Work with us

When you work for us, you’re working as part of a team that is valued and respected by our partners in the criminal justice system, our supporters and the local communities in which we serve.

We provide the support required so that everyone in the team is appropriately skilled and engaged to be effective.

From the very first day, employees and volunteers experience that support through:

  • our employee handbook
  • training in Work Health and Safety, cultural competency and child safety
  • induction and training about the workspace.

Everyone has access to clinical supervision through a network of local psychologists and access to support through the Employee Assistance Program for debriefing, trauma management and other workplace issues.

Enabling high performance

We are supportive by nature. We value innovation, continually improving the way we work and building organisational resilience. Our focus is on developing skills and knowledge to make sure we deliver on our vision and values.

Cultural diversity

We are an inclusive employer and believe a diverse workplace is a strength for our organisation and our people. We encourage people from all different backgrounds, no matter the culture, race or religion.

We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to work with us, with 20% of employees and 10% of volunteers Aboriginal.


Our transparent recruitment process ensures that applicants know what to expect when they apply. We promote each role widely with a detailed position description.

The hiring process includes:

  • necessary qualification and skill checks
  • interview and two reference checks
  • verification of a working with children check (after offer)
  • authority for checks submitted
  • security clearance training.

Current positions available

  • Child and Family Facilitator, Wooroloo, WA

    This pivotal role will reports to the WA Programs Manager and support volunteers to provide programs that strengthen the bond between children with a parent in prison and parents in custody.

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  • Child and Family Coordinator – Clarence Correctional Centre, Grafton, NSW

    Child and Family Coordinators support children, young people and their families and friends when visiting The Clarence Correctional Centre in the Visits area and through the Child Parent days. This specific position is Indigenous Identified and is open only to applicants of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage.

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  • Child & Family Coordinator – Wellington, NSW

    Child and Family Coordinators support children, young people and their families when visiting correctional centres and at Child Parent days. Our programs support family and friends with information, referral services and advocacy.

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  • Child & Family Facilitator – Clarence Correctional Centre, Grafton, NSW

    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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  • RISE Education Coordinator – Goulburn, NSW

    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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  • Aboriginal Support Worker – Kempsey, NSW

    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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  • Child & Family Coordinator – Long Bay, NSW

    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 & Family Coordinator – Numinbah, QLD

    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 & Family Facilitator – 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, NSW

    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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