Disability Short Break Foster Carer

Location
Staffordshire
Salary
Fostering Payments: up to £512 per child per week pro rata for part-time
Posted
10 Oct 2018
Closes
31 Mar 2019
Job Ref
Foster 4
Contact
Foster Carer Recruitment Team
Job Type
Catering
Contract Type
Casual
Working Pattern
Casual
Hours
Full-Time

Disability Short Break Foster Carer

Make a Difference, Foster for Staffordshire

Fostering Payments: up to £512 per child per week pro rata for part-time

Do you have experience of working with or caring for children and young people with a learning or physical disability? Then Disability Short Break Fostering might be just what you are looking for. 

Disability Short Break Foster Carers support the families of disabled children by providing them with regular overnight short breaks for their children with approved foster carers.

These short breaks take place at weekends and during school holidays and are for children up to the age of eighteen years, who have a learning disability, developmental delay or physical disability. They offer the children and young people an opportunity to make new friends, widen their experiences and explore new social situations.  At the same time it gives their family a chance to recharge their batteries, spend time with other family members and pursue their own interests.

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

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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