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Student Wellness Counsellor (at the rank of Student Advising Officer)

The University of Hong Kong

Apply now Ref.: 499638
Work type: Full-time
Department: Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine (20000)
Categories: Executive / Technical / Support
Hong Kong

A Student Wellness Team has been established with an aim to provide better pastoral care to students of the LKS Faculty of Medicine.  The Student Wellness Team is now recruiting the following position:

Student Wellness Counsellor (at the rank of Student Advising Officer) in the LKS Faculty of Medicine (Ref.: 499638) (to commence as soon as possible, on a two-year fixed-term basis with contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 10% of basic salary, with the possibility of renewal subject to funding availability and satisfactory performance)

Applicants should possess a Master’s degree or above in a mental health discipline (e.g., clinical, counselling, or educational psychology, social work, or psychological counselling), with at least 5 years’ post-qualification counselling experience (including practicum or internship) in tertiary education sector / or other mental health agency, preferably with a passion to work with youth and experience in working with high achieving populations. They should also be eligible for membership/registration of relevant professional bodies in Hong Kong or overseas. Evidence of experience in providing counselling service, working with young people / students and running wellbeing programs are essential. One or more years of expertise serving students who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, crisis intervention and/or men’s issues would be an advantage. Applicants should have an excellent command of written and spoken English and Chinese; strong communication, organizational and problem-solving skills; excellent skills in outreach service and social networking; as well as an appropriate level of IT skills.

The appointee is expected to work in close collaboration with the Faculty Office and academic departments to enhance student wellness when necessary. He/She should demonstrate commitment to working collegially and collaboratively with various internal and external constituencies. The appointee will provide individual counselling service, and organize and run workshops, campaigns, outreach programmes of various nature on mental health/student psychological wellness. He/She should also be self-initiated and proactive to lead, plan, design and implement programmes to enhance the wellbeing of students under the Faculty. Other duties might include engaging in extra-curricular activities with students beyond regular office hours and performing any other student services as assigned by supervising officers. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend a written test and an interview. Those who have responded to the previous advertisement (Ref.: 499021) need not re-apply.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.

The University only accepts online application for the above post. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V. Review of applications start as soon as possible and continue March 3, 2020, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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