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Governess/Housekeeper

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Rowena Station

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We are 110km North East of Broken Hill in the Far West of New South Wales Australia. Of this road there is only 44km of dirt which is mostly our driveway off the main road. The remainder is bitumen. We are in between the University of NSW Research Station ‘Fowlers Gap’ and Mutawintji National Park.

We have 2 very energetic boys aged 7 and 8 (yr 3 & yr 4). They have enjoyed their time at school so far and we really hope this continues for some time yet!
My husband and I work together on the certified organic station along with his parents on the neighboring property.
We have thoroughly enjoyed living here for the past 11 years and enjoy having regular visitors come to stay. Once a year we have exchange students from all over the world camp in the woolshed for a week which is always a highlight on the boys calendar.

The school room is one room of a 2 room solid bessa brick hut 50mtrs to the rear of the homestead. The school room is equipped with everything needed to complete the boy’s school work along with its own computer, printer and scanner which the governess can use as her own in her own time.

The other room in the 2 roomed hut is the governesses bedroom with a toilet and bathroom alongside. There is a double bed and cupboard along with a television and it’s own satellite dish independent from the main house. There is also a bar fridge. The building has refrigerated air-conditioning and an electric oil heater and hot water system all on mains power. There is 3G mobile telephone service. The laundry and all meals are in the main house.
The primary role of this position is to manage and present the boys school work to them through Broken Hill School of The Air (distance education). Hence, it is very important for the governess to be very organized in planning lessons for each day whilst maintaining a close relationship with the school teachers at the School Of The Air base in Broken Hill. It is the governess’ responsibility to keep the school room and her living quarters clean and tidy at all times.
You will need a Working With Children Check (Blue Card) or be willing to get it upon commencement of employment.
You need your own vehicle prefferably four wheel drive.
You will need a Senior First Aid Certificate.
This position is with an In Home Care Scheme. We pay $600 per week for every week in the Australian School Term Year when your assistance is required. If you are prepared to put in extra hours in this time we are prepared to pay you for the School Holidays when you will not be required to be on the property. All accomodation, food, electricity and water is provided freely to you.
We are looking for someone that is mature, professional, energetic, outgoing, uses their initiative and has a good sense of humor.
It would be an advantage to have some experience or further education but not essential. It is also very important that you are prepared to fit in with our family and just be prepared to help out when needed. If this sounds like you we would love to hear from you!!
Bye for now
Sara

Job Type Permanent  
Job Location  
Rate/Salary 30000 + extras  
Applicant Requirements
  • Applicants to this job must either have a Work Visa or be a Citizen
  • Applicants to this job must be arriving in the country in the next 3 months
Listed By Rowena Station  

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