Country: Switzerland
Employment Type: Full-Time
Contract Length: 1 Year+
Compensation: Paid
Non Profit: No
Industry: Education

Job Qualifications

  • European citizenship
  • English speaking

Job Benefits

  • CHF1’666.66.- Monthly
  • Housing
  • Meals
  • Swiss insurance if eligible
  • up to CF 250 of their transportation costs from their residency country to CDL

Company Description

Collège du Léman is one of Switzerland’s most prestigious international day and boarding schools, located on the edge of Lake Geneva in view of the Swiss Alps. Collège du Léman is part of the Nord Anglia family of 81 schools worldwide.
At Collège du Léman, we shape generations that harness differences, changing our world for the better, and are proud of our values “RISE” which stands for Respect, Internationalism, Spirit and Excellence.
We are a truly international community with more than 100 different nationalities amongst the 1800 day, 250 boarding students and 450+ staff. They come together on a green, village-like campus covering 8 hectares. Students follow international and national curricula, with English, French and Bilingual programmes.

Job Description

As a Boarding Graduate Assistant, you will join a culturally diverse team of staff coming from a range of different countries. The team includes Boarding Assistants, House Parents, Senior House Parents, Deputy Heads, and the Director of Boarding to whom all staff is accountable. The Boarding team operates in a unique and privileged scenario where the main focus can be on the well-being and pastoral care of the boarders. You like and understand children and teenagers and you are able to use common sense. The post would, therefore, suit applicants considering teaching as a career, but also working with young people and experiencing education in the broader sense and not simply in the four walls of the classroom. Applications from other fields are also welcomed.

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students in the boarding house
Ensuring that the general atmosphere of the house is conducive to studying at the designated times
Organising and supervising weekend and evening activities when on duty
Reporting any maintenance issues in the boarding house
Manning the boarding office and assisting with administrative duties related to the running of the house
Maintaining appropriate standards of behaviour by the students
Supervising mealtimes and bedtimes when on duty
Assisting with matters concerning students’ health as directed by the School Nurse and in accordance with the school’s procedures
Keeping relevant records
Airport transfers
Supervision duties during school breaks and lunch
Extra-Curricular Activity help

Advanced level of English.
Communication and Interpersonal Skills.
Ability to work under pressure and remain calm.
Willingness to take on multiple tasks.
Self-motivated and enthusiastic
Collaboration and Teamwork.
Caring approach.
Flexibility and Adaptability.
Cultural awareness.

Boarding Graduate Assistants will be required to work throughout the term, with one day off per week and one weekend off once every two weeks. Accommodation in a Boarding House will be provided from the start of the year until the end of the academic year. The monthly salary is CHF1’666,66.-. Meals are also provided during term time. Private health insurance is compulsory in Switzerland and as part of the package, CDL will offer their Boarding Graduate Assistants Health Insurance if eligible and we will cover up to CHF250 of their transportation costs.

It is important that you are always aware of Child Protection guidelines and observe a professional distance from students whilst developing effective working and caring relationships. You understand and embrace the importance of diversity and inclusion and stand against discrimination. Background investigations and reference checks for the past ten years will be conducted during the selection process.