Careers

Residential Care Worker

Job Scope

  • Work with others in a team to provide an environment of safety for children with difficult behaviours in a children’s home
  • Look after the needs of children (physical & mental wellbeing of children in care)
  • Help children form secure attachment bonds with appropriate adults
  • Provide close supervision to children
  • Work effectively in a team environment

 Daily Involvement

  • Checking each resident’s needs and progress
  • Providing physical care
  • Creating a safe and positive living environment setting rules for children’s behavior providing one to one teaching/coaching on daily living skills
  • Providing leisure and creative activities in a safe and supportive setting
  • Helping children deal with problems

 Requirements

  • Minimum ‘N’ levels
  • Must be able to work 3 rotating shifts (morning, afternoon & night), over weekends and public holidays
  • Able to work in an energetic environment of children
  • Able to respond calmly to children when they exhibit difficult behaviours
  • Experience working with children an advantage
  • Persistent and active learner
  • Need to have understanding and a non-judging attitude
Programme Executive, iPEAK (Intervention and Psycho-Educational Assessment for Kids)

Job Scope

  • Organise and run Kids Club’s (KC) programmes
  • Draft letters to parents for KC programmes
  • Liaise with parents, partners and volunteers of KC programmes
  • Source for sponsors for KC, e.g. funding, donation in kind for events
  • All administrative duties for iPEAK and KC programmes:
    • Prepare Letter of Offer for new students
    • Arrange and brief parents on terms and conditions of child’s enrolment
    • Calculation & collection of fees
    • Consolidate & update students’ data
    • Prepare forms for students’ graduation, withdrawal, deferment, etc.
    • Call parents when students are late for class or fee payment
    • Answer enquires related to programmes
    • Track & place stationery orders for office
  • Update manager on feedback from parents and progress of KC programmes
  • Collaborate with other departments on programmes
  • Support literacy work whenever needs arise, e.g. laminate cards, print resources, etc.
  • Any other assigned duties

Requirements

  • Degree, preferably in psychology, special needs or early childhood education
  • Passion & experience working with children
  • Good command of the English language (spoken and written), preferably bilingual (Mandarin)
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and time management skills
  • Meticulous and organised
  • Proficient IT skills in Microsoft Office and computing statistics, recording and tracking students’ data
  • Willingness to collaborate with corporate partners such as schools and hospitals
  • Able to work on Saturdays
Literacy Intervention Teacher, iPEAK (Intervention and Psycho-Educational Assessment for Kids)

Job Scope

  • Teach primarily using the Orton-Gillingham approach to help bridge the gaps in literacy skills of students with learning needs
  • Tailor individualised educational plan for each student based on his/her learning challenges
  • Prepare appropriate teaching resources and materials
  • Write annual educational progress report for each student
  • Update parents of their child’s educational progress and conduct the parent-teacher conference twice a year
  • Plan and run Kids Club programmes with colleagues
  • Update iPEAK’s manager on clients’ progress and development
  • Students’ administrative matters
  • Collaborate with colleagues on company’s events
  • Any other assigned duties

Requirements

  • Degree, preferably in psychology, special needs or early childhood education
  • Sound theoretical understanding of child development
  • Passion & experience working with children
  • Ability to engage and make strong student connections
  • Excellent command of the English language, preferably bilingual (Mandarin)
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to collaborate with corporate partners such as schools and hospitals
  • Able to work on Saturdays
Programme Coordinator, Student Care Centre (Bukit View Primary School)

Job Scope

Manage Classes

  • Prepare classroom before students arrive – e.g. Air the room, switch on the air purifier and fans, ensure things are in their proper places, etc.
  • Assign seats to students
  • Check students’ attendance books daily and contact parents by 2.15pm if students are not at the SCC
  • Check school handbooks for school homework and MCYC communication books for parents’ comments/instructions
  • Monitor students’ movements daily – eg. CCAs, remedial classes, toilet visits, time-out, etc.
  • Supervise students and ensure their safety in class as well as during play-time.
  • Look out for students who are unwell – take their temperature hourly and contact their parents when students are feverish, etc.
  • Set class rules
  • Discipline students who misbehave
  • Switch off fans and lights when no one is in the classroom
  • Clean SCC air purifiers
  • Disinfect toys once a week and disinfect SCC classrooms every Friday
  • Lock classrooms when no one is in

Plan and conduct programmes / activities:

  • Plan and follow through schedule for the day, including study-time and organised play-time
  • Prepare whole-year summary and detailed lesson plans for Enrichment programmes
  • Plan and execute holiday programmes and outings
  • Conduct Character Development programmes using materials provided by MCYC Youth Department

Manage administrative duties:

  • Ensure class name lists and parents’ contact information are up-to-date
  • Record all verbal and texted conversations with parents in Log Book
  • Record incidents involving students in the Incident Report Form within 24 hours
  • Report to Supervisor, inform parents and other staff of the same level regarding incidents. For cases involving medical expenses, inform parents that SCC will submit their claims to the insurers
  • Collate students’ attendance for holiday programmes, outings, etc.
  • Check forms given by parents to ensure relevant information/documents/ signature are in order before accepting from parents. Hand completed forms immediately to Assistant Supervisor/Supervisor upon receipt – eg withdrawal/ Giro/Comcare application forms
  • Ensure official receipts are given immediately for any cash collected from parents

Other duties:

  • Cover duties of staff
  • Undertake duties assigned by Supervisor
Temporary Programme Coordinator, Student Care Centre (Bukit View Primary School or Anglo-Chinese School (Primary))

Job Scope

Manage Classes

  • Prepare classroom before students arrive – e.g. Air the room, switch on the air purifier and fans, ensure things are in their proper places, etc.
  • Assign seats to students
  • Check students’ attendance books daily and contact parents by 2.15pm if students are not at the SCC
  • Check school handbooks for school homework and MCYC communication books for parents’ comments/instructions
  • Monitor students’ movements daily – eg. CCAs, remedial classes, toilet visits, time-out, etc.
  • Supervise students and ensure their safety in class as well as during play-time.
  • Look out for students who are unwell – take their temperature hourly and contact their parents when students are feverish, etc.
  • Set class rules
  • Discipline students who misbehave
  • Switch off fans and lights when no one is in the classroom
  • Clean SCC air purifiers
  • Disinfect toys once a week and disinfect SCC classrooms every Friday
  • Lock classrooms when no one is in

Plan and conduct programmes / activities:

  • Plan and follow through schedule for the day, including study-time and organised play-time
  • Prepare whole-year summary and detailed lesson plans for Enrichment programmes
  • Plan and execute holiday programmes and outings
  • Conduct Character Development programmes using materials provided by MCYC Youth Department

Manage administrative duties:

  • Ensure class name lists and parents’ contact information are up-to-date
  • Record all verbal and texted conversations with parents in Log Book
  • Record incidents involving students in the Incident Report Form within 24 hours
  • Report to Supervisor, inform parents and other staff of the same level regarding incidents. For cases involving medical expenses, inform parents that SCC will submit their claims to the insurers
  • Collate students’ attendance for holiday programmes, outings, etc.
  • Check forms given by parents to ensure relevant information/documents/ signature are in order before accepting from parents. Hand completed forms immediately to Assistant Supervisor/Supervisor upon receipt – eg withdrawal/ Giro/Comcare application forms
  • Ensure official receipts are given immediately for any cash collected from parents

Other duties:

  • Cover duties of staff
  • Undertake duties assigned by Supervisor

Stories & Testimonies

“It has been an eventful and fulfilling seven months since I joined MCYC in March 2016. Here at FosterConnections@MCYC, we serve to recruit, train and support our foster parents in their endeavor to better the lives of foster children.

As the Recruitment Officer, my work revolves around planning and execution of recruitment events, and assessment of foster parent applicants. I had the opportunity to work closely with people from all walks of life. Through the interviews conducted with some of them, it is heartening to know that there still are many people out there who care enough to open their hearts and doors to this vulnerable group of children. These children are disadvantaged because of their family circumstances and may not have a safe loving home to call their own.  However, I do believe that every child deserves a loving home, no matter which background they may come from.

Every effort we put into recruiting a loving foster family will go a long way in making a difference to the child’s life.  ‘It takes a village to raise a child’ and I am proud to be a part of this ‘village’.”

Georgina Ng, Recruitment Officer, FosterConnections@MCYC

“Working as a Literacy Intervention teacher at MCYC has been a fruitful journey. The work is meaningful, as iPEAK serves as an outreach arm to children with learning difficulties, along with their families. Knowing that we can make little impact in the children’s learning curve and in their character, or personal growth, is something that gives me great satisfaction.

There is a lot of learning involved personally, as we strive to understand the gamut of issues facing the children and their families. This is so that we can be sensitive to their needs, and to carry out interventions more holistically. I thank MCYC for the opportunities, such as supporting my educational pursuits, which allows me to be more equipped in working with the children and families that come through our door.“

Literacy Intervention Teacher, iPEAK (Name has been omitted by request.)