Edmund Rice Community & Refugee Services is a not-for-profit organisation committed to building an educational environment where all children feel safe, empowered and respected. We aim to create opportunities for students to increase their confidence socially and academically and flourish within their educational environment. The ERCRS Homework Clubs require volunteer tutors and mentors to support young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds on their journey to achieving their best learning outcomes.
With the support of our volunteers we aim to create a fun, friendly and supportive environment that encourages learning and inclusion.
With primary and secondary programs available, you can choose what suits you best. We only ask for a minimum of 2 hours per week!
- Help create a fun, positive and safe environment for the students attending our programs.
- Help with the set up and pack up of the program including arranging afternoon tea.
- Support students’ learning, wellbeing and participation in accordance with the aims/goals identified by the student and/or program coordinator
- Assist in the facilitation of the daily program, running educational activities for the young people attending homework club.
- Participate in debriefing
- Safeguarding Duties
- Support children in the program and maintain a balance between studies and the social aspects of the program.
- Liaise with program coordinator regarding issues pertaining to the development and running of the program
- Help foster the development of the student’s social, interpersonal and language skills.
- Participate in tutors’ evaluation meeting at the end of each term
- Attend all mandatory training including Child Safeguarding guidelines
Knowledge and Skills:
- Pre-service teacher, youth work student, retired teacher or simply someone who wants to build skills in tutoring and mentoring
- Excellent organisational and interpersonal skills
- You are a motivated, enthusiastic, fun, warm individual.
- You can commit to a minimum of two hours per week, over a minimum period of 3 months (coincides with the school term)
- An appreciation of and commitment to Mission within the context of the Edmund Rice charism with the Edmund Rice tradition
- Capacity to work with organisations and people across different contexts and cultures
- Compliance with statutory and Province requirements in respect to Child Safety and legal standing
Our programs are run on site in St. Albans, Tarneit and Debney Meadows Primary School Monday to Thursday from 3:30pm-5:00pm. Students participating in the program are in year levels Foundation-Year 12.
In COVID-19 restrictions some of the program will be online.