Special Education and Kindergarten Education Division
Speech and Language Officer (EDB/SE&KG/042/15)
$35,931 per month
(a) A Hong Kong bachelor's degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences, or equivalent; (b) Post-degree qualification in Education / Linguistics / Speech and Language Sciences from a Hong Kong tertiary educational institution, or equivalent will be an advantage; (c) met the language proficiency requirements of Level 2 [Note 1] or above in Chinese Language and English Language in in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE) or in the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE), or equivalent; and (d) 4 years' or above relevant post-degree experience with at least 2 years' school-based experience [Note 2].
1. For appointment purpose, 'Grade C' and 'Grade E' in Chinese Language and English Language (Syllabus B) in the HKCEE before 2007 are accepted administratively as comparable to 'Level 3' and 'Level 2' respectively in Chinese Language and English Language in the 2007 HKCEE and henceforth. 2. Candidates should state the nature and relevancy of the post-degree experience.
(a) To assist in the development of school-based support services; and assist in the planning, organizing and monitoring of the implementation of funding to schools; (b) To provide professional consultation on the delivery of speech therapy service in ordinary schools; (c) To plan, organize and develop professional development programmes for school-based speech therapists and teachers to facilitate collaboration and strengthen support to students; (d) To develop curriculum-based resource packages for students, schools, parents and school-based speech therapists; (e) To assist in research projects related to the enhancement of speech and language skills of students with speech and language impairment (SLI), hearing impairment (HI), or other special education needs (SEN); (f) To assist in planning, development and implementation of support services for students with SLI and HI; and (g) To perform any other duties as required.
Terms of Appointment:
Successful candidates will be employed on non-civil service contract terms for 1 year.
(a) 14 days annual leave and full pay sickness allowance whereas rest days, statutory holidays(or substituted holidays), maternity leave, where appropriate, will be granted in accordance with the provisions of the Employment Ordinance. (b) A gratuity may be granted upon satisfactory completion of the contract with consistently high standard of performance and conduct. Such gratuity, if granted, plus any contribution made by the Government to a Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) scheme in respect of the appointee as required by the MPF Schemes Ordinance, will be equal to 15% of the total basic salary drawn during the contract period.
(a)Please mark clearly the EDB Job Code and specific contract post applied for, e.g. Speech and Language Officer (EDB/SE&KG/042/15). (b) Candidates must be permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at the time of appointment unless specified otherwise. (c) As an Equal Opportunities Employer, the Government is committed to eliminating discrimination in employment. The vacancy advertised is open to all applicants meeting the basic entry requirement irrespective of their disability, sex, marital status, pregnancy, age, family status, sexual orientation and race. (d) Non-civil service vacancies are not posts on the civil service establishment. Candidates appointed are not on civil service terms of appointment and conditions of service. Candidates appointed are not civil servants and will not be eligible for posting, promotion or transfer to any posts in the Civil Service. (e) The entry pay, terms of appointment and conditions of service to be offered are subject to the provisions prevailing at the time the offer of appointment is made. (f) Where a large number of candidates meet the specified entry requirements, the recruiting department may devise shortlisting criteria to select the better qualified candidates for further processing. In these circumstances, only shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend recruitment examination and/or interview. (g) It is Government policy to place people with a disability in appropriate jobs wherever possible. If a disabled candidate meets the entry requirements, he/she will be invited to attend the selection interview/written examination without being subject to any further shortlisting criteria. (h) Holders of academic qualifications other than those obtained from Hong Kong institutions/ Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority may also apply but their qualifications will be subject to assessments on equivalence with the required entry qualifications. They should submit copies of their official transcripts and certificates by mail to the enquiry address below.
How to apply:
Application Forms [G.F. 340 (Rev. 3/2013)] are obtainable from any Public Enquiry Service Centres of District Offices, Home Affairs Department or any Job Centres of the Employment Services Division, Labour Department. The said form can also be downloaded from the Civil Service Bureau's website (http://www.csb.gov.hk). Application should reach the following enquiry address (Special Education and Kindergarten Education Division, Education Bureau, Room W240, 2/F., West Block, Education Bureau Kowloon Tong Education Services Centre, 19 Suffolk Road, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon.) on or before the closing date for application. Candidates who are selected for interview will normally receive an invitation in about six to eight weeks from the closing date for application. Those who are not invited for interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful. For enquiries, please call the telephone number indicated.
Special Education and Kindergarten Education Division, Education Bureau, Room W240, 2/F., West Block, Education Bureau Kowloon Tong Education Services Centre, 19 Suffolk Road, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon.