Senior Research Assistant in Suicide Research and Prevention
University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Senior Research Assistant (holding the functional title of Social Worker/Counselor

The University of Hong Kong

Apply now Ref.: 502088
Work type: Full-time
Department: The Hong Kong Jockey Club Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention (30002)

Categories: Research Support Staff
Hong Kong

Senior Research Assistant (holding the functional title of Social Worker/ Counselor in The Hong Kong Jockey Club Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention (Ref.: 502088) (to commence as soon as possible, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability)


The appointee will work in The Jockey Club Online Youth Emotional Support “Open Up 2.0” project that funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, supported by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention (CSRP) of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and operates in conjunction with three leading youth non-profit organisations, namely, Caritas-Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, and The Boys’ & Girls’ Clubs Association of Hong Kong. This project is the first 24/7 operated online-crisis support service targeting youth between 11-35 years old. Help-seekers can chat with counsellors via popular social media platforms including Facebook Messenger, SMS, WeChat, WhatsApp and the official web portal regarding their study, family, work and interpersonal induced emotional distress.


Applicant should possess a good Bachelor’s degree or above in Social Work or related discipline, and be a Registered Social Worker or Counsellor, with at least 3 years’ post-qualification experiences especially related to mental health.


The appointee will be responsible for reporting writing, evaluation of online counselling, liaising with service operation and ensuring quality knowledge transfer. Those with experience in working with young people and suicide prevention and intervention is preferred, and exposure to online counselling would be an advantage. He/she should have a good command of written and spoken English and Chinese (including Cantonese); excellent analytical and problem-solving skills; and ability to work independently. 


A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. 


The University only accepts online applications for the above post.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V.  Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until October 30, 2020, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

Advertised:Sep 9, 2020 (HK Time)

Applications close:Oct 30, 2020 (HK Time)


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