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Employment & Volunteering

Current Positions

PCA Families is looking to appoint:

  • a Helpline Support Worker (0.4 Fixed Term Contract) to provide short term telephone consultations support and advocacy, facilitating referrals and external services where relevant (Position Description here)
  • a Better Futures and Homestretch Community Services Officer (0.4 Fixed Term Contract) to provide initial intake and engagement of youn people and their carers and to provide administrative support to the program (Position Description here)

To find out more or apply, see the Position Descriptions or you can apply via Ethical Jobs or Pro Bono.


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.