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 Coordinator – Western Sydney

    The RISE Education Coordinator is responsible for the overall coordination of the RISE Education Program and its implementation in Western Sydney. The role will be responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with schools, carers, the incarcerated parent, volunteer mentors and students.

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  • Child and Family Coordinator, Silverwater

    We are looking for passionate and skilled person who wants to make a real difference to the lives of children with an incarcerated parent at Silverwater Correctional Complex. This role will be responsible for prison programs, administrative duties & child and parent activity days (2 per year).

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  • Child and Family Coordinator – John Morony Correctional Complex

    We are looking for passionate and skilled person who wants to make a real difference to the lives of children with an incarcerated parent at John Morony Correctional Complex. This role will be responsible for Prison invists (Saturday and Sunday) & Child and Parent Activity Days (2 per year).

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  • Ride by your Side Coordinator – Geelong

    Part-Time, 12 month maximum – term contract, NFP Salary packaging, 12 hours per week. The purpose of this role is to lead the development and implementation for SHINE’s Ride By Your Side Program in Geelong. Ride By Your Side provides an opportunity for engagement of at-risk children by trained SHINE for Kids mentors in a safe, relaxed environment as they are transported to and from the prison in which their parent is held.

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  • Victorian Program Assistant – Casual

    The SHINE for Kids Victorian Program Assistant – Casual provides administrative support to all Victorian Programs and is a vital member of the team. A key purpose of this role is to coordinate SHINE volunteers who work across prison in-visits, supported transport and education. SHINE for Kids recognises that volunteers make a valuable and vital contribution to the effective operation of community based services.

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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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  • Volunteer Coordinator – North Parramatta

    The Volunteer Coordinator will be a key point of contact for recruitment of all volunteers across the organisation matching the skills, experiences and expectations of volunteers to available positions and be a value add partner to the organisation.

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  • Child and Family Coordinator – Southern Region

    Child and Family Centres are designed to support children, young people and their families and friends when visiting a Correctional Centre. Child and Family Centre’s provide facilities for children/young people to have ‘time out’, to experience play time, to connect with other children in the same situation and to have an opportunity to have a more pleasant experience when visiting their parent. Child and Family Centre’s also support family and friends with information, referral services and advocacy.

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