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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 children, including seven graduations from our QLD teams, 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 $65,000 per annum pro rata.


  • Be part of a transformative short-term foster care team
  • Care for a child in your home aged 7-11 for around six to 12 months
  • Generous tax-free reimbursement of $65,000 per annum pro rata
  • Provide positive reinforcement for the child 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 child will be reunited with their families or identified long-term foster carers


  • Have experience in dealing with children with complex behaviours
  • Have a suitable living space including a spare bedroom
  • Have a good support network
  • Are available full time for the child's needs and not working (at least one person must not be working for couples)
  • Have the ability to champion positive change for a child
  • Live within an hour from one of our OzChild office's in Goodna or Toowoomba
  • No children under 3 years old living in the home

To apply, click the link below 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.

We’re ready to hear from you now!

Find out more by clicking Apply Now.

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

At OzChild keeping First Nations children 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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