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Sewing Teacher

SisterWorks Inc.
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SisterWorks is a partner of UN Women to deliver the UN Women’ Second Chance Education pilot project in Australia. SisterWorks provides training programs to the most vulnerable women with little English of Refugee and migrant backgrounds. As a Sewing Teacher, you will be working in the SisterWorks training room, empowering women by teaching new sewing skills.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Welcome students, encouraging them to know each other and ensuring they have a positive experience during the training
  • Provide SisterWorks sewing program, using equipment and tools available at SisterWorks
  • Set up the activity, selecting necessary machines, tools and materials for the training
  • Teach the skills specified in the training manual and supervise women performance, checking the quality of their product after every step
  • Work in a team with other teachers and coordinators, organizing activities and sharing responsibilities
  • Encourage Sisters to do all the cleaning together, ensuring all materials will be returned to storage at the end of each session

Desired experience and qualifications:

  • Certification in sewing, textile, production
  • Prior experience working with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds
  • Ability to lead activities and to teach face to face and online
  • Good listening and observation skills
  • Capacity to work as part of a team

This role is best suited to someone

  • with a good command of spoken and written English
  • is confident working with women with limited English skills
  • has a warm and inviting personality
  • organised and proactive
  • can work in a dynamic environment and problem solve challenges with a positive ‘can-do attitude

What SisterWorks has for you The organisation will provide you with a great learning opportunity where you will be able to show your skills and will also nurture yourself by working in a diverse cultural atmosphere. We will acknowledge your contribution with an appreciation certificate at the time of leaving your volunteer service.  We genuinely believe in thanking everyone's effort to make a difference in the culture and community. We encourage you to come forward and be a part of the beautiful organisation. Our organisation and the community will value your contribution. Please feel free to email if you would like to discuss the opportunity, commitment, or other related questions.