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Organisation : SHINE for Kids

Location : Melbourne (Ravenshall)

Work type : Part-time

Sector : Youth & Young People

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : 60000-65000 per Year

About the role

  • Child & Family Coordinator
  • Melbourne Metro & Geelong
  • Promoting lasting community impact

Child & Family Coordinator
Melbourne Metro & Geelong
Promoting lasting community impact

Your exciting new employer
SHINE for Kids is the only national charity provider of infancy, youth, and family programs for families impacted by incarceration. To lead the Melbourne Metro and Geelong Correctional programs, you will need to be passionate about providing life-changing experiences to strengthen family bonds.

The impact you will have
This pivotal role will report to the National Operations Manager, who supports you as you build a team of Volunteers to rollout programs such as:

  1. Keeping Us Together – helping Dads in custody to improve their communication with their child through mindfulness and reflection
  2. Storytime – building parental bonds and literacy by recording bedtime stories for their child
  3. InVisits – supporting positive family interaction through arts, crafts, and visiting area activities
  4. Ride By Your Side – volunteer mentors transport children to parental visits and social outings

Your background could be one of education, community services, child protection, or family services. You will be passionate about continuously developing programs designed to break the fragmenting cycle of parent and child separation.

A typical day will involve

  • Promoting the safety and emotional wellbeing of young people
  • Working with schools and referral agencies to identify families in need
  • Organising programs, transport, visitations, administration, and bi-annual activity days
  • Running the above program sessions for parents in custody
  • Planning programs that are fun, age-appropriate, culturally sensitive, and safe
  • Regular liaison and progress reviews with correctional staff, families, parents in custody
  • Assessing risk, making assessments, and documenting case notes
  • Supervising program rollouts and coordinating with other staff
  • Continuously developing networks with Serco staff and community-based networks

What you need to succeed

  • Education, criminology, and/or social work qualifications
  • Ample practical experience working and collaborating in a related field
  • Professional, warm, and inclusive written and verbal communication skills
  • Understanding the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
  • Relating well to culturally or linguistically diverse people
  • Professional relationships with parents, carers, corrective services personnel
  • Recruitment and training of Mentors for the Ride By Your Side Program
  • Clear Working With Children and Criminal Record Checks
  • A current driver’s licence and able to provide transport support (if needed)

What you will receive

  • 4 days per week – Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
  • $31.00 with penalty rates on weekends and generous salary packaging
  • 12-month fixed term contract with possibility of extension
  • The satisfaction of a massive difference in the lives of vulnerable young people
  • Tools of the trade including a phone, laptop, fleet car available
  • Ongoing training and professional development

What you need to do now
Please apply without delay by sending your updated resume and optional cover letter to Shortlisted applicants will be contacted within 3 business days to discuss.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : SHINE for Kids

How to apply

Please quote in application: Child & Family Coordinator via Pro Bono Australia.


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