Brillantmont International School are looking to recruit the following pastoral staff to join their team for the 2019-2020 academic year:
Assistant Houseparent – Term time only
A residential one-year position which would be suitable for a university graduate who is looking for experience in a school setting
1. Goals and Objectives
- Nurture a family atmosphere of trust, support and guidance within the boarding house
- Nurture the wellbeing of students whilst supporting their academic progress
- Participate actively in all aspects of Brillantmont life, from residential life to academic support as well as involvement in “house” activities
- Be a positive role model in all aspects of professional and private life
- Set a good example in terms of dress, punctuality and attendance
2. Key tasks
Under the responsibility of the Head of Boarding you will be expected to
- Carry out the daily routines in the house when on duty
- Organise, manage and participate in evening activities
- Participate in and manage weekend activities organised by the House Parents or Head of Boarding, taking advantage of Switzerland’s outstanding resources and facilities
- Manage the conduct and discipline of the boarders applying Brillantmont’s rules consistently
- Actively promote Brillantmont’s Guiding and Mission Statements.
- Accurately report to and collaborate with the House Parents and Head of Boarding undertaking any reasonable requests pertinent to the role and supportive of the ethos of the school
- Assist with the weekly monitoring of student behavior and progress and report concerns to the House Parents or the Head of Boarding
- Promote a peaceful environment in the boarding house which actively supports rest
- Provide clear written and oral communication with the Health Department and senior staff of any concerns about student health
You will also be attached to an academic department, according to your own skills and interests and the school’s needs. Involvement with said departments will not detract from your primary role within the boarding department. You will have one day per week “on call” to support areas of the school where cover is needed, if necessary.
3. Working Hours
- According to the published rota, fixed at the beginning of each term.
- 25 nights and 10 weekends off for the duration of this contract.
4. Accommodation and food
You will live in one of the boarding houses and will have your own bedroom and bathroom on one of the floors with the students. This accommodation is available for you to use all year round.
When you are on duty you must eat the meals with the students. It is also possible for you to eat meals in school during your free time if you so wish.
If you are flexible, sensible, approachable, enthusiastic and a good communicator, we would like to hear from you. Please submit your letter of motivation and curriculum vitae to: