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Foster Carer

Employer:
Bracknell Forest Council
Salary:
£13,527 - £27,670 per annum
Location:
Bracknell
Contract:
Casual
Working Pattern:
Full Time/Part Time/Weekends
DBS Check:
Enhanced
Closing Date:
31/03/2022 at 23:55
Reference:
People/21/149783
Bracknell Forest Council

Foster Carer

Full/part-time

Bracknell (home based)

From c.£13,527-£27,670 per year, per child fostered (based on a child in placement 52 weeks of the year). Allowances are usually tax-free and vary dependent on the age of the child/children fostered and your experience.

Are you considering a new, flexible vocation? If you have a spare room and some experience with children, why not consider fostering and helping change children’s lives?

Bracknell Forest Fostering have several types of fostering opportunities available ranging part-time respite and emergency placements to caring from a young person full-time. You are able to state a preference on age of child or children you foster and you can be in a couple or single.

To be successful you’ll need to be a caring, empathetic and patient person, be committed to developing as a carer and have time to devote to one or more children. Moreover, you’ll need a flexible approach and willingness to undergo an assessment process with checks lasting approximately six months.

In addition, you must:

  • have a spare bedroom (unfortunately we cannot support with finding larger accommodation)
  • have some experience of caring for, parenting or working with children
  • be in good general health
  • have good spoken and written English language
  • be financially secure enough to be able to bridge gaps in between placements

In return, we offer:

  • Up to £475 per week, per child fostered (this is tax-free and does not usually affect other benefits you may be claiming)
  • monthly visits from an experienced supervising social worker and guidance from family workers
  • 24 hour telephone support
  • excellent training and development opportunities
  • respite relief/holiday cover when needed
  • benefits and discounts for carers including free use of Coral Reef, leisure centres and the Look Out Discovery Centre

 

Equal Opportunities

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

How to apply

For more details, please visit our website and complete our online enquiry form at www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/fostering or call us on 01344 352411 for an informal discussion.