About working for SHINE for Kids

SHINE for Kids is a registered not-for-profit organisation that has been supporting children and families of prisoners for over 30 years. SHINE for Kids has a firm belief in the power of early intervention and a focus on collaboration to reduce the negative effects of parental imprisonment on children and young people.

Through the provision of support services across NSW, ACT, Victoria and Queensland, we work to ensure that the next generation of children avoids serving time in the criminal justice system.

  • SHINE for Kids provides flexible and best practice working conditions including attractive salary packing benefits and professional support.
  • SHINE for Kids is an equal opportunity employer and encourages and welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Also see our volunteer positions

Current positions vacant

  • WA Programs Manager

    The WA Programs Manager delivers and manages SHINE Programs at Acacia prison in partnership with the Real Support Network. SHINE programs aim to connect children with their parent in custody whilst providing evidence based parenting support inside the Acacia complex.

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  • Child and Family Facilitator – Windsor NSW

    Keeping Us Together aims to help parents understand the dynamics of and build confidence in building healthy, respectful relationships with their children, and learn how to foster this connection throughout their incarceration. Primary responsibilities of the position include program facilitation, sourcing referrals, participant care, facilitating risk management and program logistics, supporting intake and administration, and working with key stakeholders, volunteers and community partners.

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  • Child and Family Facilitator – Clarence Correctional Centre

    The Child and Family Facilitator Clarence Correctional Centre is responsible for facilitating  life changing programs that support both children of prisoners during their parents incarceration and also focus on supporting parents in custody to develop their parenting skills and stay connected with their children.

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  • Child & Family Coordinator – Clarence Correctional Centre (NSW)

    The Child and Family Coordinator will have an excellent track record of creating engaging activities for young people and their families. Your background could be one of rolling out child-centred programming within a youth work, community services, or educational setting. You understand the importance of making case notes and keep your database updated at all times. You will have experience working with and leading volunteers as an integral part of a service delivery model.

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  • Aboriginal Support Worker – Kempsey

    This role will assist in delivering the Belonging to Family program to Aboriginal Torres Strait and Islander parents in the Mid North Coast Correctional Centre, their families and children. You will be responsible for delivering course content pre-release and providing integrated community post release support for 12 months.

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  • RISE Education Coordinator – Macleay Valley

    The RISE Education Coordinator is responsible for the overall coordination of the RISE Education Program in Kempsey and surrounding a catchments. The role will be responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with students, schools, carers, incarcerated parent, volunteer mentors and other community service and health providers.

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  • Child Safety and WHS Advisor

    We are looking for a dynamic experienced Child Safety and WHS Advisor to join our SHINE team to provide support and advice about Child Safety, Health, Safety and Wellbeing across the organisation.

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  • Group Program Facilitator (WA)

    The WA Group Program Facilitator leads and/or co-facilitates life changing participant-centred programs, to incarcerated parents within the confines of the Acacia Correctional Centre in partnership with the Real Support Network. SHINE programs aim to connect children with their parent in custody whilst providing evidence based parenting support inside the complex.

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  • RISE Education Coordinator – Palm Island (QLD)

    The RISE Education Coordinator is responsible for the overall coordination of the RISE Education Program in Palm Island. The role will be responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with students, schools, carers, incarcerated parent, volunteer mentors and other community service and health providers.

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  • Townsville Program Coordinator

    The Townsville Program Coordinator provides service delivery outcomes for children with a parent in prison and women in Townsville Women’s Correctional Centre. The women in custody are engaged in the Keeping Us Together Parenting program which enables incarcerated mothers to maintain connection with or reconnect with their children and increases the likelihood of their children being reunited with them upon release.

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  • Child and Family Coordinator & Playgroup Facilitator – Bathurst

    We are looking for a Child and Family Coordinator and Playgroup Facilitator for our Child and Family Centre in Bathurst. Child and Family Centre’s are designed to support children, young people and their families and friends when visiting a Correctional Centre. Playgroup sessions are weekly in the Child and family Centre for children aged 0-4 years with an incarcerated parent and their carer.

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