Counsellor (Clinical Psychologist / Counselling Psychologist) (Ref. 220616026)

Job level Middle
Work exp Minimum 5 Years
Education Master Degree
Language Chinese - Cantonese, Chinese - Mandarin, English
Within Hong Kong
Employment type Full Time
Industry Education / Training
Job function Government / Social Services > Counselling / Social Work
Government / Social Services > Project / Program Development
Medical Services > Specialist
Published On 16/06/2022

Counsellor (Clinical Psychologist / Counselling Psychologist) (Ref. 220616026)


The appointee will be required to: 

(a) provide counselling services to students individually or in groups;
(b) conduct psychological assessments;
(c) handle difficult cases and cases in crisis situations that require crisis intervention;
(d) initiate and coordinate university-wide projects and programmes for the promotion of students’ psychological, physical and spiritual wellness;
(e) work in close collaboration with academic faculties / units in providing training, workshops and support for students for their holistic development specific to the needs of faculties / units;
(f) provide training, clinical and administrative support and/or supervision to other staff members in helping students;
(g) liaise with academic staff, family members and outside agencies on matters relating to counselling cases and students’ psychological, physical and spiritual wellness;
(h) draft and compile documents / reports / replies to enquiries / complaints whenever necessary;
(i)    coordinate and maintain an e-filing system with proper documentation;
(j)    supervise junior staff when necessary;
(k) support the Section Head of Counselling and Wellness Section of the Office and his/her delegates in planning the Section’s development and operation; and
(l) perform any other duties as assigned by the Dean of Students or his/her delegates.
The appointee will be required to work irregular hours if necessary.

Applicants should have:

(a) a recognised doctoral degree or master’s degree in Clinical Psychology or Counselling Psychology, and be eligible for membership of relevant professional bodies; 
(b) at least five years’ post-qualification solid experience in counselling, preferably in educational setting and/or mental health setting;
(c) good servicing attitude and communication skills;
(d) an excellent command of both written and spoken English; and
(e) the ability to communicate effectively in both written and spoken Chinese, with fluency in Putonghua being an advantage.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to sit for a written test.
[Applicants who have responded to the previous advertisement(s) need not re-apply.]
Conditions of Service
A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered.    Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract.  Re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement.  

Please submit an application through PolyU’s career website ( Consideration of applications will commence on 30 June 2022 until the position is filled. The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at

PolyU is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusivity.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, ethnicity, nationality, family status or physical or mental disabilities.