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DEPUTY HEAD OF BOARDING, WENONA SCHOOL, CLOSES - 20 MAY 2019

Deputy Head of Boarding

(Permanent, Part-Time)

Wenona values professional services staff who demonstrate a positive and proactive approach to their work and have a willingness to participate fully in the life of the School. We look for enthusiastic, dedicated and capable staff who demonstrate initiative, good humour, and professional behaviour and support the values and aims of the School as a global learning community.

This position reports to the Head of Boarding and will commence in Term 2, 2019.

Overview of the role

This position has primary responsibility for ensuring the smooth running of the Boarding House over the weekend, making sure operations and strategic goals of the Boarding School are being met.

All Boarding staff at Wenona are an integral part of the Boarding house. They play a significant role in ensuring that the boarders are safe, cared for, motivated, enthused and valued. We also aim to develop a position of trust between Boarding staff and the boarder. It is our mission to support the aims of the School and fully encourage every boarder to reach her potential.

Staff are expected to exhibit professionalism in their dealings with boarders, parents and other Boarding staff and strive to achieve the highest standards in carrying out their duties following the boarding procedures. We are a unified team, treating communication as a priority, and value our boarding families and their involvement in the lives of their daughters whilst they are boarders with us at Wenona. Boarding staff are all role models for the girls and thus it is essential that they exhibit positive standards in every respect of their role when on duty.

Our Boarding staff provide quality pastoral care and support as well as appropriate supervision in the general routine of Boarding students.   As members of the Boarding staff team, you will play an important role in creating a positive, supportive and open culture which encourages full participation in the academic and extra-curricular programs within the School and the Boarding community these roles have a strong pastoral care focus.  You will also play an important role with supporting the academic needs of the boarders to encourage success with their studies.

The priority for the Deputy Head of Boarding is to ensure that the Boarding house students are safe and nurtured in all that they undertake. The role includes helping the girls adhere to set guidelines with regard to daily schedules, , meals, and all leave arrangements over the course of the weekend.

The Deputy Head of Boarding will have the capability to do many things at once and can change plans often and easily, as well as being able to concentrate on multiple events happening in and around their workspace.  There will be constant interruption from students, colleagues, visitors and telephone calls and the Deputy Head of Boarding will need to have the ability to work well in this type of environment.

The position also presents an important impression of the School and the values that it represents. Professionalism, confidence, presentation and a calm, positive attitude under pressure must be maintained as well as the ability to maintain high levels of discretion and confidentiality in all circumstances.

The position also contributes to the maintenance of a positive internal culture where service, integrity, kindness and humour are valued.

Key priorities

Indications that this job is being done successfully would include:

  • Work in partnership with boarders and their families through open communication and nurturing authentic and professional working relationships to ensure the pastoral and academic needs of the boarders are met
  • Maintain a firm but fair attitude that is consistent and in keeping with the policies and practices of the Boarding school and be attuned to the overall, everyday needs of the boarders in your care and report any concerns to the Head of Boarding
  • Leadership and management of the Boarding House over the weekend, ensuring safety and wellbeing of all boarders.
  • Overseeing meals, bed times and room tidiness within the Boarding House over the weekend, as well as following precise lock-up procedures for the Boarding House each night, and operating alarms. Overnight stays at the Boarding House with early wake-up of students as required, as well as dealing with minor medical concerns including the issuing and recording of basic medication
  • Develop Year group specific activities to contribute to the Boarders’ program
  • Organise weekend events and activities
  • Managing the Boarding office area, answering phones, administration, reporting the upkeep and maintenance of the building duties and dealing with parents and visitors to the Boarding house
  • Pre-term set-up and end of term close-down of the Boarding house.
  • Work as an effective member of the Boarding community whose primary focus is to promote the holistic well-being of all boarders
  • Establish nurturing and strong relationships between the weekend boarding staff and boarders
  • Lead by example, presenting as a positive role model in terms of behaviour grooming, hygiene and language
  • Communicate effectively between boarding staff, parents and the day School
  • Working knowledge of the legal obligations in relation to Duty of Care, Child Protection, Code of Conduct and WHS regulations and to support the policies and procedures in place
  • Attendance at all staff meetings and professional development days and events as requested by the Head of Boarding
  • Report regularly to the Head of Boarding on all matters to ensure smooth, effective and efficient running of the Boarding House
  • Understand compliance, policy and procedure related to boarding
  • Maintain an awareness of contemporary practices in areas relevant to this position and critically assess processes and activities, identify opportunities for improvement in service, efficiency and effectiveness and implement as appropriate.

Education and Experience

  • NSW Working with Children Check
  • Senior First Aid Certificate to be current at all times
  • Prior experience in a Boarding house/nursing or teaching environment would be beneficial.
  • A clear and compassionate understanding of adolescent girls is essential.
  • ABSA Duty of Care Certificate (to be gained within twelve months of appointment).
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid Certificate (to be gained within twelve months of appointment).

Personal Attributes

  • Ability to do many things at once and can change plans often and easily.
  • Can easily adapt to constant interruption from students, colleagues, visitors and telephone calls.
  • Committed to establishing relationships, shared connections and ensuring harmony between people.
  • Ability to concentrate on multiple events happening in and around their workspace.
  • Evidence of and commitment to continuing professional development
  • Demonstrates initiative by identifying issues and recommending solutions 
  • Displays high level of accuracy and attention to detail with strong service orientation, integrity, ownership of work
  • A sense of humour

Wenona is an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion, sexual orientation or age.

Selection Criteria

  1. Exhibit professionalism in their dealings with boarders, parents and other Boarding staff and strive to achieve the highest standards in carrying out their duties following the boarding procedures
  2. Demonstrated experience in developing group specific activities to contribute to the Boarders’ program including supervision of Boarding students outside of school hours and the weekends.
  3. Proven organisational skills and ability concentrate on multiple events happening in and around your workspace.
  4. Experience with working in partnership with boarders and their families to ensure the pastoral and academic needs of the boarders are met
  5. Understanding and commitment to child safety and the protection of children

General conditions of the role

Award

Independent Schools NSW (Support and Operational Staff) Multi Enterprise Agreement 2017

Classification

Boarding Staff

Hours of work

Permanent part-time, Term time only

  • Friday: 9am to 11pm
  • Saturday: 7:30am to 1:30pm and 3:30pm to 11pm
  • Sunday: 7:30am to 1:30pm
  • 2 sleepovers

 

  • The employee will be entitled to an amount per sleepover as set out in the Award.
  • This position incorporates evening work, as well as pre-term set-up and at end of term close-down.
  • The Head of Boarding will publish staffing rosters prior to the commencement of each Semester.
  • The School will provide accommodation and meals for any overnight shifts undertaken.
  • There are requirements to attend professional learning, closed weekends and preparation time at the start/end of each Term.

Reporting Line

All positions report to the Principal

The line manager for this position is the Head of Boarding

Professional Learning

You will be expected to attend and contribute to all staff professional development days and requirements as outlined in the School’s calendar.

Special Condition of the role

The person applying for this role will need to be female as the role includes supervising of teenage girls as well as access to the girls in their sleeping and bathroom areas.

Application process

Applicants should apply below, sending full curriculum vitae, a cover letter, addressing the selection criteria, copies of qualifications and names of two referees. Please direct any questions or enquiries to Ms Michaela Malicki on (02) 9955 3000.

Wenona School is a child safe environment. Our School actively promotes the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all School staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm, in accordance with their legal and ethical obligations including child safe standards. Wenona’s Code of Conduct is available on our website. The successful applicant for this position will be required to provide the school with a current Working with Children Check. (http://www.kids.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/New-Working-With-Children-Check/New-Working-with-Children-Check).

Closing date

3pm Monday 20 May 2019

PLEASE CLICK 'HERE' TO APPLY.

BOARDING HOUSE SUPERVISOR, PENINSULA GRAMMAR, CLOSES - 24 MAY 2019

Boarding House Supervisor 

Peninsula Grammar is a preeminent K-12 independent, co-educational school located on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula, just 50 km from Melbourne. We are a leader in the field of Positive Education and develop our staff through an innovative, progressive and forward-thinking workplace culture.

Peninsula Grammar is seeking to employ Boarding House Supervisors to support the work of the existing staff in our Boys Boarding House (Jaffray House). This appointment is to commence as soon as possible.

The role involves supervising and assisting students at meal times, during recreational activities and importantly during their scheduled study time.  Applicants must have a genuine desire to work with adolescents (largely international students) who are living away from home, be committed to developing positive relationships with the boarders and being a supportive presence in the Boarding House. The work may involve both weekday and weekend shifts and in some cases may involve overnight supervision. Experience in residential care would be an advantage but is not essential.

A more detailed position can be found on our website at:  www.pgs.vic.edu.au.  Information relating to the terms and conditions of this role will be discussed at interview.

Interested applicants are invited to forward an application, and include a curriculum vitae outlining relevant qualifications, recent experience and the names of at least two referees. Applications should be addressed to the Principal and emailed to employment@pgs.vic.edu.au no later than 5 pm on Friday 24 May, 2019.

Queries relating to this position should be directed to:

Peter Ford
Deputy Principal - Student Wellbeing
Email:  pford@pgs.vic.edu.au 
Tel:  9788 7718

BOARDING SUPERVISORS, ST SAVIOUR'S COLLEGE, CLOSES - 24 MAY 2019

Boarding Supervisors | McAuley House 

St Saviour's College | Toowoomba | 7-12

St Saviour’s College is a proud Mercy College with a commitment to lifelong learning, an attitude of excellence and a strong sense of compassion and justice where young women are encouraged to make a difference in the community.  Enthusiastic and experienced staff provide learning opportunities that draw faith, culture and life into harmony within a hospitable, compassionate and supportive environment.

Fixed Term | Term Time | Full & Part Time Hours Available 

Commence as soon as possible; ending 06 December 2019

McAuley House, the Residential section of St Saviour’s College provides a unique experience of residential community living for girls in the Mercy tradition. It is an experience that is based on care, respect and mutual trust, and a positive partnership between the student’s family and the College.

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.

Candidates with proven experience in a similar role will be highly regarded.

Please submit your application via SEEK and include:

To discuss this role, please contact Principal, Sharon Collins by phone 07) 4637 1600" target="_blank"> (07) 4637 1600 or by email sharon.collins@twb.catholic.edu.au

For more information about Toowoomba Catholic Schools and the position visit our website

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 5:00 PM, FRIDAY 24 MAY 2019

Any difficulties submitting your application through SEEK, please email: recruitment@twb.catholic.edu.au before the posting closure.

Employment will be in accordance with Catholic Employing Authorities Single Enterprise Collective Agreement Diocesan Schools of Queensland 2015 – 2019

BOARDING HOUSE ASSISTANT, GEELONG GRAMMAR SCHOOL, CLOSES - 27 MAY 2019

Boarding House Assistant 

Geelong Grammar School is one of the world’s leading co-educational boarding and day schools. Offering exceptional educational opportunities across four campuses from Early Learning to Year 12, Geelong Grammar School is committed to making a positive difference for students, staff and the community. We believe in prioritising wellbeing, creativity and academic rigour, and we value wisdom.

Applications are invited from suitably experienced people for a full-time (term time only), residential position at our Corio campus, to commence in Term 3, 2019.

Reporting to the Head of House, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing high quality pastoral care to students (approx. 60 female year 10 - 12 students), co-ordinating house domestic duties and supporting house staff in all aspects of student welfare.  The Boarding House Assistant will be provided with accommodation attached to the Boarding House and meals will be provided during term time.

Interested applicants must be energetic, enthusiastic and committed to being involved in the academic, pastoral, sporting and social lives of young people.

Remuneration will be in accordance with Geelong Grammar School’s salary scale.

Geelong Grammar School is committed to the safety of children and has a zero tolerance of child abuse.

For further details and/or to apply online, visit the employment opportunities page on our website: www.ggs.vic.edu.au/careers

Applications close at 12:00noon on Monday 27th May, 2019

BOARDING HEAD OF HOUSE, ST HILDA'S SCHOOL GOLD COAST, CLOSES - 27 MAY 2019

Boarding Head of House 

St Hilda’s School is one of Australia’s leading P-12 Anglican Day and Boarding Schools for girls, located on the Gold Coast. With an enviable reputation of excellence in girls’ education and world class facilities, the School has a long history of outstanding academic achievement, based on strong Anglican Christian values. It is committed to excellence in the education of girls and to maintaining a safe and supportive environment for children and young people.

Applications for the following Boarding House position commencing Monday 15 July 2019 are sought:

Head of House

Maternity Leave Contract 

15 July 2019 – 3 December 2019

Terms 3 & 4 

The position of Head of House is integral in the staffing of the Boarding School and the care of the Boarders.

The position is residential, with accommodation suitable for single or couples. The Head of House, along with other Heads of House, works as a member of the Boarding Team which is characterised by the highest ideals of teamwork, collegiality, integrity and professionalism. Each Head of House is assisted by staff, and is primarily responsible for the safety, welfare, personal development and pastoral care of the Boarders allocated to the House.

The successful applicant will have experience in working with adolescent girls in a residential environment, relate well to children and hold, or be eligible to apply for, a Blue Card. The candidate must be willing to have their name submitted to the Anglican Church’s Professional Standards Register.

Online Application Forms and information about St Hilda’s School can be found on www.sthildas.qld.edu.au.

Applications closing 9.00am Monday 27 May 2019

Human Resources 
employment@sthildas.qld.edu.au or (07) 5577 7302

HEAD OF HOUSE, PERTH COLLEGE, CLOSES - 28 MAY 2019

HEAD OF HOUSE (BOARDING) 

Are you interested and committed to working with adolescent girls, if so we are looking for a Head of House who can lead and be a positive role model for our Boarders and Boarding House Supervisors.

This a temporary role for Semester 2 2019 to cover extended leave.

The successful candidate needs to be available to undertake a Head of House roster that incorporates week day, evening and weekend shifts across the full week (seven days).  Have the ability undertake four shifts each week and participate in the Weekend Management rotation roster; generally two weekends in any one term.

Humour and enthusiasm are welcome attributes and the skill to work as part of a close-knit team would be highly valued.

A willingness to obtain an 'MR' Bus License and an 'F' endorsement driving license would be considered advantageous for this role. A Senior First Aid Certificate would be beneficial.

We seek someone who understands the demands of a Boarding House and has the physical capability to be involved in the activities included in the Boarding House Recreation Program. 

Only applicants who are permanent Australian residents will be considered for this role.  If you do not hold this visa status please do not apply.

Please visit our website for further information, a comprehensive position description and essential requirements for the role  www.perthcollege.wa.edu.au

Applications close on Tuesday 28 May 2019

HOUSE PARENTS, YIRARA COLLEGE, CLOSES - 30 MAY 2019

Yirara COLLEGE
House Parents – Female Boarding/House Parents – Male boarding

Yirara College welcomes expressions of interest for

House Parents – Female Boarding

House Parents – Male boarding

Applicants with the following attributes are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Experience working with Youth

  • Team focused

  • Enjoy the challenges of working with and caring for youth

  • Ability to work shift work and weekends

  • Demonstrate personal maturity

  • Degree in Cert IV Residential Care, First Aid, Bronze Medallion, MR licence is desirable or willingness to obtain

  • Willingness to uphold and support the Christian values of the College

For further information please contact the College on 89 505 607 or email your expression of interest and current resume to: hr@yirara.nt.edu.au

DIRECTOR OF BOARDING, SCOTS ALL SAINTS COLLEGE, CLOSES - 30 MAY 2019

A Presbyterian Co-educational Day and Boarding College Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12

DIRECTOR OF BOARDING

Scots All Saints College Bathurst invites applications for the position of Director of Boarding.

Scots All Saints College is a Presbyterian, co-educational, Pre- Kindergarten – Year 12, day and boarding College with 140 boarder students located on its spacious grounds.

Students are organised in four boarding houses. Each house is led by a Head of House, who is assisted by a House Manager and a team of Supervisors.

We are seeking a Director of Boarding to lead the team at this exciting time in the College development.

The Key responsibilities are:

  • Leadership of the Boarding Staff and the Boarding Community
  • Oversight of all policies and procedures to ensure compliance
  • Processional development of staff
  • Communication to parents, staff and the wider community
  • Highest level of care for all students
  • The promotion of Scots All Saints College Boarding

The Successful Applicant

We are seeking someone who will be able to support and promote the Christian vision of the College as outlined on our website. The successful applicant must possess high level organisational skills, be an excellent communicator and be passionate about supporting boarder students and their families.

Remuneration

A package including salary, superannuation and housing will be negotiated.

Further enquiries in confidence to John Weeks at john_weeks@outlook.com

All employees at Scots All Saints College must comply with the Relevant Child Protection Legislation

HEAD OF BOARDING, BUNBURY CATHEDRAL GRAMMAR SCHOOL, CLOSES - 7 JUNE 2019

Head of Boarding 

OUR SCHOOL

Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School, founded in 1972, is an Independent, Anglican, co‑educational, Day and Boarding school for students from Pre-Kindergarten through to Year 12.  Our school is set in a unique bush environment just minutes from the City of Bunbury and an easy commute from the City of Busselton.  The peace of the leafy campus belies the activity of a thriving school community.

The School is seeking to appoint an energetic, forward thinking and innovative Head of Boarding who is able to inspire staff and students to excel, and make a positive difference in our vibrant community.

The Head of Boarding is responsible for the overall management of both Boarding Houses and reports to the Head of School, through the Head of Secondary, on relevant boarding matters.  The individual within this role would be responsible for the wellbeing of each Boarder and ensuring the smooth running of the Boarding Houses at all times and making sure operations and strategic goals of the Boarding School are being met.

WE OFFER

A beautiful, exciting and progressive working environment, with supportive staff, many staff benefits including a notebook computer, salary packaging and discounts on School tuition fees for children.  Financial assistance with relocation costs may be considered by negotiation at appointment.  A school house suitable for a family is included as part of the package for the Head of Boarding, who is expected to live on site.


ROLE FOCUS

To lead the team that provides a supportive home away from home environment for our boarding students. This includes best practice academic, pastoral and co-curricular education through a caring, stimulating, Christian setting that enables students to develop their self-esteem, achieve their potential, and flourish in life.

The role includes 0.2 FTE teaching load, the equivalent of one class.

Applicants must be willing to support the Christian ethos of the School and prepared to be actively involved in the co-curricular and wellbeing programs throughout the year.

Essential Skills

  • Demonstrated School Leadership experience
  • An enjoyment of working with students and establishing a caring environment, which will be welcoming and safe for students.
  • The ability to establish and maintain a productive and collaborative working relationship with parents.
  • The ability to establish a sound working relationship with colleagues in the Primary and Secondary School.
  • Display high levels of Emotional Intelligence (Self-awareness, Self-management, Empathy and Relationship skills).
  • Tertiary qualifications in teaching
  • Current TRBWA Registration (or be able to obtain)
  • A current Working With Children (or be able to obtain).
  • Current MR class drivers licence, with F class endorsement.
  • Experience of improving teaching and learning outcomes through effective performance management, modeling and promoting a culture of improvement for success
  • Able to demonstrate a positive, proactive approach to student wellbeing and the ability to develop constructive relationships with students within the context of the School’s Code of Conduct, Policies and Procedures.
  • An enjoyment of working with young people and establishing a caring environment, which will be non-threatening to the students.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people both verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated commitment to on-going professional learning and a proven capacity to model and share excellent teaching skills and knowledge within the school setting.
  • Willing to actively support the Christian ethos of the School and ideally will be a communicant member of the Anglican Church or another mainstream Christian Church.


APPLICATIONS

Applicants for this position should submit their applications online through the Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School website. Please follow the online application instructions and ensure the following information is included in the Cover letter and Resume:

Cover Letter:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.

Resume:

  • Relevant qualifications.
  • Current position and areas of responsibility
  • The names, addresses and telephone number of two confidential referees, one of whom should be the applicant’s present employer.

Applications should be addressed to:

The Human Resource Manager 
Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School
PO Box 1198
BUNBURY   WA   6231

Tel: (08) 9722 6029

Email: HumanResources@bcgs.wa.edu.au

Applications must be received by 4pm on 7 June 2019

Ref:  HR REC 2019 14

Please submit your application online through the Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School website www.bcgs.wa.edu.au  

Amy Beaton
9897226029 

BOARDING SUPERVISOR, THE MCDONALD COLLEGE, CLOSES - 14 JUNE 2019

Boarding Supervisor 

RESIDENTIAL BOARDING SUPERVISOR

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. This is an ongoing, casual position. 

SELECTION CRITERIA

  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.

APPLICATIONS

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 kerry.thompson@mcdonald.nsw.edu.au.

Applications close Friday 14 June (4pm) 2019. 

For full job description:

http://www.mcdonald.nsw.edu.au/about/employment/

RESIDENTIAL BOARDING SUPERVISOR, THE MCDONALD COLLEGE, CLOSES - 14 JUNE 2019

POSITION: Residential Boarding Supervisor Ongoing Casual

REPORTS TO:   Head of Boarding

ROLE:

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

As Boarding House positions involve responsibility for the care of female boarders between the ages of 11 and 18, we are seeking female applicants only.

APPOINTMENT:

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

Major Activities

GENERAL

 

 

 

  • Available for supervision between Monday - Sunday
  • Scheduled duty as roster set at the beginning of each Term
  • Be available in the case of a medical emergency to step in for supervision if needed
  • Maintain accurate and timely Boardingware records.

 

 

SELECTION CRITERIA

  1. Demonstrated ability to look 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 pastoral needs of girls in boarding
  5. Valid Working With Children (WWC) number and First Aid, CPR
  6. Qualifications attained through ABSA will be an advantage but not essential.

 

TO APPLY

Written applications should consist of addressed selection criteria and full CV and must be addressed to Maxine Kohler, Principal of The McDonald College. Applications can be submitted electronically to Kerry.thompson@mcdonald.nsw.edu.au.

Applications, which must include the names and telephone contact number of two professional referees. Applications which do not submit a cover letter will be rejected.