3412-Social Work Associate Professionals

Job Title: 

Social Work Associate Professionals

Job Description: 

Social work associate professionals administer and implement social assistance programmes and community services and assist clients to deal with personal and social problems.


Tasks include:

  • collecting information relevant to clients needs and assessing their relevant skills, strengths and deficits
  • helping physically or mentally handicapped persons to obtain services and to improve their ability to function in society
  • assisting clients to identify options and develop plans of action while providing necessary support and assistance
  • assisting clients to identify and access community resources including legal, medical and financial assistance, housing, employment, transportation, assistance with moves, day care and other referral services
  • participating in the selection and admission of clients to appropriate programmes
  • providing crisis intervention and emergency shelter services
  • implementing life skills workshops, substance abuse treatment programmes, behaviour management programmes, youth services programmes and other community and social service programmes under the supervision of social work or health care professionals
  • assisting in evaluating the effectiveness of interventions and programmes by monitoring and reporting on clients' progress
  • maintaining contact with other social service agencies, schools and health care providers involved with clients to provide information and obtain feedback on clients' overall situation and progress
Additional Notes: 

This unit group includes

Youth worker
Child care inspector
Community development worker
Welfare support officer
Mental health worker

This unit group excludes

Family counsellor (2635)
Social worker (2635)
Parole officer (2635)
Probation officer (2635)

Specific Occupations: 

Youth worker

Other social work associate professionals

International Careers(ISCO): 
Similar O*NET Careers (USA) : 
Source Of Info: 

Source: SINGAPORE STANDARD OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION 2015, Department of Statistics, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Republic of Singapore