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20 March 2018, Western Australia

Live & Learn assistant

This program supports primary- and secondary-aged students from refugee backgrounds.

Position summary

This program supports primary- and secondary-aged students from refugee backgrounds. Volunteers on the program will be asked to assist in facilitating activities that support and develop:

  • completion of homework
  • study skills
  • building self-confidence
  • peer support networks

It can also involve specific one-on-one academic tutoring.

Position description

Location

Gosnells Community Lotteries House
2232 Albany Hwy
Gosnells WA

Timing

Tuesdays, Wednesday or Thursdays 3.30pm–6.30pm during school terms

Volunteers need only select one day per week but we ask for a minimum one-term commitment.

Reporting to:

It Takes a Village, Program Coordinator

Position details

We require program assistants to:

  • work on a one-to-one basis with a student to assist them with their homework (with a focus on literacy and numeracy development).
  • support program staff to facilitate group activities to develop friendships, peer support and provide motivation.
  • provide regular feedback to the Program Team Leader.
  • general tasks for the support of the program, eg assisting with preparation of afternoon snack, cleaning and tidying up, preparation of resources/materials.
  • participate in relevant training and meetings

Essential skills and/or experience

We're looking for someone who:

  • has the ability to work with children and young people
  • possesses adequate literacy and numeracy skills to tutor school students
  • has strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • is creative and engaging
  • is reliable and punctual

Desired experience

Ideally you will have:

  • previous experience working with children and young people
  • previous experience in teaching or training, or currently undertaking BEd
  • an understanding of issues affecting children and young people, especially those from CaLD/refugee backgrounds

Training provided

  • induction
  • orientation
  • training, as required

Confirmed volunteers will be required to:

  • give permission for Save the Children to undertake a 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