Senior Student Counselor / Student Counselor (Job ID: 6314)

Job level Middle
Education Master Degree
Language Chinese - Cantonese, Chinese - Mandarin, English
Clearwater Bay
Employment type Full Time
Benefits Dental plan, Gratuity, Medical plan
Industry Education / Training
Job function Administration > Administration / Operation Manager
Education / Training > Others
Published On 02/07/2021

Job Title:           Senior Student Counselor / Student Counselor
Department:      Dean of Students' Office (Counseling and Wellness Center)
Job ID:               6314

Job Posting Details

The appointee will report to the Head (Counseling and Wellness) in the provision of (a) personal counseling for students individually or in groups for remedial or developmental purposes; (b) cross-cultural counseling to assist local, Chinese Mainland or international students in maximizing the benefits from their educational experience; (c) workshops, seminars and orientation activities regarding student mental health, developmental issues, academic concerns and life skills; (d) intervention for students, faculty and staff in crisis situations; and (e) consultation services to faculty and staff regarding the mental health problems and development of individual students.

The appointee is expected to work in close collaboration with academic departments and non-academic offices to help students resolve personal concerns and acquire the skills, attitudes, abilities and insights that will enable them to meet the challenges of student life. Irregular working hours may be required.

Applicants should have a master’s degree in clinical psychology, counseling psychology and educational psychology from universities in Hong Kong or overseas; and should be registered or be eligible to register in the Hong Kong Psychological Society, or certified by the Hong Kong Professional Counseling Association or other internationally well-recognized professional bodies.  They should be fluent in Chinese (Cantonese and Putonghua) and English.  Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as well as group work and crisis intervention skills are required.  Preference will be given to those with demonstrated ability to work with students at tertiary educational level, and have enthusiasm in enhancing the educational goals for the Counseling and Wellness Center.

For Senior Student Counselor position, applicants should have a minimum of 8 years of relevant post- qualification working experience, preferably with supervisory experience. (Duration: 2 years, renewable)

Starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits including annual leave, medical and dental benefits will be provided. A gratuity will be payable upon successful completion of contract.

Application Procedure
In support of a green work environment, we accept applications submitted online only. To apply, please complete an online application form through the HKUST Careers website ( and return it online to the Human Resources Office. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.  Applicants will receive an acknowledgement by email upon successful submission. We thank applicants for their interest, but advise that only shortlisted candidates will be notified of the result of the application.