Job details

House Parent - Summer camp
Collège du Léman, Geneva, Switzerland

Job reference: 06491

Location: Collège du Léman, Geneva, Switzerland

Closing date: 01/06/2019

Department: School Support

Main Purpose of the Role:


The Residential House Parent is responsible to supervise students between the ages of 10 and 18 years and organize activities/animations.


The Residential House Parent will reside on campus in shared accommodations and will be responsible for students’ care and well-being overnight.


  • Dates:  Training period: 04.07-05.07 (Juilliard) or 04.07-06.07 (Summer)
  • Session 1: 06.07-20.07 (Juilliard) or 07.07-20.07 (Summer)
  • Session 2 (Summer or Juventus): 21.07-03.08
  • Session 3 (Summer or Juventus): 04.08-18.08
  • Excursion week: 18.08-25.08
  • Hours:                  8.5 hours per day
  • Day off:               1 day per week
  • Salary:                  1st Year: CHF 1,750 per session / 2nd Year: CHF 2,000 per session
  • Excursion week: CHF 1,000 (1st and 2nd Year)

Key Responsibilities:

  • Welcome and look after children from 10 to 18 years
  • Accompany and supervise children in the afternoon, evening and overnight
  • Entertain by leading hands-on
  • Organize games, sports activities, workshops and shows
  • Ensure the safety of children during trips on and off campus
  • Be responsible for children’s hygiene and safety
  • Ensure compliance with Collège du Léman health and safety regulations and take care of school equipment
  • Provide a safe and nurturing environment for boarding students
  • Implement the boarding house code of conduct, ensuring that, along with sanctions, rewards are provided for deserving boarders
  • Promote acceptance of other cultures within the boarding house

Skills and Competencies:

  • Experience working with children and teens
  • Responsible and autonomous
  • Ability to reassure children and parents
  • Languages required: English and French
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Motivated, dynamic, flexible, professional, organized, and creative
  • Ability to work in a team environment is vital
  • Availability in July and August, weekends included






CPR & First Aid knowledge

CPR & First Aid certificate

Lifeguard certificate/diploma

Driver’s license


Experience working in childcare supervision (summer camp) mandatory

Early childhood education certificate


Prior Knowledge

Fluent English and French compulsory

Knowledge of other foreign language (e.g., Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic)


The closing date for this job has now passed.