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Boarding Assistant, Summer ESL Program

June 24 to August 25, 2024

Appleby College’s Summer ESL Program welcomes students from around the world with diverse languages and backgrounds. Students attend Appleby College to improve their English language skills and experience Canada. The ESL Program is modeled after the Appleby College student experience, with a goal of providing summer students with a snapshot of what life as an Appleby College student is like. Students will live in boarding, attend class, participate in extra-curricular activities, and off-campus excursions.   For more information regarding the program, please visit: Appleby College: Summer ESLProgram

Residing on campus at Appleby College, the Boarding Assistant, Summer ESL Program is responsible for the supervision, well-being and safety of all students living in boarding.  Reporting to the Program Director, Boarding, Summer Boarding Programs, this position will support the Summer ESL Program’s mission to create an exceptional on-campus living experience.

Specific Accountabilities:

  • Supervise the boarding house to ensure the safety of each student and actively participate in all aspects of the student’s day including activities, mealtimes, games, study hall, off-campus excursions etc.
  • Provide support to the Program Director with the planning of activities and excursions
  • Supervise and lead students during on campus activities and off-campus excursions
  • Establish good communication with boarding students by being visible, approachable, available to answer questions, advise students on personal and academic matters, mediate disputes, maintain community standards and to deal with issues as they arise
  • Collaborate with the Program Director, Summer Boarding and the Assistant Director, Ancillary Boarding Programs to establish open lines of communication and a positive culture in the boarding house
  • Regularly check email and walkie talkies to maintain communication with Program leadership and fellow team members
  • Follow all summer program policies and procedures including Appleby’s Mutual Respect policy
  • Participate in all required training, including related to health and safety
  • Follow emergency procedure for medical and other emergencies, accompany students to medical facilities if required
  • Attend off campus trips with ESL and/or Canadian Experience Camp students as required
  • Work with Summer Camp staff to ensure that all Canadian Experience Camp students are fully engaged in each camp activity, arrive to camps on time and prepared
  • Work with Academy and ESL Instructors to ensure that all boarding students are on time and prepared for class
  • Follow disciplinary procedures for students according to established policies and protocols
  • Accompany and/or drive students to various outings during the weekdays and excursions during the weekends using the Appleby vehicles
  • Attend all formal program events (Welcome meeting, Graduation Ceremonies)
  • Assist in airport arrivals and departures of students, including carrying luggage, when applicable
  • Receive and respond to instruction from the Program Director,
  • Communicate to Assistant Director, Ancillary Boarding Programs and the Program Director on student performance and progress
  • Capture photos and videos of students when members of the Communication Team are unavailable

Knowledge, Skills & Technical Ability:

  • Post-Secondary Education at the University level,
  • Previous employment in a boarding setting is an asset
  • Second or multiple languages are considered a strong asset
  • Work experience in an academic/camp settings and/or experience with international students considered an asset
  • Experience building relationships with peers, students, parents and staff
  • Versatile and dynamic in running group activities
  • Able to deal with emergencies calmly and effectively
  • Reliable, team oriented, professional, and creative and versatile in running group activities
  • Be able to lift 20 kg
  • Bronze Cross and/or NLS certification in lifeguarding is an asset

Workplace Requirements and Conditions:

  • As a condition of employment, a criminal record check with vulnerable sector screening
  • Location:  Appleby College, 540 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville, Ontario
  • Travel with students as required
  • Evening and Weekend duties
  • Must reside on campus for the duration of employment
  • Valid Standard First Aid and CPR is required.
  • Successful candidates must attend the required training session from June 24 to June 28, 2024.
  • Occasional Overtime

Appleby College Camps and Academies provide the highest quality of instruction to students and campers in a fast paced and challenging work environment.  Compensation is dependent on experience and qualifications.

While all applicants are thanked for their interest, only those chosen for interviews will be contacted.

Please apply online by Monday, January 22, 2024.

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Appleby is committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable and accessible environment where everyone feels valued, respected, and supported.  Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.

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