- The Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (known as HIPPY) is a free two-year, home-based early childhood learning program that empowers parents, grandparents or carers to be their child’s first teacher
- HIPPY is supported by research that shows that children’s most powerful learning comes for their family, and that getting a strong and confident start to school sets children up for life
- HIPPY will be commencing in Cherbourg in 2016 at the Ration Shed Museum and we are looking for a professional to coordinate the program
- The person should be interested in program development because they will be establishing a new program and growing it to full strength
- The person should be able to carry out administrative duties and manage the requirements of reporting
- A key component of the program is to employ local people so the coordinator must be able to manage a small team of staff and provide support and supervision.
- It is requirement that the person has a qualification in Education, Early Education, Social or Welfare Work or have an equivalent type of qualification.
- Importantly the person will need to have experience in the early years sector and have experience or knowledge of working Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families
- The Ration Shed Museum has a number of paid and unpaid staff who are excited about the establishment HIPPY and the working environment is respectful, innovative and supportive
- The Coordinator will need to work with a local Advisory Group and be willing to contribute to the National HIPPY Network.
- If this exciting role sounds like it suits you go to: http://rationshed.com.au/ or phone Matthew Malone at the Ration Shed Museum on 07 41695753 for a position description.
For more information on the HIPPY program please check it out on the following link: http://hippyaustralia.bsl.org.au/
“The Brotherhood of St Laurence holds the licence to operate HIPPY in Australia”
“The Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters is funded by the Australian Government through the Department of Social Services”