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Boarding Assistnat, Melbourne Grammar School, closes - 24 July 2017

Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) Assistant

Multiple casual positions available, 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 within specially designed OSHC rooms, to provide rewarding and engaging programs to supervise and encourage children to have fun, and 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.

If you are interested in applying for one of this position and possess energy, enthusiasm and a commitment to being part of a supportive team environment, please submit your cover letter, curriculum vitae and the names of three referees via the MGS Careers Page.

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

Applications close Monday 24 July 2017.

355 St Kilda Road, Melbourne Victoria 3004 T +61 3 9865 7555   F +61 3 9865 7577
employment@mgs.vic.edu.au | www.mgs.vic.edu.au

Click 'here' to apply now 

Boarding Housemaster, Christ's College, closes - 28 July 2017

Boarding Housemaster

Boarding has been at the heart of Christ's College for over 160 years. It is fundamental to what we do. The boarding houses are physically at the centre of the campus, just as the boarders are in all aspects of College life.  As a result of some internal changes we are looking to appoint two Boarding Housemasters to begin either in a transitional role in Term 4 2017 or at the beginning of 2018.

Christ’s College’s mission is Each boy at his best. The role of a Boarding Housemaster in this aspiration is pivotal to the school’s pastoral care programme.  A Boarding Housemaster is a key member of our residential community and the pastoral care team, overseeing the everyday life of the House and responsible for all aspects of House culture, tone and experience for students, parents and staff. 

The ideal candidate should be a proven teacher of quality, have clear leadership ability, excellent communication skills, a “can do” attitude and a professional approach in all that they do. They will be able to relate to many different people, and have empathy and sensitivity to all.  As is the case with all staff, they must be prepared to contribute to co-curricular activities of the school and support the weekend Boarding Programme. This is a live-in position.  At College, the Boarding Housemaster is head of the House family creating a positive and supportive “home away from home” for the boys.

College offers excellent working conditions in a pleasant environment. 

Remuneration includes rent-free accommodation, power subsidy, mobile phone and landline, a Boarding Housemaster allowance, along with above state education sector wages and KiwiSaver contributions. Staff can join a free medical insurance scheme after a qualifying period and can also benefit from a generous education subsidy.

A full position description is available at christscollege.com/aboutcollege/employmentopportunities

Please apply with covering letter, CV, current teacher registration and practicing certificate to executiveprincipal@christscollege.com

Applications close 5pm, Friday 28 July 2017.

 

Houseparent, Kaziw Meta College, Thursday Island, closes - 30 July 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 30th July 2017.

 

Boarding Assistant, Wenona School, Sydney, closes - 30 July 2017

 

Boarding Assistant 

(Permanent Part Time, Mon – Thurs and Sun 26 hours per week) 

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 July 2017. 

Overview of the Boarding Assistant’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 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 Boarding Assistant 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 Assistant 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 Assistant 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 

  • Demonstrate how you would exhibit professionalism when dealing with boarders in order to achieve the highest standards whilst carrying out boarding procedures 
  • Outline your ability to adapt to constant interruptions from students and colleagues 
  • Give an example of your experience in working with boarders and their families to ensure the pastoral and academic needs of the boarders are met 
  • Outline your understanding and obligations of child protection when working within a school 

General conditions of the role

Award 

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

Classification 

  • Boarding Staff 
  • Level 1 – Boarding Assistant 

Hours of work 

  • Permanent Part Time, Term time only 
  • Monday – Thursday: 7am – 12pm 
  • Sunday: 9am - 3pm 
  • Plus 1 x sleepover shift (Wednesday 11pm – 6am) 
  • Note: The employee will be entitled to an amount per sleepover as set out in the Award. 
  • The School will provide accommodation and meals for any overnight shifts undertaken. 

School Holidays 

  • Boarding staff are paid year round and receive the same holidays as teaching staff. 

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 send full curriculum vitae, a cover letter addressing the selection criteria, copies of qualifications and names of two referees to Wenona Principal Dr Briony Scott, Wenona School, 176 Walker Street, North Sydney 2060. Email all applications to recruit@wenona.nsw.edu.au

The successful applicant for this position will be required to provide the School with a current Working With Children Check number (http://www.kids.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/New-Working-With-Children-Check/New-Working-with-Children-Check). Please direct any questions or enquiries to Wenona HR Coordinator, Samantha Drabble on (02) 9409 4416.

Boarding House Supervisor, St Hilda's School, closes - 31 July 2017

Boarding House Supervisor

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 permanent Boarding House Supervisor position to commence as soon as possible are sought:

Part time/Term Time

Monday - Thursday

6:30-8:30am and 3:15 – 8:30pm

Friday

2:15/3:15 – 10:00pm (alternate Fridays)

Overnight Sleepover – Friday night

Those wishing to work either the morning or night shifts will be considered.

 

Boarding House Staff are an integral part of the team which cares for the development of the girls. Each must have a genuine desire to work with adolescent girls who are living in an environment away from their homes. Experience in residential care would be an advantage, but is not essential.

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 Suitability Card. She must be willing to have her name submitted to the Anglican Church's Professional Standards Register.

Online Application Forms, a Position Description and information about St Hilda's School can be found on www.sthildas.qld.edu.au. Any questions about the position should be directed to the Head of Staff (07 55777246).

Applications should be submitted as soon as possible.

The Head of School

St Hilda's School 
PO Box 290 
Southport Qld 4215 

Further details and information can be found on the St Hilda's School 
website: www.sthildas.qld.edu.au/employment

Assistant Director of Boarding, John Paul College, closes - 1 August 2017

Assistant Director of Boarding

Background

John Paul College is Queensland's largest independent Early Learning to Year 12 co-educational school with a collective enrollment of approximately 2,000 students. Our motto is Unity, Christ, Learning.

The College campus is located in Daisy Hill, south-east of Brisbane and north of the Gold Coast. We have a rich Christian ecumenical community with a national and international reputation for offering a leading-edge technology programme and excellent and extensive cultural and sporting programmes.

We offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and the Primary Years Programme (PYP) in the Primary School.

The College

John Paul College provides a progressive and stimulating educational environment for both students and staff. Technology is an integral part of teaching and learning, and, as such, our dedicated and highly professional teaching staff are widely regarded as leaders in their field. 

The Position

John Paul College is seeking to appoint an Assistant Director of Boarding commencing January 2018. This position is a significant middle management role within the college leadership structure, and is an opportunity to develop considerable experience in a vibrant and important part of our College.

The Assistant Director of Boarding is an integral position in the operation of the Boarding Village. They have responsibility for assisting the Director of Boarding with the leadership, management and operations of the Boarding Village, and for converting the Colleges' strategic goals for Boarding into operational priorities and plans. A priority is to manage the physical, emotional, academic and spiritual development of the Boarders. 

Ideally, the successful candidate would be a registered teacher with a proven history of working with adolescents in a residential setting. 

The Candidate

Applicants must have an understanding of the ethos and expectations that accompany one of Australia's leading independent schools. 

Experience and Skills Profile

Applicants must be prepared to model and maintain the Christian ecumenical ethos, values and beliefs of the College and demonstrate:

  • An educational vision and strong sense of purpose consistent with the College mission;
  • A comprehensive understanding of current educational issues; 
  • Relevant qualifications; 
  • Exemplary educational skills; 
  • Outstanding classroom practice pedagogy; 
  • A competent level of IT skills.

Successful applicants are also expected to contribute to the College's co-curricular programme. This position would also suit a recent graduate.

Applications: 

Please send an application cover letter and current resume which includes at least two recent supervisors as referees to the attention of Director of Boarding; Mr Sean Cox. 

For further information about this exciting and rewarding position, contact the Director of Boarding on 0733263366 or scox@jpc.qld.edu.au

To view the position description please visit http://www.jpc.qld.edu.au/about-us/employment/

This position will commence 1st January, 2018.

Applications close - Tuesday 1 August, 2017 at 5.00pm

Head of Wilson House, Hale School, closes - 2 August 2017

Head of Wilson House (boarding)
 

Hale School is Western Australia's oldest independent boys school in Western Australia.  Located in the suburb of Wembley Downs, the current campus is situated on a magnificent 48 hectare site, approximately 13 kilometres to the north-west of Perth and two kilometres from the coast.

Hale School is seeking applications from enthusiastic, experienced and well-qualified teachers for the full-time position of Head of Wilson House (boarding), commencing Term 1, 2018.

The successful applicant will:

  • Have appropriate qualifications to teach in one or more learning areas in Years 7 to 12 in Western Australia.
  • Have significant experience working in a residential or boarding environment, or have significant pastoral care experience, for example as a Head of House or similar.
  • Be a positive and energetic member of an outstanding and highly committed boarding team.
  • Have an understanding of, and empathy for, the needs and challenges facing students living in a boarding school.
  • Have a firm commitment to independent schooling and be in sympathy with the School's vaules and its Anglican traditions.
  • Be eligible to teach within Western Australia. This will involve associated Police Clearances, registration with the Teacher Registration Board of WA (TRBWA) and a current Working with Children (WWC) Check.

Applicants are asked to:

  • Provide a one page covering letter
  • Submit a CV which includes your philosophy of teaching and learning, and which also includes the names and contact numbers of three referees, one of whom must be the current employer 

Hale School is seeking applications from enthusiastic, experienced and well-qualified teachers for the full time position of Head of Wilson House (boarding), commencing Term 1, 2018.  For further details regarding the role, and information on how to apply, please refer to the employment section of the Hale School website: www.hale.wa.edu.au  

Applications close 5pm Wednesday 2 August, 2017.

 

Hale School, Hale Road, Wembley Downs, 

Western Australia 6019 
Telephone: 9347 9777 Facsimile: 9347 9799 
Website: www.hale.wa.edu.au

Boarding House Supervisor, Canberra Girls Grammar School, closes - 14 August 2017

Boarding House Supervisor (Residential)

A resident Supervisor is required to assist with the running of the Boarding House which is home to girls aged between 12 and 18 years. Accommodation (all year) and meals (term time only) will be provided. This is a two year contract position to commence Monday 9 October 2017. This position reports directly to the Head/Deputy Head of the Boarding House.

The successful applicant will work rostered hours (approximately 38 hours per week), Sunday to Thursday during term time only. The roster will be a mixture of morning and evening shifts with time off during the day.

We are looking for an energetic, responsible person with strong interpersonal skills. Experience in dealing with adolescents is desirable and a background in boarding and/or teaching would be an advantage. 

Duties include supervision of students, transporting boarders to/from co-curricular activities and office duties. 

A current full driver’s licence and a current ACT Working with Vulnerable People card are essential.

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.

For employment at CGGS, a commitment to the ethos of an independent Anglican school is essential.

 

The duty statement and information on how to apply may be obtained from the School’s website www.cggs.act.edu.au. Queries regarding this position should be directed via email to employment@cggs.act.edu.au

 

 

Applications should be addressed to The Principal and emailed to: employment@cggs.act.edu.au

 

Closing date for applications: 9.00am Monday 14 August 2017  

 

Applicants must be able to demonstrate they have permission to work in Australia.

 

ABSA - Australian Boarding Schools Association