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Para-Counselling Training

Para-counselling (Basic & Advance)

When your loved ones need support, are you ready to step up to the task? How can you apply helping skills to provide support to those around you?  Not sure if the social service sector is something for you? 

Take this course to learn useful fundamental people-engagement skills. If you are keen, take on the practicum to find out what it may be like working in the social service sector, before taking up a professional qualification. 

We are a social enterprise registered with raiSE Singapore and courses listed are WSQ accredited

We offer courses under the Social Service Skills Framework and the Skills Framework for Retail. Our courses are SFC-eligible.

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Course Description

At some point in our lives, we must have experienced that sense of helplessness at not knowing what to say when we see our loved ones struggling emotionally. Join us for our Para-Counselling Certificate training programme to acquire useful helping skills that can be applicable to your personal or professional life.

Take your first step to be a resource and change agent for people around you. 

Course Structure

The Para-Counselling training consists of 2 parts. 

The Para-Counselling (Basic) equips learners with essential micro-counselling skills for emphatic interactions. This course is WSQ accredited and SFC eligible. 

The Para-Counselling (Advance) equips learners with counselling techniques to move clients towards purposeful and outcomes-oriented conversations. This course is WSQ accredited and SFC eligible. 

Learning Outcomes

Learners who have completed all 2 parts of the programme will be able to:

i. Apply counselling micro skills to build working alliance with clients through empathic interactions

  • apply appropriate verbal and non-verbal communication techniques
  • demonstrate the use of open questions, affirmations, reflections, and summary when attending to clients

ii. Apply appropriate para-counselling approaches and techniques to support clients towards outcomes based on care plans

  • apply probing techniques to uncover clients’ stories
  • assess underlying factors sustaining client’s issues
  • demonstrate the application of a range of counselling techniques when engaging clients

iii. Exemplify professional ethics and values when engaging clients to uphold service quality and ethical standards

  • maintain client confidentiality and privacy
  • explain the relevance of professional values and ethics in client engagement
  • demonstrate self-awareness relating to possible issues of ethical dilemmas
  • seek help and support when faced with ethical issues and dilemmas

Fees

Para-Counselling (Basic)

$560 before subsidies (learn more)

Para-Counselling (Advance)

$720 before subsidies (learn more)

Schedules

Para-Counselling (Basic)

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Para-Counselling (Advance)

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“This course is approved under the UTAP for NTUC members. NTUC members may enjoy up to 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP.”

For more information on claims criteria and processes, you may visit NTUC website here

Course approved period: July 2020 – December 2022

Other Course Information

Target Audience

General public who wants to learn more about para-counselling

General public with an interest to explore what it is like working in the social service sector

Certification

Para-Counselling (Basic) - SOA & In-house Certificate

Para-Counselling (Advance) - SOA & In-house Certificate

Language of Instruction

This course is conducted in English 

This course is organised by Environiche LLP, an approved training organisation under Singapore Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ).

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    Experiential Groupwork for Social Service Practitioners

    Experiential Groupwork for Social Service Practitioners
    TGS-2020504131

    Group work intervention harnesses the benefits of cooperative learning to enhance opportunities for individual growth. It is an essential skill in every social service practitioner’s handbook.

    THIS COURSE IS ELIGIBLE FOR WSQ FUNDING SFC ELIGIBLE

    We are a social enterprise registered with raiSE Singapore and courses listed WSQ accredited

    We offer courses under the Social Service Skills Framework and the Skills Framework for Retail. Our courses are SFC-eligible.

    Follow us on our social media for news about our latest courses.

    Course Description

    Can you leverage on your clients’ experiences to help other clients? How can you maximise your staff resources to maximise intervention efforts?

    Group work intervention harnesses the benefits of cooperative learning to enhance opportunities for individual growth and is an essential skill in every social service practitioner’s handbook

    Acquire group facilitation skills to achieve intervention outcomes and become a competent group work practitioner. Explore real-life challenge arising from group facilitation and uncover deeper issues through experiential learning. At the end of the training, learners will have gained an appreciation of using the self in therapy, and greater insight into personal challenges when managing groups.

    Learning Outcomes

    At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

    • Form groups appropriate for group sessions
    • Motivate clients and address barriers to participation
    • Identify risks and manage intergroup conflicts
    • Utilise group dynamics to synthesise groups
    • Facilitate group to achieve intervention goals and monitor outcomes
    • Uncover therapists and clients issue at every stage of group development

    Duration

    40 hours including face-to-face learning, online learning, and assessment

    Upcoming Schedule

    Course Fees and Subsidies

    Nett Fee after training grant subsidy: $360.00

    Nett Fee after training grant subsidy: $680.00

    Nett Fee after training grant subsidy: $360.00

    Nett Fee after training grant subsidy: $680.00

    Nett Fee after training grant subsidy: $360.00

    Full fee: $1,360.00

    Course support period: 08 July 2020 – 07 July 2022

     
     
     
     
     

    “This course is approved under the UTAP for NTUC members. NTUC members may enjoy up to 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP.”

    For more information on claims criteria and processes, you may visit NTUC website here

    Course approved period: July 2020 – December 2022

    Other Course Information

    Target Audience

    Social service practitioners with an interest to conduct group interventions or;

    Individuals whose work require skills related to group faciltiation

    Certification

    Learners who have successfully completed and passed the assessment will receive a Statement of Attainment (SOA) in Groupwork Intervention issued by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG). 

    Language of Instruction

    This course is conducted in English 

    Course Outline

    1

    Developing appreciation

    Knowledge-based training coupled with small group skills practice. Learners will explore the groupwork processes and facilitation techniques. Learners will understand the factors impacting group work practices.

    2

    Building relationships

    Knowledge that supports the development of a group work practitioner. Learners will be exposed to theories of groupwork to build their competency as group work practitioners.

    3

    Supplementing the knowledge

    Deeper appreciation of groupwork practice. Learners will undergo experiential group work practice to understand groupwork processes and issues in real-world application.

    4

    Becoming the change agent

    Learners will uncover their beliefs and values systems and understand how these factors impact group dynamics and practices. Learners will solidify their understanding through a reflective process.

    This course is organised by Environiche LLP, an approved training organisation under Singapore Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ).

    TGS-2020504131 

     

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      Experiential Approach to Social Service Programme Development Using the Logic Model (Synchronous e-learning)

      Experiential Approach to Social Service Programme Development Using the Logic Model
      (Synchronous e-learning)
      TGS-2020503218

      Are there alternatives to evidence-based programmes? 

      THIS COURSE IS ELIGIBLE FOR WSQ FUNDING

      We are a social enterprise registered with raiSE Singapore and courses listed WSQ accredited

      We offer courses under the Social Service Skills Framework and the Skills Framework for Retail. Our courses are SFC-eligible.

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      Course Description

      Developing effective solutions to complex social problems is no easy feat. On the one hand, we want evidence-based programmes that are client-centred, ethical and inclusive. Yet on the other hand, we have time and resource constraints that we need to manage. How do we find that sweet spot?

      Join us in learning how to integrate professional expertise, research evidence, and community inputs to develop effective social service programme. Analyse social problems from multiple viewpoints. You will be guided through the programme development process through experiential tasks, case studies and interactive discussions.

      Learning Outcomes

      At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

      • Assess clients’ social, emotional, psychological, and cultural needs through client-centred service principles and practices
      • Incorporate inclusive practices as well as cultural and social considerations of client-groups into programme development
      • Conduct environmental scanning on the existing client landscape, community needs and programmes available to inform programme development
      • Apply the Logic Model to guide programme development and communication
      • Determine manpower, resources and training required for delivering programmes
      • Identify and tap on available community resources and funding schemes through the community assets analysis

      Duration

      21 hours including synchronous learning and assessment

      Upcoming Schedule

      Course Fees and Subsidies

      Nett Fee after training grant subsidy: $125.00

      Nett Fee after training grant subsidy: $293.00

      Nett Fee after training grant subsidy: $125.00

      Nett Fee after training grant subsidy: $293.00

      Nett Fee after training grant subsidy: $125.00

      Full fee: $650.00

      Course support period: 01 June 2020 – 31 May 2022

       
       
       
       

      “This course is approved under the UTAP for NTUC members. NTUC members may enjoy up to 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP.”

      For more information on claims criteria and processes, you may visit NTUC website here

      Course approved period: July 2020 – December 2022

      Other Course Information

      Target Audience

      Social service practitioners who would like to enhance their programme development skills. 

       

      Certification

      Learners who have successfully completed and passed the assessment will receive a Statement of Attainment (SOA) in Programme Development issued by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG). 

      Language of Instruction

      This course is conducted in English 

      Course Outline

      1

      Building the foundation

      Working with problems. Learners will acquire skills and techniques to expand and explore problems to attain clarity and develop concise problem statements.

      2

      Assessing the environment

      Identifying the needs of clients, stakeholders and the community. Learners will apply needs and resource assessments to deepen understanding of the problem and determine the criteria and boundaries of the programme.

      3

      Applying the logic model

      Application of logic model to guide programme design. Learners will identify the programme theory using the logical model, to guide the activities and resources required to attain the programme outcomes.

      4

      Implementing the programme

      Communicating programme to seek resources and recruit participants. Learners will develop communication and publicity strategies, and to explore the funding sources available in the community to execute the programme.

      This course is organised by Environiche LLP, an approved training organisation under Singapore Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ).

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        Mentoring for Youth

        Mentoring for Youth
        TGS-2020504713

        A small encounter can create ripples of change. Youth mentors guide at-risk youths toward a life of hope and empower them to impact others.

        THIS COURSE IS ELIGIBLE FOR WSQ FUNDING SFC-ELIGIBLE

        We are a social enterprise registered with raiSE Singapore and courses listed are WSQ accredited

        We offer courses under the Social Service Skills Framework and the Skills Framework for Retail. Our courses are SFC-eligible.

        Follow us on our social media for news about our latest courses.

        Course Description

        Mentoring youths can be a direct, yet complex and dynamic process. Having helping skills is not enough. To be effective mentors, it is important to understand youths’ worldviews and appreciate the functions of youths’ behaviours within their life experiences.

        Uncover why youths engage in such behaviours and learn how to select appropriate mentoring approaches based on their needs. Be equipped to engage youths and inspire them towards greater heights in life. 

        Learning Outcomes

        At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

        • Analyse the needs of youths to determine mentoring approaches
        • Establish trust and build mentoring relationships
        • Apply principles and practices of youth mentoring when working with youths
        • Apply techniques to help youths understand and clarify their views, learn how to reach self-determined goals, and resolve emotional or interpersonal problems
        • Building supportive environment for youths to explore change
        • Monitor mentoring development

        Duration

        31 hours, 20 hours face-to face( 16 hours classroom, 4 hours online), 10 hours self-directed e-learning, 1 hour assessment 

         

        Upcoming Schedule

        Course Fees and Subsidies

        Nett Fee after training grant subsidy: $85.00

        Nett Fee after training grant subsidy: $323.00

        Nett Fee after training grant subsidy: $85.00

        Nett Fee after training grant subsidy: $323.00

        Nett Fee after training grant subsidy: $85.00

        Full fee: $850.00

        Course support period: 17 Aug 2020 – 16 Aug 2021

         
         
         
         
         

        “This course is approved under the UTAP for NTUC members. NTUC members may enjoy up to 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP.”

        For more information on claims criteria and processes, you may visit NTUC website here

        Course approved period: July 2020 – December 2022

        Other Course Information

        Target Audience

        General public with an interest to work with and engage youths

        Certification

        Learners who have successfully completed and passed the assessment will receive a Statement of Attainment (SOA) in Mentoring for Youth issued by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG). 

        Language of Instruction

        This course is conducted in English 

        Course Outline

        1

        Developing appreciation

        Understanding the reasons behind youths’ behaviours or activities is the first step to working with youths. Learners will learn to determine the needs of youths to identify appropriate mentoring approaches or techniques to support youths

        2

        Building relationships

        Engaging the youths. Learners will explore the attributes and attitudes required to work with youths. It will also cover the skills and techniques to establish trust and build a mentoring relationship with youths.

        3

        Supplementing the knowledge

        Deepen understanding of youths' issues. Learners will examine youth developmental theories in relations to youth culture and issues. Learners will learn the theories and principles of youth mentoring.

        4

        Becoming the change agent

        Learners will learn the skills to manage youths' engagement and facilitate change. Learners will explore the skills to build supportive environments to help youths explore change and to monitor youths' development

        This course is organised by Environiche LLP, an approved training organisation under Singapore Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ).

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          A Self-Reflexive Approach to Develop Personal and Professional Competency

          A Self-Reflexive Approach to Develop Personal and Professional Competency
          TGS-2020503901

          “We do not change as we grow up. The difference between the child and the adult is that the former doesn’t know who he is, and the latter does” – W.H. Auden

          THIS COURSE IS SFC-ELIGIBLE 

          We are a social enterprise registered with raiSE Singapore and courses listed are WSQ accredited

          We offer courses under the Social Service Skills Framework and the Skills Framework for Retail. Our courses are SFC-eligible.

          Follow us on our social media for news about our latest courses.

          Course Description

          How well do we know ourselves?

          Whether consciously or unconsciously, our experiences and interactions with others have influenced who we are today.

          But we can challenge our current selves and shape our surroundings for the better. We are agents of change.

          Join us for this course on Reflexive Practice to turn your experiences into insights, and insights into practice strategies for personal and professional growth.

          Reflective practice is a systematic process to guide our thinking and reflections. Acquire the skills and techniques to tap into your experience to enhance your effectiveness and to cultivate a habit of continuous learning.

          Learning Outcomes

          At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

          • Use various methods of reflective practice to sharpen day-to-day personal and professional effectiveness
          • Apply the principles of reflective practice for constructive self-reflexivity
          • Handle complex and sensitive client issues in professional practice through greater awareness of personal assumptions and biases
          • Demonstrate tactfulness through elevated sense of self-awareness when working with other professionals
          • Apply reflective methods to identify areas of personal and professional growth to support continuous learning

          Duration

          22.50 hours blended-learning including face-to-face learning, online learning and assessment

          Upcoming Schedule

          Course Fees and Subsidies

          Nett Fee after training grant subsidy: $137.50

          Nett Fee after training grant subsidy: $317.50

          Nett Fee after training grant subsidy: $137.50

          Nett Fee after training grant subsidy: $317.50

          Nett Fee after training grant subsidy: $137.50

          Full fee: $700.00

          Course support period: 25 June 2020 – 24 June 2022

           
           
           
           
           

          “This course is approved under the UTAP for NTUC members. NTUC members may enjoy up to 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP.”

          For more information on claims criteria and processes, you may visit NTUC website here

          Course approved period: July 2020 – December 2022

          Other Course Information

          Target Audience

          Social service practitioners with an interest to hone their personal and professional development through a reflexive approach or;

          General public with an interest to increase their personal and professional effectiveness through reflective practice

          Certification

          Learners who have successfully completed and passed the assessment will receive a Statement of Attainment (SOA) in Reflexive Practice issued by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG). 

          Language of Instruction

          This course is conducted in English 

          Course Outline

          1

          Building the foundation

          Knowledge and practices to uncover the self. Learners will use different reflexive methods and techniques to gain deeper understanding of the personal self, including biases, assumptions, values and beliefs systems.

          2

          Enhancing engagement

          Using of the self in professional practice. Learners will apply reflective methods to analyse complex workplace situations and gain insights to working with and managing clients.

          3

          Developing professional practice

          Learners will apply the reflexive methods to evaluate their professional practice with other professionals and uncover areas for personal and professional growth.

          4

          Development of the self as a practitioner

          Learners will identify areas of personal and professional self for improvement. Learners will pick up the skills for continuous self-assessment and monitoring to increase their personal effectiveness and build their professional competencies.

          This course is organised by Environiche LLP, an approved training organisation under Singapore Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ).

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            Para-counselling (Advanced)

            Para-counselling (Advanced)
            TGS-2020504424

            Paracounselling is an invaluable skill to help others grow through adversity, regain a sense of control, and bring hope to their lives. Take the first step to be an effective helper with this course. 

            THIS COURSE IS SFC-ELIGIBLE 

             

            We are a social enterprise registered with raiSE Singapore and courses listed are WSQ accredited

            We offer courses under the Social Service Skills Framework and the Skills Framework for Retail. Courses listed are SFC-eligible.

            Follow us on our social media for news about our latest courses.

            Course Description

            You may have some basic engagement skills, but wish to enhance and use them more purposefully.

            This Advanced Para-counselling course integrates essential counselling engagement skills into a structured helping process. Learners will understand various counselling theories and apply effective techniques to help clients achieve life-enhancing outcomes more intentionally.

            The course aims to equip individuals with the fundamental knowledge and skills in counselling engagement, when working alongside with certified counselling professionals in their daily work.

            Learning Outcomes

            At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

            • Apply the Egan’s model for purposeful and outcome-focused client-engagement 
            • Apply probing techniques to uncover client’s story and determine underlying issues sustaining problems
            • Utilise counselling theories and techniques to guide interactions with client
            • Understand the basics of counselling theories, therapies, and techniques, including Psychodynamic Therapy, Person-Centred Therapy, Cognitive-behavioural Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-focused Brief Therapy and Person-in-Environment Approach

            Duration

            26.75 hours blended-learning including face-to-face learning, online learning and assessment

             

            Upcoming Schedule

            October

            15 (9am-6pm) , 21 (9am-6pm), 22 (9am - 1pm) Oct 2021 - Classroom

            November

            26 (6pm - 10pm), 27 (9am - 6pm) Nov, 4 Dec (9am-6pm) 2021- Online

            December

            20 (9am-6pm), 27 (9am-6pm), 28 (9am-1pm) Dec 2021 - Online

            Course Fees and Subsidies

            Nett Fee after training grant subsidy: $72.00

            Nett Fee after training grant subsidy: $265.25

            Nett Fee after training grant subsidy: $72.00

            Nett Fee after training grant subsidy: $265.25

            Nett Fee after training grant subsidy: $72.00

            Full fee: $720.00

            Course support period: 12 Aug 2020 – 11 Aug 2022

             
             
             
             
             

            “This course is approved under the UTAP for NTUC members. NTUC members may enjoy up to 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP.”

            For more information on claims criteria and processes, you may visit NTUC website here

            Course approved period: July 2020 – December 2022

            Other Course Information

            Target Audience

            Individuals who have completed the Para-Counselling (Basic) and would like to deepen their competencies as a para-counsellor or;

            Individuals who have experience working with social service beneficiaries and would like to hone their helping skills

            Certification

            Learners who have successfully completed and passed the assessment will receive a Statement of Attainment (SOA) in Para-counselling (Advanced) issued by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG). 

            Language of Instruction

            This course is conducted in English 

            Course Outline

            1

            Building the foundation

            Egan’s Model of a skilled helper. Learners will be introduced to the stages of the helping process using Egan's Model of a skilled helper.

            2

            Enhancing engagement

            Learners will acquire skills to uncover clients' stories. Learners will integrate counselling micro-skills with the counselling techniques to identify underlying issues sustaining problems.

            3

            Purposeful engagement towards change

            Acquire the skills to engage clients in a meaningful manner and to shift clients from problem-focused to a solution-enabling orientation. 

            4

            Development of the self as a practitioner

            Learners will uncover their beliefs and values systems and understand how these factors impact their effectiveness as a helper. Learners will learn the ethics, principles, and boundaries of the helping relationships.

            This course is organised by Environiche LLP, an approved training organisation under Singapore Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ).

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              Para-counselling (Basic)

              Para-counselling (Basic)
              TGS-2020504423

              When your loved ones need support, are you ready to step up to the task? Take the first step to be an effective helper with this course. 

              THIS COURSE IS SFC-ELIGIBLE

              We are a social enterprise registered with raiSE Singapore and courses listed are WSQ accredited

              We offer courses under the Social Service Skills Framework and the Skills Framework for Retail. Our courses are SFC-eligible.

              Follow us on our social media for news about our latest courses.

              Course Description

              At some point in our lives, we must have experienced that sense of helplessness at not knowing what to say when we see our loved ones struggling emotionally.

              Equip yourself with fundamental counselling skills to enhance meaningful interactions with others. Walk alongside your clients, co-workers or loved ones through their tough times. Para-counselling skills come in handy when people just need a little push to get back on their feet without the need to visit a professional counsellor. 

              The course aims to equip individuals with the fundamental knowledge and skills in counselling engagement, when working alongside with certified counselling professionals in their daily work.

              Learning Outcomes

              At the end of the workshop, participants will:

              • Provide engagement and support to clients throughout the counselling process according to the care plans
              • Apply listening and questioning techniques relating to para-counselling to attend to clients
              • Recognise barriers of communication in the communication process with clients
              • Maintain client confidentiality and privacy taking into considerations ethics related to providing engagement and support for clients

              Duration

              21 hours blended-learning including face-to-face learning, online learning and assessment

              Upcoming Schedule

              Course Fees and Subsidies

              Nett Fee after training grant subsidy: $56.00

              Nett Fee after training grant subsidy: $203.00

              Nett Fee after training grant subsidy: $56.00

              Nett Fee after training grant subsidy: $203.00

              Nett Fee after training grant subsidy: $56.00

              Full fee: $560

              Course support period: 12 Aug 2020 – 11 Aug 2022

               
               
               
               
               

              “This course is approved under the UTAP for NTUC members. NTUC members may enjoy up to 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP.”

              For more information on claims criteria and processes, you may visit NTUC website here

              Course approved period: July 2020 – December 2022

              Other Course Information

              Target Audience

              General public who wants to learn more about para-counselling

              Certification

              Learners who have successfully completed and passed the assessment will receive a Statement of Attainment (SOA) in Para-counselling issued by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG). 

              Language of Instruction

              This course is conducted in English 

              Course Outline

              1

              Building the foundation

              Understanding the roles as a para-counsellor. Learners will be introduced to the roles of para-counsellors, and identify their responsibilities throughout the helping process.

              2

              Enhancing engagement

              Building engagement skills and addressing communication barriers. Learners will be equipped with listening and questioning techniques to attend to clients and overcome communication barriers.

              3

              Experiential practice

              Deeper appreciation of client engagement. Learners will put into practice the counselling techniques and skills in client-specific situations to support application in real-world situations.

              4

              Development of the self as a helper

              Learners will gain better awareness of their self and how it impacts the helping relationships. Learners will learn about the ethics, principles, and boundaries in the helping relationships.

              This course is organised by Environiche LLP, an approved training organisation under Singapore Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ).

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