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Boarding House Parent, Clontarf Aboriginal College, closes - 23 January 2018

Boarding House Parents Full-time/Part-time

Clontarf Aboriginal College is a co-educational Catholic Aboriginal Boarding School in Perth that caters for Indigenous students in Years 7-12.  We are seeking applications for Boarding House Parents for our on-site boarding facility to begin as soon as possible.

The role will involve leading and supervising young male and female Aboriginal students in a residential environment, contributing to their social, emotional, educational, physical and spiritual development.  There are weekday and weekend positions available and House Parents are required to stay overnight.


  • Experience in working with young people in leadership and support roles 
  • To be supportive of the Catholic ethos of Clontarf Aboriginal College 
  • The willingness to be a positive role model for students 
  • The ability to problem solve, use initiative and be flexible 
  • Ability to work in a team environment


  • Working with Children Clearance Check. 
  • Current C Class driver's licence. 
  • National Police History Check to be obtained.


  • Experience in Boarding and Residential Care or Youth Work. 
  • Senior First Aid Certificate. 
  • Current HR or MR drivers licence with 'F' class endorsement; or the ability to apply for this endorsement as soon as possible.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

All applications, including the names and contact details of three referees, need to be addressed to the Principal and are due by close of business on Tuesday 23rd January 2018.

Please email applications to:

A copy of the Job Description Form can be found on our website as per below:

Boarding House Manager, Knox Grammar School, closes - 26 January 2018



Located in Wahroonga in Sydney's north, Knox Grammar School is an independent Uniting Church day and boarding boys' school with a focus on positive education, quality teaching and providing outstanding education opportunities. Knox offers excellent professional development opportunities and benefits to its passionate team of teachers and support staff.


We have an exciting opportunity for you to become part of our boarding team and positively influence the lives of young men. This position requires someone who is caring, dedicated and who has a genuine desire to assist young men complete their education while living away from home and family.

This position is not live in, you will supervise students, ensuring they are ready to attend classes, greet them on their return and coordinate after school activities. The hours are 6.30 to 8.30 in the mornings and 3 to 5 in the afternoons, around 20 hours per week.

Essential requirements:-

  •          Experience or demonstrated interest with boarding
  •          Ability to relate well to boys, staff and parents
  •          Self-motivation, flexibility, initiative and resourcefulness
  •          Strong organisational and communication skills                                                                                 


Before applying, please read the comprehensive role description found on our website at Please apply via SEEK by clicking the 'Apply for this job' button.


Successful applicants will be required to provide the School with a current Working With Children Check number 

Boarding Assistant, Loreto Normanhurst, Sydney - closes 26 January 2018

Loreto Normanhurst is a leading Catholic, independent day and boarding school for girls in Years 5-12. 

We are currently seeking a permanent part time, term time Boarding Assistant. 

Hours of work Friday 2:45pm to Sunday 6:30pm every second weekend.  Sleepovers required.

Applicants should have experience working with groups of young people, demonstrate personal maturity, be team focused and enjoy the challenge of caring for adolescents. Teaching, nursing or youth camp experience is ideal. A Working with Children Check clearance and Driver's Licence are essential.

Please visit our website for more information about this position and details of the application process. All applicants must complete an Application Form and email to

More Information about this role can be found on the school's website.

Closing Date: Friday 26 January 2018

All staff are expected to actively support the Catholic, and specifically Loreto, ethos of the school.  The successful applicant will be required to obtain and maintain a valid Working with Children Check from the Office of the Children's Guardian.

Assistant Boarding House Supervisor, Ravenswood School for Girls, closes - 26 January 2018

Assistant Boarding House Supervisor

Ravenswood is seeking a positive and supportive Assistant Boarding House Supervisor to join the Boarding team on a permanent, part-time basis working 16 hours per week during term time including the following shifts:

3.00pm to 10.30pm on Saturday and Sunday (additional hours by negotiation)

This role is responsible for providing support for the operational aspects of the Boarding House, ensuring that students are safe and supported in a strong and caring environment.

To be considered for this position you will ideally have experience supervising in a boarding facility. We are looking for someone who will be a positive role model for girls, have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and enjoy being an active and collaborative member of a team. A current senior First Aid Certificate is also necessary.

Applications close: 26 January 2018

To apply: Please visit our website at and click on Quick Links Employment

Ravenswood is a child safe organisation and all statutory checks and references are required prior to the confirmation of employment.

Casual Boarding House Assistant, Ravenswood School for Girls, closes - 26 January 2018

Casual Boarding House Assistants

Ravenswood is seeking positive and supportive Boarding House Assistants to join the Boarding team on a casual basis.

This role is responsible for providing support for the operational aspects of the Boarding House, ensuring that students are safe and supported in a strong and caring environment.

To be considered for this position you will ideally have experience supervising in a boarding facility. We are looking for someone who will be a positive role model for girls, have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and enjoy being an active and collaborative member of a team. A current senior First Aid Certificate is also necessary.

Applications close: 26 January 2018

To apply: Please visit our website at and click on Quick Links Employment

Ravenswood is a child safe organisation and all statutory checks and references are required prior to the confirmation of employment.

Residential Youth Workers, Wadeye, Northern Territory, closes - 28 January 2018

Wadeye, Northern Territory

Residential Youth Workers

Exciting opportunities to join AHL’s Student Hostel in Wadeye have arisen.  These positions are to be offered on a non-ongoing basis to end 2018, with the possibility of extension.  

The successful candidates will be required to commence in their role as soon as possible. 

The Hostel

Kardu Darrikardu Namida Student Hostel provides school-term accommodation in Wadeye for Indigenous secondary education students.  Adjacent to Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Thamarrurr Catholic School, the Hostel has 40 resident beds.  

The Role

Our Residential Youth Workers provide pastoral care and deliver personal development programs to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. Knowledge and understanding of key challenges in a secondary boarding student environment in remote areas in Australia will be required to deliver after-school recreation and social development activities.  Successful applicants will demonstrate the ability to communicate sensitively and effectively, as well as a commitment to working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Stretch your skills!

Residential Youth Workers have challenging but rewarding roles that make a difference.  If you have a Certificate IV in Youth Work and/or relevant experience working with secondary school students during out of school hours, then we encourage you to apply.

Here's what we'll offer you in return: 

  • Live-in accommodation free of charge
  • $62,241 - $62,803 per annum plus a district allowance and superannuation
  • Salary packaging up to $15,900 per FBT year
  • A generous annual leave allocation
  • Return air travel expenses to and from Wadeye will be provided during term breaks.

Applicants must complete an Application Form. For detailed information about the duties of the position and how to apply please visit

Applications close 28 January 2018.

Boarding Assistants, Toowoomba Anglican College and Preparatory School, closes - 30 January 2018

Boarding Assistants

Toowoomba Anglican College and Preparatory School was founded in 1911 and celebrates a rich tradition of excellence in academic and boarding provisions.  Staff at TACAPS lead by example, as there is a high expectation of students with regard to personal conduct and social responsibility.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for several Boarding Assistant's to join our team. The following positions are available:

  • Boarding assistant for the school's girls' boarding house 
  • Boarding assistant for the school's boys' boarding house

The successful applicants will be required to work 15 hours each week during term time in both Senior (Years 7-12) and Junior (Years 1-6) boarding houses. The position is ideal for university students.

Boarding Assistants are provided with accommodation, internet access, use of facilities all year round and meals during term in lieu of payment.

A Position Description is available by contacting the School Office on (07) 4639 8111 or

Applications from suitable persons, including the names and telephone numbers of three referees, should be addressed to the Director of Boarding.

Online applications will be received via the SEEK website - please click the 'Apply' button.

Please note only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Full Time Boys' Boarding Supervisor, St Paul's College, Walla Walla - closes 31 January 2018

A vacancy exists for a full time Boys' Boarding Supervisor at St Paul's College Walla Walla NSW.  This position involves shift work, overnight stays and weekends. 

St Paul's College is a growing Lutheran school, which aims to encourage and support students, informed and sustained by the word of God, to develop their God-given talents so that they may shape and enrich their world.

Our College is situated on spacious and attractive grounds approximately 40km north of Albury/Wodonga. Day and boarding students are drawn from local communities, the cities of Albury and Wodonga, the Riverina, North Eastern Victoria and more remote locations.  The College has 275 students, of whom 80 are boarders.

Applications including two referees can be emailed to  Requests for the position description can be directed to Karen Schulz on 0260292200.  This position commences March 2018.

Applicants must hold a current NSW Working with Children Check.

Boarding Coordinator, Canberra Grammar School, closes - 31 January 2018

Boarding Coordinator

About the business and the role

As part of the Boarding team, the Boarding Coordinator supports the School's boarding community in the day-to-day care of the boarders by providing pastoral, domestic and administrative support to boarders, their families and the Boarding House staff.  In addition to the Boarding team, the Boarding Coordinator also liaises and works closely with the Health Clinic, Registrar and the Business Office.

The Boarding Coordinator undertakes their duties with care, commitment and enthusiasm, seeking to set a positive and energetic example within both the boarding and broader School community while complying with both the School's Code of Conduct and policy and regulatory requirements.  They uphold the School's Anglican values and ethos, while also respecting people of all backgrounds and faiths with the School community.

The School

Canberra Grammar School is an Independent Anglican School offering outstanding academic education, co-curricular opportunities and pastoral care to day and boarding students of all backgrounds and faiths within a community guided by Christian values.

The School is in the process of becoming fully co-educational.  It educates boys from Pre-School to Year 12 and is currently extending its offering to girls, who have been educated in the Primary School since 1975.

CGS is a vibrant and rewarding place in which to work. To find out more about our School please visit CGS.ACT.EDU.AU

Terms and Conditions

To find out more about these roles or to apply please click on 'Apply for this job'.

All employees of the School must be eligible to work with children in accordance with ACT Working with Vulnerable People checks, and all teachers at the School must have teacher registration, provisional registration or a permit to teach issued by the ACT Teacher Quality Institute prior to starting their employment.

Residential Boarding Supervisors, The McDonald College, closes - 31 January 2018

POSITION: Residential Boarding Supervisor

REPORTS TO: Head of Boarding


Resident Supervisors are required to assist with the running of the Boarding House.

Accommodation (all year) and meals during term time will be provided in return for

approximately 15 hours duty per week, including evenings and rostered weekends. Duties

include supervision of students and office duties.

Supervisors must be aware that whilst they have scheduled times of duty, they are required to

always be a presence in the house. This assists those on duty as well as ensuring a positive and

interactive environment occurs at all times. Relationships and respect can only form when

Boarding House Supervisors actively engage themselves in the lives of girls on a daily basis.

As Boarding House positions involve responsibility for the care of female boarders between the

ages of 12 and 18, we are seeking female applicants only.


The Residential Boarding Supervisor is appointed by the Principal. The appointee is responsible

to the Head of Boarding initially and ultimately to the Principal or her delegate.

It is expected that the Boarding House will run in accordance with the College Boarding

Policies, Processes and Practices as published in the Staff Handbook. A summary appears in the

table below.

Key Areas of Responsibility


  • Ensure girls are working diligently in the Library (Year 7 - 10) or at their desk with their door open (year 11 - 12)
  • Move from room to room (Year 11 - 12) seeing each girl at least once during Prep time
  • Notify the Duty Officer if a girl is not present or accounted for
  • Keep a daily record of what each girl is working on during Prep time & what was achieved during for each day
  • Ensure girls who are returning to the Boarding House late have their dinner and then get to Prep
  • Circulate amongst the girls who have returned late or other students that may need assistance or guidance beyond set prep time
  • Do weekend supervision duty to relieve Duty Officer on weekends as rostered
  • Be available in the case of a medical emergency to step in for supervision if needed
  • Report on pastoral, academic or discipline issues to the Head of Boarding
  • Maintain accurate and timely Boardingware records.


  1. Demonstrated ability and passion for looking after secondary aged girls.
  2. Ability to establish positive, supportive relationships with the girls and their families
  3. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with staff
  4. Understanding the academic and pastoral needs of girls in boarding.
  5. High level of organisational skills and the ability to sustain systems including electronic management systems.
  6. Ability and willingness to communicate with teenage girls within the boundaries appropriate for a boarding house.
  7. Valid Working With Children (WWC) number and First Aid, CPR, Anaphylaxis, Asthma Management Certification and ABSA Certificate in Boarding (or willingness to obtain).
  8. Qualifications attained through ABSA will be an advantage but not essential.


Written applications should consist of addressed selection criteria and full CV and should be

directed to Maxine Kohler, Principal of The McDonald College. Applications can be submitted

electronically to

Applications, which must include the names and telephone contact number of two professional

referees, should be received by 4pm Wednesday 31 January 2018.

Boarding House Assistant, Toorak College, closes - 2 February 2018

Boarding House Assistant

Toorak College has an exciting opportunity for an individual looking for a dynamic and personally rewarding role within a thriving international boarding house.

Our Boarding House, known as Joan Ansett Hall, has experienced significant enrolment growth and as we embark on the next exciting chapter we seek a dedicated, professional and caring Boarding House Assistant to complement our current team.  At Toorak College, our Boarding House Assistants play an integral role in supporting each of our boarders in their development and growth during their time at our School and within our Boarding House.

Being part of our Boarding House means that you are part of an enormous and dynamic family. It is a place where you are involved in all facets of each girls' life as you help them navigate the world. The building of relationships is fundamental as it is you that our boarders will depend on at this formative stage in their lives. 

Caralyn Dea, Director of International Education and Boarding

Specifically, we are seeking an individual to engage with our boarding girls and to provide them with a calm, secure and friendly atmosphere.  An individual who genuinely shares the School's values and who is passionate about providing unparalleled care and guidance in a "home away from home" environment is sought.

The role offered is a permanent, part time, rostered position with 2 overnight (sleepover) shifts and 1 weekend shift per fortnight (approximate FTE 0.3) with potential for further hours.  Experience in working with international boarders and adolescent girls is preferred.

Further a copy of the Position Description please refer to the School's website

Written applications including the name and contact details of two confidential referees should be directed to Mrs Kristy Kendall, Principal.

Applications close 9.00am, Friday, 2 February 2018.

Boarding Assistant, St Margaret's Anglican Girls School, closes - 2 February 2018

Boarding Assistant - Activities

St Margaret's Anglican Girls School is one of Queensland's leading independent schools, fostering in students confidence, compassion, academic excellence and a life long love of learning. We look for all staff to be committed to and in harmony with the Anglican ethos of the school.

We are currently inviting applications for the role of Boarding Assistant - Activities to join our busy Boarding House.

This role supports the Head of Boarding, Deputy Head of Boarding, Pastoral Care Coordinator and Boarding House Supervisors in ensuring the effective operation of the Boarding House, in particular, the role has responsibility for coordinating and supervising the week-end activities program. It is estimated that the activities coordination and supervision will be approximately 14 hours per week-end during school term time.

As we strive to provide a home away from home, the Boarding Assistant - Activities, plays an integral role in the boarding house by coordinating the activities calendar. Activities can range from inhouse activities such as craft and cooking, through to events with other local schools and excursions such as ice skating, beach trips, swimming and other activities. Social activities are planned for relaxation, to learn about the city environment and enhance friendships.

Day to day this role requires the successful candidate to immerse themselves in the boarding environment. They will be a role model to the boarders, ensuring all boarders in their care follow the daily routine, standards and relevant polices of the boarding house. This person will actively supervise boarders whilst on shift, ensuring the boarders safety, security and wellbeing at all times. This role also involves providing pastoral care to boarders.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience working with teenagers or other youth and enjoy working with this age group. You will be full of energy and be very approachable. You will have exceptional organisational skills and time management skills. This role may suit a university student who is willing to commit to working weekends during school term time.

This is the perfect opportunity for someone who enjoys working with teenagers in a recreational setting and is highly organised.

Applications are to be addressed to the Principal and should be received by midday on 2 February 2018.

St Margaret's supports the rights of children and young people and is committed to the safety, welfare and well being of students and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All candidates are required to undergo a screening process prior to appointment and successful candidate must comply with School policies and relevant legislation relating to Student protection.

To apply online, please click on 'apply for this job'. Applicants will be required to upload a resume and cover letter and complete an online application form. Please direct any enquiries to

Job File 1 :  Position Description

Residential Boarding Staff, Clayfield College, closes - 5 February 2018


(15 Hours per week Term Time)

Clayfield College is a dynamic, independent school based in Brisbane providing a diverse PP - 12 learning environment committed to excellence.

Qualifications and/or experience in the residential care of young adults is a distinct advantage for this position. A calm, warm and friendly disposition and the ability to communicate openly with young women from diverse cultural backgrounds is essential. As a role model, you will demonstrate empathy with and commitment to the pastoral care of the boarders and boarding staff. The work demands a high degree of discretion, initiative, analytical skill and sensitivity.

Hours of work for this position are 15 hours per week term time, reporting to the Head of Boarding who, in turn is accountable to the Principal. The position is residential (live in) and staff are provided with a single bed-sitter 52 weeks a year, including all meals during term time. Board and lodgings will be provided for these services in lieu of wages. It is essential the residential is in residence on the nights they are rostered on.

Applicants must be able to support the Christian aims of the Presbyterian and Methodist Schools Association and be able to contribute to the strategic vision of Clayfield College. A Positive Notice (Blue Card) for child related employment is a requirement of this position. First-Aid and/or health care qualifications will be highly regarded.

The Position Description and Application Form are available on the Clayfield College website at:

Written applications, including a Covering Letter, Application Form, Curriculum Vitae and 3 referees should be forwarded to:

Ms Di Kerr, Head of Boarding
Clayfield College
PO Box 387
Clayfield Qld 4011
or email:

Applications close: Monday 5 February 2018

 Email: Please click the 'Apply Now' button below.

Principal, St Michael's Collegiate School, closes - 12 February 2018


  • Lead Tasmania’s premier girls’ school
  • Anglican school with close ties to Diocese & brother school Hutchins
  • Suit Christian educator with commitment to community involvement

Candidates must be Australian citizens or have approval for permanent residency in Australia


Collegiate is a non-selective girls' day and boarding school of 740 students from ELC-Year 12. Founded in Hobart in 1892 by the Anglican Sisters of the Church as part of a network of schools across Australia and NZ intended to help talented girls proceed to university, it is proudly committed to the education of girls in a single-sex environment. Recently accredited by the Council of International Schools, Collegiate welcomes diversity, values excellence, and has a strong academic focus tempered by a commitment to wellbeing and to educational and co-curricular breadth.

In December 2017 Mrs Judith Tudball resigned as Principal of St Michael's Collegiate School after three years of dedicated leadership and service. The Board is now seeking a Christian educator with vision, energy and experience to lead the School from 2019 or earlier. Major responsibilities will be to deliver on a new STEM building program, invigorate enrolments (including in boarding), enhance relationships with The Hutchins School, and maintain prudent business leadership.

Please obtain information about the position by calling the consultant assisting the School, Kathy McLean, of Fish & Nankivell, on 0414 376 698. Applications will close on Monday 12 February 2018. A concurrent search is being conducted.

Head of Boarding, Abbotsleigh, Sydney, closes - 16 February 2018

Head of Boarding

Fulltime from Term 2 (May) 2018

Abbotsleigh is an independent Anglican School for girls in the diocese of Sydney Abbotsleigh encourages each girl to develop her potential in a caring, Christian environment by fostering her pursuit of personal and academic excellence.

The Head of Boarding is an executive role which encompasses a wide range of responsibilities. Working closely with Boarding Co-ordinators, the Head of Boarding is a practising Christian who is responsible for overseeing the smooth running of the boarding houses to ensure the well-being of all boarding students and staff. The Head of Boarding possesses superior communication and collaboration skills and fosters a sense of community and connectedness.

The Head of Boarding is: 

  • Responsible directly to the Headmistress for leadership of the Boarding School
  • Required to work with the Headmistress and other senior leaders on developing appropriate policy, procedures and direction of the Boarding School.
  • Knowledgeable about all legislation relevant to the care of children and young people and appropriately qualified in Residential Care
  • A member of the Senior Leadership and Heads of School teams.

The Head of Boarding is available to the girls, parents and staff throughout the school term and is required to attend school functions.

Please email applications to by 4pm Friday 16 February 2018

Click to view the Position Description.

For more information about Abbotsleigh and for additional application requirements please view our website 

Housemother Girl's Boarding, Westminster School, closes - 21 February 2018

Housemother - Girls' Boarding

About the business and the role

Westminster is a leading coeducational, Early Learning to Year 12, day and boarding Uniting Church School. We aspire to be the best school for an exceptional all-round education, developing individuals of great character who enhance and inspire the world. To make this happen, we share a real sense of purpose, service and a commitment to learning and improving. Our outlook is global and we build authentic relationships to foster a strong community. We want Westminster to have a world class reputation, providing every opportunity for our students to succeed.

We are seeking a suitable caring person for a 12 month fixed term part time opportunity in our Girls' Boarding program.

The Housemother is an integral member of a dynamic team who or care for students living in the Girls' Boarding House. The Housemother is responsible for supporting the Head of Girls' Boarding in the pastoral and practical care of the boarding students. 

Job tasks and responsibilities

Hours of Duty: 

Housemothers are rostered to actively work with and for the boarding students during the following hours in term time:

This is a rotating roster and a job share type arrangement working an average of 25 hours per week during school term times. Roster hours are below

  • 7.30 to 9.30 am and 2.30 to 9.30 pm (with a 30 minute meal break) on week days
  • 7 am to 12.30 pm and 3.30 to 6.30 pm on Saturdays

Occasionally, student medical appointments requiring the Housemother's attendance may need to be made outside these hours.

Housemothers are also on call in the event of emergencies requiring in loco parentis care for boarding students at other times on the days they are rostered on duty, including overnight.

Skills and experience

  • A knowledge and sensitivity of issues relevant to contemporary adolescents
  • An independent worker with superior organisational skills, the ability to set goals, prioritise work and manage multiple, simultaneous tasks
  • High levels of tact, diplomacy, initiative and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to organise others in a positive an effective manner
  • Demonstrated ability to resolve conflict, solve problems, conduct difficult negotiations and provide constructive advice and assistance
  • Current driver's license
  • Responding to Abuse and Neglect Training
  • Appropriate First Aid certification 
  • Well-developed IT skills and confidence in word processing, data entry and the use of email plus the ability and confidence to operate electronic equipment such as electronic security systems and record keeping software (eg Reach, Magnus)
  • Energy and enthusiasm
  • An outgoing and personable nature and a good sense of humour
  • A high degree of confidentiality and sound judgement

A position description is available on our website under the Employment tab  

To be considered for the role, please submit your resume and a cover letter addressed to Mrs Lyndal Runge, Head of Girls' Boarding

Applications close 4.00pm Thursday 21 February 2018.

Please note that due to the requirements of this role in working with adolescent girls, female applicants only will be considered.

To send us your application, click on the APPLY button.

ABSA - Australian Boarding Schools Association