Brine House Housemother - Jobs in Perth - 38697

Hale School
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Brine House Housemother

Term time, permanent part time (0.53fte) position

Hale School is Western Australias oldest independent boys school. Located in the suburb of Wembley Downs, the current campus is situated on a magnificent 48 hectare site, approximately 13 kilometres to the north-west of Perth and two kilometres from the coast.

The role of the Housemothers in Brine House is a pastoral one. Their focus is on meeting some of the needs of boys that would ordinarily be met by their Mothers. Hours of work will be confirmed in discussion with another Brine House Housemother, for a total of 20 hours per week. The successful applicant will:

  • have competencies in cleaning and general housekeeping duties
  • possess well developed communication skills to enable them to communicate effectively with boarding staff and young boys aged from 10 to 14
  • provide a compassionate presence for all boys
  • discuss and model life skills such as hygiene, sewing, cooking and washing
  • assist with supervision of the House and be able to engage boys in discussion to gauge their overall welfare
  • maintain the ethos of Hale School by acting in a manner that supports the Schools values, Statement of Purpose, Ethos and Anglican framework
  • be aware of and understand the obligations of working in accordance with the Schools Mandatory Reporting, Child protection, Staff Conduct and Discipline and Critical Incident Management policies and procedures
  • follow all duties, responsibilities and relevant policies specific to the management and operations of the boarding community. In particular, understand procedures relating to evacuation, lockdown and emergency management in their work area
  • hold a current National Police Clearance
  • hold a current Working with Children Check clearance
  • For further information regarding the role, please refer to the attached Housemother Brine House job description. Applicants are asked to:
  • Provide a one page covering letter
  • Submit a curriculum vitae which outlines your experience in a similar role, and also includes the names and contact numbers of three referees, one of whom must be a current employer.
  • Applications close 5.00pm Wednesday 27 March, 2019 Note to applicants:
  • Hale School reserves the right to contact non-nominated referees prior to an offer of employment being made.
  • New employees who have arrived in Australia within the last 12 months are required to provide Hale School with a Police Clearance issued by their country of origin within the last 12 months prior to appointment preceding the employees appointment to Hale School. Documents are to be translated by a certified agent if necessary. The cost of this clearance is to be borne by the employee.


  • Hale School, Hale Road, Wembley Downs,
    Western Australia 6019
    Telephone: 9347 9777 Facsimile: 9347 9799
    Website: www.hale.wa.edu.au


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