TFCO Foster Carer
- Applications close:
- 30 October 2017
Kind and compassionate home needed for teenage girl. Could you give this girl the home she needs to get back on track?
Anglicare Victoria is looking to engage full-time volunteers to care for young people in an exciting new evidenced based model of foster care being piloted in Australia for the very first time. Treatment Foster Care Oregon (TFCO) is an internationally recognised model of foster care with over 30 years of experience operating in the USA, UK and New Zealand. This new and exciting model will help young people to thrive in a short term foster care placements which will focus on supporting them to engage in positive behaviours, education, skills and relationship building. This program will provide an important opportunity to improve life outcomes for our most vulnerable young people in out of home care and give them every chance to create a better future.
How is this program different?
The ‘treatment’ element of the program happens in your home and you are highly support to engage the young person in a behaviour modification program which is structured, targeted and successful in reaching desired outcomes based on over 30 years of operation and research.
To Be Successful in this Position You Will Need
Who are we looking for?
There is no such thing as a ‘perfect carer’ and for TFCO we are looking for a broad range of households to support the diversity of the young people who require a placement. We are looking for people from all walks of life, including those from diverse cultures, religions, and family compositions.
Specifically we are recruiting couples, singles and families who:
- have a passion for supporting young people and want to make a significant difference in the life of a young person
- have adequate space in their home, including a private bedroom for the young person
- enjoy being part of a team
- are able to dedicate a lot of time to a young person
- currently live in the Southern metropolitan region of Melbourne (or close by)
Applicants can be existing fosters carers or people new to foster care. Either way we will provide you with the necessary training, assessment
How to Apply
What you will receive
This young person and many like her need a home which offers consistency, guidance and attention for 6- 9 months and in exchange you will receive 24/7 staff support, thorough training, and a tax-free financial reimbursement of $2200 a fortnight (pro-rata).
Ideally carers will be either un-employed or have the ability to work flexible hours. In exchange we will provide a generous tax-free reimbursement to reflect this commitment.
If you are working full-time but still want to help, talk to us about becoming a respite carer.
For further enquiries please contact Maree Italiano on (03) 9412 6154.