As part of BSL’s commitment to social justice we operate as a registered Training Organisation (RTO), with a Victorian Government Skills First Contract and also a Learn Local provider with funding from the Adult Community and Further Education Board (ACFE). We use these resources together with resources from BSL and its donors to help people build their skills and confidence to fully participate in the social and economic life of their communities
Many young people using BSL programs and services have low literacy levels which prevent them from successfully engaging in education, training and/or employment. The literacy toolkit project has been designed to assist young people participating in BSL education, training and employment support programs and services with their literacy.
Each learner will be matched one-on-one with a tutor - a Literacy Toolbox ' (pegged to the Australian Core Skills Framework) will enable the tutor to target the learning to the young person's areas of need. Tutoring sessions are located in mutually convenient public buildings eg. Public libraries or in BSL premises, as mutually convenient to student and tutor.
Provide the young person with one-on-one tutoring targeted to their specific language and literacy needs whilst developing a positive and appropriate working relationship with the young person. Work with the young person to develop strategies to achieve their goals by overcoming learning barriers, agree a mutually suitable timetable and be a positive role model to the young person. The successful candidate will be expected to keep any information that involves the young person as confidential, except where it may cause harm to themselves or to others as well as report to the Lead Tutor/Project coordinator, any pertinent information regarding the young person and as required. The candidate will also have to undertake BSL's orientation and training for the project.
The areas of the role heavily concerned with teamwork involve duties such as liaising with the Lead Tutor on a regular basis regarding the young person's progress or issues and on pre-,mid and post assessemnts. Tutors are expected to actively share and exchange knowledge with fellow tutors regarding challenges, suggest improvements and successes and furthermore, contribute to the evaluative efforts of the project by collecting required data and attending focus group sessions.
To meet the selection criteria, candidate will require:
Download the Literacy tutor position description (PDF, 98KB)
Applicants are required to complete the screening questionnaire
In making an application for a volunteer position at the Brotherhood all applicants must:
If you would like more information about our recruitment process or require assistance with your application then please contact our volunteer services team at volunteer(at)bsl.org.au or contact us on (03) 9483 1390.
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