Eerde International Boarding School in the Netherlands has a vacancy for a Boarding Parent. This role involves supporting our residential students within our school. Candidates must be enthusiastic and dedicated ensuring that student safeguarding and welfare are paramount. It is a requirement to be fluent in English as this is the main language of campus.
The successful candidate will support our capable team of boarding parents to ensure that we offer a “home away from home” for our residential students. Together with the team, the successful candidate will follow our processes and procedures to help guide and support our students in the best way.
Start date: to be confirmed
Vacancy: 0.6FTE this is spread over 40 weeks (approx 26-28hrs – schedule is very flexible) as there are 12 weeks school holidays
Closing date for applications: 30th March 2023
The successful candidate will work with the boarding team to ensure that our resident students are supported and cared for during their time on campus. A key part of the role is to work with students of various age groups in our boarding houses, supporting them to fulfill their social requirements, supporting them to fulfill their academic deadlines and to ensure that the necessary care is in place to ensure their safety and wellbeing. Crucial to success in this endeavour is building close, nurturing bonds with students, who are usually living away from their families for the first time. Helping students to navigate the loneliness and dislocation that can arise in this situation is critical in ensuring their ability to settle within the boarding houses. The role therefore requires clear skills and cultural sensitivity as well the ability to identify, understand and coordinate the needs of young people. It is a very active role with the need to work across a large campus.