Employment at Assumption


Assistant Head of Girls Boarding House

Assumption College


Boarding Staff

Permanent/Ongoing Position Full Time


Applications Close: 17 May 2019

This role is for the Girls' Boarding House and therefore only female applicants can be considered.

The Assistant Head of Girls’ Boarding House will work with the Director of Boarding to provide a boarding program that promotes achievement and wellbeing in a ‘spirit of family’. The Assistant Head of Girls’ Boarding House support the Head of Girls Boarding in their respective House community, ensuring that all students and staff are working together for positive and life-giving goals.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

As a Religious Leader to:

  • Give personal witness to Catholic values in carrying out his/her duties;
  • Organise, encourage and participate in the liturgical, sacramental and prayer life of the Boarding House;
  • Support the link between the Boarding House, the school and the local Church.

As a Pastoral Leader to:

  • Provide academic leadership, and encourage all students to ‘strive for the highest’ in their pursuit of academic progress.
  • Maintain a knowledge of contemporary pastoral theory and practice as it applies to residential care of students;
  • Facilitate the integrity Boarding House routines and procedures to ensure optimal outcomes for students in all areas of their development;
  • Be responsible for the wellbeing, behaviour education and behaviour support of boarding students;
  • Identify 'boarders at risk', clearly articulating the concerns and working with them on a one-to-one basis and when appropriate informing the relevant Deputy Principal or Wellbeing Team members;
  • Be available to students, staff and parents who require support or counsel;
  • Induct new students into the Boarding House and where necessary facilitate peer support;
  • Facilitate the resolution of poor behaviours or relationship breakdowns by using Restorative Practices.

As a Community Leader to:

  • Promote positive relationships within the Boarding House (staff and students) which are reflective of Gospel values;
  • Ensure that the daily life of the boarding community is well documented (on REACH or SIMON), and that communication between the House and other areas of the school is proactive and transparent.

As an Administrative Leader:

  • Ensure that the daily operations of the Boarding House are carried out effectively and efficiently,
  • Collaborate in the development, drafting and review of Boarding House Policies and other publications;
  • Be available to the parents of present and prospective boarders;
  • Regularly monitor the Boarding House routine in areas such as the Infirmary, the dining areas, recess and lunch distribution



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Before applying for a position, please carefully read the child protection information below, complete the application form and mail to our Human Resources Manager Mr Peter Wade, HR@assumption.vic.edu.au or to PO Box 111 Kilmore, 3764.  

Our staff are expected to support the Catholic and Marist ethos of our college. Teachers should also use ICT competently and be prepared to take part in our co-curricular activities.

Child Protection Requirements

It is our policy that all applicants for child-connected work at Assumption College are informed about the requirements and the College’s child protection practices before working here. 

All applicants must read and understand the college’s Child Protection Program, including: Child Protection and Safety Policy, Staff and Student Professional Boundaries Policy and Child Safety Code of Conduct. A signed statement of understanding of these policies forms part of the application process. To read these documents, please click on their titles below:

Child Protection and Safety Policy

Professional Boundaries Policy

Child Safety Code of Conduct

 It is our policy that all new staff and members of the Council undergo additional screening to meet Child Protection requirements including:

  • Working with children check clearance

  • Relevant qualifications and registrations

  • Personal identity verification and background check

  • Child-connected work

  • Reference check will address the person's suitability for the working with children check.