Flemington Homework Club needs friendly tutors to assist school-aged children ( Grade prep-Year 12) with their homework and study. The Homework Club is run at the Flemington High rise Estate on Wednesdays and Thursdays 5-7 pm, during school terms.
ABOUT THE ORGANISATION
Jesuit Social Services is a social change organisation working to build a just society where all people can live to their full potential. Since 1977, Jesuit Social Services has provided services to some of the most disadvantaged in our community. We place a high priority on advocacy and are a leader in policy development and research. Jesuit Social Services is a Child Safe organisation and is committed to protecting children and young people from harm. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to providing a family-friendly working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The Homework club is a fun and dynamic environment developed by Jesuit Social Services in September 2004. The Homework Club program is run at the Flemington High rise Estate where there is a high population of people from the Horn of Africa region. This community is primarily made up of Somali and Eritrean people, along with Oromo, Sudanese and Ethiopian people. The Majority of these community members arrived in Australia within the past 10 years, as refugees and migrants, seeking a better future for their families.
PURPOSE OF THE HOMEWORK CLUB IS TO:
Assist the school-aged students to improve their educational opportunities. The students bring the homework tasks set by their school, and tutors assist students with questions and support the student to find answers and completing set work.
OUTLINE OF VOLUNTEER'S SKILLS AND EXPECTATIONS
- Friendly and genuine interest in supporting young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds in their education.
- Patience and adaptable tutoring style
- Strengths-based approach to working with young people to achieve learning goals and build self-esteem
- Willingness to understand the structural barriers that may impact a young person's learning and engagement with education
- Open-minded and curious while maintaining appropriate boundaries with young people
- Willingness to work in a community setting
- Ability to work as part of a team of volunteers
- Strong verbal and written English skills
- Other duties, as may be required
CONFIRMED VOLUNTEERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO:
- Have understanding and sympathy with the mission and ethos of Jesuit Social Services
- Comply with relevant legislation including Jesuit Social Services policies and procedure
- Have valid Working with Children Check
- Successful interview, referee check, and Police Check conducted by Jesuit Social Services (at no cost for volunteers)