Special Education & Kindergarten Education Division
Educational Psychology Service Officer (EDB/SE&KG/004/15)
$53,000 per month
(a) A Hong Kong bachelor's degree in Psychology, or equivalent; (b) A certificate in education from a Hong Kong tertiary educational institution, or equivalent; (c) Level 2 (Note) or above in Chinese Language and English Language in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE) or in the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE), or equivalent; (d) A minimum of 6 years' relevant post degree experience in teaching/ guidance/ research and administrative work in educational settings; (e) Experience in programme development related to supporting children with special education needs is preferred; (f) A higher degree or professional qualification relevant to the duties is preferred; and (g) Candidates will be required to attend an interview and a written test.
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.
(a) To assist the specialists in designing, implementing and evaluating various student support programmes for needy schools; (b) To assist the specialists in planning, implementing and evaluating various training programmes as well as in providing consultation and support to school personnel and parents in managing students' diverse educational needs; (c) To assist the Section Head in the planning, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of its major projects, in particular, the School-based Educational Psychology Service (SBEPS) covering both primary and secondary schools; and (d) To provide support to the Section on management of general administrative, financial and staff matters as well as coordination with school sponsoring bodies providing the SBEPS.
Terms of Appointment:
Successful candidates will be employed on non-civil service contract terms up till 1 December 2015.
(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 10% (on a pro-rata basis) 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. Educational Psychology Service Officer (EDB/SE&KG/004/15). (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 (Educational Psychology Service (Hong Kong) Section, Education Bureau, Room 1702, 17/F, Crocodile Center, No.79 Hoi Yuen Road, Kwun 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.
Educational Psychology Service (Hong Kong) Section, Education Bureau, Room 1702, 17/F, Crocodile Center, No.79 Hoi Yuen Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon.