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HIPPY Tutor - West Ipswich

Apply now Job no: 988440
Work type: Max Term (Part Time)
Location: QLD
Categories: Community Services

  • Part time – Mon-Wed (15hrs per week)
  • Contract until December 2022
  • Location: West Ipswich

Life at Mission Australia

When you join the team at Mission Australia, you become part of a community who are determined to end homelessness and ensure people in need can thrive. United by our Christian purpose and values, we stand together with anyone who needs us, for as long as they need us. Find out more about us and our purpose.

Your 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.

HIPPY is one of the largest early learning networks in Australia and worldwide, operating in 12 different countries including Canada, New Zealand and the USA. Mission Australia has a Sublicense and Funding Agreement with the Brotherhood of St Laurence to deliver HIPPY in the Ipswich region.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Provision of tutoring services to families in the HIPPY program.
  • Maintaining records of children’s participation in HIPPY and record family participation
  • Assisting with the organisation and facilitation of parent group meetings including planning, coordination, set up and clean up
  • Participation in, and support of, relevant community engagement, networking and promotional activities as required
  • Participation in weekly training and regular staff development

Requirements for Success

To be considered for this role you, must be a parent participating in the HIPPY Program or a parent that participated in the HIPPY Program within 12 months of her or his appointment as a Tutor. Other requirements include:

  • Identify with the local community and have a commitment to working in the community
  • Have communication skills that will support program delivery
  • Be comfortable visiting homes in the community
  • Be available for 15 hours per week Monday – Wednesday for a period of 12 months (this will likely continue to cover another contract period)
  • Current Queensland Drivers Licence
  • Working with Children Blue Card – we can help with this if you do not currently hold one

Before starting work with us, you will need to undertake a national police history check, qualifications and referee checks, and have a clearance to work with children/vulnerable people.

Our culture

Our innovative and inclusive culture will ensure you feel valued at Mission Australia as you help Australians in need and develop in your career.

We’re committed to the safety and wellbeing of each other and the people we serve.

We recognise and respect diversity. So, whoever you are, if you’re skilled and actively support our purpose and values, you would be welcome at Mission Australia.

Find out more about a career with Mission Australia.

If you need support to submit your application, please email

Your benefits

  • Rewarding work – every day you know you’re making a real difference
  • Not-for-profit salary packaging, reducing your tax (details via AccessPay)
  • Generous discounts with health insurance and major retailers
  • Free external, confidential counselling and access to chaplaincy support.

How to apply

View the Position Description and click “Apply now”. We will respond to your application.


Applications close midnight 6th of December 2021.  Please apply as soon as possible. Thank you


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Please be advised Mission Australia does not accept unsolicited resumes. Mission Australia will not recognise an entitlement to an introduction or placement fee unless the Agency has been briefed by a member of the Recruitment team on a specific position for which we have requested candidates. Note we are not considering additions to our list of Panel Suppliers.

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Founding Purpose - 'Inspired by Jesus Christ, Mission Australia exists to meet human need and to spread the knowledge of the love of God'