About the Role
Summary of program and its objectives:
HIPPY is a two year structured home based early childhood learning and parenting program that empowers parents and carers to be their child’s first teacher. The program builds the confidence and skills of parents and carers to create a positive learning environment to prepare their child for school. The program also offers some parents and carers supported pathways to employment and fosters local community leadership.
Main responsibilities of the role:
The HIPPY Manager, Consultant Team is responsible for managing a team of HIPPY Consultants providing support, capacity building and training to a National Network of HIPPY Providers. The Manager, Consultant Team guides the HIPPY consultants in implementing a site support approach and quality assurance process that ensures high quality program delivery and accountability, consistent with the HIPPY Sublicense and Funding Agreement, the program model and HIPPY Australia’s outcome areas and strategic plan. The Manager, Consultant Team is a member of the HIPPY Australia Senior Leaders Group.
To meet the selection criteria, candidates will require:
• relevant qualifications in Early Childhood, Primary Teaching Education or equivalent
• demonstrated ability and experience in leading, managing and coaching a team
• demonstrated experience working in early childhood (0-8 years) and strong foundations in early childhood development and/or early intervention programs for children and their families
• proven experience in teaching and working with adults from diverse backgrounds and working within indigenous, newly arrived and refugee communities
• proven ability to work autonomously and effectively as part of a team to achieve outcomes
• proven interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present in public forums, build effective relationships and liaise across all levels both internally, externally and with people from diverse backgrounds
• well-developed group facilitation, organisational and time management skills with the ability to plan workload, prioritise and meet deadlines as well as dealing appropriately with issues of a sensitive nature
• demonstrated ability to identify and resolve problems and make appropriate recommendations and take ownership and responsibility for own decisions
• proven experience in reporting and expertise and competency in Microsoft Office Programs including Word, Excel and Outlook
• current Victorian drivers license
• understanding of and empathy with the values and ideals of the Brotherhood
• pre-school and/or primary curriculum development expertise
• proven community building and development experience
This is a full time position working 38 hours per week. Work requirements include weekend work, state and interstate work based travel and attendance at a variety of different work locations.
Salary will be in the range of $76,132.68 to $79,891.41 per annum, based on skills and experience plus superannuation. Attractive salary packaging provisions are available to increase take home pay.
A copy of the position description can be downloaded at https://www.bsl.org.au/about/careers/jobs/ . For further information about the role phone Nicola Mackenzie on (03) 9445 2422.
About the Organisation
As well as providing services and programs for families and elderly on low incomes, refugees, young people and the unemployed, we research the causes and effects of poverty and advocate national and local policy solutions for people who are disadvantaged.
The Brotherhood is currently focusing its work on strategies to alleviate and prevent poverty for those people most at risk at the four transition stages considered critical to their future well-being: the early years, the years from school to work, periods in and out of work and retirement and ageing.
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