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Specialised Foster Carer


We’re searching for people with a passion for improving the lives of children and young people.

OzChild is a non-government organisation dedicated to supporting vulnerable children, young people and families for nearly 170 years. The largest provider of evidence-based programs in Australia, we support over 10,000 children, young people and family members each year.

We are currently seeking individuals or couples to become specialised foster carers in our internationally proven program Treatment Foster Care Oregon (TFCO). To date we have had some fantastic outcomes for young people, including seven graduations from our Blacktown team, and 80% of children and young people nationally having successfully completed the program.

Carers will be fully trained and receive a generous tax-free reimbursement of $75,000 per annum pro rata.


  • Be part of a transformative short-term foster care team
  • Care for a young person in your home aged 12-17 for around nine months
  • Generous tax-free reimbursement of $75,000 per annum
  • Provide positive reinforcement for the young person in a home environment
  • Receive comprehensive training and guidance for this highly structured treatment program
  • 24/7 on-call support including weekly carer support meetings
  • On completion of the program, the young person will be reunited with their families or identified long‑term foster carers

We are looking for individuals/couples who:

  • Have experience in dealing with children or young people with complex behaviours
  • Have a suitable living space including a spare bedroom
  • Have a good support network
  • Are available full time for the young person’s needs and not working
  • Have the ability to champion positive change for a young person
  • Live within an hour of our OzChild office in Blacktown
  • No children under 3 years old living in the home

To apply, visit our website and make an enquiry via the online form. We’ll send you more information and ask you to complete a quick online questionnaire to check your suitability.

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If you have any questions please contact Renee Clout at tfco‑nsw@ozchild.org.au, using the subject line: Specialised Foster Carer enquiry via EthicalJobs.

We encourage First Nations People to join us to help care for First Nations children and young people whose families are facing vulnerable times.

At OzChild keeping First Nations children and young people connected to their families, kin, cultures and country is integral to their health and wellbeing, in order to enable them to meet their aspirations.

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