Come work with The Pyjama Foundation!

The Pyjama Foundation provides children in foster care the opportunity to change the direction of their lives with learning, life skills and confidence. We recruit, screen, train and support volunteers (learning mentors) who are matched with a child in care, spending time with them once a week, focusing on learning-based activities.  

We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced individual to join our team, based in Brisbane, in a full time capacity.

 We are offering a competitive salary dependent on skills and abilities, with a broad range of employee benefits available, including salary packaging options that can add further value to annual salaries, depending on individual tax circumstances. 

If you are a professional and motivated individual with proven experience as per the position description, please apply by submitting your resume and a statement addressing the selection criteria (Skills & Experience) to admin@thepyjamafoundation.com. 



Job Title: Program Support

Supervisor/Manager: National Volunteer Manager and Placement Coordinator



Key Accountabilities:

  • Foster a co-operative and harmonious relationship with staff and external stakeholders.
  • At all times perform duties and interact with team members and external stakeholders in accordance with the mission and values of The Pyjama Foundation.
  • Participate in performance appraisal activities relevant to the role.
  • Actively participate in training activities.
  • Actively participate in quality improvement activities relevant to the role.
  • Work within and promote the organisations workplace health and safety policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Documentation and safe record keeping of all data and case notes, ensuring confidentiality is maintained at all times.
  • Execution and Completion of Placement Team Tasks in a timely and effective manner as assigned


Skills & Experience

  • Demonstrated interest and enthusiasm in increasing the literacy skills, numeracy skills and self-esteem of children in care.
  • Demonstrated empathy and understanding of the issues faced by children and carers within the out of home care system.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in providing strategies and advice around education and how to engage children.
  • A proactive approach to managing work in a complex environment, with excellent self-management and other organisational skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Organised and able to meet deadlines.
  • Attention to detail and pursues quality in accomplishing tasks.
  • Computer proficiency and ability to work with several operating systems.
  • Demonstrated understanding of risk analysis and/or risk management


To submit your application addressing the selection criteria, please email admin@thepyjamafoundation, or if you have any further questions please call 07 3256 8802.

 Note: Within this role you may come into contact with children. The suitable applicant, as a prerequisite, will need to have or be eligible to apply for, Blue Card (working with children card). This involves a national criminal history check and review of findings of workplace misconduct.