HIPPY Home Tutor

Job Description

About the Organisation

Every day, Life Without Barriers provides support and care to children and young people, as we work collaboratively with families, carers, and communities, to ensure they have the environment they deserve to grow. With a focus on ensuring safety and respect, this is an opportunity to make a positive and meaningful difference in these young lives and help pave a brighter future.

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose organisation of 8,000 employees working in more than 500 communities across Australia. We support children, young people and families, people with disability, older people and people with mental illness. We work with people who are homeless and refugees and asylum seekers. Join a community of people dedicated to breaking down barriers.

We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our clients to ensure we can support each client's individual needs and wants. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply.

About the Role 

HIPPY Tutors are employed by the HIPPY Provider for two years to provide peer support and deliver HIPPY to families through practicing activities with them using Role Play. Every local HIPPY Program is coordinated and supervised by a HIPPY Program Coordinator, providing training and supervision to a team of Home Tutors who visit parents in their home as detailed in the HIPPY Manual. 

The HIPPY Program in Rockhampton supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents/carers of children between the ages of 2 ½ years to 6 years old. HIPPY is a free, two-year, home-based early childhood learning program that empowers parents and carers to be their child’s first teacher. 

Key Responsibilities  

  • Develop a supportive relationship with families to encourage new skills and confidence in the parents/carer. 
  • Organise and attend home visits for assigned families (a minimum of one visit per fortnight during school term). 
  • Role playing HIPPY activities during home visits and at HIPPY Gatherings to increase the parent’s/carers confidence and familiarity in completing these activities with their own child. 
  • Assist with the organisation and facilitation of HIPPY Gatherings. 
  • Encourage parents to maximise their participation in the program and their attendance at Parent/Care group meetings. 
  • Meet with the Program Co-ordinator on a weekly basis for the purpose of role playing the next week’s material; reporting on the progress of the HIPPY families assigned; and discussing any issues that have arisen during the previous week. 
  • Engage in recruiting new families when required. 

Essential Requirements  

  • Willing to work within the HIPPY program for a maximum of two years. 
  • Identify with the local community and demonstrate a commitment to working in the community. 
  • Effective communication skills that will support program delivery. 
  • Current Drivers Licence or willingness / ability to obtain a driver’s licence 
  • Complete program administrative tasks as required. 
  • Participate in core training, professional supervision and professional development. 

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check (where relevant to the role).  


  • Permanent part time positions position 
  • Salary packaging tax benefits, Meal Entertainment benefit, novated leasing and more 
  • Growing organisation with great career opportunities 
  • Ongoing training and mentorship 

How to Apply 

Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts. For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact joelene.green@lwb.org.au with the subject heading "HIPPY Rockhampton". 

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications may be reviewed prior to the closing date; and as such the closing date is subject to change without notice. Current application closing date is midnight Wednesday 22nd November 2023. 

We are dedicated to playing our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and bring continuity of care and support to our clients. With this in mind, if you are successful, we will discuss with you an alternative to a face to face interview. 

Life Without Barriers supports the Royal Commission into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability. We believe people with disability need to be heard and for these experiences to influence how support services like ours are delivered. View our statement here (https://bit.ly/2GzZGWA)