- Location: Preston VIC
- Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
- Category: Education & Training
Every Wednesday during the school term 3pm-5pm 6pm – 8pm
- Skilled Volunteers
- Wheelchair Access
Type of work
- Companionship & Social Support
- Education & Training
- Tutoring & Coaching
- National Police Certificate *
- Working with Children Check *
Roles Key responsibilities:
• To provide educational support, supervision and instruction
• Assist students to develop their skills and knowledge
• Work with students in groups and individually
• Assist students to understand and complete homework tasks assigned by their schools
• Report to club coordinator or guardians with students deployment and progress
• Communicate with Guardian/coordinator any feedback or concerns relating to students
• Emphasise students learning capabilities by providing an environment that is positive and supportive
• To develop positive tutoring and mentoring relationships between volunteers and students
• Use appropriate adaptive technologies that will assist students with learning challenges and differing learning styles
• Assist in the set up and packing up of materials
• Attend Homework club sessions on a regular basis and inform coordinators if unable to attend.
National Police Certificate *. Working with Children Check *.
Formal qualifications are not required however any relevant knowledge, skills and/or experience in teaching/tutoring and/or working with culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities will be advantageous
- High proficiency in verbal and written English
- Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills
- Ability to communicate well with children and young people
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Punctuality, reliability and flexibility
- An interest in working with students from CALD background
- Demonstrated motivation to commit to a volunteer placement for 6-12 months
- Experience teaching children or young people
- Experience teaching students from culturally and linguistically diverse background
- An understanding of and empathy with people from diverse cultural backgrounds
- Understanding of factors affecting students from CALD backgrounds
- Reliability, flexibility, proactive and patient approach
* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
About this opportunity
Spectrum coordinates two homework clubs within the city of Darebin that cater to the needs of primary and secondary school students living in/or accessing Darebin that are from a refugee or migrant background. The first has been running for two years and is in partnership with Preston Northeast primary school, with students attending from year one to six. This homework club runs every Wednesday afternoon at Preston Northeast Primary school from 3:00pm to 4:30pm. The second homework club is coordinated by Spectrum in partnership with the African Access Project Officer from Darebin Youth Services and is held at Reservoir Library 6:00pm to 7:30pm, this homework club has been successfully running for sixteen years and was first initiated by a CALD member of the community, to address an identified gab in services. Students from year one to twelve attend from primary and secondary schools throughout the city of Darebin, with all students and families encouraged to attend.
Preston Northeast Primary school
The homework club tutor will support the educational development of students through assistance with homework tasks, structured activities and by providing additional educational resources. The tutor will work both individually and as part of a team providing support and assistance to students under the supervision of Spectrum staff. Tutors will be responsible for assisting students to develop skills and knowledge in all required subject areas, reinforce positive behaviours and improve student’s abilities to work independently and productively.
Reservoir Homework Club
The role as a Reservoir homework club tutor is to address and support the needs of the students attending the homework club, tutors can work with students at different stages of their education with general help required for primary students and subject specific aid needed for high school students. Tutors are expected to provide services to students in an area and at a level they feel comfortable in providing, the role requires the volunteer to have a high level of initiative and an ability to work well in small group and in one on one settings with CALD children and young people.