About the role

The Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY) is a two-year early childhood enrichment program implemented across three BCYF sites, Geelong, Winchelsea and Colac. It aims to build the confidence and skills of parents and carers to create a positive learning environment to prepare their child for school.

The HIPPY Helper is to develop and deliver appropriate play activities, and facilitate play between children attending the HIPPY Parent Group sessions.

The key objectives of this role are:

  • Facilitate child-related play activities and provide support for children while parents/carers participate in other HIPPY activities and discussions
  • Set up simple open-ended play activities in the group setting.
  • Support children to interact with activities and each other, safely and respectfully.
  • Support with the development of children’s emotional regulation and social development

Vacancy details

Part time (3hrs per week), fixed term role until 30 June 2020 during school term time.

$27.34 per hour + super + salary packaging

To view the Position Description, please click here.

About You

To be successful in this role, you will have: 

  • Previous experience in the HIPPY Program and attendance at HIPPY Group Meetings
  • Skills and disposition to nurture children’s development and confidence.
  • An understanding of child development and relevant play activities.
  • Ability to work in a team and independently.
  • Ability to attend and work in a variety of community settings.
  • A desire to learn, reflect, plan and use/develop initiative.
  • Understanding of the purpose and expectations of the Victorian Child Safe Standards and demonstrated commitment to contributing to a child safe organisation in both practice and culture.

Application Process

Applicants must address each of the Selection Criteria outlined in the respective Position Description and provide a current Résumé in order to be considered.

Applications to be submitted by email at recruitment@bcyf.org.au

Successful applicants will be required to provide a current Working with Children Check and undergo a National Police Check prior to commencement.

Applications close 5:00 pm Monday 27 January 2020

V.I.D 2000564

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Contact Details

For more information about the position please contact Rob Evans, HIPPY Leader on 03 5226 8900.

BCYF is committed to providing a safe and friendly environment for children and young people.

BCYF is an equal opportunity employer and encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities or applicants with a lived experience of disability to apply. Reasonable adjustments will be made for people with disabilities where operationally viable.

Applications close 5:00 pm Monday 27 January 2020

V.I.D 2000564