The Hong Kong Red Cross was established in 1950. We belong to the World's largest humanitarian network and provide impartial and quality care to protect life and health, and to enhance the capacity of vulnerable people to live a safe and dignified life. Our services include disaster relief, special...

The Hong Kong Red Cross was established in 1950. We belong to the World's largest humanitarian network and provide impartial and quality care to protect life and health, and to enhance the capacity of vulnerable people to live a safe and dignified life. Our services include disaster relief, special education, volunteer service, first aid and health training, and blood transfusion. http://www.redcross.org.hk

The Hong Kong Red Cross invites applications for the post of:

(Full time/ Half time) Social Worker / Counsellor

Job level Middle
Work exp Minimum 3 Years
Education Bachelor Degree
Location
Yaumatei
Employment type Full Time
Benefits 5-day week, Flexible working hours, Medical plan
Industry Charity / NGO / Non-Profit Org / Social Services
Job function Government / Social Services > Community Services / Non-profit Organisations
Government / Social Services > Counselling / Social Work
Published On 25/07/2022

Job Purpose:

The core purpose of this role is to provide professional input to Psychological Support Service (PSS) Unit. S/he works closely with the psychologists in the team, to lead development and execution of PSS emergency service, consultations, community psychoeducation and psychological first aid training to support the HKRC in delivering its humanitarian services to fulfill its vision and mission. S/he will ensure effective implementation of the strategies and drive implementation and action to achieve the departmental goal to improving the wellness of vulnerable people in an effective and efficient way.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) technical input to the development, execution and evaluation of the emergency services, psychoeducational materials, and training for ensuring the quality in addressing the needs of the local community
  • Conduct counseling sessions to those affected by various crises and accidents and provide supervision to staff and volunteers to ensure service quality
  • Contribute Psychological First Aid (PFA) for All curriculum and conduct MHPSS trainings and training of trainers’ courses to internal staff and volunteers, as well as external parties including responders in crises like social workers, disaster responders, and personnel in education sector, healthcare professionals, governmental departments, NGOs and aviation community
  • Act as the technical focal point of mental health and psychosocial projects in the agency and support in the MHPSS program in the Asia Pacific region if needed
  • Undertake any other duties as assigned by Supervisor(s) from time to time


Requirements
:

  • Bachelor degree or advanced degree in Social Work disciplines & holder of valid registered Social Worker; or Bachelor degree or advanced degree in Counseling and certified by well-recognized professional bodies
  • At least 3 years or above of post-education related experiences
  • Knowledge and counseling skills in conducting psychological assessment and treatment in a spectrum of psychopathologies, relationship, and personal issues,
  • Familiarity with intervention and tools in mental health and psychosocial support in emergency, eg. Psychological First Aid, group work, and crisis intervention skills are required
  • Excellent presentation and adult training skills
  • Commendable training/facilitation skills and knowledge of adult education
  • Excellent skills in community work and social networking
  • Proficiency in both written and spoken Chinese (including Putonghua) & English
  • Part-time will also be considered

Contract Period: 2 years

Please send application together with full curriculum vitae and expected salary to the Head of Human Resources Development, 9/F, Hong Kong Red Cross Headquarters, 19 Hoi Ting Road, West Kowloon, Hong Kong or click "APPLY NOW" on or before 31 July 2022.

Personal data provided by job applicants will be used strictly in accordance with Agency’s data protection policy for recruitment purposes only. Applicants not contacted within 4 weeks may consider their applications unsuccessful and all related information will be kept on our files up to a period of 6 months.