Friday, 22 May 2015

Good news for social service professionals

Are you a new social worker looking to enter the workforce, or advance your career?


Guess what, social service professionals can now look forward to a pay increase of between three and 19% depending on their level of professional competency and skill levels, making it a more feasible career option!


The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) will invest more resources to help Voluntary Welfare Organisations (VWOs) and professionals in the social service sector to meet future demands. With the changes, MSF’s funding for VWO-run services will cost MSF $165 million in 2015, an increase of more than 10% compared to in 2014

People these days are in dire need to receive help from various sources, including family assistance, informal community aid, and and voluntary organisations. Here is a list of some of the voluntary welfare organisations (VWO) in Singapore:




Furthermore, Government will top up its funding for voluntary welfare organisations (VWOs) by S$16 million,  and out of that amount, $12 million will be kept aside to support the VWOs in increasing wages, aligning them “closer to the market benchmark”, Social and Family Development Minister Chan Chun Sing said.

The last social workers' pay revision announced by the MSF was back in 2012, an increase of up to 15%. 

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