the rehabilitation team and caregivers
  4. To be involved in discussions of student-related issues with caregivers
  5. To maintain efficient occupational therapy records of student and document the following:
    1. Initial assessment
    2. Reassessment
    3. Therapy goals, aims and objectives
    4. Review therapy plan when necessary
    5. Schedule planning
    6. Discharge planning when child is referred to SPED schools
    7. Maintain database of all students
    8. Number of students
    9. Number of hours spent in direct and indirect therapy related works
  6. To engage in administrative duties relevant to departmental work
  7. To evaluate of effectiveness/relevance of programme
  8. To keep abreast of latest development in service delivery of occupational therapy-related areas to ensure that therapy programmes are kept updated
  9. To conduct in-house training programmes for relevant staff / caregivers / volunteers in the organization
  10. To assess and identify individual needs of students and formulate/develop and implement appropriate individualized occupational therapy programmes. These would include Activities for Daily Living, upper limb function and control, sensory and perceptual skills, cognition, behavior and social skills training, pre-vocational assessment, etc
  11. To comply with NCSS/MSF requirements: SSR, PES & QA
  12. To be involved in research where possible, relevant to areas of occupational therapy service delivery
  13. To work with the multi-disciplinary team in integrating the students into the community
    1. Attend relevant meetings and give necessary input
    2. Undertake responsibility and duties as assigned by the HOD / Management / Director

Job Requirement

  • Minimum Diploma/ Degree in Occupational Therapy or equivalent.
  • Minimum 2 years of related experience in Preschool setting is advantageous
  • Registered with Singapore’s Allied Health Professions Council
  • Able to work both independently and within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Hardworking, meticulous and responsible
  • Interest in working with children with special needs

Job Benefit

  • Insurance
  • Training & Development
  • Annual Leave