Social Work Mentorship Programme

The Social Work Mentorship Programme for mid-careerist Social Workers is a joint initiative between the Social Service SkillsFuture Tripartite Taskforce (STT)1 and the Singapore Association of Social Workers (SASW), and is supported by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF).

The Social Work Mentorship Programme (SWMP) will match new2 mid-careerist social workers with experienced social worker mentors to receive support on issues beyond clinical practice, such as guidance in personal and career development. The mentorship period would last for 12 months and Mentor and Mentee will decide on frequency and meeting arrangements.

The Social Work Mentorship Programme (SWMP) for mid-careerists is a pilot and two runs will be offered, with the application for the first intake beginning in February 2021. More information on the second intake will be made available at a later date. More information about the SWMP can be found in the EDM below.

Social Work Mentorship Programme


Interested mid-careerist social workers may click here or scan the QR code in the EDM above to apply. As slots are limited, applicants may be contacted to assess suitability for the programme.

Social Workers who are not mid-careerists may consider applying to an equivalent programme run by SASW for its members.

For Mentors Interested

We are still on the lookout for Mentors.

If you are looking to make a difference in a fellow social worker’s life, or have benefitted from mentorship previously and wish to empower others with your experience and wisdom, sign up to be a mentor today! If you have / are:

  • A minimum of 8 years of experience in the sector; OR
  • A Senior or Lead Social Worker

We want you!

More information for Mentors can be found in the EDM below.

Social Work Mentorship Programme




Interested mentors may click here or scan the QR code in the EDM above to apply .

1 The STT comprises of Academics, SSA Leaders, Leaders of Professional Associations and Policymakers. The STT seeks to strengthen professional development in the Social Service sector.

2 Mid-careerists with less than three years of working experience as a social worker are eligible.