Temporary Residence Float

  • St Margaret's School
  • START DATE: 19/08/2019
  • Victoria, BC, Canada
  • CONTRACT TYPE: Temporary / Contract
  • North America
K-12 School

Job Overview

St. Margaret’s School is seeking a dedicated, caring individuals who is passionate about empowering girls. They will attend to the well-being of our boarding students, providing a supportive, nurturing and inclusive environment.
Available Saturdays and Sundays
8:30am – 2:00pm

Primary Job Objective
The Float is involved in the daily communication with students on the weekend. This position engages boarding students in activities both academic and personal and ensures individual needs, strengths and talents are developed. The Float provides support for students and has empathy for the social and emotional issues adolescents may face in a boarding school setting.  The Float understands the developmental stages and has empathy for the social and emotional issues adolescent students may face including their health and wellness needs and provides support to students. The Float will be required to replace the Lead Parents when they are off campus or assigned to other duties. The above schedule could be subject to change based on the operational needs of the school and the activities planned in Boarding.

Nature and Scope
The Float works closely and collaborates with the Director of Residence Life, Residence Manager, Health Care Providers, Activity Coordinator, parents and other boarding staff members to ensure continuity of care and support for students.
Each of our four boarding houses is home to approximately 34 students, ages 12 to 18.  In addition to students from Canada and the United States, St. Margaret'/s residence is home to students from many other countries.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Be available for training and preparation prior to the August orientation schedule
• Ensure overall student needs are met including health, social wellbeing, behaviour management, and emotional support
• Supervise evening study prep
• Support the MY Boarding Curriculum program
• Communicates effectively with their parents, teachers, and counsellors as needed
• Maintains professional accountability, responsibility and model appropriate behaviour
• Establish expectations for students and carry out disciplinary measures when necessary
• Maintain accurate records and ensure relevant information is distributed to the appropriate departments, working together with the Director of Residence Life and Residence Manager
• Manage and maintain the boarding house to ensure a safe, secure and clean environment by conducting regular inspections and completing duties necessary to the smooth functioning of the house
• Coordinate safety checks and oversee adherence to regulations in accordance with the School Emergency Procedures
• Maintain confidentiality of sensitive issues and materials
• Participate in school meetings, activities and events as required
• Remains flexible and undertakes any other responsibilities, in a variety of circumstances, as required by the Director of Residence Life and Residence Manager

Education and Experience
• 3 + years of recent relevant education and/or experience, ideally in education or youth care settings
• Certificate, Diploma, or Degree in education or youth care related field
Required Qualifications
• Current First Aid/CPR certification
• Ability to successfully obtain Ministry of Justice criminal record check clearance
• Available to work evening and/or weekend shifts
• Demonstrated credibility and integrity working with students
• Understanding of the developmental stages of adolescent girls including their health and wellness needs
• Key competencies and EQ in self-awareness, self-awareness, self-management, empathy, imitative and accountability
• Ability to assess daily operations and make good judgement decisions and recommendations based on the values of the school
• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
• Commitment to dealing effectively with conflict and managing interpersonal relationships in a timely and professional manner
• Comfortable with general computer skills
• Excellent organizational skills
• Ability to work independently as well as collaborate in a team environment
• A high level of potential for leadership
• Is a learner and is able to model learning
• Supporter of academic initiatives and extracurricular activities for students
• Willingness to participate in on-going career training and development
• Demonstrated empathetic approach and patient demeanour
• Demonstrated positive, enthusiastic approach to learning and engagement
• Understanding of the importance of diversity in implementing an inclusive living and learning environment
• Unrestricted Class 5 Driver’s License with clean driver’s abstract
• Willingness to be actively involved in the school community as a whole
• Actively support the vision, mission and values of our school

Desired Qualifications
• Preference will be given to candidates who have:
• Knowledge of middle to senior years academic subjects and supporting English Language Learners
• Experience in a multicultural setting and/or with international students
• Fluency in a second language
Interested candidates are invited to submit an application package, which includes a covering letter, curriculum vitae and professional references, quoting the Posting #1819106, by August 9 to careers@stmarg.ca

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