Homework Club Support Worker

Hours: Casual, hours as required

Location: Fitzroy

Applications close: Friday, 19 January 2018 at 5pm

An exciting opportunity exists for a Homework Club Support Worker to work collaboratively to ensure the effective day to day running of the Brotherhood of St Laurence Homework Program.

Summary of program and its objectives

The Connie Benn Community Team is part of the Children, Youth & Families division.

The Connie Benn Centre is an integrated service hub which provides a range of programs and services for children 0-12 years and their families. The City of Yarra manage the centre and work in partnership with the Brotherhood of St Laurence in the delivery of the programs and services.

The Brotherhood of St Laurence Homework Program was established in 1990 in response to a growing awareness that many students from low-income families in the City of Yarra and surrounding area experience challenges in their education. The current program caters for a high number of ESL students and humanitarian refugees seeking assistance to enable sustained and effective participation in mainstream education. Many students seeking assistance through the program have had interrupted formal education experiences and require broad holistic support to continue participation in school and further education. The program currently operates from the Fitzroy Library. 

Main responsibilities of the role

The program provides young people undertaking secondary studies with a supportive environment where they can work and receive individual or group tuition from volunteer tutors in all subject areas. This position will work collaboratively with the Homework Club Coordinator to ensure the effective day to day running of this program. 

To meet the selection criteria, candidate will require:

  • competency in tutoring students with English as an additional language
  • demonstrated knowledge and understanding of refugee and settlement issues with particular understanding of the effect of settlement on education
  • experience engaging young people in programs in the community sector
  • well-developed interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to build effective relationships with young people, volunteers and all program stakeholders
  • demonstrated capacity to manage daily organisation of programs and work independently and cohesively with a number of agencies, organisations and volunteers
  • understanding of and empathy with the values and ideals of the Brotherhood.


  • undergraduate level qualification (or currently completing) in at least one of the following Social/Science/Youth/Welfare/Community Development/Education
  • previous experience in a Homework Club environment.

This is a casual position and hours will be on an as required basis. Salary will be between $24.56 to $26.79 per hour plus 25% casual loading, 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 Homework Club Support Worker position description (PDF, 288kb) or phone Joseph Lorback on (03) 9426 1581.

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: Friday, 19 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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