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Specialised Foster Carers - Brisbane

OzChild

About the Organisation

OzChild is one of Australia's longest-serving charities for children, young people and families. They support children, young people and families who are experiencing significant challenges by strengthening families, providing healing, and preventing abuse and neglect. Their mission is to prevent children & young people from entering out-of-home care, reduce the number of children & young people in residential care, prevent young people from entering youth justice and Support self-determination to reduce the over-representation of Aboriginal children in child protection & youth justice.

About the role

This is not your average role, so let me explain. It's a full-time job where you will be part of a transformative short-term treatment foster care team to care for a child or young person aged 7-11 in your own home for around 9 months.

You will be responsible for:

  • Providing positive reinforcement for the child or young person in a home environment.
  • Follow an exact program of care and be closely supervised and guided by the OzChild care team, which includes a therapist, skills coach, teacher and supervisor.
  • Providing a loving and caring home, routine, and pass on basic life skills.

About you

You are a Permanent Resident of Australia from all different religions and backgrounds, young, old, with their own kids, without kids, empty nesters, everyone from the LGBTQIA+ community, etc.

You will also have:

  • A suitable living space, including a spare bedroom.
  • No children under three years old living in the home.
  • A solid support network and a good sense of humour.
  • Live within the service area. Click here to view the service area.
  • Be willing to undergo thorough screening processes and assessment interviews.

What’s in it for you?

This is a great opportunity to make a difference in a young person's life by helping to sculpt a successful path for a child who needs a structured and therapeutic environment.

  • You will be paid a tax-free allowance of $6,250 per month, the equivalent of a $100,000 annual base salary.
  • Be a part of a program that helps children develop the needed skills to thrive at home, in school, and the community.
  • Receive comprehensive initial and ongoing training and guidance.
  • You will have 24/7 on-call support, daily phone calls and weekly carer support meetings.

Next steps

If you would like to know more about this opportunity and how you can play a pivotal role in transforming the lives of young people and their families, please apply now.

Apply now

Applications for this role will take you to the employer’s site.

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