[Vacancy]: Female House Parent Needed at Meadow Hall

May 17, 2024
Application deadline closed.

Job Description

Job Summary:

  • The Female House Parent is responsible for the welfare, supervision, and support of female boarders, ensuring a safe, secure, and nurturing environment that promotes personal, social, and academic development in line with the school’s values and policies.
  • Additionally, the role includes administrative duties during school hours.

Key Responsibilities:

Student Welfare and Pastoral Care:

  • Provide a supportive and caring environment for all female boarders.
  • Act as the first point of contact for students with personal or academic concerns.
  • Monitor the physical and emotional well-being of boarders and report any concerns to the appropriate personnel.
  • Encourage positive behavior and handle disciplinary issues in accordance with school policies.

Supervision and Safety:

  • Ensure the safety and security of boarders at all times, including during night and weekend duties.
  • Conduct regular checks and patrols of the boarding house.
  • Maintain accurate records of student attendance, incidents, and health issues.

Daily Routine Management:

  • Oversee the daily routines of boarders, including wake-up calls, meal times, study periods, and bedtime routines.
  • Ensure boarders adhere to the school’s timetable and attend all required activities.
  • Organize and supervise recreational and social activities within the boarding house.

Communication and Liaison:

  • Communicate effectively with parents, guardians, and school staff regarding students’ welfare and progress.
  • Attend regular meetings with boarding staff and contribute to the development of boarding policies and practices.
  • Provide reports on student progress and any issues that arise within the boarding house.

Housekeeping and Maintenance:

  • Ensure the boarding house is clean, tidy, and well-maintained.
  • Report any maintenance issues promptly to the facilities team.
  • Manage the distribution and care of boarding house equipment and supplies.

Administrative Duties (During School Hours):

  • Help organize and manage school events and activities related to the students.

Personal Development and Training:

  • Participate in ongoing professional development and training programs.
  • Stay informed about best practices in boarding house management and student welfare.

Person Specification:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Psychology, Social Work, or a related field.
  • 5-8 years of experience in a pastoral or supervisory role, preferably in an educational setting.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and administrative software.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • High level of integrity and professionalism.
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Growth mindset and willingness to learn.
  • Emotional intelligence and ability to manage interpersonal relationships.

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