Residential Houseparent - Girls Boarding

$31.99 hourly
  • Townsville Catholic Education Office
  • Columba Catholic College, St Mary's Campus, P-6, Mary Street, Charters Towers City QLD, Australia
  • 20 Jul, 2021
Part time - Fixed Term Administrative and other Support Services Other

Job Description

Position: Residential Houseparents - Girls Boarding
Commencing Date: 
As soon as possible
Term Time, Fixed Term Contract
15 to 38 hours a week 
Salary Range: $31.99 per hour

Closing Date: Monday, 16 August 2021 unless filled prior

Columba Catholic College, Charters Towers is a vibrant, affordable P-12 Catholic College catering for the full needs of families and students. Being co-educational, students can find their own special niche for learning and personal growth. The P-12 setting gives students access to a wide range of subjects and opportunities, matched to current and emerging pathways and occupations. Columba Catholic College endeavours to provide deep learning for the mind, a spiritual base for the soul, and an athletic dynamism for the body. Current students, past students, future students and their parents all integrate into the Columba Family which incorporates those parts of our history which once were Mount Carmel College, St Mary's College, and St Columba's Primary School of Charters Towers.

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. 

About the role

Columba Catholic College, Charters Towers is seeking experienced and dedicated Residential Houseparents for the Girls Boarding Facilities at St Mary's Campus. These roles will be Term Time positions, completing between 15 and 38 hours a week depending on the successful candidates' availabilities. Ideally, the successful candidates would be able to commence as soon as possible on a Fixed Term Contract, until the end of the 2021 School Year.

The Residential Houseparent is a member of a team appointed to act in a pastoral/supervisory role of residents in a residential situation. The team is a group of people 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 Residential Houseparents have a high degree of confidence and trust in each other; are highly motivated to abide by the values of the College; and, at all times, will do what he or she reasonably can to help create an atmosphere of acceptance, understanding and respect.

For more information about the key accountabilities and duties, please see the Position Description.

What we offer

  • Competitive Salary range: $31.99 per hour 
  • Annual Leave with 17.5% leave loading
  • Access to salary packaging options to maximise employee benefits and salary 
  • Modern facilities, equipment and resources
  • Access to additional Employer Superannuation Contributions
  • Access to long service leave after 7 years of continuous service (portability of Long Service Leave may also be applicable)
  • 14 Weeks’ paid parental leave
  • Deferred Salary Scheme
  • Access to corporate health schemes
  • Induction processes, professional learning programs
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program
  • Leadership development opportunities
  • Wellbeing programs and initiatives 

How to apply

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

Applications during the shortlisting phase will be kept confidential. 

Applications close 5pm Monday, 16 August 2021 unless filled prior

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Job Closing Date

16 Aug, 2021