Residential Boarding Supervisor

Position Overview

Working closely with a team of Boarding Supervisors, Residential Boarding Supervisors assist and provide support to the Head of Boarding in ensuring the effective day to day operation of the Boarding House. This role, within the community of the Clayfield College Boarding House, will encompass the fostering of harmony amongst the girls with attention to the welfare of individual students, regardless of race, colour or creed. The work demands a high degree of discretion, initiative, analytical skill and sensitivity to the needs of adolescents often from various cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.

Professional Responsibilities

These responsibilities are not exhaustive, and other relevant responsibilities may be performed by the Boarding House Supervisor - Residential provided such duties are appropriate having due regard to the nature and purpose of the position.

·         Supervision of boarders in house at all times (includes rostered sleepovers) and ensuring           compliance with the  study, health, safety and hygiene routines and regulations.

·         Close monitoring and supporting individual boarders with particular needs.

·         Regular liaison with other Boarding House staff.

·         Accountability for all boarders at all times.

·         Escorting boarders during recreational activities and medical appointments.

·         Evacuation of boarders during Fire Evacuation training and actual alarms.

·         Regular and comprehensive reporting to the Head of Boarding.

·         Attendance at Orientation and PD days, staff meetings and special College celebrations.

Knowledge Skills and Attributes

·         The ability to respond effectively, calmly and with understanding to difficult and sometimes stressful situations, e.g. homesickness, misunderstanding engendered by students living in a boarding environment, health emergencies and normal difficulties encountered when dealing with adolescent girls is required.

·         A background and/or qualification in residential care would be considered an advantage.

·         Experience in a similar position is preferred but not necessary.

·         A pleasant disposition and an ability to communicate with young women from multi-cultural backgrounds are essential.

·         A Positive Notice (Blue Card) for Child Related Employment from the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian is a requirement of this position.

Conditions of Employment

·         Hours of work for the Boarding House Supervisor - Residential are 15 hours per week per school term (including rostered sleepovers) and will be worked as directed by the Head of Boarding.  The position is residential and staff are provided with accommodation for 52 weeks of the year consisting of a single bed-sitter with private ensuite. All meals are provided during Term Time (a minimum of 38 weeks per year).

·         The roster will include sleepover responsibilities.

·         Employment conditions for the role of Boarding House Supervisor – Residential are in accordance with the Educational Services (Schools) General Staff Award 2020, underpinned by the National Employment Standards.   

·         This is a part-time position 15 hours per week term time, accommodation and meals are provided in lieu of wages.

·         Employment at Clayfield College is subject to Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian legislation. 
·         Leave and entitlements will be in accordance with the current Educational Services (Schools) General Staff Award 2010.

Please send your application including your most recent CV by to:

Head of Boarding

Head of Boarding - [email protected]

 For further information, please contact Kathryn Searle, Head of Boarding, on 0409 059 732.