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Organisation : Permanent Care and Adoptive Families

Location : Australia, Melbourne (Melbourne and Collingwood)

Work type : Part-time

Sector : Children, Community Development, Community Support Services, Youth & Young People

Salary type : Volunteer

Salary : Agreed expenses are reimbursed

Application closing date : 31 Oct, 2019

About the role

Permanent Care and Adoptive Families (PCA Families)

www.pcafamilies.org.au

Annual Budget: $500,001-$1,000,000
Number of Paid Staff: 1 – 10
Number of Volunteers: 20 or fewer

Current Board Size: 9
Board Meetings (frequency): Monthly
Board Meetings Held: In the evenings last Wednesday of the month
State where Board Meetings Held: Victoria

Further information about this vacancy:

Board of Directors

Permanent Care and Adoptive Families (PCA Families) delivers peer support, therapeutic programs and advocacy informed by strong lived experience and research. Funded through the Victorian Department of Human Services to deliver the Permanent Carer Helpline and Flexible Funding Program, we also seek philanthropic funds to deliver broader support to and with our community such as:

  • Peer Support and Community Capacity Building
  • Parenting programs
  • Children and Youth Programs

Our Purpose:

Every child deserves a family that loves and supports them. Trauma, grief, loss and attachment are issues all permanent care and adoptive families face. Our families are committed to helping their children thrive and so are we.

As the ‘go to’ organisation for the community, PCA Families delivers peer support, therapeutic programs and advocacy informed by strong lived experience and research.

 

Board Role

We are seeking an experienced and committed person with a background working with NFP Boards or Committees with good understanding of governance and financial literacy. You should have a passion for making a difference for families and children.  Lived experience of foster care/permanent care/kinship care or adoption would be desirable. Fundraising and or marketing and communication skills particularly valued.

It is an exciting time for PCA Families, so we need someone who aligns strongly with our mission and is keen to join the journey. At a minimum, Board members should expect to participate in approximately 8 Board meetings per annum, a Board subcommittee, review of Board papers and policies, and potentially representing the organisation at external meetings.

This is a voluntary, unpaid position.

 

How to apply

Your expression of interest should include a CV listing relevant experience and a one-page cover letter outlining;

  • What interests and excites you about PCA Families
  • Specific contributions to other NFPs
  • Your knowledge and connections in the sector
  • How you see your skills and experience contributing to PCA Families and our purpose.

Suitable applicants will be interviewed by a panel of our current PCA Families Board of Directors.

Please email your expression of interest to Meredith Carter, President of the Board at info@pcafamilies.org.au or contact her on 0400 511 763 for any enquiries.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Permanent Care and Adoptive Families

Permanent Care and Adoptive Families (PCA Families) delivers peer support, therapeutic programs and advocacy informed by strong lived experience and research. Funded through the Victorian Department of Human Services to deliver the Permanent Carer Helpline and Flexible Funding Program, we also seek philanthropic funds to deliver broader support to and with our community.

How to apply

Position Description : PCAF--Board-Position-Description_MC

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Board of Director role via Pro Bono Australia.


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