The welfare of students is the main priority during the summer and House Parents will therefore need to be highly attentive and well organised in their approach to welfare issues.
Main areas of responsibility:
- In charge of the general welfare of all students in the boarding houses and on campus at all times.
- Ensuring the safety and well being of the students during meals, in break times, in the boarding houses and in the evening.
- Overseeing all aspects of pastoral duties including wake up and lights out duties, laundry day, cleanliness and maintenance of the boarding houses.
- Ensuring the health and safety of all students specifically in attending to all medical issues as and when they arise and fulfilling the role of head first aider.
Hours of Work
House Parents work six days out of seven, usually receiving at least one full day off per week, plus periods off throughout the working day.
- Assume overall responsibility for the welfare of all students
- Be on duty during all (designated) meal and break times ensuring appropriate standards of students behaviour and supervising student welfare at all times
- Be responsible for attending to unwell students and make arrangements with doctors where necessary
- Keep records of incidents/sickness and medical issues & inform the centre manager thereof
- Perform wake up and lights out duty in the boarding houses assisted by a designated member of staff
- Take the lead for pastoral care with all students in your House, particularly to students when homesickness occurs
- Arrange telephone times for students
- Oversee issues of tidiness in the houses, and liaise with cleaning staff.
- Manage the school's laundry operations
- Addressing any potential issues of student behaviour in a professional and empathic manner
In addition to welfare and pastoral duties, you will be involved in the arrival and departure days as well as some evening activities and excursions in the later weeks. All members of staff are expected to engage with students in a friendly and professional manner at all times and to assist at anytime, whether on duty or not, with an emergency situation, or where a student is ill or injured.
- First Aid qualification or willingness to go for First Aid training arranged by Summer Boarding Courses
- Energy, enthusiasm and flexibility
- Ability to work as part of a team
- A mature manner in order to effectively communicate with students, their parents, and other staff alike
Would certainly help...
- Previous summer school experience
- Ability to teach tennis, drama, dance or art
- Life Guard qualification
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