1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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      Hostel Parent
      House Parent

Operates residential child care establishments which provide home environments for children.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate II or higher qualification or at least 1 years relevant experience. Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:
  • plans and implements programs of supervision and care for children
  • supervises and arranges activities to enhance the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of children
  • wakes children, and ensures that they wash, dress and develop hygienic living habits
  • supervises domestic arrangements of children and develops their social skills
  • prepares and lays out materials and equipment required in educational and recreational activities
  • assists in teaching programs and counselling of children
  • organises, leads and participates in recreational and other activities and outings
  • maintains discipline and enforces regulations
  • may cook and serve meals, clean premises, wash, iron and perform household tasks
  • may order supplies, keep accounts and attend to administrative matters

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