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Job Number: 41991
Department: Education Bureau 
Division/Section/Unit: Special Education Division 
Job Title: Project Coordinator (SENCO) (EDB/SE/169/19) 
Salary: $37,700 per month 
Entry Requirements: (a) A Hong Kong bachelor's degree, or equivalent [See Note 1];
(b) A certificate in education from a Hong Kong tertiary educational institution, or equivalent;
(c) Met the language proficiency requirements of Level 2 [See Note 2] 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;
(d) At least four years' relevant post-degree experience in teaching/educational administration;
(e) Preference will be given to candidates who have (i) proven experience of programme development related to supporting students with special educational needs; and/or (ii) relevant training in special education;
(f) Be responsible, self-motivated and enthusiastic;
(g) Good command of written and spoken Chinese and English;
(h) Proficient in computer application, such as word-processing and spreadsheets, etc.;
(i) Good analytical, organisation and communication skills; and
(j) Able to work independently and as a team to meet requirements and schedule in planning, coordinating and implementing programmes. 
Note: (1) For general awareness, a locally-accredited Hong Kong bachelor's degree is at Level 5 under the Hong Kong Qualifications Framework (HKQF). Further information on HKQF may be accessed on HKQF's website (www.hkqf.gov.hk) or by phone (3793 3955).
(2) 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. 
Duties: (a) To assist in devising specific plans and tools for Special Educational Needs Coordinators (SENCOs) in supporting students with special educational needs;
(b) To assist in disseminating the effective strategies as recommended in the SENCO Manual among schools;
(c) To assist in preparing the translation of SENCO Manual, prepare reports and other documents such as correspondence to schools, etc.;
(d) To assist in organising sharing sessions and network activities and making logistics arrangement, such as preparing the work schedules, PowerPoint presentation, etc.;
(e) To assist in the liaison with university/training expert and other sections for professional training and support for SENCOs; and
(f) To perform any other duties as assigned. 
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. Project Coordinator (SENCO) (EDB/SE/169/19). (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 (Special Education Support 4 Section, Education Bureau, Room 514, 5/F, Ha Kwai Chung Special Education Services Centre, 77 Lai Cho Road, Kwai Chung, New Territories) 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. 
Enquiry Address: Special Education Support 4 Section, Education Bureau, Room 514, 5/F, Ha Kwai Chung Special Education Services Centre, 77 Lai Cho Road, Kwai Chung, New Territories 
Enquiry Telephone: 2307 0147 
Closing Date(dd/mm/yyyy): 31/07/2019 18:00:00 
Newspaper(s) Advertised and Date(s): Mingpao (19 July 2019) and SCMP (20 and 27 July 2019) 
Application via Internet: Not Applicable 
Advertising Date 19/07/2019