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Northern Rivers Child and Family Manager - Clarence Correctional Centre, Lavadia

SHINE for Kids

About Us

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 of imprisonment on children and families through early intervention, support and information. We advocate for the rights of children at all levels and we believe that our services are needed now more than ever.

About the role

The Northern Rivers Child and Family Manager is responsible for overall management and supervision of SHINE for Kids programs at the Clarence Correctional Centre. Programs delivered include:

  • Invisit Program and Child Parent Days
  • Storytime Program
  • Keeping Us Together
  • Keeping Us Strong
  • Rhythm to Recovery
  • Mothering at a Distance

This is pivotal role reports to the National Programs Manager and supports a team of three Program Coordinators to provide programs that strengthen the bond between children with a parent in prison and parents in custody. As a key member of the Senior Management Team you will lead and motivate your direct team and participate in cross-functional team meetings. In this unique role you will also drive direct service delivery facilitating life changing programs for families impacted by incarceration.

In this newly created role, the Northern Rivers Child and Family Manager will be required to form your own team, to supervise and support.

You will be creative and collaborative by nature and will enjoy working through a different approach to each client and situation, and will thrive in a dynamic environment where no two days are the same!

Your paperwork

  • Diploma in Community Services or Child Care
  • Current Working with Children Check (Paid)
  • Our organisation undertakes several screening processes to ensure the appropriate protection of children in its care. This includes reference checks, Identity check, qualification checks, Criminal History Records Check (where applicable) and professional registration checks.
  • You will required to complete Mandatory Drug and Alcohol testing
  • Current Drivers Licence

Everyone at SHINE for Kids from Executive staff to volunteers take seriously our commitment and responsibility to safeguarding children and young people across all of our programs and services in a supportive environment that is caring, safe, nurturing, free from bullying, abuse, exploitation and neglect.

A position description is attached.

How to apply

To learn about the role in more detail follow this link.

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 hrmanager@shineforkids.org.au, using the subject line: Northern Rivers Child and Family Manager application via EthicalJobs.

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