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RISE Education Coordinator

Organisation : SHINE for Kids

Location : Canberra, NSW Regional, Sydney (Goulburn)

Work type : Part-time

Profession : Community Services

Sector : Children, Community Development, Community Engagement, Community Support Services, Education & Training

Salary type : Hourly

Salary : 30

About the role

  • 15 hours per week for a 10 month period
  • Hands on role
  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
  • NFP Salary packaging

About the role

  • Identifying schools in the catchment area with students affected by parental incarceration
  • Developing and hold a co-design meeting with schools and relevant community organisations to foster wrap around support for children with a parent incarcerated.
  • Maintaining regular communication with school teaching, leadership, and wellbeing staff to develop and implement the service in the school
  • Assessing and evaluating reports provided by schools, and target areas of concern as identified by families and schools to specifically address the development of these areas
  • Frequent assessment of child progress based on mentor reports and school/family feedback
  • Developing relationships with local preschools to assist in transitioning children into Kindergarten and supporting families
  • Regular check ins with schools, families and mentors to review progress and suitability of program
  • Maintaining an open, warm and professional relationship with parents/carers, and share positive information about the children and their development with families
  • Undertaking project evaluations and risk management assessments of the program

About you

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in case work, case management and referral skills, particularly with vulnerable families.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in conducting initial or brief assessments to determine the needs of children
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the issues and challenges that children of prisoners face
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the issues faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • The capacity to work professionally in an independent role
  • An understanding and adherence with Work Health and Safety principles to ensure the health and safety of yourself and others at the workplace. The ability to apply risk management and prevention strategies within a complex criminal justice environment.

Your paperwork

  • Diploma qualified or above with previous experience
  • Teaching background (desirable)
  • Experience in Education, Community Welfare, Social Work, Welfare or Social Sciences
  • The capacity to receive clearance via a criminal record check.
  • Current driver’s licence
  • Current Working with Children’s Check
  • Current First Aid Certificate


About the organisation

Organisation Name : SHINE for Kids

SHINE for Kids is the only national charity to provide services to support children and young people from infancy through to reaching adulthood at 18, our programs operate in secure, open custody, and transitional correctional facilities throughout NSW, ACT, VIC and QLD. SHINE for Kids programs are designed to provide positive opportunities to reduce the likelihood of children transitioning into child protection and justice systems, help avoid family fragmentation, and to reduce both juvenile and adult recidivism.

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. This may be in the classroom with class work, building their confidence in social environments, or in the playground playing ball and talking about whatever is on their mind that day.

Schools can be a protective or risk factor for primary aged children with an incarcerated parent. There is a strong correlation between children with a parent in prison and child who end up in the juvenile justice system and then become incarcerated as adults. This is the cycle the RISE Education Program is trying to break.

The program aims to increase school attendance, educational outcomes, self-esteem and decrease antisocial behavior and school suspensions.

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

How to apply

If you have the skills and experience outlined please forward your resume and a cover letter addressing the above skills and experience, plus any other information that you feel is relevant to your ability to perform this role to

Position and Job Description – RISE Education Coordinator – Goulburn – Rev 0.3

For recruiters: we appreciate your work, but wish to recruit for this role directly. Thank you

Please quote in application: RISE Education Coordinator via Pro Bono Australia.



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