Program Coordinator

Job no: 494813
Employment type: Part Time
Location: Brisbane
Categories: Child, Youth & Family

About the Organisation

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 7,000 employees working in more than 440 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.

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

The HIPPY (Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters) Program Coordinator is responsible for the leadership, supervision and management of individual team members and the HIPPY Program, targeting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents/carers of children between the ages of 3½ years to 6 years old. HIPPY aims to provide children with a structured education-focused early learning program at home aimed at improving children’s preparedness for school; strengthening school participation; building confidence/skills of parents; supporting employment and leadership opportunities for HIPPY Tutors and Parents.

This position is being offered on a permanent part-time (0.8 FTE) basis and is based in Deception Bay. However, due to COVID-19 we are currently working a combination of at home and in the office till further notice.

Key Responsibilities

  • Deliver a quality HIPPY Program as set out by HIPPY Australia and implement program requirements requested by HIPPY Australia.
  • Coordinate program service delivery, associated reporting, data management and performance management of staff within the program/team.
  • Provide regular training to Home Tutors and observe and instruct them in the course of their work.
  • Interact with and support families who encounter problems with the HIPPY Program or are in need other support services.
  • Provide line management of staff that is supportive, organised and flexible.
  • Monitor program staffing needs and lead the recruitment of program staff.
  • Develop the annual program business plan, displaying clear direction of program development consistent with agency objectives.
  • Participation in the research and evaluation of the HIPPY Program.

Skills & Experience

  • Tertiary qualifications in early childhood development, community development, Human Services or equivalent qualifications in a related discipline appropriate to the coordination of child, youth, family and community services.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing and delivering community-based programs and working with children and families who are disadvantaged.
  • Extensive experience in working with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and building and promoting local networks and relationships with service providers.

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).


  • Salary packaging tax benefits
  • Laptop and mobile phone provided
  • Excellent career development opportunities

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 Stephanie at with the subject heading “HIPPY QLD”.

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 Sunday 13 September 2020.

We are dedicated to playing our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and bring continuity of care and support to our clients. 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 (

Advertised: 31 Aug 2020 E. Australia Standard Time
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