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 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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  • 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 & 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 – 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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  • Palm Island and Townsville Program Coordinator

    Palm Island and Townsville Program Coordinator is to implement and coordinate SHINE Education Support Program (RISE) on Palm Island and Townsville. The role will be responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with schools, carers, incarcerated parents, volunteer mentors and students across both sites. The Coordinator is responsible for obtaining referrals, recruiting volunteers and matching Mentor and student. The program has a strong focus on outcomes based accountability and ensuring we measure program outcomes. 

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  • 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, incarcerated parent, volunteer mentors and students.

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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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