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Social Work Assistants

Descriptions & Duties

  • Social Work Assistants are mainly deployed on organising group work programmes and providing counselling and coaching to clients. They are responsible for undertaking simple casework service; working with groups and implementing group work programmes; supervising and providing training and counselling to persons under care, in the institutions and other service units administered by the department undertaking outdoor work and emergency relief duties; performing related administrative tasks such as writing reports.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity

 

Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required

 

Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology

 

Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required

 

Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking

 

Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required

 

Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression

 

Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required

 

Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion

 

Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required

 

Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making

 

Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required

 

Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently

 

Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required

 

Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources

 

Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required

 

Trade Specific Competencies

Social work knowledge and skills

Social Work Assistants must be able to listen to and understand their clients' needs.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • normally have a recognised certificate or diploma in social work, preferably with Registered Social Worker

Career Path & Salary

Private Sector

Monthly Salary $10,000-$40,000

Monthly Salary $20,000-$50,000

Monthly Salary $30,000-$70,000

Monthly Salary $40,000-$90,000

Government Sector

Monthly Salary Master Pay Scale Point 9-22

Monthly Salary Master Pay Scale Point 23-29

Monthly Salary Master Pay Scale Point 30-33

*For more details on Civil Service Pay Scales, please visit website of the Civil Service Bureau.
http://www.csb.gov.hk/english/admin/pay/952.html

Related Education & Training

Work Environment

  • Social Work Assistants may be required to work irregular hours and perform shift, on call or stand-by duties.

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