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Recruitment Notice

I. Project In-charge (Youth and Community)

Major responsibility:

  • To lead the team to plan, manage and deliver programmes in response to youth needs on health and prevention of drug misuse
  • To manage Healthy School Programme (HSP) including voluntary drug testing service
  • To work with different professionals including teachers and nurses to design and implement programmes for youth in secondary schools and community
Qualifications:
  • RSW, Degree in Social Work or above
  • At least 2 years of relevant experience and project management skills
  • Experiences in NGO management and funding applications are considered as advantage

II. Registered Social Worker (Youth and Community)

Major responsibility:

  • To liaise and collaborate with partnership schools to design, arrange and deliver anti-drug activities for stakeholders e.g. secondary students, parents and teacher
  • To assist in administration work of the project, including budget planning, implementation plan, evaluation report etc
  • To coordinate with different professionals to deliver multi-dimensions of anti-drug and health-related services
Qualifications:
  • Registered Social Worker
  • Associated Degree or above
  • Preferably with experiences in youth/ community/ drug field services
  • Good communication skill is essential
  • Skilled in PS/AI is an advantage

Benefits:

  • 15-day annual leave
  • Group medical insurance
  • Training subsidy

Application deadline: 30 April, 2021

Prospective employee is required to undergo Sexual Conviction Record Check.

Interested parties please send resume with indication of interested post and expected salary to the Executive Director to [email protected] by 30 April 2021.
(All information provided will only be used for recruitment related purpose)

- Updated on 8/4/2021

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“Empowered to Moveforward – Professional Training”

FREE Online Symposium on Uniqueness of Drug Prevention Services for Ethnic Minorities in Hong Kong

Everyone should have equal access to drug prevention services regardless of their ethnic backgrounds. However, owing to language barriers, cultural differences and misunderstandings, ethnic minorities encounter barriers in receiving anti-drug information and services. At the same time, social workers and professionals serving ethnic minority communities lack cultural competency and understanding of existing services. It is challenging for them to make case referrals and engage service users with mainstream anti-drug services.

Funded by the Beat Drugs Fund, Community Drug Advisory Council is organising a symposium on the uniqueness of drug prevention services for ethnic minorities in Hong Kong. Speakers from social service and academic sectors are invited to share the unique features of ethnic diversity, cultural factors of drug use and their barriers to receiving anti-drug services. By understanding their needs and cultural perception of services, we can learn from the practice wisdom of developing culturally sensitive drug prevention services.

The symposium is one of the flagship events of “Empowered to Moveforward – Professional Training”, aims to enhance the capability and cultural sensitivity of frontline anti-drug personnel and tertiary school students in handling drug-abusing ethnic minorities.

Details of the symposium are as follows:

Date: 22nd January, 2021 (Fri)
Time: 2:30-5:15 pm
Format: Zoom (online)
Fee: Free of charge
Quota: 30
Target:
  1. Social workers and professionals of ethnic minority services
  2. Ethnic Minority District Ambassadors working in social service units
  3. Tertiary school students in relevant fields
  4. Other interested parties
Topic:
  1. Rumor, Reputation, and Resilience: The Use of Drug-related Services by Nepali Drug Abusers in Hong Kong
  2. Speaker: Dr Wyman Tang, Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

  3. Practice Wisdom in Culturally Sensitive Drug Prevention Services for Ethnic Minorities in Hong Kong
  4. Speaker: Ms Tina Yim, Head of Youth Service Division (Yau Tsim Mong District), Yang Memorial Methodist Social Service

  5. In Dialogue with a Nepali Drug Rehabilitee
  6. Speaker: Mr Basnet Pankaj (Kazy), Deputy Project Officer, The Society for the Aid and Rehabilitation of Drug Abusers

Remarks:
  1. Participants will receive a Zoom link, meeting ID and password from CDAC by email one day prior to the symposium.
  2. If enrolled participants cannot attend the symposium, please inform us as soon as possible in order to allow stand-by participants to be allocated.
  3. Screenshots will be taken throughout the symposium and may be posted on CDAC's website, publications or Facebook page (appearance and name of participants are not shown).
  4. Participants will be awarded a certificate after completion of symposium.

For those who are interested to join the symposium, please apply via the online application form below. The enrolment is on a first-come-first-served basis. If the number of enrollment exceeds the maximum, applicants may be placed in the waiting list. Confirmation email and waiting list notice will be sent by CDAC in a week after registration.

Online Application

For enquiry, please contact Ms. Vicky Wong at [email protected] or 2521 2880.

- Updated on 31/12/2020

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Service Arrangement of CDAC (as of 13 July 2020)

In order to reduce the risk of the spread of the novel coronavirus in the community, all staff of CDAC are asked to work at home tentatively until further notice.

For any contacts, please email to [email protected]. Thanks

- Updated on 13/7/2020

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“Healthy Kids II” 2019-2021 Free Health and Drug Education for Primary 1 and 2

This project is funded by the Beat Drugs Fund to provide health and drug education to Primary 1 to 2 students and their parents. It includes talks, game carnival, parent-child workshop and visits which aims at letting students learn health knowledge while having fun and facilitating parent-child communication, improving family harmony.

For more information

- Updated on 13/7/2020

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Service Arrangement of CDAC (as of 4 May 2020)

As the epidemic has been ebbing, CDAC resumes normal work arrangement. Thank you!

At this critical moment, let’s keep wearing masks, cleaning hands and having social distancing to prevent any new local cases!

- Updated on 4/5/2020

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Recruitment Notice

(1) Registered Educational Psychologist

Contract Period: 4/2020 - 4/2021

Major Responsibility:

  • Design and implement school-based anti-drug education activities targeting SEN students of primary school, secondary schools and special schools, which include student groups, parent-child activities and teacher talks;
  • Provide professional training relating to the characteristics and needs of SEN students of primary school, secondary schools and special schools.
Qualification:
  • Registered Educational Psychologist
  • Experience in leading SEN student activities is preferred
  • Experience in providing professional training to teachers and social workers is preferred

Salary:$1,000/hour (*All materials fee is sponsored by the Council.)

Working hours:
According to the schedule set by the schools and the Council. The Council will notify the Registered Educational Psychologist in advance.

Interested parties please send CV and cover letter to the Executive Director to [email protected]

Deadline for application: 28/2/2020

Enquiry: 2521 2880 Project In Charge (SEN Service) Ms Lai Chor Yan

- Updated on 5/2/2020

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New Executive Director Assumes Office

On behalf of the Executive Committee of Community Drug Advisory Council (CDAC), I am pleased to inform that Mr. Wong Tsz Wai, Keith will officially succeed Ms. Yuen How Sin’s duties as the Executive Director of CDAC, with effect from 1 Jan, 2020. Ms. Yuen will step down from this position on the same day.

CDAC expresses heartfelt gratitude for Ms. Yuen’s contributions over the past 6 years. Under her leadership and collaboration with team members of CDAC, the scale and development of CDAC had more than a two-fold growth. CDAC has established various community partnerships in the society, making a contributive impact in the course of anti-drug abuse.

Before joining CDAC, the newly-appointed Executive Director Mr. Wong Tsz Wai, Keith worked in the Hong Kong Council of Social Service as the Chief Officer of Social Development. He also focused on advocacy and communication while serving in international NGOs. Mr. Wong graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the University of Hong Kong respectively. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Government and Public Administration and a Master’s degree in Social Work.

Under the new leadership of Mr. Wong and the Executive Committee, I trust the team will continue working with various partners in the course of anti-drug abuse to build a healthy and inclusive society.


- Updated on 03/01/2020

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CDAC 34th Annual General Meeting concluded successfully

The 34th Annual General Meeting of the Community Drug Advisory Council was successfully held on 11th December, 2019, and the 2019-2021 Executive Committee members were elected. CDAC would like to express our sincere gratitude to Ms Lee Yuk Chi, the Chairperson of 2018-2019 Executive Committee, and all Executive Committee members for their promising support. Organization and service development of CDAC were thus sustained under the leadership of Executive Director Ms Yuen How Sin and the joint-hand effort of the staff team.

Ms Yuen How Sin would step down from her post as the Executive Director of CDAC on 31st December, 2019. The new Executive Director Mr. Keith Wong had reported duty on 2nd December, 2019. On behalf of CDAC, Ms Lee Yuk Chi thanked Ms Yuen for her contribution over the past six years, and wished her good health and fruitful years ahead. Ms Lee also welcomed Mr Wong and expected him, with his experience in social services, research, and advocacy, to lead the energetic staff team to innovatively build a healthy and harmonious community with our anti-drug partners.

The list of Executive Committee Members (2019-2021) can be viewed at:

http://cdac.org.hk/eng_intro.htm

- Updated on 19/12/2019


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2019-20 Anti-Drug Education Programmes

Special thanks to the Beat Drugs Fund for funding the following programmes.

This project targets students ranging from kindergarten to universities, parents, teachers and the general public.

Our interactive and experience-based programmes aim at raising awareness among individuals towards drug misuse and enhance the resilience of participants to properly handle sub-cultures and peer pressure through life-skills training. Teaching methods include role play, interactive games and simulation of real life scenarios, which equip participants with the skills and readiness to apply it in real life.

For more information or enquiry, please contact us at 2521 2880.



- updated on 02/09/2019


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2017-2018 Annual Report

The Annual Report for 2017-2018 of our Council are available for your perusal. You are welcome to browse with the link below:

- Updated on 21/06/2019

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The 2nd International Conference on Outreach Work 2019
“Drug Abuse, Hidden Youth and Signature Programmes”
10 – 13 June 2019

We were delighted to co-organise the International Conference on Outreach Work 2019 with the City University of Hong Kong. The theme of this year’s conference is “Drug Abuse, Hidden Youth and Signature Programmes”, which successfully brought together youth services providers around the Greater Bay Area to have professional exchange and wisdom sharing.

In the poster presentation, we shared our frontline experiences of youth services provided, including secondary school students, university and tertiary students, non-Chinese speaking students, students with Special Educational Needs (SEN), youth undergoing drug rehabilitation services, youth peer workers and working youth.

Apart from our poster presentation, we shared our experiences of outreach work in schools, titled “Outreach at the transit of life”, in the presentation of signature programme. We strongly believe that, there is no physical boundary on outreach work. Collaborating with the School for Social Development, we also rendered tailored programmes to students, as to enhance their drug resilience and life skills to counter daily challenges during personal development, which could definitely offer new insights to the participants.

Conference details

Our Executive Director Ms. YUEN How Sin officiating the opening ceremony with other agencies’representatives.


Our Project In-charge (Healthy School Programme) Mr. POON Ka Shing sharing our experiences of outreach work in schools.


Assistant Principal of The Society of Boys' Centres Hui Chung Sing Memorial School Mr. NG Wai Lim sharing ways to render tailored programmes to students, as to enhance their drug resilience and life skills to counter daily challenges.


Making use of poster presentation, we share our frontline experiences of youth services provided.


- Updated on 19/06/2019


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The Community Chest Aegncy Visit 2018

The Director and members of the Committee of the Community Chest, the donors and their representatives visited CDAC on 23/10/2018. We are grateful for the continuous support of the Chest.

Photo of the visit on 23/10/2018:

(In No Particular Order)

(Left to Right) Front row: Ms. Carrie Tan (Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd.), Dr. Edward Cheung, BBS (Chest Committee Director), Ms. Yuen How-sin (Executive Director of CDAC), Dr. Tsang Kit-man, Sandra, JP (Chest Committee Member) and Ms. Amarantha Yip (Chest Committee Member).

Second row: Dr. Lau Yuk-king (Chest Committee Member), Mrs. Daisy Lam (Chest Committee Member), Ms. Bowie Ng (Shih Wing Ching Foundation), Mr. Poon Ka-shing (CDAC) and Ms. Amy Pau (CDAC).

Third row: Ms. Joanna Lai (CDAC), Ms. Karen Kwok (CDAC), Ms. Kitty Chung (Chest Committee Member), Ms. Sarah Lau (Hong Kong Chinese Enterprises Association) and Mr. Ryan Sun (Fuji Photo Products Co. Ltd.).

Back row: Ms. Joyce Yan (CDAC) and Ms. Elizabeth Tsang (CDAC).

- Updated on 26/10/2018


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Welcome Banning Electronic Cigarettes Proposed in 2018 Policy Address

The Community Drug Advisory Council (CDAC) welcomes the decision of the Chief Executive to propose a comprehensive ban on electronic cigarettes according to the 2018 Policy Address. This move demonstrated the government’s determinations to safeguard public health. In the long run, the legislation may enhance the drug awareness of the common public.

E-Cigarette Drug Education

Tobacco is a gateway drug. At the Panel of Health Services Meeting of Legislative Council on July 7,2015, CDAC proposed the idea of complete ban on e-cigarettes, in order to avoid the risk of drug abuse among the public, especially young people. At the same time, we have been actively promoting relevant anti-drug education services. Our services cover students in primary and secondary schools as well as the tertiary institutions. We also provide services for parents, teachers, professionals and the general public. All the educational services are free of charge. Please refer to the highlighted programs on the registration form which focused on e-cigarettes. For more information or enquiry, please contact us at 2521 2880.







- Updated on 10/10/2018


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Submission to the LEGCO Panel on Health Services Concerning E-cigarettes

In view of the rapid increase in the sales and usage of e-cigarettes, our organization attended and voiced our opinions on the issue at the Legislative Council Panel of Health Services Meeting on 6th July, 2015 at 14:00. For details of our submission please refer to the link below.

Download《Legislative Proposal to Prohibit E-cigarettes》

- Updated on 20/08/2015

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