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Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced individuals for the following Pastoral Care vacancies to commence work on the 1st of January 2022.

The Future Comprehensive Hostel House is looking for a mature couple (semi-retired educators) born again Christians spirit filled to Head and take care of our Boarding House. This is an exciting and challenging opportunity for a semi-retired couple wishing to contribute to the development of children outside the classroom away from home.

If you love, care, and have a passion for young children and youth development, you are a born again couple, then you might be the couple we are looking for this unique position :

Boarding Master & Matron.

Please apply now to be considered for this exciting job.

A letter of application, accompanied by a comprehensive CV, three contactable references and proof of SACE registration, as well as a Police Clearance certificate must be sent to hr@futurecomprehensive.co.za by Monday, 25 November 2022.

The Future Comprehensive School is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that gives preference, where appropriate in accordance with its Employment Equity Plan, to candidates from the designated groups. The School reserves the right to making an appointment. Submission of an application does not in itself entitle the applicant to an interview. (STRICTLY NO PHONE CALLS) Closing Date: 25 November 2022 TFCS, in line with POPIA (Protection of Personal Information Act) will attempt to ensure the confidentiality of all applicants for this role. All reasonable measures will be in place to protect personal information but will be used in the recruitment, selection, and reporting process. By submitting your application for this position, you are recognising and accepting this disclaimer

About Us

The Future Comprehensive School wishes to empower learners with knowledge, skills and values that are world class – in an environment that is Christian, challenging, encouraging, friendly and supportive through discipline, commitment, hard work and cooperation. This vision aims to inspire pupils to become intellectual, independent, individual, and inclusive, whilst also establishing the values, aptitudes and knowledge needed to be an effective global citizen.

Within a culture of shared vision, mutual respect, connection and belonging, open communication and inclusive practice, the Boarding Master will form an integral part of a close team who aspire to continually develop and evolve in their personal and professional development.

Job Title: Boarding Master & Matron Department:

TFCS Future Hostel

Reporting: The Executive Head
Scope & Objectives of the Job

The Boarding Master and / or Matron works based on the TFCS philosophy and ethos based on solid Christian values. The Boarding Master must support each individual pupil’s social, emotional, psychological growth and development, encouraging them as Future Leaders to be inspired, intellectual, independent, individual, and inclusive. The Boarding Master must demonstrate an understanding of the wider curriculum and administration needs of the school, and achieve high standards by responding professionally, sensitively, and caringly to the needs of the pupils housed in the Boarding House. He must be able to create a home away from home for all children resident in the TFCS Future Hostel House, without fear, favour or discrimination.

Main Purpose:

To assume responsibility for leading the TFCS Boarding House, under the direction of the The Executive Head and by following the TFCS Hostel guidelines.

Key Responsibilities:

  • The Boarding Master is accountable to the Executive Head.
  •  Has the responsibility for the:
  1. academic, pastoral, cultural and spiritual welfare of pupils in the Hostel House,
  2. discipline and moral guidance of pupils, resident in the Hostel House
  3. safety, hygiene, and general well-being of pupils, resident in the Hostel House.
  4. sound maintenance of all the Hostel House equipment and premises.
  5. In short, the Boarding master is expected to offer the same level of care and attention that a good parent would.

Empowering for the future

  • The Boarding Master is encouraged to enter fully into the life of the school and to develop and share their talents and interests with regard to extracurricular activities.
  •  It is the Boarding Master’s responsibility to deploy the team of Housekeepers and to ensure their proper supervision and welfare, to motivate them and to check their effectiveness.
  • The Boarding Master will naturally work with a team of Tutors deployed by the Head of Instruction to supervise studies, hence should ensure that there is a clear roster of who is on duty.
  • The Boarding Master should ensure that the learners in the Hostel House premises, have a proper level of supervision, care, and risk management.
  • During recreational times, it is the duty of the Boarding Master to ensure that learners’ needs are well catered for within the budget of the Hostel and that strict discipline is observed by learners and staff. The TV and game equipment should be well looked after.

Essential Skills

  • Act in loco parentis and therefore be responsible for all aspects of the pastoral welfare of the pupils in the House. This would include aspects of discipline as delegated by the Housemaster in line with school policy and practice and agreed boarding standards.
  • Lead the House team i.e., tutors, matron, and housekeeper with regard to organisation of duties and areas of responsibility needed to ensure the efficient management of the Hostel House.
  • Be responsible for the training and guidance of new members of the pastoral team including Interns and ensure that an efficient working system of recording daily events and handovers between House staff is practiced.
  • Communicate with parents as necessary with the assistance of others in the Hostel House. To report in respect of the pastoral development of pupils in the Hostel House and to contribute to references when requested by a member of the School Management Team.
  • Liaise with teaching staff, Heads of Schools, Counsellors, and tutors in monitoring and supporting academic progress of pupils in the House.
  • Take appropriate steps to monitor the attendance and conduct of pupils for all meals and their whereabouts through the week.
  • Set up a system of mentors for new pupils who join the House.
  • Attend relevant meetings such as Pastoral Leadership meetings, case conferences etc.
  • Organize and maintain the budget of the Boarding House within the agreed parameters as laid down by the Executive Head.
  • To regularly review the Health and Safety requirements of the Boarding House, reporting any concerns or potential hazards to the Executive Head.

Empowering for the future

  • Hold regular House pastoral team recorded meetings in order to disseminate information, co-ordinate activities and discuss pupil welfare and progress as appropriate.
  • Establish, publish, and enforce a set of TFCS Hostel House rules or conventions designed to safeguard as far as possible the privacy, independence, dignity and right of each pupil in line with school policy and minimum boarding standards.
  • Respond to any medical or pastoral emergency as may arise. This will take precedent over other responsibilities.
  • Enable social functions/activities for pupils within the House, with the assistance of the pastoral team where appropriate. Such weekend programmes should be published and approved by the Executive Head.
  • Maintain a file for every pupil in the House. This should include copies of reports and disciplinary notes as appropriate (this record must comply with published sanctions such as gatherings, fines, or suspensions and other offences like smoking, breaking of contracts etc.)
  • Maintain a major Sanctions book which is submitted monthly to the Executive Head.
  • Be responsible for the confidentiality of information at his/her disposal in line with school policy.
  • To be responsible for the confidentiality of information at his/her disposal and the ‘need to know’ context of this information in line with the school’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy.
  • To be prepared to carry out any new task the Executive Head, may reasonably request after review, consultation, and mutual agreement.

About You

Skills, Qualifications & Experience required:

  • Professional Teaching qualifications.
  • SACE registered.
  • Police Clearance (not more than 6 months)
  • Sexual Offences Register clearance.
  • Strictly born-again practicing Christians.
  • Minimum 15 years’ experience.
  • Church leadership experience will be an added advantage.

TFCS, in line with POPIA (Protection of Personal Information Act) will attempt to ensure the confidentiality of all applicants for this role. All reasonable measures will be in place to protect personal information but will be used in the recruitment, selection, and reporting process. By submitting your application for this position, you are recognising and accepting this disclaimer

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