Providing education and support to deliver better outcomes for children and families in permanent care and adoption

Current Vacancies

Helpline and Flexible Fund Senior Advisor (.9 EFT) 

Permanent Care and Adoptive Families is a not-for-profit early intervention support and training organisation, which assists families formed through permanent care and adoption.
PCA Families provides support services to children, young people and their families and carers. The organisation offers a range of services such as information, advocacy and support, peer support, education and training as well as consultancy for professionals in the family support sector.
In this position you will provide day to day supervision and support to three staff operating a state wide telephone service, including the assessment of referrals for flexible funding, support for children and families, support for permanent carers, adoptive parents, kinship carers and foster carers transitioning to permanent care.  
The position entails providing a coordinated approach in working with families to ensure the needs of children and young people are met.   The Senior Advisor will liaise with relevant agencies and stakeholders to ensure families have access to services.  The successful candidate will also assist with peer support and input into policy, practice and program development.  The position is predominantly a phone/office based role and will involve, as needed, external meetings with clients and agencies.  Some regional Victoria travel will be required.
Click here for the position description and if you require further information, please contact CEO, Brenda Carmen on 0487 014 564.
All applications must address the Selection Criteria and provide three referees and can be emailed to or mailed to CEO, Level 5, 50 Market Street, Melbourne  VIC 3000.
Closing Date: 5.00pm, Sunday 6 May, 2018


Student placements

The Permanent Care and Adoptive Families provides placement opportunities for tertiary students seeking to complete field placements or experiential learning placements.  Students have the opportunity to actively participate in a range of projects, programs and services undertaken by PCA Families to respond to the needs of our members.  Students are sought from a range of discipline areas, spanning social services, social planning and policy, youth affairs, community development and ranging all the way to marketing, communication, business and computer studies.

Further information on projects for 2013

How to apply
Contact PCA Families at or on telephone (03) 9020 1833.

Placement length and confirmation
PCA Families is able to consider tertiary placements of any length.  Placements will be considered in the context of PCA Families’s relevant needs.  Students will be contacted regarding their placement application within a week of its receipt.

Designated staff within PCA Families will be responsible for the supervision of students, in accordance with PCA Families’s policies and procedures.

All placements are based at the offices of the Permanent Care and Adoptive Families, at Level 5, 50 Market Street, Melbourne 3000.