Night House Parent, Kent

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CATS College CanterburyKent

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

A Night House Parent works within the Boarding and Welfare Department of CATS College. 

Please note that this is a Waking Night position.

The aim of The Night House Parent role is to provide Security and Care to our students over the duration of the night, and to ensure that all students have access to an appropriate care figure, who can provide support to them, as required. 

This position averages at 33.5 hours per week, over a two week rolling rota.

A successful candidate will be expected to work under the direction of the Head of Boarding and Night Team Leader. As a House Parent you will be our student’s key pastoral care figure in the Boarding Houses, providing high quality pastoral care to our students. 

As a House Parent you are to act in ‘loco parentis’ to our students while they are in our care at the College.

The post holder will be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expect all other staff and voluteers to share in this commitment.

We expect the post holder to have a very good understanding and working knowledge of our responsibilities under the DUTY OF CARE statutory provisions. This is particularly relevant to our under 16 and under 18 Client Group, and more broadly with our over 18 clients.

Please note that due to the nature of the House Parent Role; the Support and Care provided to our students, and current safeguarding legislation, we unfortunately cannot accept applications from applicants under the age of 18


•To share in all aspects of College life, not just those relating to your house.

•To secure high standards of pastoral care in all areas and take pride and ownership of Boarding Houses.

•To ensure that practices improve the quality of care provided, meets the needs and aspirations of students and raise their standards of achievement

•To understand how our pastoral care contributes to the Colleges priorities and overall education and achievement of our students.

• To familiarize yourself with and have regard for the college mission statement and the College’s boarding principles and practices, at all times.

• To be familiar with and work in accordance with the policies, procedures and guidelines relating to the College and residential facilities. In particular the College’s Child Protection, Substance Misuse, Absence, Attendance and Anti Bullying Policies.

We’re part of CATS Colleges, and we benefit from being part of a forward looking organisation with a strong educational vision which includes managing three other similar schools, all focussed on international students.  If you’re interested in being part of our school, we’d love to hear from you.

CATS Canterbury is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS checked. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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More about CATS College Canterbury
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 14 - 19 years
Address: Part of Cambridge Education Group, 68 New Dover Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 3LQ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1227 866540
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