- Job posted on: 26th Jun 2020
- Applications close:
Be part of the team to create a home environment for 11 Indigenous boys and 11 Indigenous girls from remote and regional communities. These students board and study at MITS for the first year of their secondary education, in preparation for entry into Year 8 at their destination Melbourne secondary school.
The fostering of a safe and inclusive community with a strong culture which is based on the school values of respect, kindness courage and care is a core part of the role
You have previous experience in a residential or boarding school environment, preferably including both male and female students and want a role where you can make a significant contribution to furthering the development of Indigenous students. To meet the cultural requirements of this position you can demonstrate a sound knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and lifestyles. Naturally you will have the ability to establish appropriate relationships with young people, show consistency and fairness. An understanding and appreciation of the needs and interests of Indigenous students living away from home is vital.
You will supervise students, ensuring they are dressed and ready for school, participate in outings on weekend and contribute to a range of regular program of night and weekend activities to enrich their personal, social and cultural development. A background in student residential care is essential; experience in an Indigenous environment is highly regarded.
Importantly, you will be available to lend a sympathetic ear to children with problems and be sensitive to their concerns so experience with, and an understanding of the unique needs of Indigenous children living away from home is mandatory.
As part of this role you will contribute to domestic duties, encourage students to keep the Boarding House tidy and supervise thier laundry to ensure our residents have clean uniforms, sporting clothes, etc.
This role is an excellent opportunity to work with a committed and dedicated group of people in an environment which is meaningful and challenging. This role will also offer you the potential for personal development through the growth and development of the organisation. This is an innovative and exciting project that will make a real impact on the lives of Indigenous students and communities. .
Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and First Peoples are strongly encouraged to apply.
A position description is attached.