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Fostering Plus Foster Carers

Telford & Wrekin Council
Telford, Shropshire
up to £31,200 per year
Closing date
1 Oct 2021

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Health and Social Care, Health, Children's Services, Social Care
Contract Type
Full time
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Could you use the skills gained in your professional career working with children and young people to become a Fostering Plus Foster carer?  If you are over 21 years old, have a spare bedroom, can be available for a child on a full time basis and have significant personal or professional experience of managing children with complex needs then you could apply to be a Fostering Plus Foster carer.

Fostering Plus is a unique opportunity for individuals or couples to provide long-term family based placements for young people aged 7 -18 years old who currently live in or are at risk of entering residential care.

To be a Fostering Plus Foster Carer, we are looking for highly motivated individuals to see the potential in a child and encourage their positive engagement in the things that they are good at and enjoy.

This is a full-time role and ideally, this will be a solo placement.

You will need to have a high level of resilience, the ability to self-reflect and embrace change and uncertainty to be confident in adapting your parenting approach to support the individual child’s emotional and developmental needs.

Your professional experience could include a background in social work, children’s residential homes, youth work or similar professions where your role involved supporting young people who are vulnerable and who may have complex needs.

You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team of support around the young person, will be committed to attending regular meetings, and will be willing to take part in training and development as required.

In return, we offer you a rewarding career make a difference to a local child’s life, working from home as part of a professional team.  Fostering Plus care is challenging and we pay our foster carers a weekly fee of £600 plus allowances and expenses to enable them to care for our children and young people full-time.  In addition, you will have the opportunity to have time by yourself with built in short breaks for your young person.

We offer specialist, focussed training and support to carers with access to our in house clinical consultant.  All placements are carefully matched and will receive a high level of operational and management oversight.

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If you are interested in becoming a Fostering Plus Foster Carer or would like further information please complete our online enquiry form or call 01952 387387.


Why work for Telford & Wrekin Council?

As a co-operative council, the work environment is innovative, creative and entrepreneurial.

You will be joining an organisation that works hard on a personal and professional level, and most importantly, an administration that serves local communities to the highest possible standards. And, as a council employee, you are entitled to a range of excellent terms and conditions like flexible working hours, a modern working environment and, career progress.

What’s in it for you?

  • Good work/life balance. Work from home. Annual pay increments. Training courses and workshops. Annual Personal Professional Development (APPD) Automatic membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme. Discount on products and services, such as theme parks and discounted travel. Free parking for employees.
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01952 380000
Addenbrooke House
Ironmasters Way
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