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Queen Margaret's School

Boarding Life Assistant

Student Affairs – Duncan, British Columbia
Department Student Affairs
Employment Type 10-month Part Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation Hourly rate

Queen Margaret's School is looking for a qualified candidate to assist in the development and delivery of planned activities and events for our male boarding students at Queen Margaret's School on weekends. This position will also be required to act as a chaperone for off-site activities as needed.

This Friday-Sunday position is based on a flexible working schedule to accommodate programming requirements. This position is eligible for benefits.

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 these positions will be expected to agree to have a Criminal Record Check initiated by Queen Margaret's School.

Responsibilities:

  • Support, promote, and assist with on-site and off-site activities for students
  • Maintain knowledge of whereabouts of students under care
  • If required, assist in managing weekend student travel for students in care
  • Escalate discipline issues as needed
  • Participate in planned physical sport or events/activities

Qualifications

The following are requirements for this position:

  • Familiarity with adolescent development and needs, especially boys
  • Experience working with large groups of students
  • A cheerful disposition and a passion to engage students in their development and growth
  • Ability to maintain composure in stressful situations
  • Ability to manage emergent situations and take decisive action
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others to achieve common goals and positive results
  • Adaptability to changing situations
  • 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 would be an asset
  • Experience working with adolescents
  • Proficiency in a second language would be an asset
  • Level 1 First Aid training or better
  • Class 4 Driver's License and clean driver's abstract is an asset

Working Conditions

  • Flexible shift conditions Friday to Sunday
  • Vacation time may only be scheduled during School Breaks (Spring Break & Christmas)
  • Some heavy lifting (up to 45 lbs) may be required
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  • Location
    Duncan, British Columbia
  • Department
    Student Affairs
  • Employment Type
    10-month Part Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Entry-level
  • Compensation
    Hourly rate
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