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House Parent

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.
  • Personal requirements
    - 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.
  • Related courses
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    TAS
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