Position Description
Division: Tutoring Program
Title: Tutoring Program Volunteer
Work Type: 1 day a week (Saturday, 4 hours)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Apply: ?volunteer@riserefugee.org

About the project:

RISE?s Tutoring program utilises a curriculum set by Language Leader. This program is highly recommended by EAL (English as an Additional Language) teachers and provides a logical and thought-provoking approach to learning English. The program also helps students to develop their analytical and communication skills, so they are better able to utilise their English language knowledge.

Classes will be held at ?the RISE Hub?, a multi-purpose space run by RISE situated in central Melbourne. The space is equipped with desks, chairs, computers, as well as English dictionaries and books suitable for EAL learning.

By running the Tutoring program, we aim to allow the participants a smoother transition into education and employment.?The Tutoring program runs once a week on Saturday mornings. Each volunteer tutor sits with a small group of students of similar abilities and work through grammar, speaking, reading and listening exercises based around a different theme each week.

Furthermore, our aims upon completion of the classes are to see an improve social inclusion of refugees and asylum seekers into Australian communities, therefore not only breaking down social stigmas and relieving pressures of social isolation, but creating an overall increase in the quality of life of people while education has been disrupted by forced displacement.

Responsibilities of the volunteer:

  • Being consistent and reliable in attending English classes (Saturday mornings 10:00am -12:30pm)
  • Tutor the same group of students each session to build rapport and improve learning outcomes.
  • Provide constructive feedback for classes and students
  • Comply with maintaining confidentiality and privacy of RISE members
  • Must have valid Police and Working with Children checks
  • Teaching experience is desirable but not essential

Knowledge & Skill Requirement:

  • Ability to report to the Central Executive Committee
  • Capacity to work and handle complex cases
  • Sound knowledge of the housing, employment, as well as the refugee and asylum seeker sector
  • Demonstrate positive values of integrity, teamwork, reliability and consistent with RISE objectives and aims
  • Experience working in deadline-driven environments
  • Able to work well in a team environment, handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines

Only applications with a cover letter and answering the key selection criteria will be considered.

Applications close 5pm, 21st of April 2016

Please Note: RISE is a refugee-governed organisation and first priority will be given to refugee and asylum-seeker applicants.