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Position Title: Assistant Dean of Boys Call ID: SPD.LONG.2022.03
Request Num: SR22294 Date Call was Listed: Apr 26, 2022
Status: Active Last Updated: Apr 26, 2022
Number of Positions: Requested Pending Filled Available
  2 0 0 2
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 11, 2022 
Ending Date: Dec 31, 2022
Urgent? No
Application Deadline: Nov 30, 2022
Cancel call if not filled by: Dec 1, 2022
Duties:     Day-to Day Operations: To assist in the day-today operations of the dormitories
1. Work collaboratively with boarding staff to run the dorm programme in accordance with statutes and regulations of the Hostels License, in accordance with ‘The Education (Hostels) Regulations 2005’.
2. Be available for boarder’s spiritual needs.
3. Contribute to a shift roster for supervision of boarders.
4. Assist with meals as required.
5. Maintain attendance registers for on-site and off-site events (eg, meals, worships, study, morning and evening routines and weekend routines).
6. Implement first aid and assist in caring for sick boarders.
7. Implement boarding software to support student management and pastoral care.
8. Support transportation of boarders.
9. Attend boarding staff meetings on a regular basis.
10. Contribute to the daily study programmes for boarders as well as church on Sabbath.
11. Support boarding students in their study programme.
12. Be available at LAC House when boarders are in school.
On-site Orientation Provided? Yes
Stipend during Orientation?  Yes
Orientation Date: Jan 11, 2022
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 boys' dorm.
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 boys' 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.
Gender: Male
Age Preference: 21+ years
Marital Status: Either
Child Accommodation Available: No
Housing Restrictions: Male only (exception for a married couple willing to share with another volunteer in the self-contained unit).
Qualifications   (Legally, "experience required" must be related to specific duties of position.)
Experience Required:   Essential Prerequisites: 1. Must be a practising, and baptised, member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church with a clear commitment to its mission. This would incorporate an active relationship with Jesus Christ characterised by a deep desire for worship and service to God. 2. Respect and maintain the standards and values of the lifestyle and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church which support the Special Character of LAC House. 3. Be able to lead and participate in activities that support the Special Character of LAC House. 4. Have excellent communication skills with staff, boarders and the community. 5. Be able to work without direct supervision. 6. Have a pleasant disposition. 7. Have proven positive relationships with Intermediate and Secondary aged young people. Core Competencies: 1. A baptised and active member of the Seventh-day Adventist church. 2. Have an appropriate driver’s license. 3. To have no criminal convictions. 4. Have a current NZ First Aid Certificate. 5. Be computer literate and be able to use boarding software. 6. Excellent oral and written communication. 7. Well-developed people skills. 8. Well organised and be able to work to deadlines. 9. Show initiative and be self-motivated. 10. Have the ability to do a range of hours in shifts. 11. Leadership skills. 12. Be able to work as part of a team.
Languages:  English(Fluent) Required
Minimum Education Preferred:  High School/Secondary
Trade/Skills: Computer literate (experience of 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 NZD $560  
Other   Calling Organization    
Additional terms/benefits or comments: This is a volunteer position that comes with accommodation and food provided free of charge at LAC House and utilities (including work mobile and internet), access to school vehicles (with a personal, local travel allowance of 50km per week) and health insurance (arranged through the Adventist Volunteer Service).

There is a weekly living allowance (stipend) of NZD $140.00. During the school holidays, the weekly living allowance increases to $200.00 if the dean is actively volunteering their time in the dorms. If not, no stipend will be made in the holidays.

Volunteers are to arrange their own flights and travel. The NZPUC agrees to reimburse up to NZD $2,000.00 for return travel from home upon the completion of the agreed terms of this agreement.

If a volunteer dean is required to be sent home due to misconduct, the airfare or cost of travel will be the sole responsibility of the volunteer dean.
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: Nov 30, 2021
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. 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: Souza, Jefferson
Title: Head of Boys Dorm
Additional Information
10:6 Programme: 1. Mentor a group of boarders on a regular basis to grow spiritual, mental, physical and emotional wellbeing, hauora. 2. Communicate regularly with parents/whanau and caregivers. 3. Support boarders to participate in co-curricular, extra-curricular and EOTC activities such as camps, SDA regional events, church visits and sports.
Approved By:   Rose Miranda, Mission Service and Support Coordinator for South Pacific Division on Sep 15, 2021. Entered by: Miranda, Rose