Frankston North
3 hours per week
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Partner Peer Tutors with participants of the Homework Learning Support Initiative Program

The Homework Learning Support Initiative (HLSI), supports South Sudanese community needs in the Frankston area. HLSI is a place based, educational engagement and social inclusion program for humanitarian refugee children and families of the Horn of Africa (South Sudanese). Based on a holistic approach, this program supports children who have experienced educational and environmental disruption and trauma and is designed to strengthen their social capital, literacy, numeracy and language skills and improve both child and family health and wellbeing. HLSI encompasses multi-generational and diverse learning opportunities

We are seeking volunteers to be Room Leaders for the HLSI program. HLSI participants are grouped as follows: Early Years, Primary School (Junior), High School (Senior) and Mothers. Room Leaders will be assigned to a group with the responsibility of partnering peer tutors with participants, marking attendance as well as general support and supervision of their room. Room Leaders are also responsible for supporting the student’s learning, wellbeing and participation in HLSI activities.

This role will operate across the following site:

  • Monterey Secondary College, 20 Silvertop St, Frankston North

Please specify the location you are applying for in your screening questionnaire.

What we're looking for:

We are looking for someone with:

  • Commitment and interest in supporting children from culturally diverse backgrounds
  • Interest in education, supporting student creativity and skill development
  • Experience in leadership, education, problem solving and collaboration
  • Competency in tutoring students with English as a second language
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to relate and interact well with children and young people
  • Demonstrated capacity to contribute to a team environment
  • Commitment to the objectives and ongoing development of the program
  • Understanding of and commitment to the values and ideals of the BSL


We are especially keen to involve people who:

  • Have experience supporting participants from emerging communities, particularly those from refugee backgrounds
  • Have experience supporting children with complex needs
  • Hold relevant qualifications in social sciences, community services or childcare.

        How do I apply?

        1. Understand if you’re eligible

        Check whether you meet the selection criteria by looking at the list above and reading through the Room Leader role description

        Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. BSL is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

        2. Provide your resume

        Your resume should include your work experience relevant to this volunteering opportunity.

        3. Fill out the screening questionnaire

        All applicants need to fill out the screening questionnaire to be considered for the role.

        4. Email your written application

        Email your application to volunteer@bsl.org.au



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