Location: THAILAND, Don Mueang
Salary:
  • Not specified /year
  • Not specified / hour
Job type: Permanent, Full time
Functions:
  • Matron
Date: Friday 7th February 2020
Closing date: Saturday 7th March 2020
Jobs available: 1

Job description

General Responsibilities

• Report to the House Master or Mistress and provide pastoral care for, and supervision of, pupils in the house

Pastoral

• Provide pastoral care of pupils, attend care meetings where required and support pupils’ emotional,cultural and intellectual development

• Support pupils as they settle into school life

• Adhere to the principles of discretion, confidentiality and appropriate information sharing

• Organise and attend social activities for pupils such as games evenings, birthday parties, talent nights etc.

• Be a strong and visible presence in the boarding house communal areas during nominated hours of duty

• Assist in maintaining high standards of behaviour, discipline, manners and courtesy

• Support, promote and implement house policies and procedures

General Administration

• Establish close relationships and good communication with all parents including the production of regular news items to promote and celebrate boarding within the wider community

• Maintain detailed student records with particular attention to confidentiality, privacy and sensitivity

• Attend staff meetings as required

• Liaise with the school regarding relevant information about boarders

• Keep any necessary facilities records up to date and organised

• Oversee the work of the domestic staff

• Assist with the organisation, planning and execution of a range of off-site trips

• Health and Safety

• Keep boarders healthy and safe, in line with school policies

• Keep parents informed about their children's health, safety and well-being

• Support the administration of first aid and medicines to boarders by the nursing staff

• Maintain close liaison with the medical centre staff at all times concerning pupils, medical protocols and provision

• Ensure hygiene and cleanliness of boarders (including appearance and uniform) are maintained

• Contribute to a programme of continual risk assessment within the boarding house

• Be familiar with the school’s health, safety and security policies and procedures

Safeguarding & Child Protection

• Be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services check (or police check) from current country of residence and home country if different

• Comply with the Harrow Bangkok Code of Conduct

• Be thoroughly familiar with the school policies on safeguarding and other areas of professional practice

• Complete Level One Child Protection Training once appointed, progressing to Level Two in due course

• Be responsible for confidential information and documentation and ensure this sensitive material is handled appropriately and accurately

Facilities

• Liaise with domestic staff concerning laundry and cleaning services

• Ensure necessary preparations are in place for the start and end of terms

• Help report and monitor maintenance and repairs in the house

Transport

• Coordinate transportation arrangements with the Boarding Administrator

• Accompany pupils to medical and dental appointments and call for emergency treatment, if required

• Help coordinate airport pick-ups and drop-offs

Professional Development

• Participate in the school’s programme of performance management and continuing professional development, including annual safeguarding training

Additional Responsibilities

• Undertake other duties and responsibilities as the House Master may reasonably require

• Promote and support the boarding and whole school objectives of Harrow Bangkok at all times

• Promote and support boarding and day school events and activities

Job requirements

• A positive and solution-focused attitude to working life

• Able to establish a healthy rapport with pupils, staff, parents and carers

• A high level of professionalism and consideration of the well-being of children

• Able to work effectively and harmoniously as part of an energetic, cohesive and hardworking team

• Strong organisation, writing and IT skills

• Recent and consistent involvement in extracurricular activities

• Respect for all members of the school community, irrespective of position, gender, age and ethnic background

• Previous experience working with students for whom English is not their first language

• A clean enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services check or police check (for applicants who have never worked in the UK) and no question regarding suitability to work with children

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