Solo Disability Foster Carer

Location
Warwickshire County Wide
Salary
See advert details
Posted
27 Oct 2021
Closes
31 Dec 2021
Job Ref
RA0002885
Job Type
Social care
Contract Type
Casual
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Part-Time

Solo Disability Foster Carer

Warwickshire County Council is looking for active, dynamic foster carers who are willing to work with the service to provide a secure home environment for a young person with complex disabilities and needs. This type of placement is where the child or young person lives with foster carers and is the only child looked after in placement.

The solo placement scheme for children with disabilities aims to reduce the use of residential care for young people with complex disabilities and needs. This type of placement is where the child or young person lives with foster carers and is the only child looked after in placement.

You will need:

  • significant experience of working directly with or caring for young people with disabilities
  • to be open-minded and have the commitment to make a difference to a young person’s life
  • patience, time and commitment to meet the individual needs of the child
  • to provide stability and support, communicating with the young person to build a positive relationship to bring about long term change.

What support will I receive?

  • Support will be provided from a team of professionals including children’s services, education and health. The scheme will have a dedicated fostering manager, social worker and social care worker
  • You will have access to specialist training programmes and a dedicated support group.
  • You will have access to 24-hour support when offices are closed via the foster care support line and emergency duty team.
  • Once you have been approved as a carer you will be paid a weekly fee of £608.09.
  • In addition, you will receive weekly fostering allowances to cover the costs of caring for the young person when they are placed. Many of our young people are also in receipt of disability living allowance (DLA) or personal independence payment (PIP) or be likely to be eligible for this.
  • You will receive support to apply for a grant to adapt properties in order to meet the needs of the child.

Telephone 0800 408 1556

Email: enquiries@warwickshirefostering.co.uk

Or follow the link to the enquiry form on our web page at 

https://fostering.warwickshire.gov.uk/solo-children-with-disabilities

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Warwickshire County Council (WCC) is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce, this is because we really understand the importance of different voices, experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds within our workforce. Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. WCC has a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for employees who hold these and other identities. See more.

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