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HIPPY Coordinator- Riverwood

Learning Links is a not-for-profit charity organisation with a 50-year history helping families and children with learning difficulties and disabilities.

Learning Links partners with HIPPY (which stands for Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters) to provide free, home-based parenting and early childhood enrichment programs that help young children and parents to prepare for school. HIPPY is about encouraging and supporting families to learn together.

As an organisation that offers flexibility, we now have a fantastic opportunity for a job share 1-2 days a week as a Program Coordinator (what we call internally a HIPPY Coordinator). In this role, you will be coordinating the HIPPY Riverwood Program in a job-share with our current Coordinator.

We are keen to appoint an existing team member to the role in January 2024, with a fixed term contract until December 2024. The role will start as one day a week part-time (with some additional days in the first six months for training purposes paid as time in lieu). The role will then likely expand to two days a week from July.

The position is based at our Peakhurst and Oatley offices with the opportunity for agreed flexible work from home arrangements. In this role, you will work closely with community agencies and partners in the Riverwood area.

Pending a new sublicence agreement signed with HIPPY Australia, this role would then likely extend into 2025.


Your role

  • Supervise, train, mentor and support a team of HIPPY Home Tutors to deliver the program to enrolled families within their homes and community settings.
  • Recruit and coordinate delivery of the HIPPY Program to eligible families participating in the program over two years.
  • Facilitate Parent Group Meetings.
  • Coordinate events and activities for families participating in the program.
  • Assume an active role in local network and interagency forums.
  • Identify opportunities for continuous improvement and program development.
  • Work in active partnership with HIPPY Australia.


Your benefits

In this role, you have access to a great range of benefits, including:

  • A structured cross-boarding plan to help you transition into this position.
  • 1-1 training and support from the existing Coordinator to help you learn the ropes.
  • Training and support from HIPPY Australia including 1 day onsite training in Melbourne, self-paced learning modules and monthly meetings with our HIPPY Consultant
  • Award-based pay classification and conditions under the SCHADS award as a Level 4.
  • A dynamic and growth-oriented team learning alongside other professionals and in the community.


All this in addition to our excellent Learning Links benefits like:

  • Not-for profit salary packaging ($15,900 + $2,649 entertainment benefit + car parking + novated lease) to significantly increase your take home pay.
  • Flexible work arrangements between the office and home.
  • Ongoing regular training and professional development with Client Services PD days and an all-staff Organisation Day.
  • Prioritisation and support for Work Health Safety and Wellbeing through our comprehensive program and network of partners.
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).


About you

  • Tertiary Qualification (at a minimum a Diploma level) in Early Childhood, Education, Allied Health or Human Services.
  • Experience in working in an Early Childhood, Education or Allied Health, early intervention, or education-based program for children, their families, and the community.
  • Understanding of child development and learning.
  • Successful experience in leading and managing a team and building effective workplace relationships.
  • Experience in a community-based program working with culturally diverse communities and building local networks and relationships with service providers.
  • Proven ability to facilitate group meetings, adult training/learning and presentations.
  • Current First Aid qualification or willingness to obtain.
  • Strong computer skills, including data entry, to meet reporting and accountability requirements.
  • Possess a clear understanding of child safe principles and practices.
  • Willingness to work across several settings, including families’ homes and the community.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Possess a current Drivers Licence and have access to drive an insured vehicle.
  • WWCC clearance and clear NDIS worker screening check.


About Learning Links

Learning Links have over 50 years’ experience in providing evidence-based therapy, education, and support services to help children build the skills and confidence to learn, develop and thrive. We work in close collaboration with parents, professionals, and schools to work towards our vision of creating a community where difficulties learning is no longer a barrier to a fulfilling life.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as well as creating a sense of belonging is important to us.

Child safety is also top priority for us, and we are a child safe organisation. You will be asked to undergo a NDIS Worker Screening Check/ Police check and Working with Children Check (if you do not already have this clearance).

To be considered for this position, written applications must be made via Martian Logic and include a:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter

For more information about the HIPPY program, you can visit: https://hippyaustralia.bsl.org.au/.