Are you looking for a new and exciting opportunity? Enjoy working with students of all ages and backgrounds? This may be the opportunity for you!

We are currently looking to complete the Boarding Team. Brookes Westshore strives to support its boarders’ academic, social, cultural and personal growth within a safe and inclusive community where boarders experience a sense of welcome, belonging, value and respect. Boarding staff play a key role in the lives of our boarding students.

Compensation and Benefits Package

Flexible schedule; must be available evenings and weekends

Lunch meal provided on campus as a taxable meal benefit plan

On the job training and cross training into other areas of the school

20 minutes from downtown Victoria

Campus is on main Bus Route

$21.00 per hour plus 4% in lieu of benefits and sick time

Job Summary

Primary Job Objective as a Dorm Parent:

Dorm parents are responsible for ensuring students live in a safe and stable environment, offering assistance to both students and staff through effective facilitation of day-to-day activities. Dorm parents will be part of a specific team while on duty, and as part of an overall larger residence staff team.


Providing care that ensures each student is receiving one/one contact on a weekly basis to make sure the student is emotionally and academically stable, birthdays and special events are celebrated, and the dorm is made to feel like a home

Building a rapport with residents to help facilitate open lines of communication for questions, problems, and concerns

Ensuring overall student needs are met including health, social well-being, behaviour management, and emotional support

Supervising evening curfews and morning wakeup procedures and following Lock up and Lights out procedures

Be available during the night in case of emergencies

Advocating for students’ best interests by maintaining liaison with parents, agents, and teachers when required

Consistently acting as a mentor, supervisor and a positive role model for all students

Being an active listener for students experiencing academic and/or personal difficulties

Working with students to develop a sense of respect for self, others and community

Dealing with first level behaviour issues/consequences

Ensuring that all of the students in their care are aware of the school’s safety rules and emergency procedures, (fire, earthquake, medical emergency, lock down, and shutting down gas and water supplies)

Holding weekly meeting with all students in their House to review announcements

Structuring and fulfilling duties related to students’ daily schedule, including support around uniform needs and health needs ie: ensuring proper uniform is worn daily

Playing a coordinating role in verifying all requests for weekend and holiday leaves and follow appropriate guidelines regarding transportation

Teaching and promoting life skills

Education, Experience and Skills

Must complete a Ministry Criminal Record Check

Diploma in Education, Child & Youth Care or equivalent

Fluent in Spanish, Mandarin and/or Cantonese an asset

Leadership experience and experience working in a Boarding School is preferable

Experience dealing with people, and in particular, adolescents, sensitively, empathetically, tactfully, consistently and professionally at all times

A Degree in counselling would be considered an asset

Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills

Ability to establish priorities, organize, schedule and solve problems and tasks.

CPR Level C First Aid certification to be obtained within one month of employment

Class 4 Driver's license or ability to obtain

If Brookes Westshore sounds like the type of team you would like to be a member of, please forward your cover letter and resume.

Please provide a cover letter and resume to

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however only those applicants that are shortlisted will be contacted.

Job Category:
ECE, EA and Support Staff
Brookes Westshore
Posting Date:
10/10/2021 8:00:00 PM
Colwood, British Columbia