Job Posting

Boarding Advisor

Permanent - Full Time

Institution: The Bishop Strachan School


Toronto, Ontario

Deadline: July 31, 2022

Posted: June 9, 2022

Part-Time Boarding Advisor
Permanent Part-Time
Commencing end of August 2022

Are you looking to gain experience working with adolescents to help them grow as individuals by creating a warm and encouraging atmosphere? Then the Boarding Advisor role could be perfect for you!

Working at The Bishop Strachan School is challenging, exciting and rewarding. It’s also a lot of fun. This is the place to be if you value forward-thinking leadership and enthusiastically embrace a global perspective. As an employer, we focus on building and developing our employees to be the very best at what they do.

If you’re looking to challenge yourself and be a leader in girls’ education, we invite you to explore a career with BSS.

Terms & Hours of Work:
- Approximately 22 hours per week.
- Regular evening and weekend shifts. Hours can be scheduled from Monday to Sunday
- The position is not a live-in position; however, you will sleep on site every other weekend in a furnished “on call” apartment (suitable for one person only) within the Boarding school.
- The ability to work a flexible schedule based on Boarding needs

Summary of Position:
The Part-Time Boarding Advisor is responsible for the care and supervision of all boarders living on campus. Reporting to the Dean of Boarding, this position will assist the Boarding Co-ordinators in providing a safe, healthy, and supportive environment for Boarding students in Grades 8-12. Our Boarding staff are experts in understanding current needs of adolescents to help them grow as individuals and are deeply committed to creating a warm, encouraging atmosphere. In addition, they are passionate about supporting boarders in building the confidence and resilience to know themselves well, and to navigate the transition to successfully learn and live in a new environment. In conjunction with other Boarding staff, the position is responsible for the delivery of overall activities, outings and programming, communicating regularly with parents/guardians and ensuring that the aims and objectives of the Boarding curriculum are met.

Specific Accountabilities:
? Monitors students’ academic, social, physical and emotional progress and acts as a mentor by interacting with students in a variety of formal and informal ways
? Assists the Boarding Co-ordinators in ensuring the health, safety and well-being of all boarders. This includes carrying out shifts in the Boarding Office, updating daily logs and reports, executing various safety, social, and attendance rounds as assigned, supervising meals, assisting with the evening study program, and administering basic first aid
? Determines safety of student leaves according to Boarding leave protocols and ensures that details are investigated and parent/host permissions are received
? Supports the development and implementation of educational presentations on issues of wellbeing to the Boarding community as part of the Boarding Life Curriculum.
? Plans and supervises a relevant Boarding Program, including activities that promote inclusion, belonging, community involvement and student well-being
? Works to engender a feeling of respect and trust between boarders and staff
? Adheres to the policies and procedures of the School and the Boarding Program (as outlined in the Boarding Handbook)
? Intervenes in situations where the safety and well-being of a student is compromised
? Participates in professional learning on an ongoing basis and contributes to the department’s body of knowledge
? Creates an inclusive environment for all students and staff and provides a program that recognizes and celebrates each student’s identities
? Remains flexible and undertakes any other responsibilities, in a variety of circumstances, as may reasonably be required by the Dean of Boarding or the Boarding Co-ordinators
? Embeds diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging values into all activities
? Commits to the Staff/Faculty Growth and Evaluation Process
? Other responsibilities as required

Skills, Experience and Attributes:
? Relevant experience working with adolescents including living/working in a residential or camping environment
? University degree/college diploma in a related area of discipline i.e. Child and Youth Studies, Education or Social Work
? Understanding of the developmental stages of adolescent including their health and wellness needs
? Current Standard First Aid, CPR considered an asset or willing to obtain
? Red Cross/LSS and NLS certifications are an asset or willing to obtain
? Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, judgment and decision making ability
? Demonstrated positive, enthusiastic approach to learning and engagement
? Proven leadership skills and ability to work independently as well as part of a team
? Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
? Excellent judgment and decision-making ability
? Positive, creative, collaborative and organized
? Commitment to and passion for the vision, mission and values of the school
? Ability to manage changing priorities, concurrent projects and demanding deadlines
Why Work at BSS?
We value the willingness to take risks in order to learn and grow - and not just for our students. At BSS, you have the opportunity to immerse yourself in an unparalleled setting, with access to innovative tools, support and resources, so you can pursue ongoing professional learning, whatever your role.

BSS Values Diversity:
BSS is committed to fostering an inclusive, diverse and respectful environment. We believe that diversity in our school fosters a rich, inclusive and creative environment. We are actively engaged in building a more diverse school and encourage all qualified applicants to apply. We are also committed to providing accommodation for persons with disabilities. If you require accommodations, please contact the Executive Assistant, Human Resources and Finance at 416-483-4325, ext. 4207 or by email at

How to Apply:
Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to indicating Part-Time Boarding Advisor in the subject line. For more information about BSS, please visit our website at

Please note, we have a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policy in place for employees, unless official documentation of a human rights exemption is provided and can be accommodated.

We thank all candidates for their applications; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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