STUDENT HALLS OF RESIDENCE

Hall Tutor

Applications are now invited for the appointment of Hall Tutor in both the Student Halls of Residence in Hung Hom and Homantin.


The Student Halls of Residence

Residential experience is an important component of university education outside the classroom. The Halls provide an environment conducive to learning, facilitate social interaction and enrich personal development.

For details of the two Student Halls of Residence and the facilities therein, please visit the hall homepage at http://www.polyu.edu.hk/sao/hall.


Hall Tutorship


Eligibility

Applicants should be full-time members of the university's teaching staff (including teaching assistants and demonstrators), administrative/executive staff (Band 3 or above), or full-time research students. Experience of hall residence and language proficiency in English, Cantonese and Putonghua will be an advantage.

Responsibilities 

  1. Provide pastoral care for the residents through close contact with residents and Executive Committee members of Hall Association if there is one.

  2. Guide residents to organize hall activities conducive to the intellectual, social and cultural development of residents as well as cultivating a sense of belonging and community spirit among them;

  3. Identify and prevent potential crisis, handle emergency cases and resolve conflicts among residents;

  4. Ensure the observation of hall policies, rules and regulations amongst residents

  5. Assuming the role of a Duty Staff for the hall in accordance with a duty roster, as arranged by the Hall Warden; and

  6. Assist in the administration and management of the Hall in issues like financial control, endorsement of change of rooms, etc.

Professional Development & Mandatory Requirements

  1. Induction training will be conducted for new tutors including skills and protocols in handling issues related to mental health and sexual harassment.  Successful applicants are required to attend all mandatory induction training and other relevant ongoing training sessions and meetings throughout the service period.

  2. All Hall Tutors are required to live in the Hall as their primary residence throughout the service period.

 

Conditions of Service

  1. Tutorship shall be offered tentatively from 20 August 2014 to 30 June 2015 in the first instance and re-appointment may be considered in due course.

  2. For staff members who are on contract terms of service, their term of tutorship will not go beyond the expiry date of their existing contract.  For postgraduates, their term of tutorship will end at the completion of their study, or 30 June 2015, whichever is shorter.

  3. The appointee is required to reside in the Tutor Room (Hung Hom, Homantin), which is a rent-free self-contained furnished room for single occupancy in the hall (without deducting salary as contribution towards the housing arrangement). The tutor will be required to pay for car-parking (if required) and the utility cost of the air-conditioning for the Tutor Room provided.

  4. Impact on housing benefits claimed
    (a) For staff members claiming the Home Financing Allowance (HFA) for a self-owned property, they may continue to draw the allowance with the live-in requirement waived upon application and on the condition that the property in respect of the Home Financing Allowance will not be let or sub-let or used for any purpose involving gain or profit.
    (b) For staff members claiming the Home Financing Allowance (HFA) or the Private Tenancy Allowance (PTA) for renting, they are expected to cease the tenancy during their term of tutorship.
    (c) For staff members who apply for the Home Financing Allowance (HFA) after the appointment of hall tutor, the same principle as stipulated in (a) above will apply.

Application Form & Deadline

Download and complete the Application Form.  Submit or mail it to Hall Management Section (SAO), Student Halls of Residence, 1 Hung Lai Road, Hung Hom or fax it to 3162- 3000 or e-mail the signed copy to sahall@polyu.edu.hk before Wednesday, 23 July 2014.  Applications submitted in the last six months will not be required to submit again. 

Interview

Short-listed applicants will be invited to an interview between 30 and 31 July 2014.

Enquiries

Please feel free to contact the Hall Management Section at 3159 0000. 

 

Hall Management Section
Student Affairs Office

26 June 2014