Certificate in Supervision for The Social Services (Basic)

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Certificate in Supervision for The Social Services (Basic)

4 Jan 2023 @ 9:30 am - 1 Feb 2023 @ 5:30 pm

Date, Time & Venue

Date & Time

4, 11, 18 & 25 January and 1 February 2024 ( 9.30am to 5.30pm )


Singapore Association of Social Workers
Blk 324 Clementi Ave 5, #01-209 Singapore 120324


The registrant will receive an acknowledgement receipt via email.As registrations are accepted on a first-come-first-served basis, you are advised to register early.

Programme Details

Supervision is a critical tool and its process is necessary for enhancing and promoting the professional growth, development and performance of Social Workers. Effective supervision is also required to ensure that there is accountability from organisations to their clients. This is to prepare Social Workers and Allied Professionals to undertake a supervisory role in the social services.

1. Introduction
2. What is Supervision?
3. Starting a Supervisory Process
4. Professional Expectations of Development for the New Social Worker
5. The Process of Learning
6. Assessing the Supervisee’s Learning Needs and
7. Progress
8. Skills for dealing with/preventing Resistances and
9. Difficulties in Supervisory Sessions
10. Working with Differences
11. Team, Group and Peer Supervision
12. Feedback and Performance Appraisal
13. Surviving as a Supervisor

  • Describe the role and functions of a supervisor
  • Gain a better understanding of skills & knowledge required in supervision;
  • Be aware of ethical issues involved
  • Demonstrate more confidence performing the duties and responsibilities of a Supervisor
  • Identify ways to help supervisors develop as professional workers
  • Identify possible issues and difficulties in the supervisory relationship
  • Develop competencies to manage challenges in the supervisory process;
  • Understand and be able to use some of the knowledge and skill required in supervising
  • Understand, at a deeper level, the significance of professional accountability
  • Be encouraged to further his/her professional development and thinking.

Social Workers and Social Service Practitioners who have at least 2.5 years of direct practice in a social work or social service setting and who are supervising or starting to supervise in such a setting. Applicants who do not meet the criteria may be considered on a case by case basis. We reserve the right to accept or reject an applicant.

Mr Benny Bong, has a Masters in Social Work from McGill University, Canada. He is a trained Family and Marital Therapist and is in private practice. He has over 25 years of experience in counselling individuals, couples and families. Benny lectures at the NUS, NIE and SUSS and also conducts workshops at SSI on how to manage family violence cases etc. 

Mr Udhia Kumar, has a Bachelor of Social Science (Honours in Social Work), Diploma in Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Diploma in Clinical Supervision. He has been practising as a social worker for over 15 years helping families with marital issues and interpersonal conflicts. He also has a vast experience in supervision. 

Ms Kek Seow Ling, has obtained a Master in Social Science (Community Service Management) from the University of Wales. She is also trained in restorative practices by the International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP). With 15 years of social work experience in health, government and community settings. In her 15 years of social work practice, she is involved in case management, clinical supervision and management.

Course Fees

Employer / Self-Sponsored


After Approved VCF Training Grant


SASW Member


VCF Grant Application

The VCF grant is open to participants who meet the following criteria and conditions:

1. Must be employed and sponsored for the course by a Social Service Agency (SSA) affiliated to the National Council of Social Service (NCSS); and

2. Must attain at least 75% attendance failing which he/she or his/her employer will have to pay the FULL course fee.

The SSA must apply for the grant online separately at http://www.ncss.org.sg/vwocorner/index.asp

The VCF Grant application should be made only after the SSA has received notice of course confirmation from SASWFRTC, otherwise it will be deemed as invalid and the SSA will have to cancel the application online. The SSA should send the approval email immediately to SASW-FRTC upon approval of the VCF Grant after which an auto-generated invoice would be emailed to the SSA administrator.

Payment Method

If you are sponsored by your employer, please seek approval from your Supervisor to attend the course before you register. In the event of any discrepancies, you will be liable for the course fee.

All fees must be paid after course confirmation and before commencement. Payments may be made by cheque or bank transfer. Cheques should be made payable to “SASW – Family Resource and Training Centre”. Kindly indicate the invoice number behind the cheque.

For E-payments, please email to admin@sasw.org.sg your payment voucher quoting invoice no., course title, course run date and date of payment.


The registrant will receive an acknowledgement receipt via email. Please allow up to 5 working days for processing of
registration. Upon confirmation of participation, the HR/department administrator (i.e. contact person)/registrant will receive a course confirmation notice and invoice from SASW-FRTC via email.

As registrations are accepted on a first-come-first-served basis, you are advised to register early.


4 Jan 2023 @ 9:30 am
1 Feb 2023 @ 5:30 pm
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