PART-TIME BOARDING ADVISOR

Posted August 30, 2021

Department: Student Boarding
Status: Part-Time
Hours:0-19 hours/week

SUMMARY STATEMENT

Part-time Boarding Advisors are responsible for providing a safe, healthy, and supportive environment for student boarders ages 11-18 during evening, weekend, and overnight hours.

Boarding Advisors work closely as a team to provide around-the-clock supervision to student boarders, and occasional supervision of non-boarding school students during select activities and events, supporting and enhancing all aspects of student life and programming.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide supervision and care to students.
  • Act as a role model for students..
  • Support meaningful inclusion and active participation of all individuals within the community.
  • Conduct individual and group check-ins to ensure optimal safety and well-being of students.
  • Assist in aspects of care for students, ensure completion of chores, homework, and other required undertakings.
  • Plan and execute activities, events, and implement systems and routines for students.
  • Drive and walk students to and from academic school, appointments, activities, and events.
  • Forward concerns raised by students and parents/guardians as appropriate.
  • Apply appropriate discipline for students in accordance with policies and procedures.
  • Respond to crisis situations and assist with crisis response and management as required.
  • Provide language support for students in which English is an additional language.
  • General administration such as record keeping and note taking.
  • Perform cleaning and facility-related duties, particularly during scheduled cleaning weeks.
  • Other duties as assigned.

WORKING CONDITIONS

This position works in a Student Boarding setting interacting, observing, and supporting students. Ongoing communication with internal and external stakeholders, flexibility with changing/shifting priorities and timely decision making are required.

Boarding Advisors utilize general office equipment, industrial cleaning supplies, and require the ability lift/move heavy items weighing up to 22 KG (50lbs) such as furniture or luggage. A minimum of one overnight shift per week may be required.

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Post-secondary degree/diploma an asset.
  • Background in child and youth care, social work, psychology, education/teacher assisting, nursing, or a related field.
  • Minimum one year experience working with children or young adults.
  • Valid class IV driver’s license; or willing and eligible to obtain within three (3) months of employment.
  • Current CPR and First Aid Certification; or willing to obtain within three (3) months of employment.
  • Certification in English as an Additional Language instruction preferred. Ability to speak and write in other languages an asset.
  • Familiarity with professional dance training an asset.

SKILLS AND SPECIFICATIONS

  • Positive disposition and enthusiasm.
  • Good understanding of the welfare and development of children.
  • Sound written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to take initiative within the scope of responsibility.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Ability to inspire, motivate, and encourage students and staff.
  • Caring, nurturing, trustworthy, and authoritative figure.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

If you are qualified for this position, apply to Meghan Thiessen at mthiessen@rwb.org. Candidates must submit a cover letter that showcases your personality and fit for the role, and resume. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Closing Date: 4:00PM October 18, 2021

As part of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet hiring process, successful candidates will be required to submit a satisfactory Criminal Background Check and Child Abuse Registry Check.