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20 March 2018, Western Australia

Early learning assistant

It Takes a Village multicultural early learning programs support newly-arrived refugee and migrant families with young children in Perth’s south-east corridor.

Position summary

It Takes a Village multicultural early learning programs support newly-arrived refugee and migrant families with young children in Perth’s south-east corridor.

Program volunteers will assist Save the Children staff in addressing the rights of these children to play and access education that supports the development of social, emotional, language, cognitive and physical capabilities. They also address the right of families to participate in the social life of the community and provide parenting support and life skills/English language and sewing classes.

Position description

Location

Programs operate in Armadale, Gosnells and Thornlie

Timing

Monday: 10am–12pm Gosnells
Tuesday 10am–12pm Thornlie
Wednesday 10am–12pm Gosnells
Thursday 10am–12pm Armadale

Reporting to:

It Takes a Village Program Coordinator

Position details

This position requires the Program Assistant to:

  • Interact with children and their families in various play and educational environments, eg playing with and reading to children, supporting craft activities etc.

  • Perform general tasks for the support of the program, eg assisting with preparation of morning snacks, cleaning and tidying up, preparation of resources/materials.
  • Provide regular feedback to the Program Team Leader.
  • Participate in relevant training and meetings.

Essential skills and/or experience

A successful Program Assistant will:

  • have the ability to work with children and adults
  • have good interpersonal and communication skills
  • be reliable and punctual
  • be engaging and creative
  • embrace diversity

Desired experience

Ideally, you will:

  • understand the issues affecting children and families of CaLD backgrounds
  • have previous experience working with children and adults
  • have previous experience in teaching or training

Training provided

  • induction
  • orientation
  • training, as required

Confirmed volunteers will be required to:

  • give permission for Save the Children to undertakea National Police Record and Working With Children Check and provide 100 points of identification
  • read and accept the Save the Children Volunteer Code of Conduct and Child Protection Policy

If this volunteer sounds like you please contact our Volunteer Recruitment & Retention Manager

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