HIPPY Careers

Careers at HIPPY Australia



POSITION: HIPPY Australia Consultant

REPORTING TO: Manager, Consultant Team

HOURS: Full time, 38 hours per week

LOCATION: Fitzroy, Melbourne VIC

Help HIPPY Australia achieve our vision of a fair and just world where opportunity is equitable through supporting the families participating in HIPPY to achieve through a love of learning.

The team at HIPPY Australia is passionate, professional and committed and we are seeking an enthusiastic applicant who will complement us with their own knowledge, ideas and experience.

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. HIPPY operates in 100 communities across Australia with 50 of these communities having an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander focus.

The HIPPY Consultant position is responsible for the development of resources and training that support quality service delivery and for managing the relationship between HIPPY Australia and our network of HIPPY Providers across the country. This position is perfect for someone who is keen to make a difference in the lives of children and their families and has a passion for providing supports and training to a diverse range of adult learners.

Use your experience in working with families and children, your strong stakeholder management skills and adult learning experience along with a love of travel and join a vibrant committed HIPPY Australia team.

Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply for this position.

Main responsibilities of the role

The HIPPY Consultant position is responsible for the development of resources and training that support quality service delivery. The role provides 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 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
  • demonstrated experience in effective stakeholder 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
  • the ability to build effective relationships across all levels, both internally and externally and experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
  • the ability to identify and resolve problems and make appropriate recommendations
  • well-developed organisational and time management skills with 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 License
  • an 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. A Working with Children Check is required for this position.

Salary will be in the range of $72,304.44 to $77,374.96 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 and screening questionnaire can be downloaded at https://www.bsl.org.au/about/careers/jobs/ .

For further information about the role phone Sandra Andrews on 0438 579 297.

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: Friday 26th October.

Interviews are planned for 7th, 8th November.


Interview Panel: Sandra Andrews and Nicola Mackenzie, HIPPY Australia and

 Lizzie Adams CEO Goolburri Aboriginal Health Advancement Co Ltd. 

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