HIPPY Coordinator Kelston
HIPPY Home Interaction Programme for Parents and Youngsters
Works with families to prepare children for school success by fostering cognitive development.
The Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of implementation and development of this well established programme.
The preferred applicant will have
Tertiary qualifications in education
- Experience in education
- Experience in empowering people in a multi-cultural setting
- Excellent communication, leadership, organisational and budgeting skills.
This is a one year full time position from April 2014 to April 2015
Apply in writing, including your CV and two referees to Kelston Community Trust, 9 St Leonards Rd, Kelston, Auckland 0602
Closing date 14 March 2014.
"There's just something about HIPPY children. They've got the foundations for learning. They've got a lot of skills. Sometime it is not always obvious or measurable but it shows in how they approach things.
And the programme follows what we do at school; they can do things like sequencing. It gives them a really good start. They know how to handle books, how to talk about books, how to talk about the characters in the story and they know how to predict. Their oral language may be the biggest area of development compared with non-HIPPY children. They have good observation skills; seeing likenesses and differences. They retain the skills they learn in HIPPY. They understand about 'number'.
What HIPPY does for the parents is awesome. They gain confidence and learn skills. Parenting skills are learnt as a consequence of the programme. They become aware of how kids learn and how to support them.
HIPPY children tend to be, long-term, more realistic about life. They have those thinking processes in place and appear more likely to resist peer pressure. They learn life skills. They might be shy but still 'know' They tend to be more cooperative. HIPPY helps children be realistic; to know how to think; to know how to solve problems; to be independent thinkers."
TEACHER, FINLAYSON PARK SCHOOL, MANUREWA