Careers & Culture
Lighthouse Foundation is committed to employing passionate staff who bring a broad range of skills and experience to our cause. We really do live our values of being respectful, kind, courageous, thoughtful and committed in our workplace, and look for new employees who demonstrate them.
Currently there are no positions vacant at Lighthouse.
Our internal culture revolves around providing caring, family-style support to our young people and to each other. Our people need to be resilient, reflective and passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of vulnerable young people, children and babies. For this reason, we take considerable care in selecting each person who comes to work with us.
Once through the initial interview process and formal Working with Children and Criminal History checks, each short-listed candidate undergoes psychosocial screening to determine their ability to embrace and thrive in our nurturing organisational culture. We apply the same psychosocial screening process before anyone enters the Lighthouse family, whether they are a senior executive, an administration officer, a young person or a volunteer.
We train all our employees how to engage with and support traumatised young people and children. All staff members are required to do regular individual and group supervision and monthly internal training. This support reduces vicarious workplace trauma and helps us maintain comparatively high retention rates among our in-home carers. We also work hard to make sure our internal culture encourages thoughtfulness, reflection and open communication at all levels. The aim is that everyone working with Lighthouse embodies and role models the ways of relating that we are encouraging our young people to learn.