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 childrensupervise and arrange activities that promote intellectual, physical, social and spiritual developmentensure living and hygiene standards are maintainedensure students are attending classeslend a sympathetic ear to children with problems or provide counselling servicesperform minor domestic dutiesaccompany 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.