House parents are concerned with all the tasks relating to the personal care, boarding accommodation, meals, study, recreation and weekend activities of children and adolescents in a residential establishment. They usually live in or near the boarding establishment.
Duties & Tasks
House parents may perform the following tasks:ensure good behaviour of the children
supervise and arrange activities that promote intellectual, physical, social and spiritual development
ensure living and hygiene standards are maintained
ensure students are attending classes
lend a sympathetic ear to children with problems or provide counselling services
perform minor domestic duties
accompany students on weekend outings.
concern for the wellbeing of young people
understanding of students' needs and cultural differences
sense of responsibility
good leadership skills
good organisational skills
able to work closely with others in a community setting
able to cope with the physical demands of the job.