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Job Number: 42669
Department: Education Bureau 
Division/Section/Unit: Special Education Division 
Job Title: Speech and Language Officer (EDB/SE/030/20) 
Salary: $44,555 per month 
Entry Requirements: (a) A Hong Kong bachelor's degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences, or equivalent;
(b) A post-degree qualification in Education / Linguistics / Speech and Hearing Sciences from a Hong Kong tertiary educational institution, or equivalent preferred;
(c) Met the language proficiency requirements of Level 2 [Note 1] 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; and
(d) 4 years' or above relevant post-degree experience with at least 2 years' school-based experience [Note 2]. 
Note: (1) 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;
(2) Candidates should state the nature and relevancy of the post-degree experience. 
Duties: (a) To assist in the development, implementation and monitoring of school-based speech therapy services (SBSTS);
(b) To provide professional consultation on the delivery of SBSTS in ordinary and special schools;
(c) To plan, organize and develop professional development programmes for school-based speech therapists (SBSTs) and teachers for better collaboration and support to students;
(d) To develop curriculum-related resources for students, schools, teachers, SBSTs and parents;
(e) To assist in research projects related to the enhancement of speech and language skills of students with speech and language impairment (SLI), hearing impairment (HI), or other special education needs (SEN);
(f) To assist in the planning, development and implementation of support services for students with SLI and HI; and
(g) To perform any other duties as required. 
Terms of Appointment: Successful candidates will be employed on non-civil service contract terms for 1 year. 
Fringe Benefits (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 15% of the total basic salary drawn during the contract period. 
General Notes: (a) Please mark clearly the EDB Job Code and specific contract post applied for, e.g. Speech and Language Officer (EDB/SE/030/20). (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. Applicants who have declared disabilities found suitable for appointment may be given an appropriate degree of preference over other applicants whose suitability for appointment is considered comparable to that of the former. The Government policy and other related measures on employment of persons with disabilities are set out in the booklet "Employ People Based on Their Abilities – Application for Government Jobs by Persons with Disabilities" which is available for reference on the Civil Service Bureau's website at http://www.csb.gov.hk under "Administration of the Civil Service – Appointments". (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 Home Affairs Enquiry Centre 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 (Speech and Hearing Services Section, Special Education Division, Education Bureau, Room W242, 2/F., West Block, Education Bureau Kowloon Tong Education Services Centre, 19 Suffolk Road, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon) on or before the closing date for application. To avoid delayed or unsuccessful delivery of applications by post, please ensure that the correct address is clearly printed or written on the envelope and sufficient postage has been affixed before posting. Mail items bearing insufficient postage will not be delivered to this Bureau and will be returned to the sender or disposed of by the Hongkong Post, where appropriate. Applicants will bear any consequences arising from paying insufficient postage. 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. 
Contact Address: Speech and Hearing Services Section, Special Education Division, Education Bureau, Room W242, 2/F., West Block, Education Bureau Kowloon Tong Education Services Centre, 19 Suffolk Road, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon 
Enquiry Telephone: 3698 3923 
Closing Date(dd/mm/yyyy): 24/02/2020 18:00:00 
Newspaper(s) Advertised and Date(s): Mingpao (31 January 2020) 
Application via Internet: Not Applicable 
Advertising Date 31/01/2020