Foster Carer

Location
Staffordshire
Salary
Fostering Payments: up to £26,624 per annum for 1 child* (£512 per child per week)
Posted
10 Oct 2018
Closes
31 Mar 2019
Job Ref
Foster 1
Contact
Foster Care Recruitment Team
Job Type
Childcare
Contract Type
Casual
Working Pattern
Casual
Hours
Full-Time

Foster Carer

Make a Difference, Foster for Staffordshire

Fostering Payments: up to £26,624 per annum for 1 child* (£512 per child per week)

Are you looking for a job with the biggest rewards going?

A role where you can make a real difference to a child’s life and one where you are based at home? Then become a Staffordshire Foster Carer.

All our children are different; different ages, genders, ethnicities and personalities. But they all have one thing in common. They need stability, consistency and a loving family environment so they can develop and grow.

Right now in Staffordshire we need more foster carers for children of all ages but we have a particular need for carers for older children and sibling groups. Could you be who we are looking for?

Some requirements:

• You need to live in Staffordshire

• Have at least one spare room

• You need to be 21 or over but there is no upper age limit

• You need to be willing to undertake training and transport children

As a foster carer with Staffordshire County Council you'll give a local child a stable home for one weekend a month, on a short-term basis or more long term - fostering with us is flexible.

In return, you'll receive outstanding practical and social support and training to help your foster child to flourish and reach their potential.

To become a foster care you will have a medical check, a DBS check, training and a full assessment.

It is a job that is hard work at times but it also offers many rewards and importantly helps change the lives of Staffordshire children.

If you are interested in applying to be a Foster Carer please complete our online enquiry form https://www.care4child.org/Contact/Enquire-about-fostering.aspx  or call 0800 169 2061.

Further information can be found on our website: www.care4child.org/fostering

*Fostering payments are dependent on the age of child and the skill level of the foster carer

We collect personal information from you when you register with us to make an application. Information we collect includes name, email address and other contact details. We will use this information to communicate with you generally and to assess your application.

Closing Date: 31/3/2019

For more information about the role please contact: The Recruitment and Training Team on 0800 169 2061

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This position is subject to a criminal records check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) which will require you to disclose details of all unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions in your application form.

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