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HIPPY Home Tutor - North Melbourne

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Work type: Casual
Location: North Melbourne
Categories: Child Welfare, Youth and Family Services

Summary of program and its objectives:


The Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY) is an early childhood enrichment and parenting program that works with parents/carers of young children.  Through regular home visiting and group activities, parents/carers are provided with the materials, skills and confidence to enable them to better support their children in foundation literacy skills and preparation for a successful start to school life.


Main responsibilities of the role:

HIPPY Home Tutors are parents or carers involved in the HIPPY program with their child, either currently or in the past 12 months. We are seeking to employ new Home Tutors for our North Melbourne program to work with parents enrolled in the program during 2020 and 2021.  This position is open to parents/carers who will be enrolled in the HIPPY North Melbourne program with their own child in 2020/21, or have participated in the program in the previous 12 months. The role will involve meeting regularly with other parents/carers who are participating in the program, to support them to use simple activities/materials with their children, and to share common learning experiences.


Other requirements:  Access to reliable child care for your children during HIPPY working hours. Must be available to work at least 3 days per week.


The position is casual, with hours as required. Salary will be in the range of $27.56 to $30.07 per hour plus 25% casual loading, based on skills and experience. Attractive salary packaging provisions are available.


For further information about the role please phone HIPPY Coordinators, Salma Ibrahim (0405 244 957) or Deidre Bullen (0447 735 733).


Applicants are required to submit a resume, cover letter and complete the screening questionnaire. 

Please send your written application to: HIPPY North Melbourne, C/O Kensington Town Hall, 30-34 Bellair St, Kensington or email to or


Applications close: 9am, Monday 9th December 2019


Please note: A Police Check will be conducted on the successful candidate and a valid Working with Children Check is required. Applicants who do not complete the screening questionnaire will not be considered for shortlisting. All applicants must be eligible to work in Australia for the duration of the appointment. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. The Brotherhood is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


The BSL will recruit in line the Equal Opportunity Act Exemption no H53/2014 (sections 16, 18, 44, 107, 182)


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