Residential Supervisors

$45.51 hourly
  • Townsville Catholic Education Office
  • St Teresa's Catholic College (Abergowrie), Abergowrie QLD, Australia
  • 11 Jun, 2021
Contractor Student Services Other

Job Description

Position: Residential Supervisors
Commencing Date: 
As soon as possible
 $45.51 per hour

Classification: Casual 
Closing Date: Monday 21 June 2021

St Teresa's College, Abergowrie is a Catholic secondary boy's boarding college.  Located in an ideal rural setting in the heart of the Herbert River Valley, the College is approximately 30 km north west of Ingham and situated on Warrgamay land.  The main industries are sugarcane, forestry, and cattle.  Abergowrie is close to Wallaman Falls which is the highest single drop waterfall in Australia and the beautiful Broadwater National Park. 

Townsville Catholic Education provides a supportive, flexible working environment where care for the individual is an important part of our ethos.  We employ motivated people who want to work together to produce excellent outcomes for our students. Our staff are recognised as being central to achieving our mission.  

St Teresa's College is seeking dedicated and committed Residential Supervisors. There are multiple positions available for Casual engagement, until the end of the 2021 School Year. 

Applicants that have experience working in a rural/remote area would be highly regarded. Please note, if you have previously applied for this role, there is no need to apply again. Previous applications have been kept on file. 

About the role

Residential Supervisors are responsible for St Teresa’s College residential matters affecting the residential life of the students under the direction of the Head of House.  The Residential Supervisors are responsible for the administration and development of a philosophy of residential life that will contribute to the faith development of the students who reside at St Teresa’s College. 

The Residential Supervisor will work as part of a team led by the Director of Boarding and make a positive contribution to the life of the Boarding community by being a strong role model with the provision of appropriate duty of care.

Key Accountabilities

Residential Supervisors are responsible for the day to day care of the residential students of St Teresa’s College and will:

  • Ensure efficient organisation and administration of residential systems and procedures to maintain a positive, clean, safe and well maintained environment for the boarders of St Teresa’s
  • Provide and support effective communication systems with students, parents, boarding staff and community
  • Support, supervise and promote student involvement in, and commitment to extra-curricular and boarding programs and excursions (including study commitments)
  • Ensure routines and guidelines for students are carried out consistently to ensure a safe physical and emotional environment
  • Contribute to an environment where students’ self-esteem and sense of worth are enhanced, and where values of respect, reason, responsibility, tolerance, initiative, co-operation, endeavour, compassion and acceptance of the differences in others and striving for ‘best’ are foremost
  • Educate students in regard to personal hygiene, health, safety and dress standards
  • Ensure responsibility and diligence for the day to day running of the dormitory and dining room in accordance with daily schedules
  • Provide generalist administration support and maintain accurate records in accordance with systems and processes
  • Ensure adequate discipline is maintained within the dormitory in accordance with the schools systems for managing student behaviour ensuring adequate liaison with the Director of Boarding and Head of House
  • Liaise effectively with the Head of Boarding and Head of House on matters pertaining to student health, behaviour and wellbeing.

About you


  • Demonstrated supervision of young people in a residential setting, including development and care
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team.


  • Knowledge of standards of health, hygiene and safety
  • The ability to demonstrate confidentiality and discretion on matter relating to students and student wellbeing
  • Ability to manage time and conflicting priorities in a busy environment
  • The ability to demonstrate initiative and reason when dealing with students.


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Flexible and responsive to the needs of the school boarding community and driven to achieve the best outcomes
  • As a role model – diligence, pro- activeness and energetic
  • An ability to communicate with a range of stakeholders in a secondary school setting
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with boarding community including students, families and staff.

Mandatory Criteria

  • Current Working with Children Suitability Card - The successful candidate will require a paid Blue Card before commencement as per the No Card, No Start policy developed by Queensland Government
  • Ability to perform the physical requirements of the role in a safe manner
  • Current Senior First Aid certificate, or ability to undertake
  • Current Driver’s Licence and the ability to obtain an LR or MR licence
  • Commitment to undertake and successfully complete ABSA Book 1 and 2 within 12 months.
  • Ability to travel.

Desirable Criteria

  • Previous experience in a boarding or residential environment
  • Current Bus License (MR) or ability to obtain equivalent or higher
  • Certificate IV in Work, Health and Safety
  • Previous experience with working with youth.

What we offer

  • Competitive Salary: $45.51 per hour
  • Salary packaging options 
  • Modern facilities, equipment and resources
  • Superannuation up to 12.75% employer contribution (in a co-contribution arrangement)
  • Access to long service leave after 7 years of continuous service
  • 14 Weeks’ paid parental leave
  • Deferred Salary Scheme
  • Corporate health insurance 
  • Induction, professional development and learning opportunities
  • Well-being programs and initiatives

Please see Position Description for further information about teaching in Catholic Education. 

How to apply

  • Complete the application form
  • Attach a written cover letter addressing the skills, attributes and experiences to support the key accountabilities of the role identified in the position description
  • Attach your current resume including contact details (phone and email) of two professional referees

Applications for this role will close 4pm Monday, 21 June 2021.

To find out more about the Region visit:

Hinchinbrook Shire Council

Tyto Wetlands

Broadwater National Park


Not Applicable

School Type


Job Closing Date

21 Jun, 2021