PÀRANTAN AN TAIGHE
Fulfilling the role of House Parent at Colaisde na Gàidhlig is a role which is taken very seriously here on site. As House Parent, one assumes responsibility over the entire student population on campus during the session. The safety and well-being of the children we have on campus during school programming, is the number one priority of Colaisde na Gàidhlig.
It is Gaelic College policy that any potential house parent must be parent/guardian to a student attending the said session.
During youth sessions, we separate the accommodations for boys and girls into two dorms – MacKenzie Hall for the girls, and MacLeod House for the boys. We expect all to abide by our ruling of staying out of designated dorm areas if not holding a room there.
All students must be dressed respectfully. Youth are to take pride in their appearance and are expected to dress appropriately. This means no skimp clothing, no pajamas, and no bare feet are allowed on site. It is the responsibility of the house parents to ensure that this rule is enforced and abided by.
Absolutely no alcohol or drugs are allowed to be in the possession of youth students on campus. House parents are required to be alert to this at all times and ensure that this rule is enforced. Violation of this rule will mean that the student(s) will have their parents contacted and will be expelled from the session.
House Parents are required to perform a student count by at least 11:00pm, if not earlier, to ensure all students are in their proper residences. For pre-teens, curfew is 9PM with lights out by 9:30PM. For teens, curfew is 10PM with lights out at 10:30PM. All students require a good night’s sleep and enforcing this rule is absolutely essential to the well-being and the learning potential of students.
House Parents are required to supervise students’ laundry. Students are permitted to use laundry facilities in the first floor bathroom of MacLeod House any time after class. All laundry must be finished by 8:15PM.
House Parents are required to check washrooms daily for toilet tissue, towels, etc.
House Parents are required to monitor wristbands and ensure that they are presented to cafeteria staff for all meals. Cafeteria staff will be enforcing this rule.
House Parents are required to perform a daily inspection of students’ rooms and empty garbage daily. It is expected that House Parents will ensure students are prepared for departure on last night of stay, with all students in dorm rooms made to clean any mess made during the session.
We are a peanut-free facility and abide by many strict rulings on food restrictions for students. We expect House Parents to patrol any incoming food from students for snacking, with complete disposal if deemed unsafe for others.
House Parents are required to serve night lunch to the students and clean up afterwards. Most often night lunch is prepared for 8:00PM but may vary depending on evening activities.
It is the responsibility of the House Parents to ensure that residences are empty during class times and that all students are in classes – unless a student is ill.
If there is a problem, contact the Director of Education and Programming immediately. If not available, contact a staff member on campus right away.
It is the responsibility of the House Parent to make sure that students are up, showered and dressed appropriately before coming to the dining room for breakfast. This means enforcing the dress code. Also, please ensure that all students are in attendance for morning assembly.
Instruct and educate all students in regard to the rules and regulations. It is the responsibility of the House Parent to ensure that the rules and regulations are being enforced and abided by.
House Parents, if interested, will be permitted to participate in one class per day, so long as there are always 3-5 other House Parents “On Duty” at all times throughout the day. A schedule will be drafted and followed in this regard.
A Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening must be completed and provided to the Director of Education and Programming, as well as 2 letters of reference, and the following application form before being considered for the role of House Parent.
REMUNERATION – FREE ROOM AND BOARD
Interested in being a House Parent?
Thank you for your kind interest in participating in the life of Colaisde na Gàidhlig. We need and appreciate your support. NOTE: A recent Criminal Records Check (within the last year) required before you will be considered for a role as House Parent.
Please attach this form, 2 letters of reference, and Criminal Records Check in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax us at 902-295-2912.