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Old 22-05-2020, 02:46 PM   #1
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Being a Counsellor

I intend to take up a specialist diploma in Counselling.

I will like to know in Singapore are there any job opportunities to be a part time counsellor? That is working on shorter hours per day.

I search and browse most counsellor jobs online and failed to find any counsellor jobs that are entry level. For example being an assistant to an experienced counsellor during the counselling session. Most counsellor positions either required the candidate to have accumulated certain hours of counselling sessions so will be SAC registered.

I wonder if there are no opportunities for a fresh diploma holder to work and gain experience, how well are they able to gain experience and become a counsellor later?

Maybe there are so will like to read opinions and comments or link to such related information.
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Old 23-05-2020, 08:46 AM   #2
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Hi, I was thinking you could applying under MOE school counsellor? They accept untrained counsellors and provide training. Or you could gain experience as a volunteer to counsel others on the phone? E.g SOS or youths.
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Old 23-05-2020, 12:22 PM   #3
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I will check out the MOE school counsellor training program and find out more from them. Meanwhile more inputs and information or suggestions welcomed.
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Old 24-05-2020, 03:49 AM   #4
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u might also want to check on career progression.

if u start off as a counsellor, what other job positions or how high can u climb?

for eg, teacher can later be HOB, VP, principal, work in MOE, superintendent
or salesman become sales supervisor, mgr, managing director etc...

also, how are ur people to people skills? do u know how to engage and get close to people at school, at social events..... say the right thing, dont say the wrong things or jokes to turn people off

are u ready to meet and deal with problematic people as a career? and not get emotionally involved then u bring that baggage home and u let it affect u and ur family or r/s?

also, u cannot be a bian tai shushu and go cheekopek his female patients

like this cheekopek

https://www.mycarforum.com/forums/to...-with-patient/

https://www.todayonline.com/singapor...or-took-sexual
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Old 24-05-2020, 09:38 AM   #5
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u might also want to check on career progression.

if u start off as a counsellor, what other job positions or how high can u climb?

for eg, teacher can later be HOB, VP, principal, work in MOE, superintendent
or salesman become sales supervisor, mgr, managing director etc...

also, how are ur people to people skills? do u know how to engage and get close to people at school, at social events..... say the right thing, dont say the wrong things or jokes to turn people off

are u ready to meet and deal with problematic people as a career? and not get emotionally involved then u bring that baggage home and u let it affect u and ur family or r/s?

also, u cannot be a bian tai shushu and go cheekopek his female patients

like this cheekopek

https://www.mycarforum.com/forums/to...-with-patient/

https://www.todayonline.com/singapor...or-took-sexual
I have been volunteering as a befriender and also with helplines. I will probably work with seniors. Career progression is out of the question for me at the moment. Like i mentioned in my initial post i was asking on how to gain work experience so that i can work in counselling or social service setting as an assistant or associate. Climbing the leader is not what i have in mind. I just like to work in a helping role and get paid a little to stay alive. Everyone needs to eat and a roof over the head. I am just a few years towards my 50s, not like a young person looking to build a career.
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