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Weekend Boarding Supervisor, Gippsland Grammar, closes - 22 June 2018

Weekend Boarding House Supervisor 

Blackwood House is a co-educational school boarding house for students aged 12-18. The Boarding House is run in the style of an extended family where the individual needs of each boarder can be met within the context of a community, based on the values and ethos of the School.

Supervisors are members of a team led by the Head of Boarding who carry out their duties and responsibilities in a spirit of co-operation and mutual support. They are directly responsible for the organisation of Blackwood House, and the care and supervision of boarders in accordance with the values, policies and procedures of the School.

This is a casual residential position for 3 nights per fortnight as rostered over term time. Shifts usually commence on Friday afternoon through to Monday morning. This position is for every second weekend however on occasion weekday and/or public holiday duty may be required. The shift begins at 2.30pm and normally finishes at 9.00am or when duties are fulfilled. Start or finish times may be extended when the necessity arises.

Whilst on duty a private bedroom, with en-suite, as well as all meals is provided.

Gippsland Grammar is committed to providing a child safe environment. Applicants must hold a current Working with Children (WWC) check and comply with our child protection requirements.

View the position description below for further information.

Online applications should include a CV, a covering letter and details of three referees.

Applications close Friday 22 June 2018.

To apply online, please click on the appropriate link below.

Senior Supervisor, St Saviour's College Toowoomba, closes - 22 June 2018

Senior Supervisor

McAuley Residential College

Toowoomba Catholic Schools Office employs over 1,300 people in 31 schools from as far south as Goondiwindi, east as Highfields and as far west as Quilpie, in an area which covers 488,000 square kilometres.

Be part of an organisation which can offer you a rewarding career in learning and teaching.

Continuing | Term Time | 38 hours per week
Commencing as soon as possible 

St Saviour's College, Toowoomba is a Catholic day and boarding school for young women in Years 7 to 12.

The College is seeking a Senior Supervisor to assist the Head of Boarding to provide high quality care, supervision and pastoral support to the boarders at McAuley Residential College.

Residential staff have the opportunity to be engaged in supporting students from a variety of cultural backgrounds and to enhance their social, academic and personal growth.

The successful applicant will have a genuine interest in working with young people and will be a positive role model.

Applicants will be required to support the Catholic ethos of the College and must provide a Working With Children Card or be willing to obtain one.

As Boarding House positions involve responsibility for the care of female boarders between the ages of 12 and 18, we are seeking female applicants only.

The Role Description provides additional information about the requirements of this role.

Your application must include:

Further details can be obtained by contacting the College by phone on 07 4637 1600 or email

For more information about Toowoomba Catholic Schools visit our website.

Applications close 4:00pm, Friday 22 June 2018

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

Head of Boarding, Townsville Grammar School, closes - 25 June 2018

Head of Boarding 

Townsville Grammar School is a non-denominational, co-educational school from Pre-Kindy to Year 12 with an enrolment of approximately 1300 students of whom 120 are boarders.  It is one of the original Grammar Schools of Queensland.

After twenty-one years of outstanding service, the Head of Boarding, Mr Chris Wilson, has indicated his intention to retire at the end of 2018.

Townsville Grammar School is now seeking exceptional applicants for the position of Head of Boarding to commence in January 2019. 

Details regarding this pivotal role are now available on the School website.

An attractive remuneration package reflecting the importance of this position and the place of Boarding in the School will be negotiated with the successful candidate.  The Head of Boarding has overall responsibility for supporting the social and educational progress of students from diverse backgrounds and for creating and maintaining an innovative, nurturing and safe environment for all boarding students.  As a member of the School’s Senior Management Team, the Head of Boarding also contributes to and influences School-wide planning and decision-making.

Applicants must be supportive of the aims and ethos of Independent Schools and be willing to actively participate in the co-curricular life of the School. 

Applications, including a cover letter, full C.V. and the contact details of at least three referees, should reach the Principal’s office by Monday, 25 June.

Mr Timothy Kelly, Townsville Grammar School

45 Paxton Street, North Ward  Qld  4810


T: 07-47224926   F: 07-47224988

Boarding Assistant, Loreto Normanhurst, closes - 28 June 2018

Boarding Assistant 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Closing Date: Thursday 28 June 2018

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

Boarding House Parents, Clontarf Aboriginal College, closes - 29 June 2018

Boarding House Parents Full-time/Part-time 

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

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


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


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


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

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

All applications, including the names and contact details of three referees, need to be addressed to the Principal and are due by close of business on Friday 29th June 2018.

Please email applications to:

Boarding Assistants, Cape York Partnership Girls Academy, closes - 30 June 2018

Boarding Assistants 

About Girl Academy

Girl Academy is a new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander boarding school, the first in Australia, catering for school-aged mothers (and their children), and other young Indigenous girls needing a second chance at schooling. Girl Academy provides girls with the opportunity to complete their schooling through customised delivery models, supplemented by health and wellbeing supports delivered by professional staff.

About the Applicant

Girl Academy Boarding Assistants have extensive experience working with school aged Indigenous girls, including those who are disengaged or at risk of becoming so. Generally, this experience has been obtained in a school and/or residential setting. Other features include:

  • Familiarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural practices;
  • Demonstrated understanding of competent parenting skills to support young mothers in undertaking their parenting roles;
  • Personal leadership qualities and a capacity to build and sustain respectful professional relationships;
  • Strong work ethic and self-motivation;
  • Be willing (and able) to travel to Wangetti in order to complete shifts.

Both casual and part-time positions are available, with shifts potentially available in the early morning and evening (7 days), as well as day shifts on weekends, throughout the school year.

Please click here to apply.

Student Supervisors, Rotary Residential College, closes - 30 June 2018

Student Supervisor 

If you are looking for a fun and rewarding opportunity to work with country high school students from the ages of 11 to 18 in a boarding house facility this could be the position for you.

We are looking for an energetic, responsible, dedicated person to ensure the ongoing provision of a warm, caring and a safe environment for our boarder's.

This is a casual position approximately 2 to 3 shifts per week. Times are Sunday to Thursday 2pm to 10pm and Friday & Saturday 2pm to 11pm. 

Supervisors are responsible for supervising students, ensuring students complete duties, monitoring student behaviour, taking students on outing’s, some cleaning duties and administration work.  The College is used by sporting and other groups during school holidays. Some cleaning and other housekeeping duties will be available at these times.

Applicants must:

  • Hold or be willing to obtain a National Police Clearance Check and a W.A. Working with  Children’s Card.
  • Hold or be willing to obtain their Senior First Aid Certificate.
  • Have permanent Australian residency status.
  • Practical experience working with youth.
  • Be able to communicate effectively in English.
  • Be a positive role model.
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a team.

Only written applications with resume and references will be considered. Send applications to or fax 9470 4180. References must be verifiable.

If you would like further information regarding our college please go to our website at www.Rotary Residential or check out our Facebook page. 

School Boarding Parents, Tiwi College, closes - 30 June 2018

School Boarding Parents (Melville Island) 

Are you ready for a career change that inspires?

Tiwi College now has a rewarding opportunity for 2 Family Group Home Parents to join the staff team on a full-time basis. The primary role of this position is to provide supervision and care for approximately twelve 12-18 year old boarding students in your home. You will be responsible for; ensuring students follow program routines and are prepared for school each day, the food orders, assisting the coordination of recreational activities and facilitating a 'life skills program' in your home. Regular communication with Coordinator, other Family Group Home parents and teachers is an essential part of the role. The current Family Group Home staff team consists of 8 FGHs with a strong Pacific Island background.

The role is well suited to a passionate and energetic persons who has a very empathetic approach and enjoys challenges and adventures. There are many opportunities to work outdoors, thus this should also be taken into account. The successful individuals will need to reside with the young women and work as a team during the students boarding activities.

A remote opportunity with a difference

Tiwi College prides itself on its strong community culture which has evolved over the last 5 years to result in excellent student attendance and retention rates. As a relatively new and well-resourced facility, staff have excellent conditions as part of their work entitlements and due to all of these factors, staff satisfaction levels and retention rates are extremely high.

For your hard work and dedication, you will have access to a host of benefits including:

  • Fully paid accommodation, phone, internet and utilities.
  • Subsidised flights off the Island.
  • Relocation assistance.

If you are an empathetic person looking for a new adventure and an opportunity to make a difference to the lives of the young Tiwi, then this could be the role for you! Apply now and become part of the "Picka Family".

To find out more about the school copy and paste the following links into your browser:

See our Facebook Page:

School Location:

Tiwi College Website:

The Hayden Reynolds Tiwi College Project:

2016 Graduation Slideshow:

Shine Video highlighting a program in the Family Group Homes for girls:

Anyone who would like to apply for this position should provide their Resume along with a cover letter explaining why they would like this role.

This can be done via Seek application or email to: 


Position commences 19/07/2018 

Head of Boarding, Wesley College, closes - 30 June 2018

Head of Boarding 

We are a Uniting Church day and boarding school, established since 1923. We provide a caring community, underpinned by strong Christian values, within which our students and staff are encouraged to achieve their individual potential. Wesley College is organised around three sub-schools.

Following the appointment of Mr David Bourne to the role of Head of Senior School at Hale School, we are seeking an energetic, aspirational leader to fulfil the role of Head of Boarding, commencing in January 2019.

Leading a thriving Boarding community of 160 students and their families, Wesley’s Head of Boarding holds overall responsibility for our Boarding House operations, with a focus on delivering a high care, academically rich experience for our boarders (Years 7 to 12).

With oversight of welfare, morale and academic progress of boarding students, the Head of Boarding will foster a strong sense of community and provide exemplary leadership to a diverse range of stakeholders. Responsibilities include:

  • Directly line managing a large, diverse team within the Boarding House, including teaching staff and residents;
  • Delivering a clear vision and ensuring strong alignment to our goal of developing positive relationships with each student, and a partnership with parents;
  • Collaborating extensively with middle and senior leaders from across the College, honouring our emphasis to ‘know the boy’ both pastorally and academically, and enabling each student to achieve his full potential;
  • Working closely with Finance, Health Centre, Maintenance, Catering, Administration and other support teams to deliver outstanding Boarding facilities, activities and efficient day to day operations;
  • Developing and maintaining a framework of College and Boarding policies to manage risks and ensure compliance with relevant regulations;
  • Promoting the Boarding House to prospective and current parents, acting as an ambassador of the College and a role model to students.

Our ideal candidate will have: 

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including relationship building, community engagement, mentoring, facilitation, team building and leadership;
  • Extensive knowledge and appreciation of pastoral care programs and practices, preferably with specific experience in boarding;
  • Experience in the effective co-ordination, management and development of staff;
  • Excellent working knowledge of pastoral interventions and mental health management;
  • Demonstrated excellence in pedagogy, including social emotional constructs;
  • Significant teaching experience across year levels with a demonstrated record of achievement in fostering student development;
  • Full teacher qualifications and be eligible for registration as a teacher in Western Australia; and
  • Highly developed administrative and organisational skills with the proven ability to lead change, and manage competing demands and priorities to meet deadlines. 

The recently refurbished Boarding House is a centrepiece within our stunning South Perth campus. Living in a separate house on campus, the position will commence in January 2019 and will be for a fixed term of five years, with a significantly reduced teaching allocation. In addition to a vibrant and caring community as your work environment, we offer attractive employment benefits, including competitive remuneration.

Please click here to apply

Boarding Supervisor, Broome Residential College, closes - 20 June 2018

Boarding Supervisor 

Planning, Regulation and Review 
Position No: DOE535549 
Salary/Level: $47,230 - $48,318 per annum + 25% loading over 46 weeks (DOE (RCS) GA 2017) 

Appointment Pool

Broome Residential College are seeking to establish a pool of Supervisors for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise over the next 12 months from Term 3, 2018.  Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements from Term 3, 2018 to the end of Term 3, 2019.

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.

For these positions, the person's gender is a genuine occupational qualification (Equal Opportunity Act 1984). Only applicants in the pool possessing the required qualification will be considered for appointments in these circumstances. 

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.

It is a requirement of this position to live on-site dependant upon available accommodation.

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

  1. 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.
  2. Interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively work independently or as part of a team.
  3. Skills and understandings appropriate to the supervision and care of young people in a residential setting.
  4. Organisational skills with the ability to plan, organise, implement and record activities.
  5. Ability to manage risk through assessment and procedure also to fulfil Occupational Health and Safety standards in a residential setting.

Further information about this position can be found at

Applications will be assessed against these work related requirements of the position. The business needs of the branch may also be considered. It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.

For further job related information:

Please contact Camille Vissouarn, Administration and Finance Officer, by telephoning (08) 9194 2700 or emailing  

Application Instructions

Our aim is to make it easy for you to apply!

All applications are submitted online.  Simply select “Apply for Job” and follow the instructions on your screen.

Your application should include:

  • A cover letter addressing the Work Related Requirements in context of the role and business needs of the College.
  • A CV outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position

It is recommended you have these documents completed and ready to attach before selecting “Apply for Job”.

You are asked to complete an online application form and attach your documentation, please allow enough time to complete this process as applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.

After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please telephone (08) 9264 4127.

If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.


Employees will be required to:

  • Provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy; and
  • hold or obtain within twelve months of appointment a Certificate in Residential Care;
  • hold or obtain within six months of appointment:
    • a LR Class Driver’s Licence with F endorsement;
    • a Senior First Aid Certificate;
    • an Aquatic Open Water Rescue qualification (eg Surf Rescue or equivalent);
    • an Aquatic Rescue for Group lll Pool;
  • obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment; and
  • obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.


Employees will be required to:

  • Complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement.
  • Complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy. 
  • Complete the Department’s training in Accountable and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment.

The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.



Closing Date: 4.30pm (WST) on Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Residential Boarding Supervisor, The McDonald College, closes - 20 July 2018

POSITION: Residential Boarding Supervisor Ongoing Casual

REPORTS TO: Head of Boarding


The Residential Boarding Supervisor is appointed by the Principal. The appointee is responsible to the Head of Boarding initially and ultimately to the Principal or her delegate.

It is expected that the Boarding House will run in accordance with the College Boarding Policies, Processes and Practices as published in the Staff Handbook. A summary appears in the table below.


Resident Supervisors are required to assist with the running of the Boarding House. Accommodation and meals during term time will be provided in return for approximately 15 hours duty per week, including evenings and rostered weekends. Duties include supervision of students and office duties.

As Boarding House positions involve responsibility for the care of female boarders between the ages of 12 and 18, we are seeking female applicants only.

Key Areas of Responsibility

Major Activities


  • Available for supervision between Monday - Thursday
  • Scheduled weekend supervision duty to relieve Duty Officer as rostered
  • Be available in the case of a medical emergency to step in for supervision if needed
  • Maintain accurate and timely Boardingware records.


  1. Demonstrated ability to look after secondary aged girls
  2. Ability to establish positive, supportive relationships with the girls and their families
  3. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with staff
  4. Understanding pastoral needs of girls in boarding
  5. Valid Working With Children (WWC) number and First Aid, CPR
  6. Qualifications attained through ABSA will be an advantage but not essential.


Written applications should consist of addressed selection criteria and full CV and must be addressed to Maxine Kohler, Principal of The McDonald College. Applications can be submitted electronically to

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

Housemother, Christ Church Grammar School, closes - 30 June 2018


DATE: March 2018

TIME: 44.5 hours per fortnight during school terms and for the week prior to school starting

STATUS: Wednesday and Thursday 6.45am-10.30am & 2.30pm-6.30pm and Friday 6.45am- 10.00am & 2.30pm-6.00pm
DEPARTMENT: Residential Boarding Community


Christ Church Grammar School is an Anglican day and boarding school for boys from Pre- School to Year 12. Located in Perth, Western Australia, the School overlooks the Swan River at Freshwater Bay in Claremont. Enrolments are comprehensive and at present are approximately 1650 students. This includes 120 boarders. The School consists of the LW Parry Preparatory School (PP to 6) and the Senior School (Years 7 to 12).


  • Provide care and support for the boys and families that make up the residential community through the nature of the role.
  • Contribute to a positive, warm atmosphere within the residential community through character, commitment and manner.


Reporting directly to the Deputy of the Residential Community.


The Residential Boarding Community has approximately 15 staff members.


  • Provide care and support to boys.
  • Take care of the domestic needs of boys, such as laundry, clothing repairs, nametags, etc.
  • Specifically manage the physical areas of the laundry and the sending out and distribution of cleaned clothes, both linen and personal clothing.
  • Manage and supervise afternoon teas.
  • Assist the staff members on duty as instructed by the Director of Residential Community.
  • Manage the domestic aspects of the residential accommodation around the arrival and departure of boys.
  • Facilitate visitor tours with the Director of Admissions when requested.
  • Manage records and appropriate documentation as requested by the Director of Residential Community.
  • Be available for boys' medical appointments at times co-ordinated and agreed with the Clinical Nurse Manager/Medical Centre team.
  • Organise boys in relation to Outdoor Education camp commitments.
  • Supervise' boys who have rostered duties.
  • Attend scheduled meetings as instructed by the Director of Residential Community.
  • Supervise' boys after school before the Duty Master arrives, granting local leave to boys and caring for boys in and around the residences.


This position requires:

  • All applicants must have a National Police Certificate and have completed a Working with Children Check
  • First Aid qualification
  • Knowledge and sensitivity of issues relevant to contemporary adolescents;
  • Appreciation of the needs of rural, indigenous and international Students
  • Significant experience directly related to the duties specified
  • Organisational skills of a high calibre
  • Interpersonal and communications skills (including IT skills) of a high caliber
  • Ability to work both as a member of a team and independently as required
  • Ability to work effectively in a busy environment.

The person must have:

  • Initiative
  • Flexibility
  • Reliability
  • Energy and enthusiasm
  • Tact and diplomacy
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Strong people skills and commitment to continued professional and personal development.


  • The successful applicant will be employed under the Christ Church Grammar School Enterprise Agreement.
  • Salary will be negotiated accordingly to qualifications and years of experience. 

Team Leader - Residential Community, St John's Catholic College, closes - 20 July 2018

TEAM LEADER – Residential Community 


The role of Team Leader within Girls Boarding is to coordinate staff and students in an ‘on-shift’ capacity. The Team Leader reports to the Director of Boarding and is required to ensure that all members of our community are cared for and supported based upon the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the school’s motto “Strong in Faith”.  

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide a safe and secure environment to all students while fostering the Catholic ethos of the College.
  • Show a strong commitment to pastoral care, particularly when working with young people.
  • Be responsible for the coordination of staff and students on shift to enable best practice of operations and adherence to College and community expectations.
  • Perform any necessary administrative duties including appropriate reporting and documenting of student behaviours and concerns for welfare.
  • Proven awareness of Indigenous and cross cultural community needs and sensitivities related to working in a cross cultural environment. 
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively and politely with students, parents, school staff and members of the public.

Selection Criteria:

  • A strong commitment to the Catholic ethos of the College.
  • Certificate IV in Residential Care / Youth Work / Social Work.
  • Able to work independently and lead a team of staff on shift.
  • First Aid Certificate.
  • Current Ochre Card.
  • Ability to work in a cross cultural and occasionally challenging environment.
  • Strong organisational skills and abilities.
  • Flexibility and willingness to co-operate with additional tasks set by the Director or Deputy Director of Boarding.
  • Highly motivated, self-reliant and responsible with good decision making skills.

How to Apply:

Please submit CV and cover letter addressing the selection criteria in PDF or Word format.

St John’s Catholic College is committed to a Child Safe school environment and we have extensive recruitment and screening processes in place.

To obtain further information about the role, please contact Scott Mannion, Director of Boarding at Email: or Phone: 08 8982 2222.

Applications Close: Friday 20th July, 2018

Please submit applications to:

Mr Scott Mannion, Director of Boarding via Email:

Tel: (08) 8982 2222   Fax: (08) 8982 2204

ABSA - Australian Boarding Schools Association