ID: 94002

Education Pathway Program – Walking School Bus Volunteer

Homeless Long Term South Melbourne, VIC

About this opportunity

Two leading and very successful organisations in the homelessness and related sectors, HomeGround and Hanover, have merged to form a new agency, Launch Housing, with an ambitious agenda to achieve our vision of ending homelessness. Launch Housing is a strong, single, focused voice on homelessness driven by the values of Empowerment, Fresh Thinking, Agility, Leadership and Courage.
We are a secular, independent provider of choice for clients and the ‘go to’ organisation on homelessness for government, media, philanthropy, private donors and the community. Clients are at the centre of everything we do and are actively and meaningfully involved in the design, delivery and evaluation of services as well as our policy development, public advocacy and fundraising.
The new agency increases access for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, bringing increased scale to organisational sustainability and sector leadership and advocacy. Through partnerships, research and evidence-based approaches, we will continue the tradition of pioneering new methods and fresh ways to develop sustainable solutions to homelessness.
The Homeless Children’s Specialist Support Service (HCSSS) is a unique program in that the child or young person is our primary client, rather than the parent. The HCSSS provides a range of services including information and referral pathways, enhanced case management, therapeutic and recreational group work, psychological services as well as educational support.
The Education Pathway Program sits within the HCSSS and supports children experiencing homelessness to access and fully participate in Education, thus reducing lost learning time.
The Walking School Bus is a vital element of the Education Pathway Program. Its aim is to deliver a respectful children’s lunch and school transport program for homeless families residing in crisis accommodation. It assists in re-establishing routine, enhancing nutrition and boosts school attendance.


Additional requirements

Driver's Licence (C) . National Police Certificate *. Others . Working with Children Check *.

* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
Time Required

7:30-10am two days per week (Monday-Thursday)

Training

Launch Housing induction, Role specific training, Additional relevant training, informal supervision