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Bank Night House Parent

CATS College CanterburyKent

A Non-Residential (or Supplementary) House Parent works within the Boarding and Welfare Department of CATS College.

Please note that this post is not a residential position, so there is a requirement that you commute to and from work to attend shifts.

The position of Bank House parent is a zero hours contract with vacant shifts advertised as required, typically monthly.

A Non-Residential/Supplementary House Parent will work alongside our Boarding Team Leads, The Head of Boarding and Medical team, as a whole.

One of the primary aspects of this role is to get to know the students in our care in order to try and build a relationship of trust with them. In the role of Residential House Parent, you would be expected to readily support our student’s as well as take a lead on minor disciplinary matters within the Boarding Houses, when required. You will also be expected to manage the Boarding Houses you work in, ensuring all housekeeping tasks are completed to a high standard.

A successful candidate will be expected to work under the direction of the Boarding Manager and Lead House Parent, if applicable. 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 including ensuring all activities are undertaken in accordance with the students evening timetable.

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 volunteers 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

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