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Head of House (Girls Boarding), The Scots School Albury - closes 26 March 2017

Head of House – Girls Boarding,
The Scots School Albury, Closes – 26th March 2017

Our Purpose

At The Scots School Albury, we place our young people at the centre of their educational experience by providing challenges and opportunities that enable them to flourish as individuals, with others, and within the broader community.

Purpose of the position

The purpose of this position is to:

  • Inspire students in the Boarding Houses and promote a positive culture that will transform the lives of young people
  • Monitor and assist Boarders in all facets of their School and Boarding life
  • Work in collaboration with the Head of Boarding.
  • Co-ordinate preparation sessions and stay overnight in the Boarding House.

Key Result Areas

Boarding House Operations

  • Undertake the day to day operations in the Boarding House.
  • Manage students in the House, giving the appropriate permissions and directing discipline matters.
  • Understand each student’s personal, academic and educational needs and implement a wellbeing and academic program for each student in the House.
  • Maintain a presence in the House, including regular shifts in the house including rostered weekend duty, on- call duty, and overnights.
  • Maintain appropriate daily routines, (including prep), activities, bedtimes and leave
  • procedures.
  • Implement the social / activities program that is developed by the Head of Boarding.
  • Maintain student’s Boarding records.
  • Induct new Boarders into the Boarding Community.
  • Facilitate practices / drills and inform all Boarders and staff of emergency procedures in case of evacuations and/or lockdowns.
  • Transport Boarding House students to and from appointments, sporting events, activities and exit weekends.
  • Promote and model health and safety across Boarding, student health and wellbeing and
  • compliance with WH&S requirements (including safe work practices).
  • Work collaboratively with all Boarding staff to ensure collaborative and strong working relationships with all stakeholders.
  • Report any staff performance and conduct issues to the Head of Boarding.
  • Ensure effective communication within and beyond the School community, keeping all stakeholders informed.
  • Actively promote the Boarding School and be an outstanding ambassador of Scots Boarding.
  • Proactively identify opportunities to increase Boarding enrolments.
  • Proactively identify to the Head of Boarding any ‘loss of enrolment’ risks.

Student Wellbeing

  • Foster a strong culture and the system for student wellbeing.
  • Implement behavioural standards that support the values of the School.

Professional Conduct

  • Encourage and maintain a climate of quality and excellence of the “customer experience” within the School and the development of positive relationships with students and parents.
  • Regularly attend professional learning outlining Child Protection requirements of a school employee in NSW.
  • Maintain confidentiality in relation to staff meetings, common room matters and demonstrate a proper regard for harmony with colleagues and their reputations.
  • Maintain confidentiality of student information, and compliance with WHS and other related legislation.

Accountability and Extent of Authority

  • Perform tasks within the limits of operational policies and procedures.
  • No authorisation for expenditure. Refer spending decisions to Head of Boarding.
  • Solve day-to-day problems in accordance to operational directions, guidelines and procedures.
  • Seeks guidance and authorisation as appropriate when undertaking tasks which are not routine to the role.

Qualifications, Experience and Knowledge

  • Tertiary Qualifications in an appropriate area such as Teaching, Nursing or Wellbeing.
  • Boarding Duty of Care certificate, and a clear understanding of the responsibility involved in the duty of care of students and school property.
  • Experience in implementing Boarding, policies and procedures to ensure best practice and operational effectiveness.
  • Knowledge of caring for students in a residential environment, including an understanding of the issues related to boys and girl’s development, education and wellbeing needs.
  • Demonstrated collaborative interpersonal and relationship building skills to ensure the ability to effectively negotiate, resolve conflict, motivate and engage students within the Boarding School.
  • Ability to work as a team player to develop and sustain productive relationships beyond the school community.
  • Sound judgment, integrity, and empathy.
  • Resilience and a keen sense of humour.
  • Current successful NSW Working with Children Check or willingness to undertake.
  • Current First Aid Certificate.

Desirable Criteria

  • Qualifications that allow for registration as a Teacher in NSW.
  • Bus drivers licence.

All staff are subject to mandatory screening procedures as outlined in Child Protection legislation.

If you would like to apply, send your current CV and a covering letter (no more than 2 pages) that outlines how your qualifications, skills and experience meet the position description to hr@scotsalbury.nsw.edu.au by the closing date.

Head of College, John Paul College, closes - 27 March 2017

Head of College - JOHN PAUL COLLEGE

  • Major not-for-profit business enterprise
  • Large international, boarding and homestay component
  • Will suit experienced, inspiring and thoughtful school Principal

John Paul College is a co-educational and ecumenical day and boarding school located in Daisy Hill, 25 km south of Brisbane's CBD. The College motto of Unity, Christ and Learning is at the heart of the College. Founded in 1982, the College educates over 2,000 domestic and international students from childcare to Year 12 and has a reputation as one of Australia's most progressive and dynamic independent schools.

Notable facets of the College include embracing diversity through ecumenism, the John Paul International College, the International Baccalaureate offering of PYP and DP, the range of pathways available to senior students (including VET and specialist performing arts and sports programs), the Indigenous education program, and its rich ICT environment.

The next Head of John Paul College will be an experienced, inspiring and thoughtful school leader. He or she will lead with Christian values and demonstrate a proven ability to work in partnership with the Board and leadership team, with a strong emphasis on all-round achievement, positive education, global citizenship and mutual respect.

The successful candidate will manage the commercial and operational aspects of the College to ensure effective performance, growth, stewardship and sustainability; and will nurture the culture and identity of the College by actively living and modelling its core values and ethos.

Please obtain information about the position by calling the consultant assisting the College, Kathy McLean, of Fish & Nankivell, on 0414 376 698. Applications will close on 27 March 2017, or later by arrangement. A concurrent search is being conducted.

Fish & Nankivell is a member of Penrhyn International with offices in major cities around the world.

Melbourne | Canberra www.fnow.com.au

 

House Manager, Scotch College Manager, closes 27 March 2017

House Manager - Boarding

Scotch College has been accepting boarders ever since the College was founded in 1851 and boarders are an integral part of the school community.  The boarding school is a welcoming and supportive community which emphasises the development of self confidence, independence and a tolerance and understanding of others.

Scotch College is seeking a caring and highly organised person to commence during Term 2 2017 as Boarding House Manager for one of our Boarding Houses.  This is a key residential role within the Boarding team, reporting to the Head of Boarding House, providing care and guidance to the boys.

As a full time presence in the House, working from Sunday evening through to Friday afternoon, the House Manager acts as an adult listener, confidant and supervisor.  

It is also important that the presentation of the boarding house and the boarding students is  maintained to a high standard.  The Boarding House Manager is required to work closely with the cleaning staff, boarding staff and students on a daily basis, to ensure that all necessary cleaning, housekeeping and boy-routine matters are attended to.   

The ideal candidate will have:

  • The ability to supervise and meet the pastoral care and welfare needs of adolescent boys
  • Understanding of the dynamics and operations of a Boarding School 
  • Well developed organisational and time management skills. 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. 
  • The ability to work independently and within a team 
  • Demonstrated initiative and judgement when required. 
  • The ability to manage and coordinate "housekeeping" duties. 
  • Level 2 First Aid 
  • Victorian Drivers Licence

Previous experience working with children and adolescents within an educational/care environment is highly desirable.  

Scotch College is fully committed to protecting children and young people from harm. We require all applicants who are to work with children and young people to undergo an extensive screening process prior to appointment.

Applications should be directed to the Administration Manager and close on Monday 27th March 2017.

Please click the Apply Now button. 

Out of School Hours Care Assistant, Melbourne Grammar School, closes - 27 March 2017

Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) Assistant

Casual, commencing as soon as possible.

Melbourne Grammar School is one of Australia's leading boarding and day schools, offering exceptional education to all of its students.

Melbourne Grammar School has an excellent and well-established Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) programme at Grimwade House, catering for children from Prep to Year 6. The School provides before and after school care, as well as holiday programmes. Attendance averages around 60 children per day, however this may vary from day-to-day.

We are seeking an Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) Assistant to work in specially designed OSHC rooms and to provide rewarding and engaging programs for the children attending.  The OSHC Assistant will supervise and encourage children to have fun and to build upon their knowledge within a safe environment.

The OSHC Assistant must hold, or be enrolled in, an approved qualification, recognised by Australian Childrens Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA). They will also hold or be willing to obtain the following:

  • An appropriate first aid training certificate, including Level 2 First Aid qualifications, CPR and anaphylaxis and asthma management training
  • A current Employee Working with Children Check 
  • Previous experience and/or a Food Safety Handling certificate would be considered an advantage.

Applicants who also have the flexibility to provide additional cover as required are encouraged to apply.

If you are interested in applying for this position and possess the enthusiasm and commitment required to be part of an energetic team, please submit your cover letter, curriculum vitae and the names of three referees via the MGS Careers Page.

To apply click 'here'.

Candidates are asked to address their cover letter to Mrs Helen Voogt-Dillon, Director of Human Resources.

Applications close Monday 27 March 2017.

Dormitory Master, Hills International College, Jimboomba, Qld - closes 31 March 2017

Hills International College is a co-educational Prep – Year 12 day and boarding College situated just forty minutes south of Brisbane, on 600 acres at Jimboomba. 

Hills International College Dormitory requires suitable candidates for

Dormitory Masters 

to commence as soon as possible

This position would suit a semi-retired couple who have experience working in schools or the hospitality services industry. The position requires the coordination of services offered by the College to Dormitory students, including sharing supervision duties.

The successful applicants will be required to live on campus and will be provided with free board, meals and utilities in a 2 bedroom staff accommodation on site. There is also a small allowance paid for managing the operation of the dormitory facilities.

 

Please send your expression of interest and resume to 

The College Principal, Mr Kevin Lynch:

The Principal

Hills College, PO Box 1, Jimboomba Qld 4280

http://www.hills.qld.edu.au/

Phone: (07) 5546 0667    Fax: (07) 5547 9677

 

It is preferred that the application be submitted electronically to:

The PA of the Principal at

Email: jodie.gilliam@hills.qld.edu.au

Male and Female Residential Boarding Supervisors, Whitsunday Anglican School - closes 31 March 2017

The School has vacancies for the following positions

commencing at the beginning of Term 2 2017

 

Male and/or Female Residential Boarding Supervisors

This flexible boarding residential staff position provides the opportunity and scope for Live-in accommodation and provided meals, in lieu of cash payment.

 Duties would include weekday evening supervisions and selected weekend duties per term.

 

Blue Card, Manual driver’s licence and First Aid qualifications are essential.

Favourable candidate attributes are listed below:

  • time in boarding 
  • experience in the health field 
  • worked in an educational environment

 

If you have the experience and personality and wish to join a dynamic learning and leadership environment please refer to the complete job description, details of the School, and the Application for Employment form available at: www.was.qld.edu.au

Contact the Head of Boarding, Mr Bruce H Keys, 

for further details – bke@was.qld.edu.au or 0477 332 633

Closing Date: Friday 31 March 2017, 5pm.

Full-time Boarding Supervisor, St Ursula's College, closes - 31 March 2017

Full-time Boarding Supervisor

Applications are invited for the position of full-time Boarding Supervisor, (on contract expiring at the end of Term 4, 2017) a role which provides care and supervision for our female boarding students aged between 12 and 18 years.

The successful applicant will be required to work flexible hours including weekends, public holidays and evenings, with accommodation provided.

Please refer to our website www.st-ursula.qld.edu.au for a detailed role descriptor for this position.

All staff at St Ursula's College must be eligible to apply for, or currently hold a Working With Children Suitability Card and be committed to upholding the ethos and core values of the College. 

Applications must include your resume, cover letter, as well as the details of three current referees and should be forwarded to Mrs Kathy Sperling, Principal's Assistant via email to: kms@st-ursula.qld.edu.au no later than Friday 31st March at 4:00pm.

Boarding House Supevisor, St Margaret's Anglican Girls School, closes - 31 March 2017

Boarding House Supervisor

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 House Supervisor. The Boarding House Supervisor's role is to 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, the Boarding House Supervisors 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.

This role has a strong pastoral care focus as the successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the boarders in an assigned year level with their day to day needs whilst they are residing away from home.  You will also play an important role with supporting the academic needs of the boarders to encourage success with their studies.

The successful candidate will be someone who enjoys the buzz of a boarding house.  Whilst you may choose to live on site this is not a requirement of the role.  It is, however, a requirement to do multiple sleepover shifts as rostered weekly. Hours will be allocated on a roster system across 7 days of the week.  Majority of shifts are of an evening. 

The ideal candidate will have experience in a similar role and enjoy working with teenagers.  You will be someone who can balance your caring and supportive nature with the need for consistency and structure, enforcing all rules and procedures with the Boarders.

This is a full-time role and will initially be offered on a contract until the end of 2017.

Applications addressed to the Principal should be received by midday Friday 31 March 2017.

To apply online, please click on the 'apply for this job' button below. Applicants will be required to upload a resume and cover letter and complete an online application form. Please direct any enquiries to employment@stmargarets.qld.edu.au

Email: Please click the 'Apply Now' button.

Residential Supervisor - Boys' Boarding, Scots PGC College, closes 31 March 2017

Residential Supervisor - Boys' Boarding

Vacancy:                                Residential Supervisor – Boys' Boarding

Vacancy code:                       RSJBB17

Closing date:                         Friday, 31 March 2017

Commencement date:          Monday, 17 April 2017

 

The College

SCOTS PGC College is a Uniting Church school that aims to offer the finest co-educational learning experience in South-East Queensland. We encourage striving for individual excellence and achievement as well as promoting a value of service to the wider community.  Our philosophy of schooling rests squarely on the belief that a true education encourages young people to question and explore, to develop a strong sense of personal identity, to strive to achieve one's best, and to value the act of serving without losing one's desire to lead.

We are a specialist co-educational boarding and day school that includes students, Prep through to Year 12 located in Warwick, Queensland.

The role

We are seeking to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced person to work within our boarding community as a Residential Supervisor.  The successful applicant will work closely with other staff to provide supervision and support of the boys residing within our Junior Boys boarding house.

This is a full-time position that requires the incumbent to live on-site during term-time to provide overnight supervision and care.  A competitive salary as well as single accommodation, meals and utilities will be offered to the successful applicant.

Selection criteria

Essential

  • A demonstrated passion for working with children.In particular, the successful applicant will need to support the well-being of boys aged 10-14 years.
  • A demonstrated ability to create strong, professional relationships with students and parents.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to identify and resolve conflict.
  • An ability to work irregular hours including evenings and weekends.
  • An ability and willingness to reside on-site to carry out supervision and duty of care obligations.
  • Current Positive Notice (Blue Card) for working with children in Queensland.

Visit http://scotspgc.com.au/about-us/employment/current-vacancies/ for a copy of the position description for this vacancy.

'Please click here to apply.'

House Parent, Kaziw Meta College (Thursday Island), closes 31 March 2017

TORRES STRAIT KAZIW META INC.

Houseparent required for girls accommodation at Kaziw Meta College (student boarding accommodation), on Thursday Island to commence work for the start of Term 2 2017 

Personal attributes will include: 

Commitment to caring for Torres Strait Islander youth in family home group settings, in a “home away from home” environment.

Patience and energy, along with positive work ethics in a team environment is required.

Desirable: Experience working with Indigenous Youth in a Boarding environment; Cert IV in Community Services Work, the ability to gain a positive notice for Working with Children & Young People & Child Guardian (Blue Card) and the ability to gain a Light Rigid (LR) Bus licence will be to your advantage.

This is a full-time, live on site position.

Accommodation & benefits package are included for the successful applicant.

For further information contact the Head of Boarding on 07- 4069 1284 or email expressions of interest and resume/s (including 2 referees) to:  headofboarding@kaziwmeta.org.au by close of business 31st March 2017.

 

Boarding Supervisor, City Beach Residential College, closes - 31 March 2017

Advertised Vacancy Number: CHSHA479835

This is a permanent part-time (0.5FTE) position commencing ASAP

Would you like to work caring for boarding students?

City Beach Residential College is seeking to appoint a Boarding Supervisor to join their team.

This job opportunity is unique if you are a caring, dedicated and enthusiastic person who has a genuine desire to assist young people complete their education while living away from home and family.

Boarding supervisor’s help students develop into well rounded and responsible members of the residential college community. They support them with their personal development and school learning and help students become involved in college life by organising a range of recreational activities and excursions.

The main function of this role will be heavily involved in the transportation of students.

For further information go to: http://www.det.wa.edu.au/countryboarding.

What We Offer:

The salary is up to $23,115 per annum

Leave Provisions – which includes up to 6 weeks of between term leave, 4 weeks of annual leave and 13 weeks of long service leave after every 7 years of continuous service.

Selection Criteria:

To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate:

  • Sound written and oral communication skills including the ability to interact with students, parents and teaching staff. With a particular focus on multicultural or Aboriginal experience;
  • Interpersonal skills with the ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Skills and understandings appropriate to the supervision and care of young people in a residential setting;
  • Organisational skills with the ability to plan, organise, implement and record activities; and
  • Ability to manage risk through assessments and procedure also to fulfil Occupational Health and Safety standards in a residential setting.

Further information about this position can be found in the attached job description form (JDF).

Work Related Requirements:

It is also a requirement that you gain and maintain:

  • A Certificate in Residential Care. This Certificate consists of twelve modules, is self-paced and on-the-job training is provided;
  • A Senior First Aid Certificate. Staff supervising students when on roster, either at the college or on excursions or camps, need to be skilled in first aid (including CPR);
  • An LR class driver’s licence with F endorsement. Boarding supervisors use small and medium size buses to transport students on excursions and to and from after school activities;
  • The designated aquatic activity qualification;
  1. An Aquatic Rescue qualification (e.g. Bronze Medallion or equivalent); or
  2. Aquatic Rescue for Group III Pool.
  • How to Apply:

Please download the attachments and for further specific information please contact Christopher Chuck on (08) 9285 2672 or by emailing Christopher.Chuck@education.wa.edu.au

 Your application must include:

  • a completed Job Application Form (attached)
  • a resume and the contact details for two professional referees
  • a statement of claim against the selection criteria

Submitting Your Application

Applications are to be marked “Confidential Advertised Vacancy” and submitted via:

Post:                           Christopher Chuck

                                    22 Kalinda Drive

                                    CITY BEACH   WA 6015                                  

Email: Christopher.Chuck@education.wa.edu.au

Applications must be received prior to 4.00pm (WST) on Friday, 31 March 2017

Attatchments: CLICK HERE

Boarding Resident Assistants, Abbotsleigh School, closes - 3 April 2017

Boarding Resident Assistants

Residential role for females commencing Term 2 2017
 

Abbotsleigh is an independent Anglican Girls' School at Wahroonga with a proud reputation for empowering young women with education since 1885. Approximately 900 girls are enrolled in the Senior School (Years 7 - 12), of which almost 180 are boarders. We are seeking enthusiastic, dedicated and friendly females as Resident Assistants for our Boarding School to ensure the ongoing provision of a warm, caring and safe environment for our boarders.

This is a live-in position. The typical shift arrangement is 16 hours per week of a flexible roster involving some weekend supervision and activities, and / or prep, dinner and recreational supervision on weeknights. The Resident Assistant receives a room (bathroom shared with the other resident in the house) and all meals, internet access, a phone and use of the School's facilities on the Senior School campus. Residents typically work rosters of 16 hours of work per week in term time (12 hours per week in return for board plus 4 hours per week at $33.71 per hour). There is often the opportunity to earn extra money for relief work (such as administrative support elsewhere in the day school, exam time supervision etc) at the full applicable casual rate.  

Resident Assistants supervise the girls in each boarding house on a rostered basis for weeknight prep supervision and also when the Boarding Coordinator is off duty, usually around weekends. Residents may live on campus for the duration of the time they are employed at the School and do not need to leave during school holidays. The School's sporting facilities such as tennis courts, aquatic centre and fitness room (gym) are available for use by the resident staff. Other staff benefits include free broadband access to your own personal laptop or tablet and full borrowing rights at our technology-rich Library (Abbotsleigh Research Centre).

The successful applicants will be self-motivated and friendly, with compassion for adolescents and an awareness of the responsibility attached to the duty of care of the boarders. A senior first aid certificate (HLTAID003 or HLTAID004) and Working With Children check clearance are both prerequisite certifications for this role.

The role may suit postgraduate or part-time university students (particularly appealing to those studying Education) seeking a safe and supportive residential base in Sydney, close to rail and Macquarie University.

Please see our website for more information, including "how to apply", at www.abbotsleigh.nsw.edu.au/employment and forward a cover letter, detailed CV, and copies of qualifications, certificates, WWC clearance and references to hr@abbotsleigh.nsw.edu.au by 9am Monday 3 April 2017  

JOB DESCRIPTION: Boarding Resident Assistant
Reports to: Head of Boarding via Boarding Coordinator


Accountabilities
The primary role of the Residents on duty (16 hours per week) is to supervise the physical, emotional and spiritual development of the girls under her care.

This requires those on duty to:

  • Know the whereabouts of all girls at all times, monitor the health of the girls, and supervise the general well-being of the girls
  • Keep an accurate record of girls' comings and goings after School and on weekends using the leave sheets in the house office
  • Actively supervise the girls, and walk around the house at least once every 30 minutes whilst on duty
  •  Attend meals in the dining room and Chapel when on duty 
  •  Supervise homework 
  • Ensure the Coordinator's duty roster for cleanliness and tidiness of all areas of the house is adhered to by the girls. All girls should be encouraged to clean up after themselves
  • Work together as part of a team and communication between staff. All staff are encouraged to support each other's decisions and be consistent in their dealings with the girls
  • Help maintain discipline in the house. Discuss disciplinary action for girls with their Coordinator. Resident assistants do not mete out disciplinary punishments
  • Post the name and location of the relevant staff on duty on the Boarders' notice board, in case of night emergencies
  • When on duty, attend dances, drama productions, excursions, etc. with the girls and arrange on-campus activities for the girls. Attend important Boarder functions such as the Boarder Fun Day (first Sunday of the School year), the Prefect Induction and Family Day in August, and the Birthday and Christmas banquets 
  • Write a shift report at the end of her shift and send it by email to other staff in her house and the Head of Boarding and Deputy Head of Boarding
  • Make note of any information or unusual event in order to assist those coming on duty. For example, sickness, medications, visitors, late arrivals, etc. Incoming staff should arrive 15 minutes before the start of their shift to discuss any issues and effect a smooth staff transition 
  • Keep the Coordinator of each house fully aware of any problems or issues that arise. The relevant House Coordinator is the first point of contact for resident assistants on the weekends. They can always be contacted by mobile phone
  • Report any maintenance items they notice to their Coordinator 
  • When on duty, be available at the beginning and end of each term, including travel days, to assist the Coordinator in preparing rooms for the girls
  • Check house security at appropriate times 
  • Provide other duties as required by the Head of Boarding. When extra duties are undertaken the Resident will be remunerated at an agreed hourly rate
  • Staff visitors are not allowed while a staff member is on duty 
  • Adhere to the Abbotsleigh Code of Conduct. A friendly, courteous and reliable manner is expected of all staff.


Specific requirements 

  • A mature and sensible manner, with particular attention to punctuality, appropriate dress and behaviour
  • A current First Aid Certificate 
  • Knowledge of the evacuation drill procedures of their house 
  • Read, understand, sign and submit the IT Acceptable Use Policy and Abbotsleigh Code of Professional Conduct documents
  • Sleep in the boarding house during term time 
  • Keep own living area clean and tidy 
  • Abbotsleigh is a smoke-free environment, and smoking is not permitted on the premises.
  • Boarding Resident Assistants are permitted to use the sports facilities at Abbotsleigh, including the gym, tennis courts and Aquatic Centre

Special notes 

  • Private and mobile phone numbers must NEVER be given out to Boarders or their parents
  • Resident staff may not have visitors after 9 pm without permission from the Head of Boarding
  • Resident staff may not have parties on School premises


Please see our website for more information, including "how to apply", at www.abbotsleigh.nsw.edu.au/employment and forward a cover letter, detailed CV, copies of qualifications and references to hr@abbotsleigh.nsw.edu.au by 9am Monday 3 April 2017

Boarding Coordinator, Wenona (Sydney), closes - 3 April 2017

Boarding Coordinator 

(Permanent Full Time, Monday - Thursday 1pm – 11pm)

Re-advertised – previous applicants from 2017 need not apply

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: Head of Boarding

Overview of the Boarding Coordinator’s role

This position has primary responsibility for ensuring that the day to day 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 extracurricular 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 Boarding Coordinator at all times is that they act 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, school attendance, meals, prep supervision and all leave arrangements over the course of the weekend.

The Boarding Coordinator 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 Boarding Coordinator 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
  • Overseeing prep, meals, bed times and room tidiness within the Boarding house 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 including supervision of Boarding students outside of school hours and the weekends on a rostered basis including managing student leave arrangements under the guidance of the Head of Boarding.
  • 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
  • Lead by example, presenting as a positive role model in terms of behaviour grooming, hygiene and language
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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).
  • Prior experience in a Boarding house/nursing or teaching environment would be beneficial.
  • A clear and compassionate understanding of adolescent girls is essential.

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

General conditions of the role

Award      

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

Classification      

  • Boarding Staff
  • Level 2 – Boarding Coordinator

Hours of work

Permanent Full Time, Term time only

Monday – Thursday
1pm – 11pm
Plus 2 x sleepover shifts (Monday, Tuesday 11pm – 6am)

Note: 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.

Annual Leave

Boarding staff are paid year round and receive the same holidays as teaching staff. Boarding staff do need to be available for PD Days, start up and pack down of the boarding house and support of all closed weekend activities.

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

All applications should be addressed to Wenona Principal Dr Briony Scott, Wenona School, 176 Walker Street, North Sydney, 2060 and emailed as a PDF to recruit@wenona.nsw.edu.au

Applicants should send full curriculum vitae, a cover letter which addresses the selection criteria, copies of qualifications and names of two referees. Please direct any questions or enquiries to PA to the Dean of Professional Studies, Ms Samantha Drabble on (02) 9409 4416.

Closing date

Monday 3 April, 2017 at 12pm.

The successful applicant for this position will be required to provide the school with a current Working with Children Check. 

 

Boarding Housemaster, Nexus International School Malaysia, closes 7 April 2017

Boarding Housemaster 

Nexus International School Malaysia, is a modern co-educational Early Years to Year 13 school located in Putrajaya, Malaysia’s federal administrative capital, 30 minutes south of Kuala Lumpur. The school is part of Taylor's Education Group and is one of six schools operated by Taylor's. 

The Boarding House at Nexus was opened in August of 2011. It commenced with nine boarders and has now grown to over seventy boarders. The boarders live in a modern building next to the school. Boys and girls live on separate floors and a resident house parent lives on each floor. The house parent oversees the boarder’s pastoral and social welfare. Boarders are aged from 10 to 18 and come from various parts of the world including Bangladesh, Indonesia, China, India, Korea, Vietnam and islands off the Malaysian peninsular.

We are seeking an energetic and caring Housemaster and Housemistress who is a confident communicator and able to relate to all in our community. Applicants must have a genuine interest in working with teenagers and have:

  • A positive and mature manner when dealing with adults and children
  • Sound problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain positive relationships
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to work on a flexible basis
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team-orientated environment
  • Good computer skills
  • Understanding of educational pastoral care practices
  • Knowledge of educational systems in general to ensure smooth transitions between boarding and the School

Although a Duty of Care Certificate is preferred, applicants with boarding house experience will be considered. A full driver’s license and current first aid qualification are required. Couples are welcome to apply.

Remuneration: Accommodation (spacious & modern three bedroom apartment) and meals (during term time). More remuneration details and a job description are available from the Director of Boarding on request.

Date of commencement: August 16th 2017

Further information: Please visit school website (www.nexus.edu.my)

Please send a detailed CV and letter application to Troy Looms - Director of Boarding

Email: looms.t@nexus.edu.my    Phone: +60 3 889 02533 

Applications close Friday April 7th 2017.  

 

Boarding Housemistress, Nexus International School Malaysia, closes 7 April 2017

Boarding Housemistress 

Nexus International School Malaysia, is a modern co-educational Early Years to Year 13 school located in Putrajaya, Malaysia’s federal administrative capital, 30 minutes south of Kuala Lumpur. The school is part of Taylor's Education Group and is one of six schools operated by Taylor's. 

The Boarding House at Nexus was opened in August of 2011. It commenced with nine boarders and has now grown to over seventy boarders. The boarders live in a modern building next to the school. Boys and girls live on separate floors and a resident house parent lives on each floor. The house parent oversees the boarder’s pastoral and social welfare. Boarders are aged from 10 to 18 and come from various parts of the world including Bangladesh, Indonesia, China, India, Korea, Vietnam and islands off the Malaysian peninsular.

We are seeking an energetic and caring Housemaster and Housemistress who is a confident communicator and able to relate to all in our community. Applicants must have a genuine interest in working with teenagers and have:

  • A positive and mature manner when dealing with adults and children
  • Sound problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain positive relationships
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to work on a flexible basis
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team-orientated environment
  • Good computer skills
  • Understanding of educational pastoral care practices
  • Knowledge of educational systems in general to ensure smooth transitions between boarding and the school

Although a Duty of Care Certificate is preferred, applicants with boarding house experience will be considered. A full driver’s license and current first aid qualification are required. Couples are welcome to apply.

Remuneration: Accommodation (spacious & modern three bedroom apartment) and meals (during term time). More remuneration details and a job description are available from the Director of Boarding on request.

Date of commencement: August 16th 2017

Further information: Please visit school website (www.nexus.edu.my)

Please send a detailed CV and letter application to Troy Looms - Director of Boarding

Email: looms.t@nexus.edu.my    Phone: +60 3 889 02533 

Applications close Friday April 7th 2017.  

Head of Boarding, Shalom Christian College, closes 7 April 2017

Shalom Christian College

Head of Boarding

SHALOM Christian College is a Uniting Church co-educational, day and boarding school in Townsville, The College is recognised for providing culturally appropriate Prep to Year 12 education for predominately Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from the local area and remote communities across Australia.

Shalom Christian College is seeking applicants to fill the position of

Head of Boarding

The position is to fully manage the school’s Secondary Boys and Girls boarding facilities. The College aims to provide the students with the best of care enabling their educational opportunities to be maximised.

Prospective candidates should possess the following experience and skills:-

  • Previous boarding school experience
  • Experience in working with Indigenous children
  • Ability to build strong relationships with students, parents and staff
  • Ability to undertake quality decision making and capacity to implement improvement initiatives


An attractive remuneration package is available to the right candidate.

An application package (position description and selection criteria) is available from Karen Lusk -- karenl@shalomcollege.qld.edu.au or ph: 07 4750 3400.

All Applications close: Friday 7th April 2017
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Boarding House Supevisor, Genazzano FCJ College, closes 17 April 2017

Boarding House Supervisor

Part-time (Average 16 hours per week)

Genazzano FCJ College is a leading Catholic Girls’ day and boarding school within the Ignatian tradition offering learning opportunities from ELC (co-educational) through to VCE.  

We are seeking a Boarding House Supervisor for our Camberwell based Boarding House. This is a part-time on-going position commencing ASAP. You will be responsible for the supervision and care of students living in a boarding community and must be prepared to work on a rotating roster on a variety of shifts (mostly weekend work and some sleepover shifts).  

You must possess experience and qualifications working with secondary school aged girls, and demonstrate a commitment to the Catholic ethos. You must be an effective team member, capable of working independently and supporting the house guidelines. You must possess a car and current driver’s licence and be willing to drive the College mini-bus. A current Working with Children’s Check, National Police Check and Level 2 First Aid Certificate is essential and you must be willing to attend in-service training programs and staff meetings.

Written applications (including CV, cover letter and College Application Form, accessed from the College website: http://www.genazzano.vic.edu.au/our-college/employment/current-vacancies, should be addressed to the College Principal and emailed to: employment@genazzano.vic.edu.au

 

Applications close:  Monday 17 April 2017

Genazzano FCJ College promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children and young people.

 

Deputy Head of Boarding, Toorak College, closes - 18 April 2017

Deputy Head of Boarding (permanent role)

Toorak College, a flourishing Independent School on the Mornington Peninsula, is seeking a dedicated and passionate individual looking for an exciting new challenge to join the school as our new Deputy Head of Boarding.

Our Boarding House, over the last 18 months, has experienced significant change and growth with near capacity numbers.  With the successful appointment of our Head of Boarding, Caralyn Dea, just  last year, the Boarding House has gone from strength to strength and we are now looking for the right person to not only join the team that Caralyn has built but to help achieve her boarding vision.

 “Boarding will change you.  No two moments are the same. Our girls will challenge you and steal your heart in the same breath. They will learn from you and you will learn from them. Being in boarding is addictive and there is no better place to master your craft than in boarding at Toorak College.” Caralyn Dea, Head of Boarding

Our largely international cohort of boarders bring a wonderful sense of culture, diversity and energy to the School and we are committed to the achievement of their individual success.   With this newly developed role, we are looking for someone with the same commitment and passion as our current staff to make the Toorak boarding experience the best one possible for each one of our girls and there is a unique opportunity for the right person to be a part of achieving this dream.

This role is offered as a part time (FTE 0.9), permanent position with an immediate start available, however this can be negotiated for the successful candidate.

Applicants must demonstrate:

  • Experience within a School environment, preferably in a Boarding House setting;
  • Experience in a pastoral care setting that supports and encourages the wellbeing of all students;
  • A strong commitment to excellence in education and boarding;
  • A proven capacity for innovative, flexible and research-based practice; and
  • A passion for helping our boarders reach their full potential as a learner and an individual.

Toorak College is committed to child safety and all new employees will be required to adhere to the School’s Child Safe Policy, Code of Conduct and Statement of Understanding of Professional Expectations. Rigorous screening for all new employees is undertaken including, but not limited to reference, working with children, police and social media account checks.

Written applications should be directed to Kristy Kendall, Principal, sent via email to recruitment@toorakc.vic.edu.au or mailed to Recruitment, PO Box 150, Mount Eliza, Vic, 3930 and include the name and contact details of two confidential referees.

Applications close: 9.00am, Tuesday, 18 April 2017. 

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Boarding Coordinators, Melbourne Indigenous Transition School, closes - 30 April 2017

Boarding Coordinator at MITS

Boarding Coordinators at our Richmond Campus

  • Support Indigenous students from remote & regional communities learn and thrive in Melbourne
  • Small home-style residence for 22 Indigenous students at Year 7 (12 to 14 yo)
  • Central Richmond location

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples are encouraged to apply

Be part of the team to create a home environment for 11 Indigenous boys and 11 Indigenous girls from remote and regional communities.  These students board and study at MITS for the first year of their secondary education, in preparation for entry into Year 8 at their destination Melbourne secondary school. 

You have previous experience in a residential or boarding school environment, preferably including both male and female students and are seeking a role where you can make a significant contribution to furthering the development of Indigenous students. To meet the cultural requirements of this position you will be able to demonstrate extensive knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and lifestyles.  Naturally you will have the ability to establish appropriate relationships with young people and the ability to show consistency and fairness to students, with an understanding and appreciation of the needs and interests of Indigenous students living away from home.

The fostering of a safe and inclusive community with a strong culture which is based on the school values of respect, kindness courage and care is a core part of the role

Duties & Responsibilities

Student Welfare: Your role is to supervise students, ensuring they are dressed and ready to attend classes during the week and to participate in outings on weekend.  You will contribute to a range of regular program of night and weekend activities to enrich their personal, social and cultural development.  In addition you will monitor digital media, encourage healthy routines and ensure standards of cleanliness, hygiene and healthy life choices.  A background in student residential care is essential; experience in an Indigenous environment is highly regarded.

You will also be available to lend a sympathetic ear to children with problems and be sensitive to their concerns so experience with, and an understanding of the unique needs of Indigenous children living away from home is mandatory.

Domestic & Catering Duties: As part of this role you will contribute to domestic duties and supervise students to keep the Boarding House clean, tidy and appropriately stocked.  You will supervise laundry to ensure linen is rotated and residents have clean uniforms, sporting clothes, etc. 

The Boarding Coordinator on duty will organise student breakfast and supervise them to prepare packed lunches. Good organisational skills with the experience to ensure students are dressed, have had breakfast and prepared their lunch in time to leave for school are essential.  On occasions you will prepare the evening meal which may include heating and serving a simple or precooked meal or cooking a BBQ so general cooking and safe food handling training and qualifications are essential

A current First Aid certificate, appropriate Occupational Health and Hygiene Certificates and as a Certificate or appropriate training in Child Welfare are highly preferred. 

This role is an excellent opportunity to work with a committed and dedicated group of people in an environment which is meaningful and challenging.  This role will also offer you the potential for personal development through the growth and development of the organisation.  This is an innovative and exciting project that will make a real impact on the lives of Indigenous students and communities. .

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples are encouraged to apply

For a full Position Description visit the Careers page of our web site at www.MITS.vic.edu.au

For consideration, please press APPLY Now and attach your current CV and a covering letter.  All applications should be submitted through SEEK.  

Melbourne Indigenous Transition School
16 The Vaucluse Richmond VIC 3121

For a full Position Description visit the web site www.mits.vic.edu.au or email Careers@MITSchool.org.au

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Boarding House Residential Staff, PLC Sydney, closes - 30 April 2017

Boarding House Residential Staff

  • Highly regarded independent girls' school
  • Excellent opportunity to work in a very caring environment

 

About PLC:

PLC Sydney is located 15 minutes from the CBD in the culturally diverse and vibrant suburb of Croydon. We employ over 200 professionals who encourage our girls to grow into well rounded 21st century young women in an academically focused Christian environment.

PLC Sydney values staff who are inspirational, have deep knowledge and are passionate about the pursuit of excellence in their field.

About the Role:

Residential Staff help with supervision of the Boarders in the evenings, and on weekends, on a roster basis. The ability to assist/tutor the students with their homework during preparation time is essential. Experience in residential care would be an advantage, but is not essential.

The time commitment is approximately 16 hours per week, averaged over a month, and there is a minimum of one sleepover per week.

Applicants should be mature, independent, energetic and creative. They should be interested in supporting the development of adolescent girls and be able to proactively commit to this.

In lieu of payment, shared accommodation is provided year round and all meals are provided in term time. This position attracts a small weekly gratuity during term time.

Applicants will be required to support the Christian ethos of the College.

Successful applicants must provide a Working With Children Clearance Number and date of birth.

 

To Apply: please go to our website: www.plc.nsw.edu.au and follow the link to Employment Opportunities to submit your application.

Be sure to include a covering letter including a recent photo as the first page of your resume and the names and contact details of at least two referees.

If you are a highly motivated and energetic individual looking for a career in a dynamic environment, then we would like to hear from you. Apply now!

Boarding Residential Supervisor- Night Duty (Short Term Contract), Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College, closes 1 May 2017

Boarding Residential Supervisor - Night Duty (Short Term Contract)

SHORT-TERM CONTRACTS

June 5th - June 29

July 17 - August 10


OLSH College Bentleigh is an independent Catholic secondary school for girls with a commitment to the mission of Catholic education. Administered by the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, the College is built on a tradition of more than 75 years of inspiring excellence at the Heart of girls' education.

We are passionate about young women and their success. We empower the learner, inspire a global consciousness and are at the forefront of innovative learning. We Believe! We Achieve!

The College is in its fifth year of operating an alternative program for our Year 9 students at Hartzer Park Burradoo in the Southern Highlands of NSW. We are currently seeking to appoint a Residential Night Supervisor to care for our Year 9 students overnight.  

The successful candidate will be the first point of contact for students across the night hours. With a spirit of openness of heart and a flexibility to serve our young women, staff and parents the person in this role will live the values of the OLSH Proclamation.

This position is scheduled to commence Monday June 5 2017

It would be suitable for those seeking employment outside of school/business hours

The successful candidate will:

  • Have an understanding of, and commitment to, Catholic education; 
  • Provide outstanding service to students and staff as required in the role of night supervisor
  • Have a nurturing approach to students and an ability to care for them with warmth and compassion

A current Working With Children Check (WWCC) is required and a current First Aid qualification would be an advantage.

A role description and selection criteria will be available on the College website as of 12 noon Friday 10 March 2017 at www.olsh.vic.edu.au

Applications including a cover letter, curriculum vitae and the contact details of three referees to be emailed to: The Principal at principal@olsh.vic.edu.au.

For further details please contact: 03 85209219

Applications close on Monday May 1 2017.

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College, Bentleigh

ABSA - Australian Boarding Schools Association