CAREERS AT DAS

 

The Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS) provides a continuum of services for children with dyslexia, their parents, mainstream teachers and other professionals in the field of dyslexia and other Specific Learning Differences in Singapore.

DAS provides many and varied opportunities for individuals to work with students with learning differences.

The majority of staff that work at DAS do so directly with our students as:

  • Specialist Psychologists
  • Educational Therapists
  • Sessional Educational Therapists
  • Speech and Language Therapists
  • Specialist Tutors

 

DAS offers both full-time and part-time (Sessional) positions that provide more flexible working arrangements to fit in with your family and lifestyle commitments.

Some terms you may not be aware of:

TRAINEE:  Employees who are undergoing training to become qualified therapists and specialists, after a probation period of 6 months, the title trainee will be dropped.

SESSIONAL:  Part-time employment, a minimum of 6 hours required per week and sessional staff can work as much as they like after this.

 

 

 

 

 

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ABOUT DAS

 

  • The Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS) works closely with our government and has over 250 professional staff who provide an array of services for students with dyslexia not only in Singapore but in the region.
  • DAS Specialist Psychologists conduct assessments and diagnose for learning differences in individuals aged from 6 years old to adult.
  • DAS Educational Therapists and Speech and Language Therapists provide support for over 3,500 preschool, primary and secondary school students in 14 Learning Centres all over Singapore.
  • The DAS Academy delivers professional training in the form of Workshops, Certificate courses, Specialist Diploma's, and a Masters in Special Educational Needs which is accredited by a recognised university from the UK.
  • DAS International provides one-to-one specialist teaching to individuals with learning differences both in Singapore and regionally.
  • Increasingly, the DAS will provide support for individuals with dyslexia who also have co-occurring Specific Learning Differences such as ADHD, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia and Aspergers Syndrome.

DAS STAFF 2019

 

WHY JOIN DAS?

Potential for organisational growth

While DAS provides support for over 3,500 students, it is estimated that there are 23,000 students from preschool to secondary school with dyslexia severe enough to warrant intervention. DAS is therefore at the tip of the iceberg in terms of our potential client base. Additionally, there is tremendous potential for growth in the region as well as support for clients who have associated specific learning differences.

Potential for individual growth

DAS has grown in size by five times in the last seven years. In a rapidly growing organisation, opportunities abound for staff who are willing to take on challenges and responsibilities.

Emphasis on professional development

While a not for profit organisation, DAS is first and foremost a professional organisation delivering professional services to our clients. Our emphasis in therefore on the continued professional development of ALL staff. Selected staff will also have opportunities for higher education scholarships as well as to pioneer research.  A comprehensive training pathway is offered to our professional staff and further qualifications are available for those staff who wish to continue to develop in the field of special needs.

Staff who are on sessional employment will receive the same training as full-time staff.

Commitment to fair employment practices

In 2013, DAS signed the Tripartite Alliance for Fair & Progressive Employment Practices (TAFEP) pledge, signifying our commitment to foster an inclusive workplace.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Successful candidates will receive a competitive starting salary. After probation and upon meeting the necessary criteria (if any), they will also receive an annual wage supplement, performance bonus and other various leave benefits as follows:

  • Annual
  • Medical
  • Hospitalisation
  • Maternity
  • Marriage
  • Paternity
  • Childcare and Enhanced Childcare
  • Eldercare
  • Compassionate
  • Sabbatical Leave


We also offer comprehensive medical coverage for staff, which cover:

  • Outpatient treatment – Co-payment of just S$5 at over 300 GP clinics
  • Specialist consultation
  • Hospital and Surgical
  • Dental
  • Personal Accident Insurance
  • Workmen’s Injury Compensation

Sessional staff will enjoy benefits such as:

  • Medical coverage for outpatient treatment
  • Pro-rated leave entitlement for sick leave, maternity and childcare leave (subject to meeting prevailing eligibility criteria)
  • Variable bonus

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

 

Working Hours


DAS staff work when our clients are available. DAS centres are open from Mondays to Saturdays and late into the evenings. Some centres are also open on Sundays. Although staff work 44 hours a week, they must expect to be flexible in their working days and hours. For staff for work/ teach on weeknights and Sundays, an allowance will be paid per hour.

Sessional staff are encouraged to teach as many hours as they wish, subject to a minimum of 6 hours a week. They may also be called upon for relief teaching (on an ad-hoc basis) if they are available. They are entitled to the allowance (in addition to their hourly rate) for teaching on weeknights and Sundays. 

Working from different locations


As staff must expect to work from any of our centres based on the needs of the organisation. DAS centres are located in MOE schools, shopping malls and HDB void decks.

 

All interested applicants must download and complete the Application Form and e-mail to jobs@das.org.sg together with their resume.

POSITION

APPLICATION

Student Service Assistant Open.
Trainee Educational Therapist - Sessional Open. Applications close 16 March 2019.
Educational Therapist (Chinese) - Sessional Open. Applications close 16 March 2019.
Educational Therapist (Preschool) - Sessional Open. Applications close 16 March 2019.
Sessional Specialist Tutor Open. Applications close 16 March 2019.
Learning Centre Manager Open. Applications close 24 March 2019.
Sessional Registered Psychologist Open.
Trainee Specialist Psychologist Closed.
Trainee Educational Therapist - Full-time Closed.