Careers at the Brotherhood

HIPPY Home Tutor

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Work type: Maximum Term Part-Time
Location: Fitzroy
Categories: Child Welfare, Youth and Family Services

We’re seeking a HIPPY Home Tutor with relevant experience who wants to join our 2,000+ team of staff and volunteers on a maximum term part-time basis, working 15.2 hours per week based in Fitzroy.

The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) has a clear vision – an Australia free of poverty.

For almost 90 years, we have worked with policy makers and the community for systemic change that will prevent and alleviate poverty in Australia.

We are passionate about the work we do.

We strive to create change that lasts for a more compassionate and just society - a society in which we can all fully participate in social, civic and economic life with the dignity and respect we all deserve.


HIPPY Home Tutors are parents or carers involved in the HIPPY program with their child, either currently or in the past 12 months.  HIPPY Home Tutors are employed for the 2 years of the program to provide peer support and deliver the HIPPY program activities to approximately 10-15 families in a positive and engaging way, during Home Visits and Gatherings.

Through regular visits, parents are given relevant materials, as well as enabled to increase their skills and confidence to prepare their child for a successful school life.

  • Network with families with young children (2-4 years old) and other community members to encourage enrolments and retention and to promote positive awareness of the HIPPY program
  • Develop and maintain a positive relationship with families to support the development of new skills and confidence in the parent
  • Organise and attend Home Visits to deliver the HIPPY activities for assigned families (usually one visit per fortnight for each family during school terms)
  • Role play HIPPY activities with parents during Home Visits to ensure they are familiar with activities and are confident completing them with their children
  • Work as part of a team to support a safe and positive play-based learning environment for children and their parent/carers during regular Gatherings.

Salary will be in the range of $31.36 -$34.22 per hour based on skills and experience plus superannuation.


Passion for supporting the mission of BSL, and delivering excellence in your role, are just the start.

To be considered for the role and be successful in it, we’re looking for a HIPPY Home Tutor who has the following key skills and experiences:

  • Enrolment in, and commitment to, the HIPPY program with a relevant participant of the program
  • Interest and enthusiasm in supporting other families with the ability to utilise a positive and encouraging approach, and to work flexibly
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to build effective relationships and liaise across all levels both internally, externally and with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to identify problems and participate in effectively resolving these, as required


  • Extensive salary packaging options to reduce amount of tax you pay
  • Career development opportunities
  • Leave loading of 17.5%
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Employee Assistance Program


BSL employees enjoy a range of flexible work options and other attractive benefits. Recognising that there is no ‘one size fits all’ pattern of work–life balance, the organisation endeavours to provide options to suit the needs of all staff.

If you are interested in this role, APPLY NOW or contact the Coordinator Rebecca Wickham on 0405 246 852 for a confidential discussion.

Applications close: Sunday, 08 January 2023 at 11.55pm.

Please review the Position Description to address the key selection criteria here.

Due to closure of the Program during School vacation periods, there is a requirement to access Annual Leave, Purchased Leave or take Leave Without Pay.

We are an EEO and understand the importance of diversity and inclusion. We recognise that everyone has the right to an equitable, safe and productive environment and to be treated with dignity and respect.  We welcome applications from all people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, cultural background, disability or sexual orientation. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment checks including criminal history and working with children. Recruitment decisions are based on the key inherent needs and requirements of each role, and candidates are selected based on their unique strengths and characteristics. 

Applicants must have proof of working rights in Australia.

Position Description

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The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) acknowledges and understands its obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and recognises that all children and young people have the right to be treated with respect and care, and to be safe from all forms of abuse. BSL has a zero tolerance towards child abuse. Read the official statement signed by the Executive Director.

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