- Company: Simba International School
- Location: Zambia
- State: Ndola
- Job type: Full-Time
- Job category: Graduates Jobs in Zambia
NDOLA EDUCATION TRUST
Job Title: House Parent
Responsible to: The Head of the School
- The Houseparent is responsible for all aspects of the functioning of the Boarding House of which he or she is in charge.
- Responsible for the welfare of the boys under their charge, for the day- to-day management of the house staff.
- Expected to run the house in accordance with agreed school practice.
- The Houseparent becomes a member of the teaching staff with reduced teaching assignments.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
- To oversee the personal and academic development of all the boys in his or her care;
- To ensure the School Minimum Standards for Boarding are adhered to;
- To see that good discipline is maintained;
- To make all necessary domestic arrangements for the comfort, health and welfare of the pupils in the Boarding House
- To coordinate House Matron(s) and other staff as may be required to run the Boarding House efficiently;
- To see that the Boarding House is always properly and efficiently staffed, overseeing the Assistant Houseparent, cleaning staff and pastoral staff on duty in the evenings;
- To conduct all ordinary correspondence with parents and others concerning the health and welfare of boarders at the Boarding House;
- To ensure that all furniture, equipment and fittings in the Boarding House, including the private side, remain in good repair and condition (fair wear and tear excepted),
- To arrange for all required maintenance;
- To maintain confidentiality at all times in respect of school-related matters and to prevent disclosure of confidential and sensitive information;
- To undertake all reasonable requests and directions made by, or on behalf of, the Trust to promote the interests of Simba International School.
- To ensure the Boarding House has a happy and secure environment in which each pupil is able to develop emotionally and academically and become a valued member of society.
- To monitor pastoral care and report findings to the Head
- To promote opportunities for the personal, moral, social, cultural and spiritual development of each pupil in the Boarding House.
- To ensure policies on pastoral issues (including child protection, bullying, rewards and sanctions) are understood and adhered to.
- To be responsible for the extra-curricular programme in the Secondary section, ensuring pupils have a variety of experiences.
Person Specification – Boarding Houseparent
Ndola Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
- These are qualities without which the Applicant could not be appointed
- Extra qualities which can be used to choose between applicants who meet all of the essential criteria
Method of assessment
- Degree or equivalent qualification
- Further qualifications in boarding
- Experience of pastoral care of children in an educational environment
- Experience of working with children in a residential setting.
- Significant ongoing training in boarding
Written Application and interview.
Skills and Knowledge
- Ability to communicate effectively with staff, parents and pupils
- Ability to engage with and impress prospective parents
- Ability to manage children in groups
- A passion for the broader education of children
- Competence in enforcing rules and routines
- Effective time management and organisational skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to develop effective working relationships with others.
- Ability to use own initiative and work as part of a team
- Demonstrative integrity
- Knowledge and understanding of child protection issues
- Awareness of the ethos of independent boarding and day schools.
- Awareness of current best practice in boarding
- Ability to make a significant contribution to the School’s extensive co-curricular programme CV / resume, references and interview.
Personal competencies and qualities
- Commitment to the safety, health and well-being of children and young people
- Tact, patience and sympathy in dealing with individuals
- Flexible and adaptable in attitude and approach
- Calmness under pressure
- Committed to the ethos of an independent boarding school, including weekend and evening commitments
- Resilient, robust and personable commitment to ethos and values of Simba School.
- Optimism and a “can do” attitude
To apply for this job email your details to email@example.com
Closing Date : 6th October, 2021