HIPPY Consultant

Hours: Full time 38 hours per week, maximum term of 12 months

Location: Fitzroy

Applications close: Friday 27 January 2017 at 5pm

An exciting opportunity exists for a HIPPY Consultant who is responsible for managing the relationship between HIPPY Australia and HIPPY providers.

Summary of the 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 pathway to employment and fosters local community leadership.

Main responsibilities of the role

The HIPPY Consultant position is responsible for managing the relationship and partnership between HIPPY Australia and HIPPY providers. This role will provide ongoing support and visit up to 12 HIPPY providers to ensure delivery of a high quality program. The HIPPY Consultant will lead and participate in developing innovations and undertaking projects in order to assist HIPPY to achieve its goals and objectives.

To meet the selection criteria, candidates will require: 


  • relevant tertiary qualifications in education, community or human services
  • demonstrated experience working in the early childhood, education, community or human services sector as well as in contract and project management
  • knowledge of and experience in working with children and families
  • well-developed interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to deliver training and group facilitation
  • ability to build effective relationships across all levels, both internally and externally and experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities is desirable
  • ability to identify and resolve problems and make appropriate recommendations
  • well-developed organisational and time management skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • demonstrated knowledge and competency in Microsoft Office Programs including Word, Excel and Outlook
  • a current Victorian Drivers License
  • understanding of and empathy with the values and ideal of the Brotherhood


  • demonstrated skills and experience in adult education, learning and training

This is a full time, maximum term position of 12 months at 38 hours per week. Salary will be in the range of $65,619 to $70,740 per annum, based on skills and experience. Attractive salary packaging provisions are available.

For further information please view the HIPPY Consultant position description (PDF, 273KB) phone Sandra Andrews on 0438 569 297.

Applicants are required to submit a resume and address the key selection criteria by downloading the screening questionnaire »

Email written applications to: recruitment(at)bsl.org.au

Applications close: Friday 27 January 2017 at 5pm

Please note: Applicants who do not complete the screening questionnaire will not be considered for shortlisting. All applicants must be eligible to work in Australia for the duration of the appointment Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. The Brotherhood is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application process

In making an application for a position at the Brotherhood all applicants must:

  • read the position description
  • provide a brief cover letter
  • complete the application process as specified in the vacancy. Failure to complete the application process as specified in the vacancy may result in rejection of your application.
  • provide a current resume outlining your work history, details of any relevant qualifications and licences and two referees, either current or most recent Manager. Applicants may be required to provide evidence of qualifications or licences at interview. Further assessments may include skills testing, presentations or psychometric testing.

Applicants not shortlisted for interview will be contacted as soon as practicably possible. 

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Police and Working With Children Checks

The Brotherhood works with children, youth and vulnerable people and requires all staff to undertake a Police Check and, where applicable, a Working with Children check, prior to commencement. A person's criminal history does not automatically exclude an individual from working or volunteering at the Brotherhood. Police Checks are administered and paid for by the Brotherhood. 

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Please note:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply
  • For more information or assistance with your application, please contact the Human Resources Team on (03) 9483 2444 or email: recruitment(at)bsl.org.au 
  • The Brotherhood is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you would like some more information about our recruitment process or require assistance with your application please contact our recruitment team at recruitment(at)bsl.org.au or visit Jobs at the Brotherhood on our website.

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