Down Syndrome Association (Singapore)
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- Applications are invited from qualified experienced Training Officers to work with persons with special needs. This is a full time position.
The successful appointee will have:
1. A Diploma in occupational therapy, special education, disability studies, early childhood education, psychology, general education.
2. Experience in working with persons with special needs/Down syndrome preferred.
3. Passion, enthusiasm and strong commitment are essential qualities.
4. The incumbent will participate in DSA training programmes by teaching/training children, youth and adults with Down syndrome. He/She will assist the Assistant Director in developing and planning training sessions and job placements, and in initiating and implementing Social Enterprises for youths with Down syndrome.
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About Down Syndrome Association (Singapore)
Early in 1995, a group of parents of children with Down syndrome recognised that a great need existed in Singapore to support and educate families, professionals and the public about Down syndrome. Out of a meeting held on 1 October 1985, the Down syndrome Support Group was formed. In May 1996, the group organised and hosted, with great success, the 2nd Asia Pacific Conference on Down syndrome. The enthusiasm generated amongst parents, professionals and community members spurred the formal registration of the group as Down Syndrome Association (Singapore) on 16 September 1996. The Association was registered as a Charity under the Charities Act on 17 January 1997 (no. 1229) and awarded official recognition by the National Council of Social Service on 4 July 1997.
DSA is a self-funding, non-profit voluntary welfare organisation with IPC (Institute of Public Character) status, which works closely and regularly with healthcare and educational professionals and voluntary welfare organisations. The Association is affiliated to international bodies such as Down Syndrome International (DSI), the Asia-Pacific Down Syndrome Federation (APDSF), Asian Federation of Mental Retardation (AFMR) and the International Association of the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities (IASSID). In April 2004, DSA was invited to organise and host the 8th World Down Syndrome Congress in Singapore, which attracted participants from more than 34 countries.