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

Current Vacancies

PCA Families are wishing to recruit 2 positions for a

Advocacy and Support Adviser 

1 EFT (38 hours per week) and 

0.5 EFT (19 hours per week) 

We are seeking two highly efficient and dedicated professionals to deliver our newly funded state wide Permanent Care Advocacy and Support Helpline.  Your role will be to support families created from permanent care including those converting from kinship care and foster care. 

The state government has provided PCA Families and OzChild with $4.58m over the next two years to assist in meeting the needs of children and young people in permanent care and special needs adoption.  Families may approach the Helpline around a variety of issues including medical, education, respite, therapies, transport, cultural connection; and the funds available may be used to develop wrap around services to ensure full support is provided.  Where services do not exist the successful candidate will have the capacity to think outside the square and work with others to create solutions to service gaps.

If you are interested in these exciting positions please view the position description or for more information please phone, Brenda Carmen, CEO on 0487 014 564.

Closing date: 5pm Wednesday 22 March, 2017  


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.


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