Have you ever wanted to change a child’s future for the better?

Anglicare Victoria is looking for a compassionate, energetic person who is ready to make a positive difference by becoming a Treatment Foster Care Oregon (TFCO) carer for twelve year old Tom*. Tom has had a complex life and as his TFCO carer you have the opportunity to change his future for the better in just six to nine months.

Tom enjoys activities of all kinds whether they are inside or outside, including Lego, movies, gardening, walks and animals. He is an intelligent and delightful young person whose smile is contagious, however at times his behaviour can become imbalanced due to previous trauma, so he needs a carer who can help him manage this.

Ideally, Tom’s carer will be patient and warm, but also create structure and boundaries around him to keep him safe.

Importantly as his TFCO carer you will enjoy participating in activities with him as well as teaching him new things and you will have the time to support him to have new and varied experiences throughout the day. His ideal carer will enjoy a challenge and have some experience or knowledge of the complexities facing young people in residential care.

As Tom’s carer you will be an integral part of the TFCO program.

About Treatment Foster Care Oregon (TFCO)

TFCO is an evidenced based, specialised fostering program that provides treatment based placements for young people like Tom 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 Tom’s life

Contact Maree Italiano on 9412 6154 or email maree.italiano@anglicarevic.org.au

* Name and photo have been changed to protect client privacy.

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