A boarding supervisor is a member of a team appointed to act in a pastoral and supervisory role of students in a residential situation. The team is a group with a high degree of interdependence geared towards the achievement of the goal of caring for those in their charge. The quality of care will be enhanced when supervisors have a high degree of confidence and trust in each other; are highly motivated to abide by the values of the School; and, at all times, will do what he or she reasonably can to help create an atmosphere of acceptance, understanding and respect.
Salary range is dependent on experience and qualifications and is in accordance with the 2017 Independence Schools NSW SAO MEA. Applicants should include a curriculum vitae, containing the contact details of three referees (one of whom should be the person’s most recent employer) and a statement outlining the applicant’s experience and philosophy of working in boarding.
All applicants must be supportive to the ethos of coeducational independent schools and provide a current Working with Children Check clearance. Child protection legislation requires preferred applicants to be subject to employment screening.
The duties and responsibilities of the Boarding Supervisor include:
- Implement the School philosophy with respect to staff, parents and residents.
- Exercise a Duty of Care for students in their care. This would include attending to a student’s social, physical, psychological, medical and personal needs.
- Supervise students whilst in the residence, during study, meals and other duties.
- Be accountable to the Head of Boarding when rostered on duty.
- Be professional in exercising duties. All staff will abide by the SMGS Staff code of conduct.
- Work with the Director of Wellbeing and Head of Boarding in following guidelines for the boarding house residence as outlined in the SMGS Boarding Handbook.
- Fill out necessary forms and complete appropriate documentation as required- e.g. Residence Diary.
- Fulfil duties in relation to the Boarding Community as timetabled (e.g. study supervision, yard supervision, transporting of students, dining room, sports etc.)
- Complete overnight duty as directed by the Head of Boarding.
- Other relevant tasks as determined by the School Principal and/or Head of Boarding.
Sample Day Roster
- Ensure everyone is out of bed at the correct time.
- Ensure the cleanup group is in the dining room, supervise clean-up as necessary, and leave the dining room and residence neat, clean and orderly.
- Monitor the students in the Boarding House. Ensure students are ready for school on time.
- Organise daily student personal needs; medication, sick bay students, appointments etc.
- Check that the correct full uniform is worn by all residents for the day.
- Close and lock the residence at the designated time.
- Send details to Reception of sick or absent students.