Summary of program and its objectives:
HIPPY (Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngster) is a free, two-year, home-based early childhood learning program that empowers parents/carers of 4 and 5 year old children to be their child's first teacher. The objectives of HIPPY are to:
- Provide a child with a structured education-focused early learning program at home;
- Improve children's preparedness for school and strengthen school participation;
- Build the confidence and skills of parents and carers to create a positive home learning environment
- Support employment and community leadership opportunities for HIPPY coordinators, home tutors and parents; and strengthen communities
Main responsibilities of the role:
The HIPPY Coordinator role oversees and coordinates the day-to-day operations for the program in Frankston North. The Coordinator has the primary responsibility for all aspects of implementation and management of the program, which includes tutor recruitment and training, family recruitment and facilitating the effective promotion of the program throughout the broader community.
To meet the selection criteria, candidates will require:
- Relevant tertiary qualifications in Education, Early Childhood, Community Development, Bachelor of Social Work, Diploma of Welfare Studies or equivalent qualifications in a related discipline appropriate to the coordination of child, youth family and community services.
- Proven experience in working in an early childhood (0-8 years) service/program and strong knowledge of early childhood development and/or early intervention programs for children and their families.
- Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in supporting adult learners and working with children and families, particularly in disadvantaged communities including Indigenous and refugee and migrant communities.
- Proven experience in leading and managing a team of paid and unpaid staff.
- Proven written, interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to build effective relationships both internally and externally with local communities and service providers and with people from diverse backgrounds.
- Expertise and competency in Microsoft Office Programs including Word, Excel and Outlook
- Experience in monitoring budgets, accountability and reporting.
- Demonstrated ability to identify and resolve problems and make appropriate recommendations, and take ownership and responsibility for decisions.
- Well-developed time management and organisational skills, with the ability to plan workload, prioritise and meet deadlines.
- Ability to work independently and effectively within a team to achieve outcomes.
- Understanding of and empathy with the values and ideals of the Brotherhood.
This is a part time position working 30.4 hours per week
Salary will be $79,911.52- $85,984.15 pro rata per annum, based on skills and experience plus superannuation. Attractive salary packaging provisions are available to increase take home pay.
If this looks like a role that’s right for you, APPLY NOW or contact Marisa Pizzini on 0409 167 710 for a confidential discussion.
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The closing date for this vacancy is Wednesday, 28 September 2022 at 11:55PM
Please note this is a maternity leave cover contract
The Brotherhood of St Laurence adheres to Government mandates in relation to COVID-19.
As part of the Brotherhood’s recruitment and selection process, applicants will be required to undergo pre-employment checks as required, applicants will be subject to, but not limited to, the following checks: National (and International if applicable) Police Check, Victorian Employee Working with Children Check, Right to Work in Australia, Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme Check and current professional registration.
The Brotherhood of St Laurence has a vision of an Australia free of Poverty. We embrace, and value, diversity of culture, working arrangements, sexual orientation and gender identity to ensure our workforce is representative of the community that we work within. We promote a workplace that actively seeks to include and welcome unique contributions of all people. We embrace and celebrate the value of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff, their skills and contribution to our organisation.