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

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Child and Family Coordinator – Helana Jones CC and Southern Queensland CC

    The Child and Family Coordinator will work across Helana Jones and Southern Queensland Correctional Centres and 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 & 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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