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

  • RISE Education Program Coordinator – Cessnock

    The RISE Education Program is a place-based Cessnock pilot project for at-risk primary aged children who have incarcerated parents. The Program gives students access to a vital support system encouraging their learning and development. It provides every student with an independent adult supporting the student academically, socially and culturally. Tailored one-on-one support in the classroom ensures children with incarcerated parents are positively engaging with education and provided the holistic support and resilience they need to not just survive an exceptionally difficult period in their lives, but thrive academically.

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  • Transport Support Worker NSW – Casual

    Multiple casual opportunities available; Various locations; The Transport Support Worker provides transport and support to children to help maintain a close relationship with their incarcerated parent(s). The SHINE for Kids Supported Transport Program ensures that the parent/child relationship is not effected by the impact of imprisonment and is designed to help children maintain, and develop the child and parent bond.

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