Specialist Resilience Foster Carer

Staffordshire County Council
£37,495-£40,527 (depending the age of the child
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

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Job Type
Social Care – Children
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
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Job Details

Specialist Resilience Fostering can offer you a rewarding career where you can continue to develop professionally whilst making a difference to a child’s life.

Salary: Between - £37,495-£40,527 per annum depending on the age of the child you are matched with.

We currently have 11 children living in residential care who are awaiting a home, all of whom can live within a fostering household.

Main Responsibilities

Specialist resilience foster carers offer long term homes to children who currently live in a residential setting or are at risk of entering a residential setting.  As a specialist you would focus on moving children as young as 7 years old from residential care into intensively supported foster homes.

Underpinned by Resilience Theory our aim is to provide the opportunity to build the resilience of a young person by offering them a secure base where they can build secure attachments and begin to thrive.

The Ideal Candidate

Who can be a Specialist Resilience Foster Carer?

  • You will need experience of working with vulnerable children.  Preferably with a background within one of the following sectors- Health and Social Care, Teaching, Police, Probation, or Youth Work.
  • Have no children under the age of 16 living in the household.
  • At least one carer needs to be available full-time for the young person.
  • Solo applicants are welcomed.
Benefits of being a Specialist Resilience Foster Carers

  • You will have the opportunity to continue to professionally develop in your career with our specialist tailored training package.
  • You’ll have your own Fostering Social Worker who will be there to supervise, support and advise you.
  • You will have an experienced foster carer who will act as your mentor and can support you out of hours.
  • A specialist Residential to Fostering senior support worker to support you and your young person pre and post transition,
  • A dedicated Resilience Fostering Support Group who meet monthly.
  • Built in, regular, planned short breaks with a matched specialist carer.
  • You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team around the young person and will be committed to attending regular monthly resilience professional’s meetings to ensure placement support is proactive.
  • You will have a Psychological Assessment to support with the matching process.
  • You will have carefully planned introductions.
  • Your payment begins at point of approval and covers the matching and introduction period.  This fee is retained to ensure you are financially protected should a placement need to end, eg) a young person is able to return home.
  • out of hours support 365 days a year from our Emergency Duty Service
  • Free membership to the Fostering Network which provides independent advice, legal insurance, tax benefit and NI advice, financial advice and discounts.
  • Paid Mileage

Should you wish to have more information about these children and are interested in becoming a specialist resilience foster carer please contact Amy Sales, Intensive Fostering and Disability Short Break Manager on 07815 827 802 or email  amy.sales@staffordshire.gov.uk

Alternatively, you can complete our fostering enquiry form. Or contact our enquiry line on 0800 169 2061. You can also contact the team via email.

Please do not click the 'apply' button please use the enquiry form stated above.


About us

From managing the flow of traffic to improving the quality of our schools, officiating marriages and supporting vulnerable people, we deliver vital services around the clock. Because what we do touches so many lives and in so many ways, our work is impactful, rewarding and varied.  

Whether you’re an apprentice or graduate, or come to us with plenty of experience, we’ll support you to achieve amazing things. You’ll have a say in how things are done and be able to run with your ideas. And even better, everything you do will help to improve the way we work and the lives of our communities.

No matter what role you’re in, you’ll also have plenty of opportunities to move around. And as you try your hand at new things, you’ll find that your skills grow and develop. With hundreds of career options on offer, you’ll have the chance to make the most of your ambition.

Our values

We all share a common purpose of public service to the people of Staffordshire. Our values support our Strategic Plan and vision and are at the heart of everything we do. Our people are A C E and unique, which is why we want to make sure we lead them well and provide the benefits and wellbeing support they need. Our people have different roles, different things that motivate them, different learning needs and will be at different stages of their career journey. But our values unite us to achieve amazing things.

  • Ambitious - We are ambitious for our communities and citizens
  • Courageous - We recognise our challenges and are prepared to make courageous decisions
  • Empowering - We empower and support our people by giving them the opportunity to do their jobs well.

We are no ordinary county council. We have a real sense of community spirit that brings our people together. This feeling of belonging means we are all connected to what we do and take pride in the difference we make every day for Staffordshire people. We are ambitious and our sights are set firmly on a better future.

To find out more about working for us visit our brand new Careers at Staffordshire page it's the best place to learn about all the jobs and opportunities we have on offer.  Our new ambassador programme lets you hear directly from our employees about what it's like to work here.


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01785 278300
Staffordshire County Council
Staffordshire Place 2
Tipping Street
ST16 2DH
United Kingdom

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