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Position Title: Assistant Dean of Girls Call ID: SPD.LONG.2021.01
Request Num: SR21347 Date Call was Listed: Aug 17, 2020
Status: Inactive Last Updated: Sep 30, 2020
Number of Positions: Requested Pending Filled Available
  2 0 0 0
Position Description
Country: New Zealand
Calling Organization: Longburn Adventist College
Position Type(s): Dean, Teaching – Secondary, Cleaning/Kitchen/Laundry Worker, Coordinator, Youth Ministry, Counselor
Length of Service: 12-24 months
Who makes Final Decision:  
Beginning Date: Jan 18, 2021 
Ending Date: Dec 31, 2021
Urgent? No
Application Deadline: Oct 1, 2020
Cancel call if not filled by: Dec 1, 2020
Duties:     Primary Objectives:
1. To assist in the day to day operation of the Girls’ Dormitory in the setting of the overall Boarding programme and to provide an excellent environment for staff and students.
2. To support the special character (SDA Christian) of Longburn Adventist College, policies of both Board of Trustees and Board of Governors and other related school documents.
3. Plan, support and help run the devotional program provided for boarding students.
4. To be available to provide pastoral support for boarding students.
5. To loyally support the school and its management at all times.
6. To actively implement the Mission Statement of the College, “In Christ we Educate, Encourage and Empower”.
7. House parent to designated boarders which includes, overseeing academics standing, regular checks with teachers, attending parent-teacher interviews on behalf of parents/caregivers, maintaining contact with parents/caregivers, supporting them through concerns, and addressing other issues as necessary.

Summary of Pastoral Care Assistant Role:
Assist with supervision of 11-18-year-old girls in a hostel environment. This supervision involves helping with daily dorm routines which are rostered with the other pastoral care staff, keeping a record of activities (dorm log book), mark attendance and keep track of campus leave (using the Boardingware system).

Below are listed an example of the duties required for each routine:
a) Morning routine: wake-up, morning breakfast prep, daily check of room tidiness and prep for school and brief morning worship, then being on call for errands through the day.
b) Afternoon/Evening routine: Greet the boarders on their return from school, organise sports teams and fitness, for evening meal check for absentees and follow up, be prepared to take rostered evening worships, supervision of evening study, preparation for bedtime and final room check.

Other duties include:
1. Setting up and helping implement cleaning rosters within the dormitories.
2. Attend Staff debrief and weekend planning meetings.
3. One whole day weekend supervision on a rotation basis.
4. When on rostered duty, help organise and run weekend activities.
5. Transporting students for shopping, doctors appointments, sports, etc.
6. Setting medical appointments
7. Addressing noncompliance with the rules and enforcing disciplinary actions
On-site Orientation Provided? Yes
Stipend during Orientation?  Yes
Orientation Date:
Voice tape/phone interview required? Yes
Institution requires signed agreement?  Yes
Acceptable Dress: Uniformed when on duty (staff polo shirt and jacket provided). Keep in mind that you will be role modelling and seen as leader to the girls' dorm. Modest, clean, professional and generally appropriate for task at hand.
Unacceptable Dress:  No offensive messages on apparel (tattoos must be covered).
Lodging   (Requests for a specific gender or age must be related to accommodation issues, maturity, safety or culture.)
Lodging:   Self-contained, furnished two bedroom unit within the girl's dormitory. Bedding and linen provided as well as kitchen utensils and crockery. All meals can be eaten with the boarders at the school cafeteria during term time. Please note: Cafeteria meals are only provided during school time when boarders are present.
Gender: Female
Age Preference: 21+ years
Marital Status: Single
Child Accommodation Available: No
Housing Restrictions: Single female only.
Qualifications   (Legally, "experience required" must be related to specific duties of position.)
Experience Required:   1. Be a baptised and contributing member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. 2. Show evidence of ability to work and minister to young people. 3. Demonstrate an ability to integrate and understand ethnic diversity and live within a multicultural environment. 4. State what other interests/hobbies you are willing to offer and share to the dorms. 5. Have at least two years driving license (manual preferred). Mandatory to have a license.
Languages:  English(Fluent) Required
Minimum Education Preferred:  High School/Secondary
Trade/Skills: Computer literate (experience with Gmail and Microsoft Office/Google Docs).
Currency: Dollars, New Zealand
Finance Type: Regular (Shared Funding)
Expense Responsibility Terms/Comments
Visa   Shared   Working Holiday Visa (US & UK) Religious Workers Visa (most other nationalities) LAC will cover the cost of the application to NZ Immigration but volunteers will pay for any documentation (Medical and Police checks)  
Medical / Inoculations   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Travel to/from Location (Volunteer)   Shared   If the volunteer completes the assignment we will reimburse the volunteer up to NZ$2,000.00 towards their airfare.  
Travel to/from Location (Spouse)   N/A    
Local Travel   Shared   Access to school vehicles. 50km a week allowance. Any distance over the allowance will be charged at $0.70c per kilometre. Mileage is calculated and billed monthly.  
Travel (Children)   N/A    
Excess Baggage   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Insurance   Calling Organization   For Long Term and Short Term positions: Accident, Sickness & Personal Effects & Baggage (PEB) Insurance Protection for Volunteers. For international volunteers serving in NAD: Short-Term Travel Insurance.  
Accommodations   Calling Organization    
Utilities   Calling Organization   Internet access included  
Food / Meals   Calling Organization   During term time with boarders.  
Monthly Living Allowance   Calling Organization   NZD $560  
Other   Calling Organization    
Additional terms/benefits or comments: This is a volunteer position that comes with accommodation (shared on-site inc. utilities & wifi access), access to school vehicles, health insurance. Volunteers can get an increased living allowance week if asked to work during the school holidays.
Travel and Visa
Destination City: Palmerston North
Airport: Palmerston North
Travel from Airport to Destination: Transport provided
Required Inoculations
Other Medical Recommendations X-Ray, Medical Check for Religious Workers Visa
Visa Required? Yes           Visa Type: Religious Workers Visa / Working Holiday Visa
    Who Applies: Volunteer (assistance provided for Religious Workers Visa applications)
Work Permit Required? No  Who Applies:
Police Clearance Required: Yes
HIV Clearance Required: No
Child Protection Clearance Required:   Yes
Send papers to: All volunteers must obtain a police clearance certificate, it is also required to apply for a Religious Workers Visa.
Deadline: Oct 1, 2020
Visa/Travel Details: The Religious Workers Visa is the preferred option for successful applicants as not many nationalities can apply for a Working Holiday Visa. LAC can provide assistance with application fees for those applying for a Religious Workers Visa.
Requesting Organization
Organization Name: Longburn Adventist College
Calling Division: South Pacific Division
Calling Union: New Zealand Pacific Union Conference
Calling Conference:
Country: New Zealand
Supervisor: Paul, Eifion
Title: Marketing & Boarding Administrator
Approved By:   Rose Miranda, Mission Service and Support Coordinator for South Pacific Division on Aug 11, 2020. Entered by: Miranda, Rose
Approved By:   Eifion Paul, Marketing and Boarding Admin for Longburn Adventist College on Sep 30, 2020. Entered by: Paul, Eifion