Residential Care

The CAFS Residential Care program provides care for young people in a home-like setting, who are cared for by rostered paid staff members.

CAFS operates three (3) purpose-built residential houses, all are based in Ballarat to provide fully staffed care for up to 4 children and young people in each house.

The residential care program has qualified paid staff who provide appropriate day to day support to children and young people aged between 10 to 18 years whose individual needs require a specialized placement.  The residential care program cares for children and young people on a medium to long term basis with the view to supporting them to return either home to their parents or to other types of care, such as with relatives or friends, or to Foster Care.  Our aim in our Residential houses is to support young people to enjoy a safe, happy, healthy and positive lifestyle as a respected member of their local community.

All referrals for residential care placements come through Child Protection Services.

If you are a caring, compassionate worker, with a sense of fun, and interested in joining our team at CAFS  to support these young people, we’d like to hear from you.  If you are interested in a career in Residential Care we run several “Working in Resi” information sessions throughout the year.


Monday 15th October, 5.30pm to 7.30pm

Wednesday 17th October, 11.30am to 1.30pm

Details of our upcoming session can be attained by contacting:

Team Leader Residential Care on 5337 3333 or email: