Foster Carer - West Midlands - This Area Only | -545830 | Zoek UK
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West Midlands - This Area Only
Permanent (Full time)
Every day children all over the UK need to leave their families and their homes for a variety of reasons. Most often this is due to neglect and abuse but there are many other reasons children may need to be cared for. For these vulnerable children and young people, being placed within families that are stable, warm and welcoming is vital. They often come to their foster homes scared and anxious with very little with them, sometimes with nothing but the clothes they are wearing. At F5 Foster Care, we recruit, assess and train potential Foster Carers so that they are able to provide the right kind of support and security to these children. Like many other roles, fostering isn’t easy but is very rewarding and makes a huge difference to children’s lives. As Foster Carers work from home, it’s possible to combine fostering with caring for your own children or depending on the age and needs of the children in your care, to combine fostering and other work. We are looking to hear from individuals who would like to begin their fostering adventure or from those that would just like to find out more information. F5 Foster Care offers generous fees and allowances whilst a child is in placement with you, and an ongoing high-quality package of training and support that is suitable for all levels of experience, personal social workers to guide you through the assessment and to support you throughout your fostering career as well as additional benefits such a full membership to Foster Talk. Below is a list of essential criteria that you MUST meet in order to be considered. You are happy to attend various training and support groups You have gained some form of child care experience (not necessarily with your own children) You do not have a dog that is listed on the Dangerous Dogs Register You have at least one spare bedroom You don’t have a police record for violence or any offences towards children You have a passion for providing care and support to children and young people You will not be solely reliant upon the income from Fostering (as there may be times between placements or waiting for your first where you do not have a child in placement with you) If you apply to this job advert one of our team will give you a call to find out a little more about you and to give you further information on Fostering with F5. If you decide that you would like to continue we will arrange for one of our team to complete a home visit so that we can talk in much more depth. This vacancy may be of interest to the following candidates - Healthcare Assistant, Support Worker, Health Advisor, Care Assistant or Social Care Worker. This job was originally posted as ######