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Family Learning Support Worker

Brotherhood of St Laurence

We’re looking for a passionate Family Learning Support Worker with relevant experience who wants to join our 2,000+ team of staff and volunteers to make a difference on a Maximum Term Part - Time basis, working 22.8 per week based in Fitzroy.

The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) has a clear vision – an Australia free of poverty.

For almost 90 years, we have worked with policy makers and the community for systemic change that will prevent and alleviate poverty in Australia.

We are passionate about the work we do.

We strive to create change that lasts for a more compassionate and just society - a society in which we can all fully participate in social, civic and economic life with the dignity and respect we all deserve.


The aim is to work directly with families from Public Housing Estates to understand their circumstances post COVID 19 and work with them to overcome barriers experienced relating to their child’s learning. We aim to connect children and their families to early childhood services through practical support and relationship building. During COVID 19 we know that children’s learning has been disrupted. We know that we can build their access to learning opportunities in home to boost parent confidence and engagement in their child’s learning.

  • Work collaboratively within teams to achieve common goals and contribute towards continual improvement initiatives.
  • Provide appropriate feedback on performance of duties in accordance with Brotherhood policies and procedures.
  • Recruit and enrol families to the program through networking, promotion and engaging with families, services providers within the community
  • Work with families to understand their child’s needs, connection or barriers to early childhood services such as childcare, occasional care, playgroups etc.
  • Assist families to navigate systems, information, forms, enrolment processes to support attendance at ECEC services and receive financial support through Child Care Subsidies/ Centrelink

 Salary will be $57,822.30 pro rata per annum, based on skills and experience plus superannuation


Passion for supporting the mission of BSL, and delivering excellence in your role, are just the start.

To be considered for the role and be successful in it, we’re looking for someone who has the following key skills and experiences:

  • Proven experience in working in an early childhood (0-8 years) service/program and strong knowledge of early childhood development and/or early intervention programs for children and their families.
  • Proven written, interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to build effective relationships both internally and externally with local communities and service providers and with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Ideally you will speak a community language of Tigray, Arabic, Vietnamese, Somali or other.
  • Applicant living in public housing across City of Yarra, City of Melbourne desirable


  • Extensive salary packaging options to reduce amount of tax you pay
  • Career development opportunities
  • Leave loading of 17.5%
  • Employee Assistance Program


BSL employees enjoy a range of flexible work options and other attractive benefits. Recognising that there is no ‘one size fits all’ pattern of work–life balance, the organisation endeavours to provide options to suit the needs of all staff.

If this looks like a role that’s right for you, APPLY NOW or contact Yasmin Karaata on 0417 030 270 for a confidential discussion.

To view the position description, please click here.

We are an EEO and understand the importance of diversity and inclusion. We recognise that everyone has the right to an equitable, safe and productive environment and to be treated with dignity and respect.  We welcome applications from all people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, cultural background, disability or sexual orientation. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment checks including criminal history and working with children. Recruitment decisions are based on the key inherent needs and requirements of each role, and candidates are selected based on their unique strengths and characteristics.  Applicants must have proof of working rights in Australia.

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