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Foster Carer

Employer:
Bracknell Forest Council
Salary:
From £1,060 to £1,650 a month per child fostered
Location:
Bracknell
Contract:
Casual
Working Pattern:
Full Time/Part Time/Weekends
DBS Check:
Enhanced
Closing Date:
31/03/2018 at 17:00 PM
Reference:
CYPL/17/44670
Bracknell Forest Council

Bracknell Forest Fostering finds caring homes for local children and young people who can’t live with their own family (looked after children). We are seeking a number of new foster carers/families to join our team providing regular care for children of all ages from one weekend a month upwards.

To be successful you’ll need to be a caring and patient person, be committed to developing as a carer and have time to devote to a child. Moreover you’ll need a flexible approach and a good sense of humour!

Allowances: From £1,060 to £1,650 a month per child fostered (additional payments available dependent on skills and for the care of a child with a disability). Allowances are usually tax-free.

In addition you must:

  • be at least 21 years of age (there is no upper age limit)
  • have some experience of caring for or working with children (you don’t have to have your own children)
  • have a spare bedroom
  • be in good general health
  • have good spoken and written English language

In return we offer generous allowances plus a huge amount of training and support including:

  • monthly visits from an experienced supervising social worker
  • 24 hour telephone support
  • support and guidance from family support workers
  • excellent training and development opportunities
  • respite relief/holiday cover when needed
  • events for foster carers to meet up and share experiences
  • benefits and discounts for carers including free use of leisure centres and the Look Out Discovery Centre 

For more details, please contact Sarah Crawforth (Recruitment and Publicity Officer) on 01344 352020 or fostering@bracknell-forest.gov.uk quoting where you saw this ad. Alternatively complete our online enquiry form at www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/fostering

 

Equal Opportunities

Bracknell Forest Council – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

How to apply

For more details, please contact Sarah Crawforth (Recruitment and Publicity Officer) on 01344 352651 or fostering@bracknell-forest.gov.uk Alternatively complete our online enquiry form at http://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/fostering