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Casual Boarding Assistant - Boys' dorms, Blackheath and Thornburgh College, closes - 23 February 2018

Blackheath & Thornburgh

Boarding Assistant
Boys’ Dorms (Casual)

Experience in working in a residential setting
is required.

Closing date for applications Friday 23 February

Applications including cover letter should be
addressed to:
The Principal, Nigel Fairbairn

Female Boarding Assistant, Wongutha Christian Aboriginal Parent-Directed School, closes - 28 February 2018

Female  Boarding House Supervisors 

Wongutha is seeking Expressions of Interests for Boarding House Supervisors to join the team.  Wongutha is a year 11 and 12 boarding school for male & female students from all over Western Australia.  

Wongutha is situated at Gibson 30km from the beautiful town of Esperance WA on a sheep and wheat farm.  The boarding house's were completed in 2010 and are well equipped with generous living areas, gym, reverse cycle air conditioning and modern entertainment areas.

We are looking for enthusiastic and committed Christians with an ability to run activities and provide a high level of care to our students. Experience in youth work, Outdoor Ed, or working with Aboriginal young people would be desirable but not essential. 

It is necessary for applicants to have or be willing to attain the following qualifications within an agreed time frame.

  •      Working with Children Clearance
  •      Certificate 4 in Community Services Work
  •      LR/HR licence with F endorsement
  •      Senior First Aid
  •      Community Surf Rescue Certificate

Interested Applicants please contact the Hostel Manager on 0458 712 339 or email for further information.

Closing date: 28 February 2018

Director of Boarding, Methodist Ladies College, closes - 26 February 2018

Director of Boarding

Methodist Ladies' College, Claremont is a vibrant boarding and day school for girls that has been offering exceptional education for more than 110 years. The Boarding House caters for up to 100 girls from rural and international regions.

Applications are sought from motivated and resilient professionals with outstanding leadership credentials and a demonstrated commitment to the education and welfare of students in a boarding community.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • Energy, resilience and a results focused approach; 
  • Relevant academic qualifications, with a postgraduate degree in education preferred;
  • Exemplary leadership skills, and a proven track record in strategic management, with an aptitude for advancing and nurturing relationships;
  • The capacity to provide an enriching home and learning environment for all students; and
  • Exemplary interpersonal and administrative skills.

MLC is committed to the safety and wellbeing of our students, staff and College community. Employees will be required to satisfy the College that they are conversant and compliant with the relevant College policies and guidelines relating to Child Safety and Protection.

Detailed information about the position and application requirements are located on the 'Discover Your Career' page of our website at For all further enquiries, please contact Human Resources on +61 08 9383 0226.

Applications close at 9am on Monday 26 February 2018

Methodist Ladies' College 
356 Stirling Highway Claremont Western Australia 
PO Box 222 Claremont WA 6910 
Telephone: +61 8 9384 4000 
Facsimile: +61 8 9385 1509 

Boarding House Supervisor, The Glennie School, closes - 28 February 2018

The Glennie School 

Position Description for - Junior Resident (Boarding) 

CLASSIFICATION LEVEL: Boarding House Supervisors 

REMUNERATION: Full board in return for 12 hours per week. (Supervision plus additional hours will be expected on public holidays and at the beginning and end of term.) Commensurate with the Anglican Schools’ remuneration scales 

SUPERVISOR: Boarding Senior Resident / Head of Boarding 

POSITION DETAILS: Part-time, contract position in 2018 which has the potential to be extended in 2019. Hours between 7.00 am and 10.30 pm daily, as determined by agreement with the Head of Boarding. 

PERFORMANCE REVIEW: A six month probation period will apply from the date of initial appointment. The Appraisal Review will be conducted by the School annually after the date of initial appointment. 


The Glennie Junior Resident (Boarding) is involved in the overall care and supervision of girls ranging in age from approximately 10 years to 17 years of age and is responsible for creating a dynamic and engaging learning environment in which every student is encouraged to become All She Can Be ®. Students are arranged in boarding houses according to year levels. 


The personal attributes and skills expected for a position at Glennie include the ability to: 

  • Demonstrate support for, and empathy with, Anglican values and beliefs together with the School’s mission, vision and philosophy 
  • Comply with all guidelines, policies and procedures as set out in legislation, the current Queensland Anglican Schools Enterprise Agreement and other School policies 
  • Maintain confidentiality in all matters relating to students, parents and staff 
  • Demonstrate well-developed interpersonal skills, displaying the Glennie Values (Respect, Compassion, Courage and Integrity) and a caring attitude towards all members of the Glennie community 
  • Ensure daily behaviour and dress standards are professional, and adhere to the School’s Code of Conduct 
  • Demonstrate effective organisational and time management skills, meet deadlines and display initiative 
  • Be responsible and accountable for personal performance 
  • Be able to work independently and with minimal supervision 
  • Demonstrate effective IT skills appropriate for the position 
  • Be committed to continue self-improvement through professional learning 
  • Maintain a degree of flexibility in working hours from time to time as required for the position 
  • Accept that the Principal in conjunction with the employee reserves the right to modify the position to meet the operating and educational needs of the School 
  • Support the development and maintenance of a best practice WHS culture within the workplace as indicated in the staff handbook 
  • Undertake other reasonable and relevant duties as directed by the Principal or her representative 


Junior staff are accountable to the Boarding Senior Resident of their particular boarding house and, in turn, the Head of Boarding and The Principal. The Boarding Senior Resident will issue rosters, instructions and advice to staff pertaining to all areas of the position. On the job training will be under her direction. Any problems arising from this position are to be referred to her. The Head of Boarding is available to give direction to staff or to meet with staff. 

House staff meetings occur on a periodic basis, usually once per week. Full boarding staff meetings with the Head of Boarding occur at least once per term, usually at the beginning of term. Other meetings may be called when necessary. 

The responsibilities of the Glennie Junior Resident Boarding will include, but not be limited to the following: 

  • Maintain vigilance of students in relation to the School and dormitory rules of conduct 
  • Ensure that all girls are awake and out of bed at the specified rising time 
  • Escort students to meals and ensuring that students attend meals 
  • Check boarding house tidiness and following up on it 
  • Assist with the delivery of students’ personal mail 
  • Distribute mail and messages to students 
  • Ensure that personal hygiene of students is of a high standard. Any problems in this area are to be referred to the Boarding Senior Resident 
  • Clear the dormitory of students by 8.30 am on weekdays and subsequently checking the dormitory for tidiness or attending to any clerical duties that may be required 
  • Perform grounds check when instructed by senior staff 
  • Take an interest in student’s activities and interests 
  • Supervise the distribution and collection of laundry 
  • Ensure that prep times are silent and that ‘lights out’ is performed in an orderly and quiet manner. All students have a right to study in silence and go to bed in a quiet environment. Staff must be active during these periods 
  • Supervise bedtime and ensure that students are suitably settled before retiring for the night 
  • Become actively involved in weekend activities for the students. Staff may be asked to take girls on excursions or supervise school-based activities from time to time 
  • Attend Chapel services when on duty 
  • Attend to any clerical duties as instructed 
  • Answer the telephone as required and note and communicate pertinent messages 
  • Communicate any concerns pertaining to students to the Boarding Senior Resident 
  • Exhibit a client-centred (students, parents etc) focus in the performance of duties 
  • Demonstrate effective judgement, discretion and initiative to complete tasks and in addressing issues 
  • Display initiative and leadership within the daily routine and be accountable for own work 


Anglican schools support the rights of children and young people and are committed to ensure the safety, welfare, and wellbeing of students. Anglican schools are therefore committed to responding to allegations of student harm resulting from the conduct or actions of any person, including that of employees. 

The Anglican school commitment includes the provision of a safe and supportive living and learning environment for all students and requires all employees, volunteers and visitors to model and encourage behaviour that upholds the dignity and protection of students from harm. 

Staff must: 

  • Attend all student protection mandatory training annually and any other professional learning events as required by the School 
  • Understand and comply with all obligations under the Student Protection in Anglican Schools Policy and Procedure as they relate to this position 
  • Support and engage with all student protection initiatives and programs across the School 
  • Comply with all reporting requirements as detailed in the Student Protection in Anglican Schools Policy and Procedure 2015 

Please forward applications including appropriate qualifications and the names and the contact details of three Professional Referees (external candidates) or two Professional Referees (internal candidates) to: 

Human Resources Manager 

Mrs Sabine Eadie 

The Glennie School 

246a Herries Street 


F: 07 4688 8767 


Boarding School Receptionist, Marist College Ashgrove, closes - 2 March 2018

Boarding School Receptionist

Marist College Ashgrove is a Roman Catholic day and boarding school for boys, located in Ashgrove, a northern suburb of Brisbane. The college has a primary school for students in grades 5 to 6, and a high school for students in grades 7 to 12.

The College has a vacancy for a Boarding Receptionist for immediate commencement. This is a Level 4 (currently $29.2026/hour) 3 day per week, term-time, continuing school officer position.  

This position is a 3 day per week position - days are negotiable; working from 8:30 am - 3:00 pm with a half hour unpaid meal break.  Normally for 18 hours/week during the College term. 

The ideal applicant would demonstrate:

  • Very strong personal integrity; 
  • The ability to prioritise tasks and follow direction; 
  • Excellent attention to detail and initiative; 
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills; 
  • Advanced understanding of, and capacity to use, the Microsoft Office suite and databases.

Applicants must have prior experience in this or a similar role.  The applicant should address the criteria above in their application.

Applicants should hold, or be eligible to hold, a Blue Card, issued by the Public Safety Business Agency.

Applications should be made through the College website.

Applications close 2 March 2018 at 12 noon.

Julie Ward
Head of Staff Services
Ph 3858 4643 or 3011 1308
Email: Please click the 'Apply Now' button.

Boarding Housemaster, Anglican Church Grammar School, closes - 6 March 2018

Boarding Housemaster

Anglican Church Grammar School, known internationally as "Churchie", has an exciting vision to ensure that the School remains at the forefront of boys' education.  Building on a foundation over 100 years Churchie has pursued a philosophy of preparing students to be well-balanced men, contributing positively to the community.

Churchie's  purpose  is to offer a world-class educational programme including an International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme along with the Australian Curriculum to facilitate lifelong learning, by optimising opportunities for leadership, creative excellence, and participation for every student. This vision seeks to establish the School as an international leader in academic, creative, pastoral, co-curricular and service pursuits.  Foremost to this vision will be talented and enthusiastic staff. 

Churchie is currently seeking highly motivated candidate for the following role to contribute to the vision of the Making of Men for the global community.

Boarding Housemaster

Senior School – commencing Semester 2, 2018

The Boarding Housemaster is a member of the "Churchie" Boarding Team with delegated responsibility for the necessary pastoral care of the boarding students by developing and maintaining a safe, nurturing and responsive environment that provides the boarding students with opportunities to develop in spiritual, intellectual, emotional, social and physical dimensions.

Mandatory requirements for this role are:

  • Experience or demonstrated interest in a school boarding house environment. With an understanding of the issues with regard to the successful education of adolescent boys.
  • Demonstrated ability to guide the boarding students with their academic, sporting, extra-curricular, moral, spiritual, health, physical and mental welfare development
  • Qualified Teacher and registered with the Queensland College of Teachers. 
  • Eligibility to work and reside in Australia

All staff at Churchie are expected to support the philosophies of the School, must either hold or be able to obtain a Blue Card and/or be registered with the Queensland College of Teachers.

Interested persons, should in the first instance, consider carefully the Position Description and Selection Criteria documentation which can be found on the Churchie website.  Applications must include a covering letter addressing the selection criteria.

Applications are to be submitted via Seek and addressed to: 
Human Resources
Anglican Church Grammar School
Oaklands Parade, East Brisbane Qld 4169

Closing date: Tuesday, 6 March 2018 at 12 noon.

Only those shortlisted will be contacted.

We thank you in advance for your interest in this position, however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you do not hear from us please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occaision.

Anglican Church Grammar School is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Boarding House Supervisor, St Paul's College, closes - 10 March 2018

Boarding House Supervisor

Learning in Residence

Position Description

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

St Paul’s College began with a community wanting a Christian secondary school education for their children. St Paul’s was established in the conviction that “unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labour in vain” (Psalm 127:1). This means the “the gospel of Jesus Christ must inform all learning, teaching, human relationships and activities so that young people can be prepared for their fullest and best lives” (Werner Hebart – Founding Headmaster)

Our Motto

“Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labour in vain”

Our Mission

To provide a Christian education in the Lutheran tradition

Position Objective

Boarding Supervisors employed at St Paul’s College play an important role in creating a positive, caring and open culture that encourages full participation in study and co curricular programs within the school and the boarding community. Boarding supervisors are expected to model appropriate behaviours, values and attitudes at all times. They are to provide a homely environment where boarders are able to grow into responsible and confident young people.

Key attributes of Supervisors


  • Ability to communicate and interact with boarders, staff and parents
  • A demonstrated understanding of adolescent behaviour and caring for students in a
  • residential environment
  • A willingness to implement and uphold the values of St Paul’s College
  • Ability to motivate and sustain motivation of others
  • High level of time management and ability to multitask
  • An appreciation of the particular dynamics surrounding people both living and working
  • together


  • Foster harmonious community living in a homely environment
  • Maintain accurate roll marking and record keeping requirements
  • Monitor and be responsive to student movements at all times
  • Assist boarders in all facets of school life with compassion and consistency
  • Ensure all new boarders are well supported
  • Provide homework support and seek additional assistance for students when necessary
  • Monitor individual health and wellbeing of boarders, collaborating with the School Nurse
  • and/or Director of Boarding to ensure ultimate support for students is provided
  • Maintain an open approach to concerns, ensure that boarders feel they have been heard
  • and that their concerns will be acted upon
  • Monitor and encourage academic performance, liaising with academic staff as required
  • Assist with the coordination and organisation of boarder activities
  • Encourage boys to manage their responsibilities, develop life skills and promote individual self esteem


  • Apply appropriate levels of confidentiality when interacting with students, parents, staff and members of the community
  • Maintain clear and regular communication between boarding staff members and provide support when needed
  • Ensure that Director of Boarding is updated on all boarding matters regarding boarders, staff, routines etc.
  • Assist in the induction and training of new staff
  • Encourage and nurture the link between day staff, boarding staff and students
  • Availability to supervise weekdays as well as flexibility to work split shifts, nights,
  • weekends, public holidays and overnight stays

Facilities and Resources

  • Maintain the physical condition of the Boarding House precinct and its surrounds
  • Complete maintenance requests as required
  • Ensure that all boarding houses are ready for the return of boarders each term

Other Duties

  • Promote St Paul’s College inside and outside the School community
  • Participate in major school events as per Annual Expectations of Staff Memo
  • Undertake Sleepovers as required
  • Essential Competencies
  • Knowledge of caring for students in residential care
  • An understanding of the legal requirements involved in residential accommodation
  • Awareness of The Australian Boarding Schools Association ‘Duty of Care’ guidelines

Workplace Health and Safety

Employees are responsible and accountable for:

  • Compliance with workplace policies and procedures for risk identification, risk assessment
  • and risk control
  • Active participation in activities associated with the management of workplace health and
  • safety
  • Identification and reporting of health and safety risks, accidents, incidents, injuries and
  • property damage at the workplace
  • Correct utilisation of appropriate personal protective equipment

Mandatory Requirements

Prior to commencing employment at the College, you are required to:

  1. Obtain and provide a NSW Working with Children Check
  2. Participate in Child Protection training session at the College


This position description has been developed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and requirements of employees assigned to the role. You will also be required to perform any other duties that the Director of Boarding may direct you to perform which could be reasonably considered relevant to the position. 

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

This position commences March 2018.  Applications close Monday 12th March 2018.

Applicants must hold a current NSW Working with Children Check.

Teacher, Western Cape College Weipa Residential Campus, closes - 15 March 2018

Teach Queensland 
Western Cape College - Weipa Residential Campus

[“Choose] Are you ready for you next adventure and looking for an out of the box opportunity? Western Cape College is seeking applications from dedicated, dynamic teachers for this unique position at our Weipa Residential Campus, where you’ll be supporting our boarding students in Years 7 to 12 through the delivery of educational programs and learning assistance. Applications from both Primary and Secondary Teachers will be considered, so if you have a passion for remote education and the flexibility to flourish in this unique position, Apply Now! Previous applicants need not apply.

Job details

Position status: Temporary
Position type: Full-time
Occupational group: Education & Training
Classification: Teacher
Workplace Location: Far North Qld
Job ad reference: QLD/FNQ268337/18
Closing date: 27-Feb-2018
Yearly salary: $60298 - $90386
Job duration: ASAP to 7 Decermber 2018 - unless otherwise determined
Contact person: Dan Tonon
Contact details: 0740906420

Welcome to Western Cape College

The Western Cape College is a unique state school with two campuses located in Mapoon (P-6), and Weipa (P-12), as well as a secondary residential facility also located in Weipa.  Each Campus is set in its own amazing cultural, social and geographical environment, spread over a vast area of the Cape York Peninsula in Far North Queensland. 

As the largest P-12 school in the Cape, we have an important role to play in supporting and continuing to lead innovative practices with Indigenous and Remote Education.  Our vision is that all young people are well prepared for their futures with skills to progress purposefully on their chosen pathway, and we firmly believe in a strong foundation to learning being the stepping stone to future successes.

Our Residential campus caters for approximately 120 boarding students in our purpose built residential facility in Weipa.  Academic engagement and success is a high priority and all students are encouraged to set personal goals in order to achieve their best.  To facilitate this, students participate in a structured, supervised homework program four nights a week.    

We are currently seeking an experienced teacher to join our dedicated teaching team.  This is a unique opportunity for a teacher to work in our Residential Campus delivering education programs and learning assistance outside of school hours to maximise the educational outcomes of our boarding students. This is an important role, supporting and encouraging students in their home away from home context.

We are seeking a teaching professional who has the capabilities to successfully:

  • Manage the academic program within the Residential Campus to achieve improved literacy and numeracy outcomes
  • Work on an alternate timetable to normal school hours in order to support boarding student’s academic needs outside of school time.
  • Assess the boarding student’s ability levels in literacy and numeracy, including supporting our students at a school level.
  • Plan, implement and facilitate the homework/study and tutoring program for students who reside at the Residential Campus, based on the data gained from testing/ One School.
  • Provide effective instructional assistance to the Student Support staff with their implementation of the homework/recreation program by offering resources and management strategies.
  • Actively engage, and coordinate volunteers for our homework program
  • Report to the Head of the Residential Campus on programs and outcomes.
  • Work with the College academic team in order to maintain College academic priorities and utilize College teaching strategies.
  • Set high standards for student and staff performance.
  • Actively participate in life-long learning and ongoing professional development.
  • Understand the legislation and policies that impact on schooling especially in relation to students and staff within the school and boarding environment.
  • Provide support for operational requirements of the Residential Campus.

Experience working in a remote Australian community would be advantageous, but not essential.  Primary and Secondary Teacher applications will be considered.  Please Note: Previous applicants need not apply

Explore our website to learn more about working at Western Cape College

What’s in it for you?

In addition to the sense of fulfilment you will feel when stepping in to this important role, we also offer a range of additional benefits, including:

  • A highly attractive remuneration package, generous superannuation, salary sacrificing options and leave loading
  • Relocation assistance
  • Limited subsidised departmental accommodation is available
  • Access to a range of additional benefits through our Remote Area Incentive Scheme (RAIS)
  • A broad range of professional development opportunities

Whether you are highly experienced or at the beginning of your teaching career, the supportive environment and professional development opportunities on offer will see you thrive on a personal and professional level.

If you are a dynamic, driven educator we’d love to hear from you!  Apply Now!

Welcome to Weipa

Weipa is a vibrant coastal community and forms part of the Western Cape York Peninsula, an area rich in geographical beauty and cultural heritage.  Located 800km from Cairns by road, and only 200km from the northern tip of the Cape, Weipa is the ideal base for exploring all the region has to offer.  Road access to Weipa and beyond is via the Peninsula Developmental Road which is unsealed, and during the wet season may be closed for extended periods.

Qantaslink provides daily flights out of both Cairns and Brisbane to Weipa, and Skytrans also provides regular passenger service.  A twice weekly barge service operates between Cairns and Weipa year round for freight transport.  Considering its remote location, the township of Weipa has access to a great range of essential services and lifestyle facilities including sports and recreation, community space, health services, shopping and retail, commercial services and trade.  You can find more comprehensive information on life in Weipa here.

Mandatory Requirements:

A relevant teaching qualification an ability to meet the minimum entry requirements as a teacher with the department.  For further information on teaching qualifications visit the Teach Queensland website. 

To apply for this exciting opportunity:

  • Before applying for this position, please ensure you read the Role Description below
  • Attach your current CV including contact details of two professional referees and a two page (maximum) professional statement that tells us about you and your journey in to teaching.  This should not be a restatement of your CV, it is an opportunity for you to tell us about yourself, your teaching philosophy and what you hope to get out of teaching in a remote community school.
  • Pre-service teachers are encouraged to include completed practicum reports, mentor/ referee statements, and the unofficial academic transcript for you current course of study.

**Applicants are encouraged to commence and submit their application as early as possible as the Department of Education and Training reserves the right to reduce the application period and/or remove the job advertisement  early should a suitable applicant be found.**

Further information

Applicants are to apply online. Applications may be used to fill other similar vacancies and will remain current for up to 12 months. Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.


Before applying for this vacancy please ensure you read the documents below.

Role Description - Western Cape College (PDF, 504KB) 

Click here to apply

Residential Boarding Supervisor, Clayfield College, closes - 19 March 2018

A School of the Presbyterian and Methodist Schools Association

(15 Hours per week Term Time)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Applications close: Monday 19 March 2018

Email: Please click the 'Apply Now' button.

Boarding House Matron, Scotch College Melbourne, closes - 30 March 2018

Boarding House Matron / House Manager

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  June 2018 as Boarding Matron/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 Matron/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 Matron/ 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. 
  • Employee Working with Children Check 
  • 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 30th March 2018.  Previous applicants will be considered but do not need to reapply.

Please apply through SEEK or via email

If you would like a copy of the position description please email

Email: Please click the 'Apply Now' button.

House Parents, Allison House Student Accomodation, closes - 30 March 2018


House Parents

About the business

Allison House provides a safe, friendly and comfortable boarding facility for rural students who live in remote areas of Far West NSW whilst receiving their secondary education in Broken Hill.

About the role

The House Parents are responsible for the welfare and safety of the students 24 hours a day, along with coordinating and preparation of all meals, cleaning and students laundry, Upkeep of the garden and lawns and general maintenance and hiring of casual or part time staff to assist as and when required.

Allison House is an Alcohol and Smoke Free environment.

Benefits and perks

Attractive remuneration includes full board and lodgings along with 4 weeks annual leave and superannuation.

Maximum number of students is 24 currently 15.

Skills and experience

  • Empathy for children
  • Experience in the role of caring for children
  • Respect each child individually with the ability to discipline in the context of a fair, caring, supportive environment
  • Take an interest in and give active support and encouragement to students in their academic studies and sporting activities
  • Communicate with student's families
  • Maintenance of the gardens, lawns and general routine maintenance of the House
  • Be computer literate
  • Working with Children Check
  • Police Check
  • Current Drivers Licence C Class
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • OH&S White Card

To apply please click here 

Head of Year Girls Boarding, The Rockhampton Grammar School, closes - 30 March 2018

Boarding Head of Year, Girls

The Boarding Heads of Year:

  • Is a member of the teaching staff, teaching up to a maximum of 20 periods per week;
  • Consults routinely with the Director and Heads of Boarding about the circumstances of a specific cohort of boarders, collective and individual;
  • Works always in accordance with the ideals of RGS Boarding as per the RGS Boarding Mission Statement;
  • Works always with an awareness of The Rockhampton Grammar School policy documents, in particular the legal responsibilities in regard to the Child Protection Policy and Occupational Health and Safety Policy;
  • Is committed to ongoing professional development; 
  • Is a good role model for our boarding community: ethical, reliable, punctual, proactive, well dressed and groomed;
  • Is responsible for the day to day management of the boarding house; 
  • Will be available at all times, within reason, to assist with and administer to the needs of boarders;
  • Maintains a visible and active presence in the house especially during prep and at lights out;
  • Liaises with relevant Heads and Assistant Heads of School in all matters relating to boarders in the day school to effect a cohesive one-school approach;
  • Will attend regular boarding management meetings; 
  • Contributes to the School's co-curricular programme; 
  • Attends promotional visits to the districts of boarder families from time to time;
  • Provide effective leadership and support for the ongoing development of a successful boarding house staff team;
  • Maintain a climate of excellence in the care of boarders through effective collaborative relationships with those responsible for services to boarders: academic, pastoral, catering, laundry, transport, health centre, counselling and co-curriculum;
  • Clearly define and communicate to boarders the expectations of each boarder in regard to conduct and attitude;
  • Ensure a safe living environment in the boarding house at all times; 
  • Monitor and be involved in the personal development of boarders: academic, co-curricular, moral, spiritual, emotional, physical, health and self-reflection;
  • Relate to individual boarders in an open, cheerful and supportive manner; 
  • Monitor, support and improve where necessary the effectiveness of on-duty junior boarding staff;
  • Assist with and check on the rostering of boarding staff, ensuring that appropriate supervision is provided at all times, inclusive of covering staff absences;
  • Induct new staff into the boarding house, creating an awareness of expected performance;
  • Participate in and lead boarding staff professional development; 
  • Maintain effective prep sessions each night, Sunday – Thursday; 
  • Conduct a boarding house meeting at the commencement of each school day; 
  • Lead, maintain, contribute to an eclectic recreational activities program; 
  • Facilitate the semi-formal dining and etiquette program shared across all of boarding, attending scheduled formal and semi-formal dining functions;
  • Liaise with boarder parents as required, attending promptly to all matters arising;
  • Communicate directly, by email, phone or in person, with boarder parents about incidences of good deeds or success, sickness, injury, misconduct or other specific welfare circumstances for individual boarders;
  • Ensure that the boarding house furnishings and fittings are well-maintained, liaising with the Maintenance Manager as required;
  • Maintain neat presentation of the boarding house – individual student areas and common use areas;
  • Assist boarders to resolve problems; 
  • Discipline boarders, as required; 
  • Assist with supervision of boarders' dining; 
  • Prepare and ensure the checking of house rolls; 
  • Keep close and careful control of boarders' leave arrangements – approval and signing out;
  • Boarding cohort administration; 
  • Day to day cleanliness and personal presentation of boarders; 
  • Liaise with RGS Health Centre Nurses regarding boarders who are injured or unwell:
  • Escort injured and unwell boarders to hospital and medical appointments, as required;
  • Complete a boarding report for each boarder at the end of term (not Term 3); 
  • Prepare and publish a Boarding cohort newsletter each term, or a weekly boarding house update email or other effective means of regularly communicating with parents collectively;
  • Prepare the boarding house for the return of boarders each term; 
  • Ensure the clearing and cleaning of the boarding house at the end of each term;
  • Conduct enrolment interviews with new boarders and parents; 
  • Assist with and monitor transport arrangements of boarders to and from School activities and to and from home at the end of each term;
  • Be conversant with the emergency evacuation procedures and respond accordingly every time there is a fire (or other) alarm, ensuring prompt and safe evacuation of Boarders and relevant staff.

N.B This position description contains the most important duties and tasks regarding the job to be done. It is not an exclusive/exhaustive list.


  • Registered with Queensland College of Teachers (QCT); or 
  • Working with Children Check; and 
  • Police Check.

A comprehensive curriculum vitae including the names of three referees
should be forwarded immediately to:

The Headmaster
The Rockhampton Grammar School
Archer Street
Rockhampton QLD 4700

ABSA - Australian Boarding Schools Association