Hostel Parent

Hostel Parents provide care and supervision for children and young people living in residential facilities such as boarding school residential colleges and hostels.
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    Overview

    Hostel Parents provide care and supervision for children and young people living in residential facilities such as boarding school residential colleges and hostels.

    Day-to-day

    • plans and implements programmes of supervision and care for children in residential care
    • supervises and arranges activities to enhance the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of children in residential care
    • wakes children and ensures they are washed, dressed, fed and ready for educational and recreational activities
    • supervises children during domestic activities such as eating meals and showering
    • maintains discipline, enforces regulations and behaviour standards, compiles disciplinary reports and assists in implementing remedial measures.

    Considerations

    • Physically demanding
    • Stressful

    To become a Hostel Parent

    • You usually need experience caring for children to work as a Hostel Parent. Formal qualifications might be useful but aren't essential. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

    Skills employers are looking for

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