Anglicare Victoria is looking for a compassionate and energetic person or couple ready to make a positive difference by becoming a Treatment Foster Care Oregon (TFCO) carer for fourteen year old Laura*. Laura has had a complex life and as her TFCO carer you have the opportunity to change her future for the better in just six to nine months.
Laura is a confident young person who enjoys activities of all kinds, especially when adults engage in the activity with her. Laura loves to be active and social and has a keen interest in exercise, music, fashion and art. She also loves animals. Laura is a funny and engaging young person whose energy and enthusiasm influence those around her. Laura has experienced instability in her home life, as well as childhood trauma which makes it difficult for her to contain her emotions and behaviours at times. This also causes her to seek out attention from people around her who may not support her to be happy and healthy.
As Laura’s carer you will need to have a desire to spend time with Laura, to show her patience and warmth as well as create structure and implement boundaries to keep her safe. You will also have a desire to help her return to her birth family, and support her to engage in ‘everyday’ activities and experiences such as school, sports, outings, and learning life skills.
Laura’s ideal carer will enjoy a challenge and have some experience or knowledge of the complexities facing young people in residential care. Carers will also have the flexibility to spend time with Laura, will have a good sense of humour, an active lifestyle, a knowledge of the importance of implementing boundaries for complex young people, as well as a strong passion for helping create meaningful change.
As Laura’s carer you will be an integral part of the TFCO program.
TFCO is an evidenced based, specialised fostering program that provides treatment based placements for young people like Laura for six to nine months. The aim is to reunite young people with their own family at the end, or prepare them for a stable life with a permanent foster family. TFCO carers are trained and highly supported throughout the placement. In exchange for your time we will provide you with:
- Generous tax free reimbursement (approx. $2200 per fortnight)
- 24/7 support
- Opportunity to be part of an internationally proven model
- Opportunity to change Laura’s life
TFCO carers comes from all walks of life and we encourage diversity in the program.
Contact Maree Italiano on 03 9412 6154 or email email@example.com
* Name and photo have been changed to protect client privacy.