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Professional Foster Care (Short and Long term)

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Please See Advert Text
Working Pattern:
As and when required
Advert Start Date:
24/12/2018
Advert End Date:
31/01/2019 12:00
Salary:
£457 - £2,188 PCM (Scheme Dependant)
Allowances:
Up to £950 PCM per child
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
182480
Employment Location:
Home based with some local travel
Post Number:
182480X

Job details 

Closing date:
31 Jan


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Further information

Would you like to work with children and young people?
Do you have a spare room?
Looking for a new role that comes with great support and training?

We need people from all different backgrounds, to care for all kinds of children and young people aged from 0 to 18 years. We work with you to see which foster care scheme is best for you and your household.

Short term foster carers work with children of all ages.

Long term foster carers work with children who need to stay with a family until they fly the nest.

The children are generally aged between 6 and 12 years of age when they first come to stay with you. They may stay with you beyond their 18th birthday, where you support them with further education or employment training.

In circumstances where children can’t live with their birth family, long term foster care allows children to become part of a family - whether that is a single person household, or a larger family group.

The basic fee is payable 52 weeks of the year and the fostering allowance is payable in addition to the fee when you have a child in placement.

Our foster carers benefit from:
• 24 / 7 support from dedicated teams
• Generous allowances (plus individual enhancements) paid for each child
• Competitive regular weekly incomes
• Pre-approval training
• Guidance on scheme options
• An ongoing free training programme including accredited courses
• Extensive support network of foster carers and other professionals

To get more information on these schemes and the application process please contact our recruitment officer Caroline on 01670 62 62 62. Or email caroline.matthews@northumberland.gov.uk. Please quote: JNEJan2019

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