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

  • Education Support Worker – Palm Island

    SHINE for Kids is looking for a casual Education Support Worker to supervise and support the children, their families and volunteers on Palm Island who are participating in our Education Support Program.

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  • Victorian Programs Manager

    The Victorian Programs Manager is a newly created role and will be responsible for the implementation of SHINE Programs in Victoria. Reporting to the National Programs Manager, this position is also responsible for the management of the Program Coordinator.

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  • RISE Education Coordinator – Western Sydney

    Exciting new role - 3 days per week for a 12 month period. 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. The RISE Education Program provides students with an incarcerated parent with a dedicated mentor who will provide them with support in the classroom for a 12 month period. The program aims to increase school attendance, educational outcomes, self-esteem and decrease antisocial behavior and school suspensions.

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  • Child and Family Coordinator – Bathurst (six month fixed term part-time)

    • Parental leave coverage for 6 months • Passionate about making a real difference • Part-time position 11 hours per week, Saturday & Sunday SHINE for Kids is the only national charity in Australia that works solely to support the children and families of people involved in the criminal justice system. We work to lessen the effects ...

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