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Hippy Home Tutor. Rockhampton

Life Without Barriers - Rockhampton City, QLD

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
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Job no: 495945
Employment type: Part Time
Location: Rockhampton & Capricorn Coast
Categories: Child, Youth & Family

About the Organisation

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 7,000 employees working in more than 440 communities across Australia. We support children, young people and families, people with disability, older people and people with mental illness. We work with people who are homeless and refugees and asylum seekers.

We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our clients to ensure we can support each client's individual needs and wants. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability experience to apply.

About the Role

  • Life Without Barriers considers that being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent is a genuine occupational requirement as outlined in section 25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act (1991) and permitted as a 'special measure' under section 8 of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) and by articles 1(4) and 2(2) of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.

HIPPY Tutors are employed by the HIPPY Provider for two years to provide peer support and deliver HIPPY to families through practicing activities with them using Role Play. Every local HIPPY Program is coordinated and supervised by a HIPPY Program Coordinator, providing training and supervision to a team of Home Tutors who visit parents in their home as detailed in the HIPPY Manual.

The HIPPY Program in Rockhampton supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents/carers of children between the ages of 3 ½ years to 6 years old. HIPPY is a free, two-year, home-based early childhood learning program that empowers parents and carers to be their child’s first teacher.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop a supportive relationship with families to encourage new skills and confidence in the parents/carer.
  • Organise and attend home visits for assigned families (a minimum of one visit per fortnight during school term).
  • Role playing HIPPY activities during home visits and at parent groups to increase the parent’s/carers confidence and familiarity in completing these activities with their own child.
  • Assist with the organisation and facilitation of Parent/Carer, Group Meetings.
  • Encourage parents to maximise their participation in the program and their attendance at Parent/Care group meetings.
  • Meet with the Program Co-ordinator on a weekly basis for the purpose of role playing the next week’s material; reporting on the progress of the HIPPY families assigned; and discussing any issues that have arisen during the previous week.
  • Engage in recruiting new families when required.

Essential Requirements

  • Willing to work within the HIPPY program for a maximum of two years.
  • Identify with the local community and demonstrate a commitment to working in the community.
  • Effective communication skills that will support program delivery.
  • Current Drivers Licence or willingness / ability to obtain a driver’s licence
  • Complete program administrative tasks as required.
  • Participate in core training, professional supervision and professional development.

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check (where relevant to the role).


  • Permanent part time positions position
  • Salary packaging tax benefits, Meal Entertainment benefit, novated leasing and more
  • Growing organisation with great career opportunities
  • Ongoing training and mentorship

How to Apply

Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts. For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact recruitment@lwb.org.au with the subject heading "HIPPY Rockhampton".

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications may be reviewed prior to the closing date; and as such the closing date is subject to change without notice. Current application closing date is midnight 16th March 2021.

We are dedicated to playing our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and bring continuity of care and support to our clients. With this in mind, if you are successful, we will discuss with you an alternative to a face to face interview.

Life Without Barriers supports the Royal Commission into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability. We believe people with disability need to be heard and for these experiences to influence how support services like ours are delivered. View our statement here (https://bit.ly/2GzZGWA)

Advertised: 16 Feb 2021 E. Australia Standard Time
Applications close: 16 Mar 2021 23:55 E. Australia Standard Time

Rockhampton City, QLD

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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