Friday, 8 July 2016

Cowboys Rugby League Football Ltd,Head of Boarding Jobs in Australia



North Queensland NRL Cowboys House (the House) is an accommodation solution for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander young men from remote communities of North Queensland attending schools in Townsville.  
The House aims to provide educational, employment and training opportunities in a culturally appropriate, safe and engaging residential environment.  The aim of NRL Cowboys House is for every student to
reach their full potential.
The Head of Boarding is pivotal in driving the culture of the House and positive outcomes for students.  The position will coordinate, lead and manage the planning and delivery of appropriate and effective health, well being, leadership and recreational programs for students. 
You will liaise and coordinate activities of external bodies with which the House has established critical links including with Townsville Secondary Schools and a range of other agencies that provide support services to our students. 
The role will be based at the House in Gulliver and has easy access to the city's private and public secondary schools and major sport and recreation clubs and facilities.  
Key responsibilities for this role include but are not limited to:
  • actively supervise, interact and engage with students to ensure achievement of quality outcomes for them and the House.
  • Provide line management, support and leadership to residential staff
  • Facilitate a safe setting for students by developing and maintaining approved House systems and procedures compliant with relevant Acts and legislation. 
  • Facilitate a harmonious social and working environment by addressing staff and student conflict and complaints promptly and with due regard to duty of care and confidentiality. 
  • Coordinate, lead and plan the delivery of appropriate health, education and recreation programs
  • Be the key contact for student's families and communities and provide regular feedback to parents on student well-being
  • Support the schooling of students by liaising with the Education Manager and school staff and ensuring students are prepared and punctual in their movements to and from school.
  • ensure the effective running of the House by monitoring and evaluating contracted service providers including cleaning, catering, grounds and laundry services. 
The successful applicant will possess:
Passion for working with young people and making a positive difference.
Relevant post-secondary qualifications e.g. a professional qualification in Youth Work, teaching or in an appropriate allied field.
Demonstrated successful experience in the boarding or hostel industry.
Demonstrated successful experience in working with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander adolescents and families..
Demonstrated experience in providing leadership/counselling to adolescents including experience in student behaviour management.
Demonstrated experience in managing staff and service providers
A sound understanding of policies and legislation related to the care of young people and running a boarding facility and demonstrated capacity to administer. 
Proven ability to manage change, plan and implement operational systems and procedures including staff rostering and industrial arrangements. 
This challenging role will deliver great rewards for the right person.
Please send your CV and cover letter to enquiries@cowboysfoundation.org.au  Attn GM Community Relations
Applications close Friday 22nd July, 2016.
While we are always happy to hear from our supporters, we ask that only those who fit the stated criteria respond. Thank you.
Fiona Pelling 07 4773 0700

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