January 10, 2018

HIPPY Consultant

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An exciting opportunity exists for a HIPPY Consultant to be responsible for managing the relationship between HIPPY Australia and 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 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 visits 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 Licence
  • understanding of and empathy with the values and ideals of the Brotherhood.


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

This is a full time position working 38 hours per week. Work requirements include weekend work, significant state and interstate work based travel and attendance at a variety of different work locations.

Salary will be in the range of $69,849.52 – $74,747.92 per annum, based on skills and experience plus superannuation. Attractive salary packaging provisions are available to increase take home pay.

A copy of the position description can be downloaded at https://www.bsl.org.au/about/careers/jobs/ . For further information about the role phone Suzie Mansell on 03 9445 3408 or 0438 015 840.

How to Apply

To apply:

Applicants are required to submit a resume and complete the screening questionnaire. Applicants who do not complete the screening questionnaire will not be considered for shortlisting.

Email written applications to: recruitment@bsl.org.au

Applications close: Thursday 25 January 2018 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.

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