Fostering Plus Carer

Location
Telford
Salary
Fostering payment - £600 per week (up to £31,200 per year) plus allowances and expenses
Posted
30 Jul 2019
Closes
31 Oct 2019
Job Ref
TWC000003819
Job Type
Social care
Contract Type
Permanent
Working Pattern
Casual
Hours
Full-Time

Fostering Plus Carer

 

Become a Fostering Plus carer and help change a young person’s life.

Could you use the skills gained in your professional career working with children and young people to become a Fostering Plus carer?  If you are over 21 years old, have a spare bedroom, can be available for a child on a full time basis and have significant personal or professional experience of managing children with complex needs then you could apply to be a Fostering Plus carer.

Fostering Plus is a unique opportunity for individuals or couples to provide long-term family based placements for young people aged 7 -18 years old who currently live in or are at risk of entering residential care.

 

To be a Fostering Plus Carer, we are looking for highly motivated individuals to see the potential in a child and encourage their positive engagement in the things that they are good at and enjoy.

 

This is a full-time role and ideally, this will be a solo placement.

You will need to have a high level of resilience, the ability to self-reflect and embrace change and uncertainty to be confident in adapting your parenting approach to support the individual child’s emotional and developmental needs.

 

Your professional experience could include a background in social work, children’s residential homes, youth work or similar professions where your role involved supporting young people who are vulnerable and who may have challenging emotional or behavioural issues.

 

You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team of support around the young person, will be committed to attending regular meetings, and will be willing to take part in training and development as required.

In return, we offer you a rewarding career make a difference to a local child’s life, working from home as part of a professional team.  Fostering Plus care is challenging and we pay our foster carers a weekly fee of £600 plus allowances and expenses to enable them to care for our children and young people full-time.  In addition, you will have the opportunity to have time by yourself with built in short breaks for your young person.

 

We offer specialist, focussed training and support to carers with access to our in house clinical consultant.  All placements are carefully matched and will receive a high level of operational and management oversight.

 

For further information visit: www.telfordfostering.co.uk

If you are interested in becoming a Fostering Plus Carer or would like further information please complete our online enquiry form https://webforms.telford.gov.uk/form/129  or call 01952 387387.

 

Please do not apply through WM Jobs

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