Support Care and Mainstream Foster Carer

Permanent
Social Work/Care, Childrens Social Care
Full Time, Part Time
Nottinghamshire County Council
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up to £600 per week pro rata (equivalent of up to £31k per annum pro rata).

Nottinghamshire County Council will offer up to £600 per week pro rata (equivalent of up to £31k per annum pro rata). The financial package will be looked at as part of the assessment process and will be based on the skills and experience of the applicant and the needs of the child whom they are being linked to.

We are looking to recruit mainstream (full time) and support foster carers (part time) foster carer for a number of children who are currently placed in residential care. Some of these children may have had a number of placement breakdowns and as a consequence they may experience emotional and attachments issues.  The children identified are aged between 3 yrs and 13 yrs.

Support care can offer a break to parents and children when relationships in families become tense, or when families need time to recuperate. You will provide short, regular periods of care such as a few days in the week, regular weekends and short breaks in the school holidays.

All foster carers are required to undertake training and an assessment as part of the approval process which takes approximately six months from date of application.

Experience of working with young people with complex emotional and behavioural needs, either in a related professional context (e.g. teaching, youth work, social care) or as an experienced foster carer is desirable.

Nottinghamshire County Council will offer up to £600 per week pro rata (equivalent of up to £31k per annum pro rata). The financial package will be looked at as part of the assessment process and will be based on the skills and experience of the applicant and the needs of the child whom they are being linked to.

If you are an existing foster career for another agency we would be happy to discuss the possibility of you transferring to us.

All foster carers are self-employed and are eligible for generous tax benefits and National Insurance credits which counts towards your State Pension. For further details visit https://www.gov.uk/foster-carers/help-with-the-cost-of-fostering.

You will need to contact the fostering team on 0115 8044 440 or email fostering@nottscc.gov.uk who will provide a fostering information pack and take further details to progress to an initial visit from a fostering worker.

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