Work for Kookaburra Kids

Kookaburra Kids is a growing, exciting not-for-profit organisation providing exceptional programs, activities, mental health education and support to children who are impacted by family mental illness.

We are a collaborative, creative and fun team, who are passionate about a making a positive difference to the lives of many vulnerable children.


We are always on the look out for talented people who are passionate about making a difference to join our team.

two positions available | ACT AND 
South Australia 

We are seeking  enthusiastic and energetic staff to fill the role of  Community Engagement Coordinators. Currently there are positions available in our Canberra office and in Adelaide.

The Community Engagement Coordinator is part of the Community Engagement team and is responsible for the face to face interaction/relationship building between volunteers, referral agencies and potential fundraising sources.

The ACT position is based in Canberra, however, programs will be conducted off-site in ACT and NSW. The SA position is based on Adelaide. Both positions will require out-of-hours attendance and weekend activities. The role will initially start as a work from home position.

Key Responsibilities:


  • Build relationships with volunteers through meet n greets, trainings and other face to face communications;
  • Promotion of volunteering within AKKF;


  • Attending expos, interagency meetings, community events and meet and greets;
  • Presentations to referral sources;
  • Researching new areas of expansion and growth within state;


  • Motivate communities to raise funds for Kookaburra Kids at a grassroots level;
  • Utilising community fundraising distribution packs to encourage community fundraising;
  • Relationship building and face to face engagement with community groups and organisations;
  • Corporate presentations/Corporate volunteering;
  • Identify and coordinate community event opportunities for AKKF to participate in to raise awareness for AKKF programs and services e.g Mental Health Month, Volunteer Week;
  • Present information to relevant groups, businesses, stakeholders in the local community to promote and raise awareness of AKKF and its work;
  • Document and upload all community event related assets including photos, stories, testimonials to AKKF file management system;
  • Identify and coordinate community fundraising opportunities including events where AKKF can be the benefitting or partner charity;
  • Attend community and other fundraising events where AKKF is benefiting or partner charity and;
  • Coordinate and manage all third-party community peer to peer fundraising events.

Desirable Competencies and Experience:

  • A deep sense of community spirit, with demonstrated experience in identifying, securing and developing successful relationships with community groups and third-party fundraisers to achieve organisational goals
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work autonomously and as a collaborative team member. Understanding the possibility of being the sole occupant of an office
  • Ability to travel regularly, in and out of state, along with out of regular business hours and weekend work
  • Excellent organisational and time-management skills.

Criminal Record and Working With Children’s checks will be undertaken on successful applicants.

To Apply: 

Via the link on or email [email protected] with your CV and cover letter to address how you meet the skills and criteria. 

NSW / ACT program co-ordinator

We are seeking an enthusiastic and energetic person to fill the role of NSW Program Coordinator.

The Program Co-ordinator will be responsible for the delivery of AKKF programs.

The position is based in the Sutherland Shire, however programs will be conducted off-site in NSW, and will require out-of-hours attendance and weekend activities. This position is a 3 day a week position starting as soon as possible.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Delivery of the AKKF programs in accordance with AKKF policy and procedures, ensuring mitigation of risk to the organisation (camp programs run from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon);
  • Manage safety and risk of AKKF Programs, including risk assessments for selected programs;
  • Alongside the Community Engagement Coordinator train and build effective relationships with volunteers prior to a program;
  • Ensure pre and post program that resources are stocked;
  • Post program reporting;
  • Briefing and debriefing with admin team prior and post program.

Desirable Competencies and Experience:

  • Engaging and supporting large groups (e.g. 30-40) of kids aged 8-18 years;
  • Prior experience delivering recreational programs;
  • Ability to work autonomously;
  • Availability to travel interstate and overnight;
  • Full driver’s license.

Criminal Record and Working With Children’s checks will be undertaken on successful applicants.

To Apply:

Via the link on Seek or email[email protected] with your CV and cover letter to address how you meet the skills and criteria. 

casual clinical consultants – act, qld, nt, VIC, SA

We are looking for energetic and creative mental health clinicians to provide clinical support during AKKF’s therapeutic recreational camps. AKKF camps provide young people (aged 8-18) living in families affected by mental illness with psycho-education, peer support and respite in a fun, positive, and safe environment. AKKF camps are held at various locations in NSW, ACT, QLD, NT and SA from Friday 16:30 until debrief on Sunday at 15:30.

The Clinical Consultants role is a casual position. Successful applicants will ideally attend a minimum of three camps per year and may be asked to travel interstate.  In addition to “key responsibilities and qualifications” listed below, fuller expectations of this role are outlined in the AKKF Clinical Consultant Guide (provided upon successful recruitment, or when deemed appropriate by the National Clinical Coordinator).

Key responsibilities

During Camp:

  • Review camper files, identify areas of clinical concern and care plan with KK staff;
  • Support staff (particularly Leaders) to monitor and manage clinical issues (including challenging behaviours) during camp and record daily progress notes;
  • Provide support to campers where emotional/behavioural/social difficulties are identified and;
  • Oversee the management of risk issues, including consulting with relevant KK staff, notifying appropriate persons (parents/ FaCS etc) and safety planning (for short-term and longer-term care).

Post Camp:

  • Provide clinical follow-up (as required) within 5 days following camp. For example, phoning a parent, emailing a school counsellor, notifying child protection services;
  • Follow KK Handover procedures (as outlined in ‘The Guide”) and report to the Clinical Coordinator and;
  • Ensure all clinical consults and follow-up are appropriately documented on the KK database.

Qualifications Required: 

  • Post-graduate study in Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy or Nursing with current AHPRA/ AASW/ ACMHN registration;
  • Experience working in child and adolescent community mental health, at or above: Clinical Psychologist, Occupational Therapist Level 3, Social Worker Level 3, Clinical Nurse Specialist 2;
  • Demonstrated skills in triage, assessment, treatment, and care planning of child and adolescent mental health problems and family relationship problems;
  • Demonstrated experience in multidisciplinary teamwork including leadership, supervision and liaison skills;
  • Computer literacy and demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills and;
  • Willingness to attend a minimum of three camps per calendar year.

Criminal Record and Working With Children’s checks will be undertaken on successful applicants.

To Apply:

Via this link on SEEK or email [email protected] with CV and cover letter addressing the selection criteria.

Bus SupervisorS – CASUAL / NSW

Kookaburra Kids are seeking enthusiastic bus supervisors to support Kookaburra Kids whilst getting transported to and from weekend camps. Camps run throughout the year in numerous locations across NSW supporting kids from 8-18yrs of age. Bus Supervisors are more than welcome to attend the whole camp but this is not compulsory. Those wishing to stay for the whole camp to continue supporting the kids are required to attend further Kookaburra Kids training.

We are looking for adults 21 years and over from all walks of life. Bus Supervisors do not have to have any experience in mental health but are required to undertake the Kookaburra Kids volunteer recruitment process including National Crim Check and Working with Children Check. The role would suit an individual who has a passion for the Kookaburra Kids cause who is reliable and organised and has the ability to relate to kids and have fun!


  • Ensuring you are at the specified pick up location at required time (Friday afternoon)
  • Marking children off the roll when at pick up location
  • Providing spare copies of permission forms to parents and passing on signed copies to program coordinator
  • Collecting specified medication from children/parents
  • Supervising children on the bus, ensuring safety rules are followed during trip
  • Supervising kids on return journey from camp (Sunday afternoon)
  • Acquiring parent/guardian signature when children are picked up
  • Regular and clear communication with Program Co-ordinator prior to camp, during journey to camp and on return journey
  • Must have mobile phone with credit and the ability to take and send photos to the program coordinator

Personal Attributes:

  • Good communicator
  • Mature
  • Organised
  • Punctual
  • Common-sense attitude

To Apply:
Via the link on Indeed or email [email protected] with CV and cover letter addressing the selection criteria.