Residence Weekend Staff

Queen Margaret's School
Duncan, BC, Canada
May 25, 2018
Aug 27 2018
Part Time

Queen Margaret's School is looking for qualified Residence Staff to oversee the day-to-day care and safety of boarding students at the School on weekends and weekend evenings. There are part-time and on-call positions available.
 
Please clearly indicate in your cover letter if you are applying for a part-time or on-call position.
 
Applicants interested in joining Queen Margaret's School community must embrace the ethos of an independent school education, the capacity to develop positive relationships with students, and the desire to contribute to a collaborative learning community.
 
All applicants for this position will be expected to agree to have a Criminal Record Check initiated by Queen Margaret's School.
 
Responsibilities:

  • Ensure safety and security of Residence buildings
  • Oversee community-building activities for students, such as snacks, crafts, and other planned events and activities
  • Address student discipline, rule violations, and safety/security concerns as needed or directed
  • Support the daily routine and care of all students to meet the aims of the boarding program curriculum
  • Guide and instruct students in regards to personal care, room care, laundry, security, and other responsibilities of boarding life
  • Oversee or assist Residence staff with study prep, bedtime routines, housekeeping duties, and other related duties to support the success of the daily operation of the boarding program
  • In collaboration with the Student Life Coordinator, support, promote, and assist with field trips, excursions, and on-site activities for students; participate in excursions and activities when required
  • When required and as directed, give specific focused attention on areas such as: individual student care, social/emotional growth, and overall wellness
  • Act as a chaperone for off-campus activities, as assigned by Residence Manager
  • Keep the Residence Manager fully informed of any issues relating to students or other matters in boarding
  • Light housekeeping duties as required
  • Attend scheduled staff meetings, professional development days, scheduled Residence functions, and other mandatory school staff meetings as designated within the school calendar year

 
Qualifications
The following are requirements for this position:

  • Familiarity with adolescent development and needs
  • Experience working with large groups of students
  • Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team
  • A cheerful disposition and a passion to engage students in their development and growth
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to maintain composure in stressful situations
  • Proven ability to identify emergent situations and act decisively
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others to achieve common goals and positive results
  • Adaptability to changing situations
  • Critical thinking/problem-solving skills (independent and team-based)
  • Understand the importance of confidentiality of information and ensure that own behaviour and others is consistent with this standard
  • Understanding of appropriate boundaries
  • Computer literacy, with experience using Office 365 software

 
Preference will be given to candidates who also have the following skills and qualifications:

  • Diploma in Education, Child & Youth Care, Leadership, or other combination of certification and experience
  • Experience working with adolescent girls is an asset
  • Proficiency in a Second Language is an asset
  • Level 1 First Aid training or better
  • Class 4 Driver's License and clean driver's abstract

 
Working Conditions

  • Late afternoon/evening shifts on weekends
  • Availability for on-call coverage as required
  • Travel may be requested (for chaperoning duties)
  • Vacation time may only be scheduled during School Breaks (Spring Break & Christmas)
  • Meals are included as a taxable benefit
  • Light housekeeping duties are required
  • Some heavy lifting (up to 20 lbs) may be required