Solo Foster Carer
Solo 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 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 foster carers on the scheme will be home based and expected to provide high levels of time and care to the young person placed.
We are committed to giving all children and young people the opportunity for family life wherever possible. As a foster carer providing a solo placement you will provide professional specialist placements for specific children and young people we are supporting in returning to the community from residential care or as a way of intervening before residential care is needed.
One foster carer in the household will need to be at home as a full-time carer with no other employment. You will need to attend meetings and to work in partnership with a range of other professionals as a significant member of a team around the young person. In addition, you will be required to attend ongoing professional training, development courses and support groups.
The children or young people you will care for will have very specific or complex needs which may initially need a higher level of attention and supervision. They are amongst the most vulnerable and demanding and we are not able to place them alongside other children.
You will need:
- significant experience of working directly with or caring for challenging young people who present a range of behaviours
- 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 be able to offer stability and support, communicating with the young person to build a positive relationship to bring about long-term change.
What will you receive in return?
- You will be paid a weekly fee of £608.09 plus fostering allowances.
- You will have the support of a dedicated fostering social worker and family support worker.
- You will have two weeks paid respite.
- You will have the support of a team of professionals who are working with the young person in your care and who can offer you one to one advice and support.
- You will have access to a specialist training programme, some of which will start during your assessment period.
- When the office is closed, you will have access to 24-hour support via the foster care support line and emergency duty team.
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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.