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Sounds of the Street Music Tutor - Surry Hills

Apply now Job no: 985063
Work type: Permanent (Part Time)
Location: NSW
Categories: Community Services

  • Permanent Part Time
  • 35 hour fortnight – ( 2 days one week and 3 days the other week )
  • Located in Surry Hills, Sydney

About Us:

Mission Australia is a non-denominational Christian charity that has been helping vulnerable Australians move towards independence for more than 160 years.

Every day we support people nationwide by combatting homelessness, assisting disadvantaged families and children, addressing mental health issues, fighting substance dependencies and much more.

We're generously supported by our funders, partners and tens of thousands of everyday Australians, who make the work of our tireless volunteers and staff possible.

Your Opportunity:

Our youth based program located in Surry Hills offers young people currently experiencing diversity and aged  between 16-25 the opportunity to develop their skills in creative arts , achieve a Cert 2 TAFE qualification and be supported towards healing and independence.

Sounds of the Street currently need a experienced part time music tutor to deliver a program, help our students achieve a qualification in Music and take part in the recording of the annual CD.

Working 21 hours one week and 14 hours the next, you will be employed on a permanent part time basis and daily make a difference in the lives of our students. Previous students can show how the program has helped them develop creative skills and also address their mental wellbeing needs.

Your key responsibilities:

  • Student Support
    • Develop and implement a program of lessons to support the musical development of students. 
    • Ensure the that the daily operation of the program offers students opportunity and assistance in line with their individual needs and preferences
    • Work with individual students to assist them in developing musical goals or projects and monitor and encourage students in the achievement of these
  • Program Support
    • Maintain ongoing communication with TAFE NSW in order to ensure course content is in line with accreditation standards
    • Maintain musical development notes for all students participating in the program.
    • Work in conjunction with the team to prepare for the annual CD Launch.
    • Maintain stock, equipment for the Program,

Requirements for Success:

  • Qualifications in music or vocational training experience and/or Certificate IV in training and assessment 
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Technical Expertise
  • Empathy and Supportive teaching ability

As part of our Employment screening process you will be required to undertake a National criminal history check.  In addition there is a requirement to possess a current Working with Children check or apply if you do not already hold one.

Culture & Benefits  

A career with Mission Australia will offer you rewarding experiences to make a difference to the lives of Australians in need. We have an innovative and supportive culture guided by our values of compassion, integrity, respect, perseverance and celebration.

To ensure our employees feel valued, empowered and celebrated we provide a range of employee benefits including:

  • NFP salary packaging benefits reducing taxable income (details via Advantage)
  • Discounted childcare rates with participating centres
  • Generous discounts with hotels, travel insurance and major retailers
  • Free, confidential counselling services via our EAP
  • Discounted health care with Medibank Private
  • An extra day of annual leave every year
  • Paid parental leave and opportunity to purchase additional annual leave
  • Volunteering opportunities

Diversity & Inclusion

Mission Australia is an inclusive employer. We celebrate our diversity and strive to reflect contemporary Australian society and all the communities in which we work, in order to better serve our clients. We welcome and encourage applications from Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people, People with Disability, Sexually and Gender Diverse people, people with lived experience of adversity and from people of all ages.

As such, if you require any adjustments to submit your application, we invite you to get in touch via email

Next Steps

To be considered for this opportunity, please click ‘apply’ and send your cover letter and resume today.

For more information, feel free to view the Position Description Download File SOTS Tutor.docx For further information regarding working with us visit Working for Mission Australia.


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