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Employment & Volunteering


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PCA Families is an equal opportunity employer and we promote the principles of merit and fairness in employment practices.

Current Positions

PCA Families is looking to appoint a:

Client Services Officer, Flexible Funding Program, SCHADS 4.1 @ .7FTE

Come and join a team of highly skilled, motivated and compassionate professionals.

PCA Families has an exciting vacancy within the Flexible Funding Program. The Client Services Officer will be instrumental in the small team and in the administration and processing of applications.

Skills and Experience:

  • Proven experience in an administrative role, preferably within a community services organisation or not for profit.
  • Experience working with carers and families.
  • Strong organisational and time management skills, with the ability to multitask and prioritise competing demands effectively.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and other relevant software applications.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Commitment to the mission and values of PCA Families.

* Lived experience of the Out of Home care would be viewed favourably.

Next Steps 

If you would like to know more about this role, please contact: Zahra Shire, Senior Worker, Flexible via email:  Zahra@ using the subject line: Client Services Officer, Flexible Funding Program.

To read the position desciption, please click here and to apply, please visit Ethical Jobs  or alternatively send your CV along with a cover letter addressing the selection criteria to    If you have any questions, please contact Wendy on 0499 617 106.  


Board Positions

Call for nominations for Directors to be elected to the Board of Permanent Care and Adoptive Families Inc. at the Annual General Meeting on the 8th November 2023

PCA Families is seeking to appoint up to three Directors, two who have personal and family connections to Permanent Care and Adoption and one of whom does not have involvement with permanent care and adoption but is interested in becoming a Director.

The following key skills have been identified for recruitment by the Board.  Our hope is that the two Directors who have a personal and family connections to Permanent Care and Adoption will also be able to fill the skill gaps below:

  • Marketing, media, and communications.
  • Links to corporate sponsors and success in attracting sponsorships.
  • Influencer-demonstrated links potential to funders. i.e., Government departments/philanthropy.
  • Finance, risk management and technology.

 The Board Director position description sets out further details of the role.

To nominate:
Your nomination must be:
(1) accompanied by a short biographical statement and your consent to nomination;
(2) endorsed by one member other than yourself; and
(3) given to PCA Families in writing.

All parts of the nomination form must be completed and signed. Your biographical statement will be distributed to all members eligible to vote at the AGM.  

The nomination form is to be delivered to PCA Families by email to  or or via post to Suite 6/Level 1, 69-71 Rosstown Road, Carnegie 3163 by no later than Friday 15th September 2023. Nominations received after this time will not be considered.

Download the nominations form



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We value the role of volunteers and are committed to best practice volunteer management.


PCA Families has a long history of volunteer involvement. We started in 2002 when a group of parents, carers and professionals started meeting with a view to establishing a support service which was independent of placement agencies and which provided training and support to those involved in permanent care, adoption, kinship care and foster care. The organisation was incorporated in 2003 as Post Placement Support Service. It was largely run by volunteers, with only a small amount of paid staff time until 2010.

PCA Families continues to value the role of volunteers as an integral part of a peer-informed approach incorporating learning from lived experience.

Current Volunteer Positions

PCA Families is interested in providing opportunities for volunteers to support the organisation in event based and short term based projects.

If you are interested in volunteering as peer support mentors/facilitators or at events/fundraising, submit your application to .

If you need help with making an application, or would like to discuss volunteer opportunities further, please contact Membership Engagement and Office Manager, Deborah Hunt on 03 9020 1833.