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

  • Digital Transformation Lead

    In this exciting new position the Digital Transformation Lead will assist teams in the sound implementation and delivery of systems, web and digital solutions across the SHINE business. The role will report to the Finance Manager.

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  • Child and Family Facilitator – Alexander Maconochie Centre (ACT)

    This position is based at Alexander Maconochie Centre. The Child and Family Facilitator is responsible delivering SHINE for Kids programs at the AMC. Programs delivered include, Prison In-visits, Child Parent days, Storytime and Supported transports. 

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  • RISE Education Lead Mentor – Western Sydney

    We are looking for a RISE Education Lead Mentor to fill a casual position in Western Sydney who can maintain a warm and professional relationship with parents/carers, and share positive information about the children and their development with families, provide administrative support, and have regular communication with school teaching staff and other support staff about the needs of students in their mentor relationship.

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  • Child and Family Coordinator – Wellington NSW

    Child and Family Coordinators support children, young people and their families and friends when visiting. The Wellington Correctional Centre in the Visits area and through the Child Parent days.  SHINE for Kids employees and volunteers provide age appropriate activities 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.  Our programs support family and friends with information, referral services and advocacy.

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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 Facilitator Indigenous Identified – Clarence Correctional Centre (NSW)

    The Child and Family Facilitator 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. This position is Indigenous Identified and is open only to applicants of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage, in line with s42, Discrimination Act 1991.

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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 – Goulburn

    The RISE Education Coordinator is responsible for the overall coordination of the RISE Education Program in Goulburn NSW 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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  • RISE Education Coordinator – Wyong

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

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  • Child and Family Coordinator – Numinbah CC

    The Child and Family Coordinator at Numinbah Correctional Centre is responsible for delivering the Keeping Us Together Parenting Program and facilitating supported play sessions that repair and nurture the child-parent bond on weekends during visits at the prison complex.

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  • Child and Family Coordinator – Long Bay

    Child and Family Coordinators support children, young people and their families and friends when visiting the Long Bay Correctional Centre in the Visits area.  SHINE for Kids employees and volunteers provide age appropriate activities 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.  

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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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