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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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