Intervention Officer/Assistant Internvention Officer in Psychiatry

Hong Kong (HK)
10 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
28 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Intervention Officer/Assistant Internvention Officer (at the rank of Senior Research Assistant/Research Assistant I) 

Ref.  :  201800011 

Department  :  Department of Psychiatry 

Closing Date  :  February 28, 2018 
Intervention Officer/Assistant Intervention Officer (at the rank of Senior Research Assistant/Research Assistant I)  in the Department of Psychiatry (Ref.:201800011)(to commence as soon as possible, on a three-year fixed-term basis or one-year temporary basis with the possibility of renewal, subject to satisfactory performance)

Applicants should have a good Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Social Work or a related discipline, with at least 2 years’ solid work experience in frontline service. They should have an excellent command of spoken and written English and Chinese; have good interpersonal, organizational and communication skills; be patient, flexible, passionate and committed; be a good team player and tactful in dealing with people; and be able to work under pressure and multitasking condition. The appointee will participate in the project “Jockey Club Mental Wellness Project for Women” which is a 3-year comprehensive and eclectic project funded by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust for women-in-need from disadvantaged background. The project has community public awareness, screening, intervention, training, and research elements. As members of a multi-disciplinary team based in the University of Hong Kong, they will work in partnership with three NGO partners and the Hospital Authority. The project aims to develop a model of community women’s mental health that provides data and experience for future service development in Hong Kong. The appointee will work closely with a Clinical Psychologist and coordinate with the NGO partners in delivering and evaluating high quality interventions to women-in-need. Professional development, supervision, and coaching will be available. He/She will also assist in the execution of various public awareness programmes with internal and external parties, prepare project-related materials and reports, and perform other duties as assigned. Those with less experience may be appointed as Assistant Intervention Officer. Applicants who have responded to the previous advertisement (Ref. 201701720) 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 appointments on three-year fixed-term basis will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 10% of basic salary.

Applicants should send a completed application form together with an up-to-date C.V. to the Department at  Application forms (345/1111) can be downloaded at Further particulars can be obtained at  Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until February 28, 2018, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

The University places great emphasis on developing staff potential, and has in place a variety of development opportunities and assistance for staff at different stages of their career.

The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result.

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