House Parents

Marrara Christian College

Applications Close: 15 Jan 2024


About the job
Are you a Christian couple that loves kids? Are you looking for a career change or perhaps just a tree change/sea change?

Marrara Christian College has an opportunity for you within its unique boarding program!!  You will be a passionate, open and mature married couple that has an exceptional love for kids, particularly teenagers.

As House Parents, you will be expected to care for and nurture secondary aged children from remote communities.

Skills and Experience
A flexible, loving, calm and patient disposition would therefore be of great value in handling the day-to-day dynamics of your family unit.  You will also be positive, energetic and self – motivated with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels and able to reflect the Christian faith underpinning the College.  Cross cultural experience and experience working with teenagers is highly favourable.  You must hold a valid drivers licence, ochre card, police check and a current first aid certificate.

This role presents both challenges and great rewards as you become part of a unique family and take on the management of your assigned Family Group Home.

NT Christian Schools exists to advance the Christian religion through the provision of education and religious instruction.  For the purposes of upholding the Christian ethos of our schools, it is a genuine occupational qualification of this role that applicants be able to deliver or contribute to religious studies, lead, and otherwise assist in, religious practices and observances and personally adhere to, uphold, and authentically model the religious beliefs of NT Christian Schools.

“Here at Marrara we’re about crafted teaching.  For us, all learning is formational. Formational learning is about helping students learn with their head, connect that knowledge to their heart, and see it outworked through their hands in their daily lives.  We have a fantastic and committed staff here who are driven to support our students and care for them along their learning journeys so that they can be who God has created them to.”
Joel van Bentum
Principal, Marrara Christian College

What we offer

  • Non cash benefits attached which includes free accommodation, *company vehicle, fuel card, phone, meals, internet, electricity, water and any outgoings to assist with weekend activities for FGH
  • Four weeks of annual leave
  • Long Service Leave at five (5) years of continuous service (as opposed to the usual ten)
  • Fifteen (15) days per year of personal and carers leave
  • Opportunities for staff to upskill and take up various qualifications through Capacity Plus
  • All year round professional development

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