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Deputy Head of Boarding, Fairholme College, closes - 20 April 2018

Position Description


Permanent Full Time Position

RESPONSIBLE TO: Principal through Head of Boarding

REPORTS TO: Head of Boarding

KEY FUNCTIONAL RELATIONSHIPS: Assistant to Pastoral Care (Boarding), Co-ordinator of Junior and Middle School Boarding, Boarding Staff, Boarders, Boarding Families, Nurse Manager, Nursing Staff, Deputy Principal/Head of Senior School, Projects and Compliance Manager, Catering Manager.

We seek a committed, highly professional and appropriately qualified person wanting to join the College community as a member of the Boarding House staff. Particularly, we seek someone with experience in boarding and a heart and skill for working with girls aged between 11 to 18 years.

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualities and qualifications:


  • Current registration with the Queensland College of Teachers; or
  • With a related qualification such as Nursing or Psychology; and


  • A commitment to the Christian beliefs and ethos that underpin the College’s charter
  • A clearly articulated alignment with the College’s vision statement and values; and
  • Wide-ranging participation in and support for the diversity of College activities.


Working with children:

As a College we are committed to the health and wellbeing of all our members and, in particular the welfare of all students in our care. As such, staff members adhere to the Child Protection Policy which is available on the College webpage: along with the Staff Code of Conduct Prospective candidates are requested to read the documents above, prior to submitting an application.


The Principal or Head of Boarding may require the Deputy Head of Boarding to undertake other duties from time to time (subject to the person’s ability to perform such duties) and in keeping with their role. The Deputy Head of Boarding will deputise for the Head of Boarding in her absence. 

The Deputy Head of Boarding under direction of the Head of Boarding, will be engaged in the following areas of College operations:


  • Relationship and Behaviour Management
  • Organisational Responsibilities – office management, activities, catering, GAP student program
  • Parent communication
  • Liaison with day school 
  • Transition program – including country visits

Relationship management 

  • Liaise regularly and work collaboratively with key staff in the management of boarders including support of their personal well-being;
  • Lead behaviour management intervention utilising a restorative practices approach where possible;
  • Provide support to boarding staff to develop their understanding of effective relationship management strategies; and
  • Take a leadership role in human resource matters that pertain to the Boarding context.

Organisational responsibilities 

  • Assist the Head of Boarding in the oversight of the day to day management and administration of the Boarding House;
  • Working with the Assistant to Pastoral Care (Boarding) and Coordinator of Junior and Middle School Boarding to develop and implement a streamlined transition program for new boarders;
  • Have oversight of office management as required;
  • Ensure risk management and duty of care procedures underpin all aspects of planning and procedures;
  • Liaise with the Catering staff to ensure a nutritious balance of meals are provided on a daily basis – work with the Catering Manager in the development of the weekly menu;
  • Oversee and co-ordinate the GAP students’ timetable and work with the coordinating body to ensure students are well-suited to the Fairholme context;
  • Work with Head of Boarding in the review of and implementation of the Boarding Standard for Australian schools and residences.

Parent Communication

  • Utilise digital communication to share celebrations and events with parents;
  • Be the first contact person for matters concerning senior school boarders;
  • Assist the Head of Boarding in the accurate completion of College boarder reports;
  • Deputise for the Head of Boarding in her absence;
  • Work with the Publications and Promotions Department for the sharing of good news stories.

Liaison with Day School

  • Maintain a presence within the Day School by attending assemblies, sporting matches, cultural activities and special events;
  • Liaise with the Heads of Sub Schools to communicate any matters of interest or concern pertaining to Boarding students.

Transition Program

  • Work with the Assistant to Pastoral Care (Boarding) and Coordinator of Junior and Middle School Boarding to oversee the transition program for new boarders;
  • Be an active member of the team of staff who make country visits to incoming boarders;
  • Take a lead role in the organisation of the Boarder Orientation weekend, working closely with the Head of Boarding to do so.

The Package:

The appointment is currently under the conditions of the Fairholme College Certified Agreement 2015 and will be commensurate with experience and skill set of the selected candidate. *On site accommodation is provided for the successful candidate.


Applications, which close on 20 April 2018 should include a cover letter and a full curriculum vitae (of a maximum of 4 pages in length) and will include the following details:

  • Personal details eg. Name, address, contact details, religious affiliation, QCT registration number;
  • Academic qualifications;
  • Employment history;
  • Recent professional learning activities;
  • Significant professional or personal achievements; and
  • Names and contact details of 3 referees, including your current Principal and your most recent direct supervisor. The school reserves the right to contact other persons who may have relevant knowledge of your qualifications and experience.

You are also required to provide a written response of no longer than three A4 pages Calibri 12 font that:

  1. Outlines your experience in each of the three key areas of responsibility
  2. Explains the appeal of the position to you personally
  3. Discusses your alignment with the College’s values and mission

Send and address your application to: 

Ms Marguerite Dunne

Head of Boarding

Fairholme College

P O Box 688 



phone: (07) 4688 4688 fax (07) 4688 4694

Proudly a College of the Presbyterian Church of Queensland         

Selection Process

The interview panel will review applications and determine a short list. Non successful candidates will be advised via email once the interview process has been completed and successful candidate appointed. It is anticipated that interviews will take place from Monday 23 April.

I acknowledge receipt of the position description and agree to the outline of duties and responsibilities.

Boarding Residents, Concordia Lutheran College, closes - 23 April 2018

Boarding Residents

The College has an opportunity for a live-in Resident within our Girls and Boys boarding community (Years 7-12).

You will be required to provide up to 15 hours supervision per week during school term time, assisting with the daily routines, study and weekend activities. In return, you will receive:

  • Free accommodation in a fully furnished, self-contained unit (to be shared with 1 other resident)
  • Free electricity and wi-fi internet connection
  • Free breakfast, lunch and dinner during the school term
  • Please note that no other payment or wages are made

Rostered hours include weekends and evenings.

To be appointed, you will need to support the Christian ethos of the College and be eligible for a Working With Children Blue Card.

Applications need to include a covering letter, resume and two (2) referees. Please visit our website for further information about the College. 

Please submit applications no later than close of business Monday, 23 April 2018.

Enquiries can be directed to Mr Jim Tamvakis, Director of Boarding:  

Email: Please click the 'Apply Now' button below.

Boarding Assistant, Wenona School, closes - 23 April 2018

Boarding Assistant 

(Permanent Part-Time, 22 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 in Term 2, 2018.

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


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


Boarding Staff

Level 1 – Boarding Assistant

Hours of work

Permanent Part Time, Term time only

Friday: 1pm - 11pm (+ sleepover)

Saturday: 6am – 11am, 3pm - 11pm (+sleepover)

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

Please submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter addressing the selection criteria, copies of qualifications and names of two referees. Applications should be addressed to Wenona Principal, Dr Briony Scott.

The successful applicant for this position will be required to provide the School with a current Working With Children Check number (

Please direct any questions or enquiries to Ms Michaela Malicki on 02 9409 4416.

Applications close, Monday 23 April 2018 at 3pm

Please click here to apply

Boarding House Driver, The Kimberley Education Excellence Program, closes - 24 April 2018


The Kimberley Education Excellence Program (KEEP) aims to transform lives and communities through the power of education.  The program gives young Indigenous people predominately from the East Kimberley and the wider Kimberley access to high quality private education in Melbourne, Perth and Sydney; in a supported environment and with an extensive range of extracurricular opportunities. We seek a driver who can drive our students in our Melbourne Boarding home during the week days and some week ends . Our students attend Mercy College, Colburg in Melbourne.

This position is casual and it is for 10 to 12 hours a fortnight during school Term time. This job is to provide transport for a small group of boarding home girls to and from after school activities. Some flexibility in timing is required but would be approximately between 4.00 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. weeknights. The area is predominantly driving in the Colburg area (and surrounding suburbs) of Melbourne. The suitable candidate should have some experience / familiarity in understanding of Indigenous young people.

Mandatory: Current Working With Children Check (or state equivalent), Current National Police Clearance, C Class Drivers Licence.

To know more about us, please visit our website We encourage applications through our website.

To Apply: Please submit a comprehensive resume and a cover letter to

Closing date: 24 April 2018.

Residential Boarding Supervisor, Clayfield College, closes - 25 April 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. 

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: Wednesday 25 April 2018

Email: Please click the 'Apply Now' button below.

Boarding Housemother, Guildford Grammar School, closes - 26 April 2018

Boarding Housemother

Guildford Grammar School is a prestigious Anglican School founded in 1896. The School is magnificently situated on almost 100 hectares along the banks of the Swan River, 15 kilometres from the City of Perth. 

The School is home to over 140 boarders that we aim to provide a comfortable and supported home. Our long history of boarding has enabled us to develop the philosophy, custom, practice and principles that assist with the pastoral care of each boarder.
Our aim is to provide a safe, caring and happy environment, where students find friendship in work, sport and activities. We aim to make boarding as much like home as we can, to nurture those in our care as they grow and develop. Boarding is a unique opportunity to learn to be considerate, courteous, respectful, tolerant of others and the importance of cooperation and responsibility. We hope that students will come with a positive attitude and make the most of their time with us, developing good friendships that will last a lifetime. 

Guildford Grammar School is proud to be a School that takes child protection very seriously. We are a Child Wise Certified organisation. All candidates for roles at Guildford Grammar School are subject to screening and assessment against child safety standards as part of our thorough recruitment process.

Job Description: 

We are seeking an enthusiastic and caring part-time Boarding Housemother to join our boarding community working afternoons from Monday to Friday (approximately 12 hours per week). Housemothers are responsible for the welfare and well-being of students within the boarding house and aim to provide a caring, safe and happy environment. A Housemother is a maternal influence for the students in boarding.

Selection Criteria:

  • Demonstrate a commitment to the vision and values of the School
  • Be supportive of the ethos and values of the Anglican tradition of the School
  • Support the decisions made by Head of Boarding and Assistant Head of Boarding, and other staff members when conferring with parents
  • Be flexible, positive and supportive of decisions and requests made (sometimes at short notice)
  • Conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times
  • Be efficient and effective in the maintenance of commitments such as daily record keeping
  • Be proactive in modelling a healthy lifestyle and good eating habits
  • Have a comprehensive understanding of ‘Duty of Care’ and place a high value on child well-being
  • Be cognizant of the difficulties and challenges faced by boarders
  • Have the ability to provide cross cultural communication, emotional and physical support
  • Contribute the running of an effective team within the Boarding House Have a comprehensive understanding of ‘Duty of Care’ and place a high value on child well-being
  • Be responsible and held accountable for continuing compliance with our Child Protection and Reporting Policy. It is expected that all staff will maintain contemporary knowledge of the Policy at all times. All staff have a responsibility to raise any concerns they have about Child Protection to the Headmaster immediately.

Essential Requirements:

  • Relevant qualifications or experience
  • A current Level 2 First Aid Certificate
  • Must hold a valid driving license (manual operation)
  • Current Working with Children Check
  • Current National Police Clearance (within 3 months old)
  • The right to work in Australia 

Application Instructions: 

Applicants are advised to review the Position Description attached on the School Job Board via the link below before applying. Applications close at 12pm on Thursday, 26 April 2018 and must include a cover letter, resume and three current referees. If you have any questions, please contact Gina Lopez, Human Resources Administrator on 9377 8560. 

To apply click ‘APPLY NOW’ or via our website:

Boarding Supervisor, Rotary Residential College, closes - 30 April 2018

Boarding Supervisor 

The Rotary Residential College is dedicated to working together with parents and caregivers to provide a nurturing home away from home where secondary students from regional Western Australia mature into responsible adults in an environment conducive to nurturing confidence and competence.

A Supervisor’s shift times are between 2:00pm to 10:00pm Sunday – Thursday and 2pm to 11pm Friday & Saturday. Supervisors are responsible for supervising students, ensuring students complete duties, monitoring student behaviour, taking students out on outing’s, administration work and housekeeping duties.

Applicants must:

  • 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.

References must be verifiable.

We look forward to receiving your CV

Job Type: Casual

Nardine Bilston


Rotary Residential College

Ph: 08 9470 4177

Fx: 08 9470 4180

Boarding House Supervisor, Genazzano FCJ College, closes - 30 April 2018

Boarding House Supervisor 

Genazzano FCJ College is a leading Catholic Girls day and boarding school from Prep to Year 12, with a co-educational Early Learning Centre. 

We are currently seeking a part-time (approx. 25hrs / pw), ongoing Boarding House Supervisor for our Camberwell based Boarding House.

The Boarding House Supervisor is responsible for the supervision and care of students living in a boarding community.  You will be required to work on a fortnightly rotating roster across a variety of shifts (mostly weekend work and sleepovers during term time only). 

The successful candidate will have significant experience working with young people, a high level of interpersonal skills and ability to work autonomously and as part of a team.  You must hold a current Police Record Check, Working With Children Check, Driver's licence and First Aid Certificate.

To learn more about Genazzano FCJ College and to view the position description, please visit our website:

Written applications including an introductory letter, CV and the Application Form should be addressed to the College Principal and emailed to

Applications close on Monday 30th April @ 4.00pm

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

ABSA - Australian Boarding Schools Association