A youth work practitioner for the past two decades, specializing in working with children and youths in the community. Joe enjoys the challenges and thrills of this work starting as a case worker himself overseeing individuals, families and programmes till today where he is heading the Youth Service of REACH Community Services Society (Singapore). With his dedication to coach his team of social workers, counsellors and youth workers, the team reaches out to over 800 youths every month all over Singapore through its holistic services and programmes.
With his training in social work, it helps to provide a systems perspective to complex issues and problems. He is also trained in the Solution Focused Approach in therapy and coaching which helps to provide a unique way of look at individuals across different spectrum of needs and goals.
Today, Joe continue to work and collaborate with government agencies, community grassroots organisations, schools, other social service agencies and the corporate sector to bring about changes in people’s lives. He is a certified Master Solution-Focused Practitioner (IASTI), Certified Professional Coach (PCC) with International Coach Federation and also a Registered Social Worker (RSW) with Singapore Association of Social Workers.
Joe has also presented in Solution Focused Conference and platforms both locally and internationally on the applications of Solution Focused in youth work. He is the author of “Youth Lenses” and a contributor to the following books “Solution Focused Practice in Asia, The Solution Focused Approach with Children and Young People and Solution Focused Practice Around the World”.