Employment & Volunteering

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Interested in a career where you can make a real difference? Here at Silky Oaks, we know we are stronger when we work together. As a result, we are always on the lookout for passionate, motivated and positive people to help us provide the most effective support to our community. Join our high-performing team today.


Silky Oaks has a great team of dedicated and qualified employees across our programs and corporate services.

With over 100 employees, Silky Oaks is committed to providing a continuous learning culture where individuals have the opportunity to develop both professionally and personally.


For general expressions of interest, please email your current resume and one-page cover letter to employment@silkyoaks.org.au. Your interest will be registered and an email notification forwarded advising of any vacancies.


Our volunteers are an integral part of the Silky Oaks team and we are fortunate enough to have over 60 volunteers involved with us. 

Silky Oaks is committed to providing volunteer opportunities for people to serve their local community in the following programs:

• Opp Shop

• Childcare Centre

• Maintenance


Please note that for some volunteering opportunities, a Blue Card may be required. For general expression of interest please email haven@silkyoaks.org.au with your enquiry or contact our reception on (07) 3906 8888.

Practicum Placements

Silky Oaks supports placement opportunities for a variety of universities across a number of our programs.

Silky Oaks is committed to supporting student engagement with our organisation. Offering practicum placements enables students to develop and refine their knowledge and skills in real-world settings.

Student placement opportunities are limited, however exist in a number of our programs. For more information on vacancies and requirements, please email haven@silkyoaks.org.au.

Why Silky Oaks?

Silky Oaks is committed to making a lasting, positive impact on people and communities to support them to thrive. Common to all our programs is our person-centred approached, as we understand that each person is the expert of their own lives. We are outcomes-focussed, resourceful and think outside- the-box. We are leaders, connectors and strong advocates of the rights of all human beings.

We are currently searching for:

Residential Support Workers

Residential Support Workers are primarily responsible for the care and development of children and young people, aged from 0-17, who are under the care of the Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs and Silky Oaks. This role operates within the Residential Out-of-Home Care program. Please note, minimum qualifications and shift work is required for this position. 


View role & apply here.

Residential House Manager (PPT)

A Residential House Manager provides front-line management and coordination support for vulnerable young people that are under care of the Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs, and Silky Oaks. Working across multiple locations, you will guide your team of permanent and casual workers to build trust and rapport with the children & young people, in order to achieve their set goals. 


View role & apply here.

Child, Adolescent & Family Therapist

Child, Adolescent and Family Therapists are responsible for providing therapeutic interventions and facilitating group work with clients and their families who are in the care of the Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs.  Case management as well as engaging clients in family, individual adult, child or group therapy using appropriate counselling and therapy techniques are critical in this role.


View role & apply here.

CCC Lead and Assistant Educators (Casual)

Educators at the Silk Oaks Childcare Centre (CCC) support the individual education and development of each child through child-centred, play-based learning. The CCC are looking to grow their casual relief pool of Lead Educators, Assistant Educators and Kindergarten Teachers. If you hold qualifications for any of these positions, contact us today.

View role & apply here.

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