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Recruit Ref: L05198610
Posting Date: 2021-09-02
AIDS Concern Foundation Limited
AIDS Concern Foundation Limited

AIDS Concern was established as the first non-government organisation responding to HIV/AIDS in Hong Kong. We provide targeted prevention and education to vulnerable communities and support to people living with HIV. Our vision is to achieve triple Zero – Zero new HIV infections, Zero stigma for people living with HIV and Zero AIDS deaths. Following a strategy review we are developing the work of AIDS Concern by recruiting to a number of positions. Our team is passionate, energetic and diverse with a belief in empowerment and collaboration. We sincerely invite you join us in achieving our vision.

AIDS Concern’ vision is for Triple Zero Hong Kong – ZERO new HIV infections, ZERO stigma and ZERO AIDS deaths. To meet this vision, our PLHIV (People Living with HIV) Support and Anti-stigma team is dedicated to providing education programs for improving public understanding of HIV through active anti-stigma campaigns and educational workshops.

In that sense, we need a dedicated and passionate person who understands the importance of empowerment to help people make positive changes in their lives to join us as Social Worker / Counsellor / Prevention Officer for our Testing and Counselling service

Social Worker / Counsellor / Prevention Officer

The role will support the Testing and Counselling services of AIDS Concern by providing Voluntary Counselling and Testing (VCT) services, primarily in our Testing Centre and elsewhere as required, and providing counselling in response to clients' needs.

Key job duties:

  1. Provide VCT services to sexual and gender diverse individuals in Testing Centre and mobile venues
  2. Assist in volunteer training for our VCT services
  3. Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the VCT services
  4. Explore strategies to enhance the existing service delivery model, e.g. online enquiry and counselling platform, as appropriate
  5. Provide psychological counselling and sex education for risk reduction
  6. Collaborate with other teams across the organization to design and implement new programs / projects

We are seeking candidates who are/have

  • Degree holder or above in Social Sciences, Public Health or related disciplines, social work or counselling preferable
  • 2-years relevant experience, preferable in providing case work and / or counselling to diverse community
  • Candidate who is familiar with sexual health and culture of minorities is preferred
  • Open minded with high multicultural competence, good team player, able to form collaborations among various stakeholders
  • Self-motivated with clear goal to meet the needs of the community AIDS Concern serves
  • Proficient in English and Chinese (written and spoken)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office operations
  • Willing to work outside normal work hours as required
  • Candidates with a driving license (Class 1) is an advantage

We provide a warm, friendly and motivated working atmosphere, performance-based reward and career development opportunities. The right candidate will have real passion to develop a long-term career with NGO and serve the community. It will also be someone with good leadership and coaching skills for supporting junior and less experienced colleagues.

Our fringe benefits package will include MPF, Medical Scheme, 5-day working week, public holidays, 15-days annual leave and training opportunities.

Interested parties please send your full CV, with current and expected salary, and availability by quoting the job reference TCSW with a covering letter explaining your suitability to the position and write a short article on: “What are the needs of people with high risk of HIV infection? How can a worker engage them to tackle their need?” To Human Resources Department, AIDS Concern at recruit@aidsconcern.org.hk


Summary
Industry:
Association / Organization / Social Service / NGO 
Job Position Level:
Middle 
Employment Term:
Full Time / Permanent 
Min. Edu. Level Req:
Bachelor 
Total Working Exp:
-- 
Salary(HKD):
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Location:
Yau Tsim Mong District / Jordan
Benefits:
  • Birthday Gift
  • Education Allowance
  • Five-Day Work
  • Life Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • On-the-job training
  • Paternity Leave
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