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Senior Student Wellness Counsellor/ Student Wellness Counsellor (at the rank of Counsellor/ Student Advising Officer) (several posts)

The University of Hong Kong

Apply now Ref.: 503651
Work type: Full-time
Department: Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine (20000)
Categories: Executive / Technical / Support
Hong Kong

Senior Student Wellness Counsellor/ Student Wellness Counsellor (at the rank of Counsellor/ Student Advising Officer) (several posts) in the LKS Faculty of Medicine (Ref.: 503651) (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 6 years’ post-qualification counselling experience (including practicum or internship) in tertiary education sector / or other mental health agency, preferably with 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 would have an advantage. Applicants should also have an excellent command of written and spoken English and Chinese; strong communication, organisational and problem-solving skills; excellent skills in outreach service and social networking; as well as an appropriate level of IT skills. Those with less experience may be considered for appointment as Student Wellness Counsellor (at the rank of Student Advising Officer).

The appointees are expected to work in close collaboration with the Faculty Office and academic departments to enhance student wellness where necessary. They should demonstrate commitment to working collegially and collaboratively with various internal and external constituencies. The appointees will provide individual counselling service, and organize and run workshops, campaigns, outreach programmes of various nature on mental health/student psychological wellness. They 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. Applicants who have responded to the previous advertisement (Ref.: 503029) need not re-apply.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend a written test and an interview. 

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 posts. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V. and a cover letter. Review of applications start from April 15, 2021 and continue until April 30, 2021, or until the posts are filled, whichever is earlier.

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