Student Housing Parent

Overview

Student Housing Parents at Unisus Senior School help to oversee the School’s residences.  Within our boarding school, the Student Housing Parents execute a vital role, providing a safe, caring and empathic “home away from home” for the learners in their care.  Student Housing Parents need to be compassionate, flexible, firm and forgiving “in loco parentis” supporters for the learners in their care. In addition, they must be steadfast supporters of the Boarding team and the School as a whole.


Additional Information

Reports to:

Senior School Principal, Head of Student Housing 

Functional Relationships:

Other Houseparents (HPs), Head of Student Housing, Director of Operations, students, academic faculty, medical staff, residence support staff

House Parent Key Responsibilities:

  • Utmost ‘Duty of care’ for all students

  • Assist students in their studies by monitoring their progress, tutoring, and helping with the challenges of learning.

  • Maintain housing agreements and supervise appointed quiet hours and lights out in residence.

  • Participate in the weekly evening duty schedule on a regular basis.

  • Assist in planning and act as a chaperone on weekend trips.

  • Be involved with the co-curricular life of the School by leading and/or coaching clubs or sports.

  • Participate in and/or lead House meetings.


House Parent Responsibilities:

  • Support and reinforce appropriate values and behaviours in students

  • Fulfil an appropriate ‘duty of care’ in the creation of a positive, happy and responsible residential environment and service for all students.

  • Respect and embrace the diversity within the student population.

  • Supervise and provide opportunities, which enrich students’ personal and social development.

  • Plan and implement a wide range of suitable activities for students to enjoy.

  • Support the school at school functions (award presentations and special events, orientation and Open Days) and in the promotion of the school at sporting and arts functions.

  • Participate, lead and supervise student co-curricular activities each week of the academic year as assigned or nominated for.

  • Undertakes other duties as directed by the Head of House.

Activities Responsibilities:

  • Teach on occasion for cover needs.

  • Attend and assist with planning and facilitating after-school activities. 

  • Help to plan, organize and facilitate Outdoor Education experiences, study trips and camps.

  • Fulfill the ‘teacher’ professional expectations as laid out in the Unisus Faculty Handbook.

  • Promptly report duty of care, critical incident, occupational safety and health matters to senior staff.


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PYP Homeroom Teacher

Key Responsibilities but not limited to:

1. Teaching 

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

Music program for Pre-K to Grade 6 including classroom instruction and a minimum of two community performances

  • The following domains are used as a common K-12 framework to guide our constant improvement through self- reflection, peer observation, individual goal setting, informal and formal observations:

Domain 1: Planning and Preparation

  • Demonstrating Knowledge of Content and Pedagogy

  • Demonstrating Knowledge of Students

  • Setting Instructional Outcomes

  • Demonstrating Knowledge of Resources

  • Designing Coherent Instruction

  • Designing Student Assessments

  • Documenting Units in the PYP planner

Domain 2: The Environment

  • Creating an environment of respect and rapport

  • Establishing a culture for learning

  • Managing class safety and security procedures

  • Managing student behaviour

  • Organizing physical space

Domain 3: Facilitating Learning

  • Communication for learning

  • Questioning, prompts and discussion to promote thinking

  • Student engagement for learning

  • Assessment and feedback for learning

  • Flexibility and responsiveness

Domain 4: Professional Responsibilities

  • Reflecting on Teaching

  • Maintaining Accurate Records

  • Communicating with Families

  • Participating in a Professional Community

  • Growing and Developing Professionally

  • Showing Professionalism

2. Additional Key Responsibilities

Model and encourage a culture of kindness in support of the IB Learner Profile.

Foster the attributes of a Unisus’ graduate in all students so that they can:

Be successful at their post-secondary endeavours.

Be principled in their work and personal lives.

Be curious and continue to learn throughout their lives. Engage in local and global issues, for the betterment of all. Demonstrate balance in their lives.

Know, understand and act upon the following:

  • Key terms and conditions within their contract.

  • Any and all documents pertaining to learning and teaching, including BC Ministry of Education curriculum and relevant IB documentation, course guides, etc. prior to starting in role.

  • Any and all faculty and family handbooks that outline school policies and practices with particular attention to health, safety and child protection.

Be a good role model with regard to attendance, punctuality, presentation, personal and professional conduct and attire, in all contexts whether online or offline.

Uphold the professional role they have in the wider community and the importance of always acting as an ambassador for Unisus.  


If you are interested in applying for this position please send a resume to careers@unisus.ca