House Parent (Casual) – Residential Community St John’s Catholic College


About the business


St John’s Catholic College is a co-educational day, boarding and international college providing quality Catholic education for students in Years 7-12. The College, established in 1960, seeks to challenge students to develop strength in the areas of Faith, Education, Community and Tradition.


About the role


The role of Houseparent within the Residential Community is to support residential students in an educational setting, including supporting social and emotional needs. Houseparents report to the Director of Boarding and are required to ensure that all members of our community are cared for and supported based upon the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the school’s motto “Strong in Faith”.


Benefits and perks


Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide a safe and secure environment to all students while fostering the Catholic ethos of the College.
  • Show a strong commitment to pastoral care, particularly when working with young people.
  • Be responsible for the safety and well-being of students on shift which enables best practice of operations and adherence to College and community expectations.
  • Perform any necessary administrative duties including appropriate reporting and documenting of student behaviours and concerns for welfare.
  • Proven awareness of Indigenous and cross cultural community needs and sensitivities related to working in a cross cultural environment.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively and politely with students, parents, school staff and members of the public.
  • Be available to work across a roster that includes evenings and weekends, including some sleepover shifts.


Skills and experience


Selection Criteria:

  • A strong commitment to the Catholic ethos of the College.
  • Experience in Residential Care / Youth Work / Social Work.
  • Able to work independently and show initiative on shift.
  • First Aid Certificate.
  • Current Ochre Card.
  • Ability to work in a cross cultural and occasionally challenging environment.
  • Strong organisational skills and abilities.
  • Flexibility and willingness to co-operate with additional tasks set by the Director or Deputy Director of Boarding.
  • Highly motivated, self-reliant and responsible with good decision making skills.

How to Apply:

Please submit CV and cover letter addressing the selection criteria in PDF or Word format.
St John’s Catholic College is committed to a Child Safe school environment and we have extensive recruitment and screening processes in place.

To obtain further information about the role, please contact Scott Mannion Director of Boarding at [email protected] or 
Phone: 08 8982 2222.






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