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Career

While we take pride in our 29-year heritage, our philosophy is to always look forward and evolve. We at ADA strive to invest in our people through the various development programmes. Our aim is to bring out in the best in our people as we strive to address the demands of an ageing population, especially persons with dementia and their caregivers.

 

If you aspire to be part of a dedicated, multi-disciplinary team that works to improve our clients’ lives, come join us.

Applicants may send your CV in MS Word or PDF format to hr@alz.org.sg.

If you did not find any relevant opportunities, you may submit a general application.

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.


Practicum/Clinical Attachment Opportunities

  • Diploma students pursuing Nursing, Psychology, Gerontology at local polytechnics
  • Undergraduate or Graduate Diploma students pursuing Social Work or Occupational Therapy at local universities
  • Post-graduate students pursuing Gerontology, Social Work or Art Therapy at local universities

Career Opportunities

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with Head of Service Development and New Horizon Centre (NHC) Managers to meet identified key operating objectives:
    – Ensure that staff competency in person-centred care is attained
    – Ensure high standards in the delivery of care and services based on person-centred approach
    – Ensure that the Centres’ current daycare programmes, models and approaches are reference programmes and models in dementia care, through the development and use of documentation as references, adoption of technology and implementation of new programmes
  • Review and recommend enhancement measures for the NHCs’ continual improvement
  • Assist Head of Service Development with impact measurement programmes for the NHCs
  • Assist Head of Service Development in other departmental operations
  •  Any other duties and responsibilities as may be required

Requirements:

  • Diploma/Bachelor’s Degree in related field preferred
    Strong interpersonal skills (need to work closely with Centre Managers and Centre staff)
  • Ability to speak Mandarin and Dialects would be great advantage (most Centre staff are Mandarin/Dialect speaking)
  • Able to work under pressure and able to handle projects with deadlines
  • Possess macro perspective (ability to see things from management/policy point of view) and ability to understand things from micro point of view (from the lower rungs)
  • Ability to work independently from tasks conception to completion, detailed and thorough

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct case management and behavioural care for persons with dementia and their caregivers
  • Provide interventions such as psychoeducation, behavioural management strategies, supportive counselling, service referral and advance care planning
  • Liaise and collaborate with multidisciplinary professionals and external service providers for holistic care management
  • Provide case recordings and relevant documentations
  • Plan and facilitate monthly Caregiver Support Group on Saturday
  • Assist in the preparation of data and statistics for programme evaluation and reporting purposes
  • Participate in team meetings and case conferences as required
  • Provide nursing care and perform nursing procedures if required (for Nurses only)
  • Provide clinical supervision for staff (for Senior Social Worker only)
  • Support public education events and talks

Requirements:

  • The following qualifications are required:
    • Registered Nurse who is registered with the Singapore Nursing Board OR
    • Occupational Therapist registered with the Allied Health Professionals Council OR
    • Degree in Social Work and registered as an accredited Social Worker OR
    • A degree in Psychology, Counselling, Gerontology or Sociology
  • Passionate about dementia care and working with people
  • Good oral, written and interpersonal communications skills
  • Able to work on occasional Saturdays and weekday evenings
  • Prior working experience in dementia care will be an added advantage
  • Ability to speak a second language and/or dialect(s) will be an added advantage
  • Diploma/Bachelor’s Degree in related field preferred

Responsibilities:

  • Provide caregivers a respite in caregiving
  • Allow persons with dementia to be engaged in meaningful and therapeutic activities
  • Carry out cognitive, mental and physically stimulating activities for persons with dementia
  • Provide a written report inclusive of feedback after each session
  • Conduct group activities occasionally on Saturdays

Requirements:

  • Able to speak dialects
  • Able to travel island wide
  • Prior knowledge of dementia is an advantage
  • Passionate about caring for persons with dementia
  • Able to carry activity toools for home visits (approx 1-2kg)

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure well-being of clients
  • Ensure clients’ medical and dietary requirements are met
  • Assist clients with activities of daily living & toileting needs
  • Assist in carrying out Centre’s daily activities and programmes

Requirements:

  • Experience in working and caring for the elderly
  • Able to communicate in local dialects

Responsibilities:

  • Assist clients in daily living activities such as personal hygiene, feeding, etc
  • Assess and implement a care plan to meet clients’ individual needs
  • Initiate and conduct group and individual activities and therapy sessions with clients
  • Assist in planning and arranging transport for clients
  • Ensure proper administration of medication and maintain proper storage
  • Maintain clients’ attendance and records daily
  • Record information and clients’ monthly assessment report
  • Assist the Manager in the yearly inventory
  • Demonstrate good interpersonal relationships with caregivers and staffs
  • Carry out any ad-hoc duties and responsibilities as and when assigned

Requirements:

  • Certificate in nursing recognized by the Singapore Nursing Board for registration as Enrolled Nurse

Responsibilities:

  • Assist clients in daily living activities such as personal hygiene, feeding, etc
  • Provide nursing care and perform nursing procedures if required
  • Carry out initial assessment and care plan of clients
  • Manage and monitor proper administration of medication
  • Orientate and supervise staff, caregivers, volunteers and interns at the Centre
  • Perform and participate in programmes and activities

Requirements:

  • Diploma or Degree in nursing recognised by the Singapore Nursing Board for registration as Registered Nurse
  • More than 4 years of experience in general nursing
  • Prior experience in working with the elderly with dementia an advantage

Responsibilities:

  • Provide occupational therapy assessment and intervention for persons with dementia and their caregivers at ADA New Horizon Centres
  • Assess the wellbeing of persons with dementia and implement person-centred strategies to address behaviours of concern and enhance activity engagement
  • Conduct individual or group interventions
  • Provide occupational therapy consultation, training and support to relevant members of the care team, family caregivers, and domestic helpers
  • Develop and conduct classroom and on-the-job training on dementia-related topics for internal and external professional caregivers

Requirements:

  • Diploma/ Degree in Occupational Therapy recognised by the Allied Health Professionals Council (AHPC)
  • Has obtained full registration with AHPC
  • At least 2 years of professional practice experience
  • Experience working in dementia care, geriatrics or mental health settings preferred

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct case management and behavioural care for person with dementia and their caregivers
  • Coordinates and liaise with external parties/ multi-disciplinary professionals for case management
  • Attends case conference
  • Provides supportive counselling to caregivers
  • Provides up-to-date case recordings
  • Runs monthly caregiver support group during Saturday
  • Provide clinical supervision for staff

Requirements:

  • Degree in social work and registered as an Accredited social worker
  • Experience working in dementia care, geriatrics or mental health settings preferred
  • Keenness in doing case management work with persons with dementia and caregivers
  • Able to work on occasional Saturdays and weekday evenings for home visits
  • Prior supervisory experience will be an advantage for Senior Social Worker position

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and facilitate individual and group activities such as arts & crafts, baking and music
  • Assist with therapy under supervision of the healthcare professionals
  • Assist with activities preparation, administrative work and data entry
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Passionate to work with seniors
  • Able to communicate in English, Mandarin or Malay
  • Knowledge of local dialects will be an advantage
  • A team player and able to work as a group

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct case assessment and formulate behavioural care management plans for people with dementia and their caregivers
  • Carry out interventions such as psycho-education, behaviour management strategies, activities engagement for persons with dementia and caregivers
  • Liaise and collaborate with external parties, multi-disciplinary professionals for holistic care management of cases
  • Coordinate and facilitate caregiver support group

Requirements:

  • Relevant qualifications in Allied Health (eg. nursing, occupational therapy, psychology) and preferably with prior knowledge and experiences working with people with dementia
  • Interest in community-based work and engaging people with dementia as well as caregivers
  • Able to work on occasional Saturdays and weekday evenings for home visits
  • Able to work in a team
  • Able to speak a 2nd language and communicate in dialects is an added advantage

Application