Medical Social Workers

Institute of Mental Health

Medical Social Workers

Institute of Mental Health

Position Level: Experienced

Qualification: Bachelor's / Honours, Masters / PhD

Job Nature: Permanent

You will be responsible for the delivery of services in the Medical Social Work Department, while working closely with other multi-disciplinary professionals to pursue holistic care for patients.

You will provide direct social work services, including casework, groupwork, counseling, making home-visits, conducting assessment interviews on patients and their family members and also conducting family psycho-education programmes.

Candidates with family therapy experience will take on a larger portfolio of therapy cases.


  • Master / Bachelor Degree in Social Work or Family Therapy
  • Those with experience in children/addiction/mental health services or programmes will be preferred
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to work well in a multidisciplinary team
  • For those who are applying for the position of Senior Medical Social Worker, you should have at least 5 years of relevant work experience

Company Overview

The Institute of Mental Health (IMH) is a 2,000-bed acute tertiary psychiatric hospital situated on a 25-hectare campus at Buangkok Green Medical Park. Set amidst serene surroundings, IMH offers a comprehensive range of psychiatric, rehabilitative and counselling services for children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly.
IMH’s tradition of care started in 1928. We were the first mental hospital in Singapore, starting with some 1,000 patients. Since then, many advances have been made in treatment, training, and research. Our treatment integrates evidence-based therapies, supported by the departments of clinical psychology, nursing, occupational therapy, and medical social work, to provide holistic care for our patients. IMH is equipped with modern facilities, with 50 wards for inpatients and seven Specialist Outpatient Clinics.
IMH was the first mental health institution in Asia to receive the Joint Commission International Accreditation in 2005, a highly coveted international accreditation for healthcare organisations.
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