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Crested Crane Academy is a private Co-education Boarding and Day school, from Nursery to Grade twelve. Our VISION is to provide a holistic, excellent and affordable education at both national and international levels. As Crested Crane Academy (CCA) we strive to prepare our young people for a rapidly changing 21st century work place and to enable them take up their place as confident citizens in a global world.

IN QUEST OF EXCELLENCE we are looking for a dynamic, motivated, enthusiastic and qualified person in the role of SCHOOL MATRON.

Job Expectations

  • Manage, administer and supervise all aspects of the Boarding Section at Crested Crane Academy.

Specific Duties

  • Ensure that student welfare, health and safety is maintained as a priority
  • Ensure that the hostel is effectively supervised and that the environment is conducive for students
  • Contact parents in matters of urgency or concern regarding the health or safety of their child.
  • Act as a suitable role model to students and other boarding staff.
  • Oversee, monitor and hold accountable the boarding staff in their roles and responsibilities.
  • To ensure proper administration of medical drugs to students in the boarding house.
  • Plan and implement the termly budget for the boarding house including the menu (with the Head chef) and work plan.
  • Ensure that a healthy and nutritious menu is developed and implemented using fresh and good quality foods within the agreed budget.
  • Ensure that the boarding house supplies are adequate to enable to boarding house to function effectively at all times.
  • To ensure that an up to date inventory is maintained of all tools, fixtures and fittings pertaining to the boarding house.
  • Design, implement and monitor systems and procedures to guarantee the safety and security of students, boarding property and supplies.
  • Develop systems of accountability in the boarding house and follow through on accountability expectations when required.
  • Develop, implement and uphold a Code of Conduct for boarding staff and students.
  • To enforce the disciplinary code and keep suitable records of rule breakers and the sanctions administered.
  • To ensure a log is kept of significant daily occurrences in the hostel and to monitor this log daily.
  • To carry out regular checks of the hostels and ensure that the highest levels of hygiene and order are maintained
  • To ensure that counselling and support for the students is in place when required.
  • To facilitate medical check-ups of students.
  • To organise and timetable suitable activities for boarding students during evenings and weekends, prioritising academic work at key points in the school year.
  • To timetable and supervise Prep times ensuring that prep is effective and attended by students.
  • Develop and implement a work programme for the hostels e.g. rotas, entertainment, cleanliness, exits and outings etc.
  • To ensure opportunities for student leadership are exploited and used to promote the effective and smooth running of the boarding house.
  • To ensure that a boarding committee of students is elected and they undertake their role in meeting regularly and are supported in representing the voice of the students in boarding.
  • To hold regular, calendared boarding staff meetings and provide minutes to the Deputy Principal and Principal.
  • Supervise ALL the maids/cleaners (site workers) in the school and ensure high standards of cleanliness and hygiene are maintained in all corners of the school.
  • Specifically and ensure the furniture in the class rooms is kept/left in an orderly/neat manner, each end of a school day.
  • Act as a chief custodian of ALL classrooms and all keys and put in a system of how they are handled and kept.
  • Ensure ALL keys are accounted for at any one time.
  • Appraise the Deputy Principal and staff on relevant matters happening in the boarding section and on matters relating to the boarding students.
  • To support and enforce a ‘high expectations, no excuses culture’ among the students in your care.

Qualifications

  • Full Grade 12 Certificate with 5 ‘O’ Levels and minimum of a Diploma in Psychology and or Social Sciences or any related field. Registered Nursing will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of parental experience in a learning environment.
  • Should be able to work under pressure and work beyond normal working hours including weekends. The applicant should also have an interest in learners’ affairs holistically and spiritually.
  • Candidate should not be less 35 years of age.
  • Must have three (3) traceable references.

How to apply

Please apply by submitting full detailed professional academic qualifications, including comprehensive curriculum vitae of not more two pages to the email below: Please note, as we value all applications only successfully applicants will be contacted.

Application deadline
31 Oct 15:00
Email applications to
office@crestedcraneacademy.com
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Crested Crane Academy
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Crested Crane Academy is a co-educational school offering pre-school, primary and secondary school education with boarding and day facilities. Since 2009, the school has continued to provide a holistic education approach where learners receive academic success, personal, social and spiritual development. The school offers a modern environment with international standards of education. It is an Examination Council of Zambia centre and a registered external examination centre with the British Council for IGCSE.
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