2-3 Board Directors
- Support evidence based and culturally competent peer support programs and services that empower families and children
- Promote understanding of the benefits of and issues faced by permanent care and adoptive families in the broader community
- Purpose driven organisation and skills based Board
The Board of Permanent Care and Adoptive Families (PCA Families) is seeking to appoint 2-3 additional Board Directors to oversee the exceptional work and extend the organisation’s impact. With a strong track record, PCA Families delivers peer support, therapeutic programs and advocacy informed by strong lived experience and research.
Board Directors are responsible for contributing to the appropriate strategic direction of the organisation and for the achievement of the highest standards of governance. Drawing on a range of experiences, the positions ensure that the Board exercises its functions in a manner that complies with the governance framework and associated funding arrangements.
It is envisaged that the skills and experience of individual Board Members may include:
- law or corporate governance;
- child and family services;
- policy; and
Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline preferred and AICD qualifications would be advantageous but not mandatory.
You will have a genuine passion and interest in ensuring effective programs and services are available to support strong permanent care, kinship care and adoptive families, coupled with executive management and/or previous Board Director experience to support strategic decision making and oversight of governance.
PCA Families is a Child Safe organisation with zero tolerance of child abuse. You will need a current working with children check and be willing to undergo police checks. People of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage are strongly encouraged to apply. As a representative body of the permanent care and adoptive community, we also strongly encourage applicants with lived experience of permanent care, adoption and/or out-of-home care.
Permanent Care and Adoptive Families (PCA Families) is a not-for-profit peak body representing Victorian families formed by permanent care, kinship care, and adoption. Established by parents from this community in 2003, we continue to be guided by the lived experience of our 2,000 members. Our vision is that every child who cannot live permanently with their birth parents thrives in a strong stable permanent family.
Our helpline and peer support services empower members to advocate for their children and themselves. We deliver a strong voice for members to influence government and sector policy development.
For more information visit: PCA Families
Applications close: Monday, 13 June 2022
To apply – click on ‘APPLY ONLINE using reference PCAbrd0422, addressing your cover letter and resume to Kate Wheeler or call +61 3 9016 6000 for further information.