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Recruit Ref: G13205
Posting Date: 2021-09-17
Home Affairs Department
Division/Section/Unit: Sham Shui Po District Office
Senior Shelter Assistant (Part-time) (Sham Shui Po District)-(Non-Civil)
Job Description
(a) To assist in the operation of the Home Affairs Department’s temporary shelters/ temporary cold shelters/ temporary night heat shelters in Community Halls and Community Centres when activated, including registration of shelter users, distributing meals, handling enquiries and complaints, patrolling the shelter and overseeing the work of Shelter Assistants and contractual staff (such as security guards and cleansing staff); and
(b) To handle any other appropriate duties assigned.

General Notes: (a) Candidates must be permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at the time of appointment unless specified otherwise.
(b) 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.
(c) 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.
(d) 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.
(e) 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.
(f) 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 under “Administration of the Civil Service – Appointments”.
(g) 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 above contact address.
(a) (i) Level 2 or equivalent or above in five subjects in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE), or equivalent; or
(ii) Level 2 / Grade E or above in five subjects in the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE), or equivalent; and
(b) Met the language proficiency requirements of Level 2 or above in Chinese Language and English Language in HKDSEE or HKCEE, or equivalent.
(Note: The subjects in (a) above may include Chinese Language and English Language)

Note: (1) “Attained with Distinction” in Applied Learning subjects (subject to a maximum of two Applied Learning subjects), and Grade C in Other Language subjects in the HKDSEE are accepted as equivalent to Level 3 in the New Senior Secondary subjects in the HKDSEE. “Attained” in Applied Learning subjects (subject to a maximum of two Applied Learning subjects), and Grade E in Other Language subjects in the HKDSEE are accepted as equivalent to Level 2 in the New Senior Secondary subjects in the HKDSEE.
(2)The subjects may include Chinese Language and English Language.
(3)‘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.

Terms of Appointment: Successful candidates will be appointed on non-civil service contract terms. The duration of employment will be one year.
To work on shift in the Community Centre/ Community Hall in Sham Shui Po District.
Working hour is not fixed. Successful candidates may be required to work over-night on any days, including Saturday, Sundays and Public Holidays as and when required (Remarks: The working hours may vary from month to month).
Salary: Day Shift (0830hrs – 1730hrs): HKD$76.9 per hour
Night Shift (1730hrs – 0830hrs the next day): HKD$94.5 per hour

Fringe Benefits Unless one of the exemptions specified in the Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) Scheme Ordinance (Cap. 485) is applicable to the successful candidate, the Government will arrange to make contributions for the candidate to a registered MPF scheme. Other benefits such as rest days, statutory holidays (or substituted holidays), maternity leave, sickness allowance, where appropriate, will be granted in line with the provisions in the Employment Ordinance when applicable.
Apply Method
Application Forms [G.F. 340(Rev. 3/2013)]are obtainable from Home Affairs Enquiry Centres of District Offices, Home Affairs Department or Job Centres of Labour Department. The form can also be downloaded from the Civil Service Bureau’s website (

Completed application forms together with a copy for each of relevant academic qualifications (including copies of certificates) and supporting documents of working experience (e.g. employment certificates, reference letters, etc.) should reach the enquiry address below by post or in person on or before the closing date. For submission by post, the deadline is based on the postmark date. Please ensure that sufficient postage is paid. Underpaid mail items will not be delivered by the Hong Kong Post. For submission in person, the application should reach the enquiry address below by 6 p.m. of the closing date. Please specify on the envelope “Application for Non-civil Service Contract Senior Shelter Assistant (Part-time)”.

All candidates are required to provide details of the position held, duties and nature of their working experience in the application form. Late applications, or applications which are incomplete, or not made in prescribed form, or submitted by fax/ email, or without the relevant supporting documents will not be considered. Applicants who are not invited for interview within 8 to 10 weeks from the closing date may assume that their applications are unsuccessful and will not be further notified.

Candidates should bring along the following documents when attending interviews: (i) HKID Card; (ii) Original of academic proof; (iii) Original of employment proof; and (iv) One recent photo.

Contact Address: 4/F., Cheung Sha Wan Government Offices,
303 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Kowloon.

Enquiry Telephone: 2150 8129

Closing Date: 27/09/2021

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