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Residential Supervisors

Diocese of Townsville Catholic Education - Abergowrie, QLD

Education, Childcare & Training
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Full Job Description
Position: Residential Supervisors
Commencing Date: As soon as possible
Salary: $30.52 per hour
Classification: Term Time, Fixed Term Contract
Hours: 38 hours per week, 39 weeks per year
Closing Date: Monday, 05 April 2021 unless filled prior

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, which are Term Time positions completing 38 hours per week during school terms (39 weeks each year). The roles will commence as soon as possible and will be on a Fixed Term Contract for the duration of the 2021 Teaching Year. There exists a possibility of extension for the right candidates.

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: $30.52 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, 05 April 2021 unless filled prior.

To find out more about the Region visit:
Hinchinbrook Shire Council

Tyto Wetlands

Broadwater National Park

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Abergowrie, QLD

Education, Childcare & Training


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