HIPPY Manager, Consultant Team

Hours: Full time, 38 hours per week

Location: Fitzroy

Applications close: Thursday, 25 January 2018 at 5pm

An exciting opportunity exists for a HIPPY Manager, Consultant Team to be responsible for managing a team of HIPPY Consultants providing support, capacity building and training to a National Network of HIPPY Providers.


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, candidate 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.

Desirable

  • pre-school and/or primary curriculum development expertise
  • proven community building and development experience.

The position is full time at 38 hours per week. Salary will be between $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.

For further information about the role please view the HIPPY Manager, Consultant Team position description (PDF, 276kb) or phone Nicola Mackenzie on (03) 9445 2422.


To apply

Applicants are required to submit a resume and complete the screening questionnaire »

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

Applications Close: Thursday, 25 January 2018 at 5pm

The Brotherhood of St Laurence has a vision of an Australia free of Poverty. We embrace, and value, diversity of culture, working arrangements, sexual orientation and gender identity to ensure our workforce is representative of the community that we work within. We promote a workplace that actively seeks to include and welcome unique contributions of all people. We embrace and celebrate the value of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff, their skills and contribution to our organisation. Applicants should be aware that as required, we conduct police and working with children checks as we acknowledge the importance of Child Safety.


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.
  • recommended applicants will be required to undertake Psychometric testing. Further assessments may include skills testing and presentations.

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.

The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) acknowledges and understands its obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and recognises that all children and young people have the right to be treated with respect and care, and to be safe from all forms of abuse. BSL has a zero tolerance towards child abuse. Read the official statement signed by the Executive Director.

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