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Key Service Opportunities

Guided Social Coaching (2nd semester, 2018-19) 

Service description

The programme aims at recruiting and training a group of Peer Social Coaches to provide peer support and guidance to students with social difficulties in the campus. The programme will take place in the 2nd semester.

Social Coaches will need to:
        Demonstrate social and communication skills with guidance from certified trainers
        Provide constructive feedback to peers with social difficulties
        Conduct real-life skill practices
               Promote inclusion by facilitating mutual learning and peer engagement in social events

Specific requirements

All social coaches should:
1)     Be able to speak and understand Cantonese;
2)     Attend a 2-hour pre-group training*;
3)     Attend a total of FOUR group sessions with coachees
      (one session per week, each session lasts for 2 hours)*; 
4)     Conduct a total of FOUR individual skill practice sessions with coachees in real-life situation
      (one session per week, each session lasts for 0.5 – 1 hour)*; 
5)     Coordinate a social activity after the four group sessions

Student who wish to participate in Guided Social Coaching will be asked to provide their availability during interview.

What will I gain as a Social Coach?

       Deeper understanding of challenges related to social skill deficits
       Improved interpersonal sensitivity
       Enhanced helping skills and strategies in giving constructive feedback
       Developed leadership skills

A group session of guided social coaching: 

Key Service Opportunities