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Hippy Community Connector

  • 494922
  • Youth and Families - Community Development and Engagement
  • Part time closed period contract
  • Pivotal role in driving and coordinating the HIPPY program supporting families
  • This role is a part-time position, 28 hours per week until June 2022
  • Role based in Cabramatta

About the opportunity

HIPPY (Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngster) is a free, two year, home-based early childhood learning program that empowers parents and carers to be their child’s first teacher.

As the HIPPY Community Connector, you’ll be responsible for working with families and organisations to develop, provide the HIPPY program services and support to local families.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Work towards the defined priorities and outcomes for the HIPPY team and your specific areas of accountability in accordance with HIPPY Australia’s program guidelines
  • Co-ordinate the implementation of the program in the catchment area to ensure efficient and effective program delivery
  • Recruitment of families to participate in the program including enrolment and risk assessment
  • Select, train and support HIPPY Home Tutors for the HIPPY program
  • Supervision of home visits to support home tutors and families
  • Liaising within the local community, including other early childhood service providers, local community organisations and local government.
  • Preparing reports and updates to Line Manager and HIPPY Australia within set timelines.


About You

  • Diploma or degree in related field (Education, early childhood, community services or social work)
  • Experience in working in an early childhood service or system with strong foundations in early childhood development and/or early intervention programs for children and their families.
  • Knowledge of and experience working with children and families, particularly in disadvantaged communities including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander families or families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of and experience in working to support adult learners.
  • Experience in working with local communities and building local networks and relationships with service providers.
  • Experience leading and managing a team and working with autonomy.

Even Better

  • Experience using interpreters and translators and using multilingual documentation
  • Experience training groups

In return we offer:

  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Vibrant team culture along side like minded individuals
  • Work with an organisation that has a positive impact on the community
  • Competitive salary packaging options

Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks which may include a National Police Check and Reference Checks.

For more information please contact Soraya Kauhiva, Talent Acquisition Specialist 0466 867 721 or skauhiva@uniting.org

Closing date: Jul 26, 2021

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